Awards and achievements in CAHNR

Cameron Faustman to receive 2019 Excellence in Research Leadership Award

Cameron Faustman
Cameron Faustman

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced their excellence in agricultural research awards. Animal Science Professor and former CAHNR Interim Dean Cameron Faustman was named a recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Research Leadership Award.

Faustman is being recognized for his strong engagement and impact with the region’s research association as former associate dean of CAHNR and associate director of the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station at UConn.

The Excellence in Research Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have served with exemplary distinction, enhancing regional and national research missions, as well as the land-grant ideal. Individuals must have multiple extraordinary service activities, contribute to systematic efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion, as well as significant accomplishments in the agricultural sciences.

The award will be presented at the 132nd APLU Annual Meeting, November 10-12, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Aviana Rosen receives awards at health conference in Spain

Aviana Rosen with award
Aviana Rosen, right, with Dolores Gil Llario, one of the conference organizers.

Aviana Rosen, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Promotion Sciences in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, was recognized for a presentation she gave at the I Congreso internacional de sexualidad: Expresando la diversidad [First International Congress on Voicing Sexual Diversity] held on October 17-18, 2019 in Castellón, Spain. She received an award for Best Oral Presentation, which was delivered in Spanish, and an award for Best Project of a Young Researcher.

The presentation, entitled “It’s All Fun and Games Until… Bridging the Educational Gaps for Encouraging Intimacy in Sexual Health Interventions,” focused on a meta-analysis she conducted with Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Tania Huedo-Medina and researchers in the Ibero-American Health and Well-being Evidence-Based Analytics Lab (IHEAL) in CAHNR, as well as Lauren Bergman, a master’s degree student studying biostatistics at Brown University.  The researchers examined literature on sexual health interventions that encourage sex on various sexual behavior outcomes among youth in the United States.

Felicia Millett receives 2019 Proven Winners Scholarship Award

Felicia Millett
Felicia Millett

Felicia Millett, a student majoring in plant science with a concentration in ornamental horticulture in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, was the recipient of a 2019 Proven Winners Technical or Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship Award. She was one of five students to win the $2,000 award.

Millett says that she enrolled at UConn with the goal of expanding her awareness of available plants for the New England landscape and to develop a greater understanding of their production needs.

By Jason M. Sheldon