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Inaugural Fisher Fellowship Award Ceremony

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
InCHIP, J. Ray Ryan Builidng, Room 14

Inaugural Fisher Fellowship Award Ceremony March 27th at 12pm InCHIP, J. Ray Ryan Building UConn Storrs Lunch will be served RSVP by March 20th to Melanie Skolnick (melanie.skolnick@uconn.edu) Dr. Jeff Fisher recently retired from UConn where he dedicated his career to the development of health behavior change interventions. At UConn, Dr. Fisher was the founding Director of the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) which he grew from a small group of HIV researchers in the Department of Psychological Sciences to a university-wide, interdisciplinary institute of faculty and graduate students focused on a broad array of health and health behavior research.

In honor of Dr. Fisher and his distinguished tenure at UConn, the Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship (https://chip.uconn.edu/jeffrey-d-fisher-health-behavior-change-research-fellowship/) has been created to both celebrate the career of our friend and colleague and to advance the work of promising graduate students affiliated with InCHIP. At noon on March 27th, we will award the first Fisher Fellowship to an outstanding UConn graduate student working on her/his dissertation in the area of health behavior. Dr. Fisher will be in attendance, and we hope that you can join us for lunch and a brief ceremony at this inaugural event. Please RSVP by March 20th to Melanie Skolnick (melanie.skolnick@uconn.edu). For those of you who are unable to attend in person, please let us know if you would like to view the ceremony remotely.

In conjunction with this ceremony, the Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship Fund is being recognized during UConn Gives Day 2019, a 36-hour giving initiative on March 27th-28th. To help grow the fund, please consider making a donation during UConn Gives either at the Fisher Fellowship Award Ceremony, online, or via text (links to these options will be available via the website https://givingday.uconn.edu/?cfcat=8548 beginning on March 27th). Your recognition of Jeff and his career as well as your support of InCHIP are greatly appreciated.

Contact:

Melanie Skolnick

Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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