Diabetes and Heart Disease Can Be Deadly Combination
The combination of type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease can be deadly. New research from a global study led by a physician from UConn Health has found that patients with Type 2 diabetes admitted into the hospital for congestive heart failure face a one in four chance of dying over the next 18 months. The researchers are now trying to discover other new insights from data taken during the study, and find patterns of proteins known as biomarkers in the blood that might provide early signals for elevated risk of a second cardiovascular event.
Welcome to Possible
patient stories – video + text
Melissa Dzierlatka was tired of feeling invisible. Weighing more than 365 pounds, people would rarely look her in the eye when they passed her on the street. Along with her mental health, Melissa’s physical health was suffering. When she was diagnosed as borderline diabetic, she knew things had to change. That’s when she went to see physician assistant Bradley Biskup with Calhoun Cardiology’s Lifestyle Medicine Program. He helped Melissa lose weight, improve her health, and feel like herself again.
Saturday, August 27th, 2016
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
UConn HealthHospital Lobby, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT
Tours are held on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. A representative will meet you in the hospital lobby and guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery. Children and grandparents are welcome to attend tours. Class size is limited to 7 families. This tour is free.
Monday, August 29th, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
UConn HealthOnyiuke Dining Room
The UConn Health Human Subjects Protection Office offers an educational session about the rights and responsibilities of participants in research projects on the last Monday of the month. Registration is required.
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
UConn HealthOnyiuke Dining Room, Main Building
Patients, family members and caregivers (not limited to UConn Health patients) are invited to join others whose lives have been touched by bladder cancer. This support group, established in partnership with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, usually meets on the first Saturday of the month and is the only group of its kind in New England.
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
UConn HealthOutpatient Pavilion
The UConn Healthâs Healthy Nutrition program invites you on a journey to a lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol and healthier weight. (This workshop usually is offered on the first Wednesday of the month.) Registration fee is $30.
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusJ. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204
InCHIP Lecture Series, Fall 2016
"Reinforcement Pathology and Obesity"
Leonard H. Epstein, PhD
- SUNY Distinguished Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo, SUNY
- Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see: http://chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.
For each lecture InCHIP will send reminders, which include requests for RSVPs, through the CHIP-L listserv. To subscribe, visit: http://chip.uconn.edu/chip-business-office/listserv/.
Any questions regarding the lecture series, please contact email@example.com.
*** About the Speaker ***
Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, is SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health and Health Behavior at the University of Buffalo, and the Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Epsteinâs research interests focus on health behavior change and determinants of eating, physical activity and drug self-administration. Dr. Epstein is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of childhood overweight, physical activity, weight control and family intervention. For the past 25 years, Dr. Epstein has conducted research relevant to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, including mechanisms that regulate intake and energy expenditure in children. He is a fellow in numerous scientific organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and has been the President of the division of Health Psychology, APA, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology. Dr. Epstein chaired the Behavioral Medicine Study Section, NIH, and served on the Advisory Board for Center for Scientific Research, NIH. Dr. Epstein has published over 400 scientific papers and three books.
LIVE: The InCHIP Lectures Series can be viewed via a live web stream by clicking on the webcast "play button" for the selected talk. ARCHIVED: If you missed the live webcast, use the same button to access the archived video, available by the afternoon of the next business day.
***About the InCHIP Lecture Series***
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers -- at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond -- to learn about new work, late-breaking findings, and emerging trends from leading figures in health behavior and health behavior change.
For the Fall 2016 InCHIP Lecture Series schedule, visit http://chip.uconn.edu/lecture-series/2016-2017-lecture-series/.