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Pixels, Patients & Prevention

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John Mangano, MBA, BS, will speak about “Pixels, Patients and Prevention – How Patients Use The Internet to Manage Their Health” during the next CHIP lecture Thursday April 24th from 12:20-1:30 pm. Mangano holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Florida, and been at the forefront of the internet, being one of the original 20 people to launch the wireless internet at AT&T Wireless in 2001 and launched an online music store in 1995. He is also well-known as an expert on internet behavior and has spoken at many industrial events including ePharma, DTC National and Digital Pharma East. At the same time John has been cited in countless international publications and testified at the FDA internet marketing hearings in November 2009. As the Vice President at comScore he leads comScore’s Health, Retail and Travel division, he and his team provide “deep insight into how patients, health care providers, travelers and shoppers use and interact with the internet and how that activity ultimately turns into offline activity,” by studying the internet habits of over 1 million Americans.

The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Rd at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. It may also be viewed live (during and after the session) or after the lecture at

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Lunch for attendees will be provided by Sara’s Pockets for those who RSVP with their selection by Tuesday, April 22nd, at 11:00am sharp. To RSVP, simply reply to this email (or send an email to and indicate option their choice from the following selections: 1) Falafel Pocket (delicious vegetarian patties made from ground chick peas, fava beans and vegetable oil, then topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, tahini sauce and wrapped in pita bread); 2) Shawarma (Gyro) (marinated, center-cut filet (shaved beef) wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, onions, and tahini sauce); 3) Chicken Kabab (marinated tenderloins of chicken wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tahini sauce); or 4) Sujouk (sausages) (ground beef mixed with spices and garlic, grilled and wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tahini sauce).