Programming of bovine stem cells from adult cells may help improve human and animal health

Young Tang, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, is intrigued by unanswered questions. Tang is currently engaged in an intricate study, a large-scale next-generation genomic analysis that may help improve both human and bovine health. The study involves induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which hold great promise for regenerative medicine. Human pluripotent stem […]

Image of the week

The Department of Kinesiology was exceptionally well represented at the 65th American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, held May 29–June 2 in Minneapolis. Linda Pescatello (far right in the photo above) and Lawrence Armstrong, both professors in the department, gave talks, and eleven graduate students presented posters. Third from the left in the back […]

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

Assistant Cooperative Extension Educator Jennifer Cushman received a letter telling her that she was selected as the national winner for the Excellence in Ag Literacy Programming Award by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) member recognition committee. The letter emphasized the program’s contribution to clientele and the building of youth development, in general. […]

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

Department of Kinesiology Professor Lawrence Armstrong received The American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) 2018 Citation Award for his contributions to sports medicine and the exercise sciences. “Citation award winners are selected for their outstanding performance in the areas of research and scholarship, clinical care, administrative services or educational services,” said ACSM President Kathryn Schmitz. We […]

Bariatric surgery study examines food and activity preferences

Surgery to restrict the size of the stomach (bariatric surgery) is a treatment for individuals who have obesity complicated by another medical condition. For patients considering or waiting to undergo bariatric surgery, assessing food preferences and lifestyle habits may provide information to assist in their overall success. With funding from UConn’s InCHIP seed grant competition, […]