Researcher studying ways to decrease hypertension in Black adults through dietary program

The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed and exacerbated a number of racial inequalities in America, one of the most prominent being health disparities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black people are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than white or non-Hispanic persons. The reasons for these devastating losses extend far […]

CAHNR in the news

CAHNR undergraduate students Zachary Duda ’21, Jonathan Russo ’21 and Alyson Schneider ’21 released a trailer for their upcoming documentary film, Completely Connecticut Agriculture. The project will highlight examples of innovative agriculture in the state. Duda, Russo and Schneider are all agriculture and natural resource majors. Russo is a double major in sustainable plant and soil […]

Meet undergraduate student Shaharia Ferdus

Shaharia Ferdus is passionate about women’s health and serving those from underserved populations. She plans to become a family physician but is also considering gynecology and obstetrics so she can give women a voice in their healthcare as well as provide accurate information and dispel the many myths surrounding these issues. When asked what she […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today featured the new garden overlooking Swan Lake, which serves both to memorialize the beloved swing tree near Mirror Lake and to foster conversations among the UConn community. Two saplings propagated from the original swing tree by Professor Mark Brand of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture were planted in the new […]