Author: Beth Krane




Latest Edition of Widely Used Exercise Guidelines Edited by UConn Fitness Expert

July 30, 2013

A prescriptive handbook widely used in medicine, athletics, and fitness programs, was recently republished in its ninth edition, edited by UConn kinesiology professor Linda Pescatello. The latest edition of the American College of Sports Medicineʼs Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription seeks to remove barriers that often delay or prevent healthy individuals from starting beneficial […]


Neag Researcher’s Work May Prevent ACL Injuries, Prevalent in Sports & Military Settings

May 29, 2013

Effectively preventing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries is a critical focus of sports medicine, because ACL injuries often require surgery, followed by an extensive period of rehabilitation, there are high-rates of re-injury to the ACL, which keeps the knee stable, and because ACL injuries often lead to the early development of osteoarthritis. Recent research studies […]


Autism Researcher to Focus on Music-Based Intervention

March 29, 2013

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, recently awarded CHIP Principal Investigator (PI) Anjana Bhat a grant to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a novel music-based intervention for children with autism. Dr. Bhat, an assistant professor of kinesiology in UConn’s Neag School of Education and a pediatric physical therapist, will use […]


Robot Speaks the Language of Kids

September 21, 2011

A robot delivers a karate chop or makes drumming motions and a child imitates the robot, taking delight in a novel playmate. But if a child with autism imitates the robot, much more than that may occur. Two researchers with the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) at the University of Connecticut are studying […]


Neag Professor Receives National Award

March 24, 2011

  Linda Pescatello, a professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education, and a Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) Principal Investigator is being awarded the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)’s 2011 Citation Award. The Citation Award is the ACSM’s second-highest honor. The ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science […]


Jeff Volek Authors New Atkins Book

November 15, 2010

CHIP Principal Investigator Jeff Volek is disseminating nearly a decade’s worth of research on the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets through a well-received new book. Volek, an associate professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education, co-authored The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great with two […]