Ph.D. candidate studies interaction of intestine and immune system cardiovascular inflammation

In the world of immunology, the gut is garnering new respect. Cayla Rodia, a doctoral student in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, is fascinated with the intestine’s involvement with the immune system. “I love the intestine and I really think it is the most underrated organ,” Rodia says. “People used to think it was simply […]

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

The UConn American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announced that Professor Maria Luz Fernandez from the Department of Nutritional Sciences is the recipient of the 2017 Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award.  This award recognizes Fernandez for being an outstanding mentor and contributor to UConn graduate education for the past 20 years. It was established by the […]

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowships went to two CAHNR students for summer 2018 research projects and/or creative endeavors. Madeline Beckman, an allied health sciences student, will investigate the relationships between Hispanic parents’ level of acculturation, parental perceptions of the healthfulness of sugar-sweetened beverages and childhood consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. Her project is entitled “Level of Acculturation […]

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) reported that they awarded animal science student Erin Norris the $500 Gregory Finn Scholarship, which is given in honor of the bureau’s former information and public relations director. MFBF President, Ed Davidian, said, “Erin is a deserving applicant for our scholarship.” Norris, who is a native of Massachusetts, was […]

Agricultural economist measures impact of forthcoming federal GMO labeling law

A new label on food packaging could soon alter the purchasing habits of American shoppers and significantly affect producer operations. A federal law will take effect in July 2018 that informs consumers about the genetic science that may be at work behind their favorite foods. This designation may lead to price increases and other far-reaching […]