Health

CAHNR in the news

The Daily Campus featured Lindsay DiStefano, associate professor and Head of Kinesiology, and her family’s search for bone marrow transplant donors for her two sons, who both have a rare immunodeficiency disease. The DiStefano family has partnered with Be The Match, a foundation able to connect directly with the bone marrow registry and advocates for those […]

Image of the week: Esperance Fellowship in Personalized Nutrition

Dr. Roger Newton, co-discoverer of Lipitor, and his wife, Ms. Coco Newton, have announced their gift of $150,000 in support of a new MD/Ph.D. program in personalized nutrition at the University of Connecticut. In his remarks during the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Department of Nutritional Sciences on September 17, Dr. […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today featured Zoraida Velazquez, an extension educator in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Educator Program (EFNEP). She answers food, health and nutrition-related questions for Bridgeport-area residents every Friday morning on Radio Amor/Radio Love 690 AM to help the community improve their health and well-being. EFNEP helps families learn about healthy eating, shopping on a […]

Meet new faculty member Sangyong Choi

Sangyong Choi has joined the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources as an assistant professor. He became familiar with the UConn program while attending nutrition conferences and was excited to become a member of the department in what he considers his dream job. Choi relocated to Connecticut with his wife, who is completing her Ph.D. in English […]

Meet new faculty member Caitlin Caspi

In August, Caitlin Caspi joined the Department of Allied Health Sciences as an associate professor with tenure, in a dual appointment with UConn’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity as director of food security initiatives. She relocated from Minneapolis, where she was the associate director of Healthy Eating and Activity Across the Lifespan (HEAL Center) at the University of […]