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CHESS Receives Grant to Study Family-focused Treatment in Alcohol-use Disorder

Sep 23, 2021
CHESS received a 3-year R01 to study the use of an innovative family-focused approach to alcohol-use disorder treatment.

New endowed ISyE chair honors health systems engineering pioneer

Feb 20, 2021
Thanks to several alumni gifts, including a lead contribution from Tom and Suzanne Werner that is the largest gift in department history, ISyE’s department chair has been endowed with a $3 million fund and named in Gustafson’s honor.

Todd Molfenter honored by College of Engineering

Mar 11, 2020
We are pleased to inform you that NIATx director and implementation scientist Todd Molfenter has been awarded the Bollinger Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Excellence.

CHESS Receives Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge Award

Mar 18, 2019
CHESS was one of 12 winners of the 2nd round of the Ohio Opioid Technoloy Challenge

CHESS Collaboration: Center fights spread of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases with research, outreach

Feb 14, 2019
CHESS is collaborating with the Midwest Center for Excellence in Vector-borne Disease to develop a public health app for tracking ticks.

UW-Madison takes lead on improving mental health services in Great Lakes region

Aug 21, 2018
The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS), housed in UW-Madison’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has received a $3.7 million, five-year grant to serve as the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for Region 5, which includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio.

CHESS receives new grant: Online support may help older adults deal with chronic conditions

Apr 24, 2017
The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies has been awarded a 5 year/4.2 million dollar grant from NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood institute to study the effects of an eHealth intervention for older adults with chronic conditions.

Recovering Alcoholics Can Use Smartphone App To Reduce Number Of Risky Drinking Days

Apr 7, 2017
A new smartphone app promises to help recovering alcoholics following treatment, adding yet another example of how technology can optimize and personalize care.

A-CHESS named semifinalist in Harvard's 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards competition

Jan 18, 2017
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government has recognized A-CHESS, a smartphone app for addiction treatment and recovery support, as part of the 100 programs named as semifinalists in the 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards competition.

Ryan Westergaard awarded nearly $2.3 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH-NIDA)

Jun 9, 2016
CHESS researcher Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, has been awarded nearly $2.3 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH-NIDA) for a proposal entitled, "Optimizing HIV care for patients with substance use disorders using predictive analytics in a mobile health application (A-CHESS)".

Are we leveraging digital technology in addiction treatment?

May 12, 2016
CHESS Director Dave Gustafson provides an update of how close we are to our original A-CHESS vision, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning we still have a long way to go, and 5 meaning, we're there, but don't unbuckle your seat-belt just yet.

A Smartphone Application to Support Recovery From Alcoholism: A Randomized Clinical Trial

May 1, 2016
The study found that not only did the A-CHESS app users report fewer risky drinking days, but also that smartphone app users had a higher likelihood of consistent abstinence from alcohol.

Staying Sober After Treatment Ends

Feb 9, 2016
An article from the New York Times discussing post treatment options including A-CHESS partners Gosnold on Cape Cod and James McKay, Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center on the Continuum of Care in the Addictions.