Happy New Year from Ci3: Still Time to Give!

As 2015 approaches, Ci3 encourages you to help us continue to fulfill our mission by making a tax-deductible donationPlease specify “Ci3” in the Special Instructions box at the bottom of the form.

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We believe that advancing sexual and reproductive health and personal well-being depends on building skills and assets among youth. Give generously today!

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Questions? Contact Ci3 Executive Director Dr. Brandon Hill, at (773) 834-8509 or via email.

Game Changer Chicago Announces “Bystander” and “Smoke Stacks”

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Members of our GCC team playtest Smoke Stacks. Photo by Lauren Whalen

Ci3’s Game Changer Chicago Design Lab is proud to announce two work-in-progress games for youth.

Bystander is an interactive, computer-based narrative that seeks to empower youth to end sexual violence. The second game, Smoke Stacks is a board game designed to educate youth on the dangers of smoking and the role of tobacco companies in promoting use and addiction.

Learn more about past and present GCC projects here.

Youth Ages 14-18 Needed for PAID Research Study 12/9

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Ci3/Game Changer Chicago are seeking youth ages 14-18 to participate in a paid research study on Tuesday, December 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. The study will take place at Ci3 (1225 E. 60th St., on The University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park).

Participants will play the Hexacago board game (pictured above) with peers and complete two short surveys. Time commitment is approximately 75 minutes, and each participant will be compensated $15. Feel free to bring a friend!

Please note, parental consent is required for all participants under 18.

For more information or to register, contact Erin Jaworski at (773) 834-9965 or ejaworski@bsd.uchicago.edu. Note: you are NOT officially registered until you receive a confirmation email from Erin.

 

Today is #GivingTuesday – Support Ci3

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Today, Ci3 will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global call to action and celebration of generosity kicking off the holiday season.

In this spirit, help us continue to fulfill our mission by making a tax-deductible donationPlease specify “Ci3” in the Special Instructions box at the bottom of the form.

At Ci3, we believe that advancing sexual and reproductive health and personal well-being depends on building skills and assets among youth. We develop programsgames, and research that not only empower young people, but help reframe how we view their health and well-being. On a national, local and global level, we illuminate broader, systems-level changes that can encourage positive youth development and position young people to succeed in leading healthy, productive lives. Over the past year, Ci3’s work was published in leading research journals, and featured in well-respected local and national press.
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Two featured ongoing projects include:
  • Bystander, an interactive, computer-based narrative that explores the role of the bystander in sexual violence scenarios
  • Smoke Stacks, which uses the Hexacago game board to educate teenagers about the dangers of smoking, from the perspective of the tobacco industry

Ci3’s success is strengthened by the generosity and support of our constituents. Please consider investing in furthering Ci3’s mission today. Be a part of the action by following us on Twitter and using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Please specify “Ci3” in the Special Instructions box at the bottom of the form.

Questions? Contact Ci3 Executive Director Dr. Brandon Hill, at (773) 834-8509 or via email.

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Support Ci3 on #GivingTuesday

On December 2, Ci3 will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global call to action and celebration of generosity kicking off the holiday season.

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In this spirit, help us continue to fulfill our mission by making a tax-deductible donation(Please specify “Ci3” in the special instructions at the bottom of the form.)

At Ci3, we believe that advancing sexual and reproductive health and personal well-being depends on building skills and assets among youth. We develop programsgames, andresearch that not only empower young people, but help reframe how we view their health and well-being. On a national, local and global level, we illuminate broader, systems-level changes that can encourage positive youth development and position young people to succeed in leading healthy, productive lives. Over the past year, Ci3’s work was published in leading research journals, and featured in well-respectedlocal and national press.
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Two featured ongoing projects include:
  • Bystander, an interactive, computer-based narrative that explores the role of the bystander in sexual violence scenarios
  • Smoke Stacks, which uses the Hexacago game board to educate teenagers about the dangers of smoking, from the perspective of the tobacco industry

Ci3’s success is strengthened by the generosity and support of our constituents. Don’t wait until December 2 – consider investing in furthering Ci3’s mission today. Be a part of the action by following us on Twitter and using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

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TOMORROW: Research/Playtest Opportunity for Teens at Ci3/GCC

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Ci3 and Game Changer Chicago are seeking high school students ages 14-18 to participate in a paid research study tomorrow night (Tuesday, Nov. 25) from 5-6:30 p.m. on The University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park. The time commitment is approximately 75 minutes, during which teens will play the Hexacago board game with peers and complete two short surveys. Teens will be compensated $15 for the session. Feel free to bring a friend! Please note, parental consent will be required for all participants under 18.
 
If you are interested, please contact Erin Jaworski through phone (773-834-9965) or by email (ejaworski@bsd.uchicago.edu).  You are not officially registered until you received a confirmation email from Erin. 

 

Tomorrow Night: Teen Research Study – Spaces Still Available!

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Ci3 and Game Changer Chicago are seeking high school students ages 14-18 to participate in a research study tomorrow night, November 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. on The University of Chicago campus.

The session will take approximately 75 minutes and will consist of playing the “Hexacago” board game and completing two short surveys. Participants will be compensated $15.

Learn more, sign up and share.

 

Game Changer Chicago Seeks Teen Playtesters This Fall

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Ci3’s Game Changer Chicago Design Lab is looking for high school students (grades 9-12) to provide feedback on its board, card and digital games.

Playtesting sessions will take place Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and every other Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. on The University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park.

Click here to learn more and sign up.

Game Changer Chicago Featured in “Fast Company” Magazine

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Game Changer Chicago has just been profiled by business and media publication Fast Company. The article spotlights GCC’s digital and design-based efforts to engage youth in social and health issues, and features quotes from GCC co-founders Dr. Melissa Gilliam and Dr. Patrick Jagoda, and Lab Director Ashlyn Sparrow.

Read the full article.

Ci3 Welcomes New Executive Director, Dr. Brandon Hill

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Ci3 (the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health at The University of Chicago) is pleased to introduce its new Executive Director, Brandon Hill, PhD.

Dr. Hill joined Ci3 in July 2013. Previously, he worked at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. In the past year, Dr. Hill has concentrated on interdisciplinary research, with a special focus on STI/HIV prevention interventions, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health, and health disparities. His current projects include studies examining mental and physical health disparities among racial and sexual minorities—particularly young transgender women of color and young men who have sex with men.

Recently, Dr. Hill coauthored the article “Digital Media and Sexually Transmitted Infections” in this month’s Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and commented on transgender service member mental health in JAMA Psychiatry.

“Over the past year and a half, Ci3 has demonstrated the importance of linking programs, research, and policy,” said Dr. Melissa Gilliam, Ci3 Founder and Director. She added, “Dr. Hill brings research expertise and experience in interdisciplinary research with diverse populations. We now have a terrific opportunity to build on the foundation that Angela Heimburger [departing Executive Director] has established as Ci3 continues to develop as a hub for innovative research focused on young people’s sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing, linking our intervention lab, the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, with research and policy.”

“I am thrilled to oversee such a dynamic academic center [Ci3], and look forward to its continued growth both nationally and globally as we roll out our future research initiatives,” Hill stated. Dr. Hill will begin his position September 1st.

For more information please contact Lauren Whalen, Ci3 Communications Manager, at lwhalen@bsd.uchicago.edu or 773-834-8351.