newspaper readersSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. The bolded topics are linked to initial media coverage. The roman text links go to additional information.

USA Today. 2-23-17. Published an article about research that indicated public secondary schools have more athletic trainer services than private schools. Alicia Pike, the associate director of research in the Korey Stringer Institute and the main author of the research paper, performed and published the research with other KSI staff.

UConn Today. 3-6-17. Referred to a recently published study about  a community campaign for better beverage choices. Co-authors of the study include Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Jennifer Harris and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Associate Professor Tatiana Andreyeva, who are also part of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Related articles: CNN. 3-6-17. Gave details of how Howard County, Maryland  reduced sugary drink consumption after reaching out to the Rudd Center for help with their campaign. Medical Research. 3-8-17. Interviewed the director of the Rudd Center, Marlene Schwartz.

Women’s Health. 3-7-17. In an article about relieving anxiety, mentioned a kinesiology Human Performance Lab study that showed that mild dehydration impairs cognitive performance and mood of men. Professor Lawrence Armstrong, Professor Douglas Casa, Assistant Professor Elaine C. Lee and Rebecca M. Lopez were part of the study.

USA Today. 3-7-17. Announced the release of emergency medical recommendations for youth sports leagues at the Youth Sports Safety Summit. The guidelines were put together by a task force that was led by the Korey Stringer Institute and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

HBO. 3-8-17. Depicted animal science student and UConn women’s basketball player Tierney Lawlor at the Kellogg Dairy Center in episode two of “UConn Huskies: The March to Madness.” Lawlor has an individualized study focus on sustainable agriculture. For more about Lawlor’s basketball career from walk-on tryouts until now, see the Hartford Courant. 2-24-17.

By Patsy Evans