Author: Jason M. Sheldon

Awards and achievements in CAHNR

Allied Health Sciences students named UConn McNair Fellows Three students majoring in allied health sciences were chosen as UConn McNair Fellows. Rising sophomore Jacqueline Cuevas Gonzalez and rising freshman Kasidy Quiles and Lavar Johnson will participate in unique programming and educational activities during the fall 2020 semester designed to give them a competitive edge when applying […]

Awards and achievements in CAHNR

Allied Health Sciences students named recipients of Cohen Scholarship Allied Health Sciences majors Pritisha Amatya and Guymara Manigat were named recipients of the 2020 Cohen Student Leadership Scholarship Award. The award is given to undergraduate student members of registered student organizations who have demonstrated a significant and active commitment to eliminating bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination and the fostering […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today reported that its new one-credit online undergraduate course on the COVID-19 pandemic has reached an enrollment of over 4,000 students. The COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts on Health, Business, and Society, a multidisciplinary course on the novel coronavirus, began April 17 and runs through May 1. John Volin, vice provost for academic affairs and professor […]

Researcher studies behavioral economic and mHealth interventions for weight loss

Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death. People with overweight and obesity are at a heightened risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer, among other diseases. With nearly 40 percent of American adults suffering from obesity per by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is […]

CAHNR in the news

The Day featured Symia Ebbin and her family cleaning up trash in Groton, CT, to mark Earth Day. Ebbin, an associate professor in residence at the Avery Point campus in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and a research coordinator with Connecticut Sea Grant, had planned an Earth Day cleanup event with the UConn EcoHusky […]