Author: Jason M. Sheldon

EMT course uses experiential learning to prepare students

Dozens of patients flood Hartford Hospital’s emergency room after a bomb detonates at the XL Center during a concert. Shortly afterwards, an explosion strikes the hospital, adding to the chaos. Thankfully, these events are only part of a mass casualty drill, one of the training activities that Michael Zacchera, NREMT-P, has his students participate in […]

Cannabis research blooms in plant science department

Since the announcement of a new course devoted to the cultivation of cannabis, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) has received considerable attention. The class, Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest, developed by adjunct faculty member Matthew Debacco with assistance from Dr. Gerry Berkowitz, has put a spotlight on teaching the […]

Former dean mentors future veterinarians, physicians and researchers

It has been said that if you find a job you love, then you will never work a day in your life. Perhaps Professor Kirklyn Kerr can speak to the truth of this adage. Kerr continues to enjoy his role as a professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science (PVS). After stepping down […]

Meet new faculty member Breno Fragomeni

Breno Fragomeni joined the Department of Animal Science this past August as assistant professor of genetics. He works in computational genetics, analyzing data related to animals’ performance in order to improve selection and breeding decisions for livestock. Here is what he said in an interview. Where did you get your degrees? I have a degree […]

Non-traditional students find their calling in physical therapy

Physical therapy is a personal kind of work. Physical therapists (PTs) use hands-on techniques, exercises, stretches and equipment to help patients improve or restore their mobility and reduce or manage pain caused by injury, illness and chronic conditions. PTs can treat people of all ages and backgrounds in a number of settings, including hospitals, care […]