Director, Office of Communications

Jessica McBride, PhD

Dr. Jessica McBride is the Director of the Office of Communications at UConn's College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. She is responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies to highlight the College's unique research strengths, outstanding academic offerings, and extensive community impact. An alum, Jessica earned her Ph.D. from UConn in 2017.

Author Archive

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UConn Lab Helps Detect First Case of Foreign Rabbit Disease in Connecticut

The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL) helped detect the highly contagious pathogen, which is often fatal in domestic and wild rabbits

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Sorting Through the Noise of Mental Health Apps

Sherry Pagoto offers guidance on how to navigate the thicket of 10,000 (and counting) mental health apps available online

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Biodegradable Plastic Mulch: A Climate Smart Agricultural Practice

UConn is working with growers in the state to find alternatives to plastic mulch without eliminating the benefits it brings

Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Extension educator transplanting hydroponic lettuce at the Meechooôk Farm. Meechooôk Farm produces lettuce, tomato, and herbs hydroponically, and three sisters (corn, bean, and squash), pumpkin, strawberry, blueberry, and many other crops in the field.

Respecting Roots and Growing for the Future with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

A partnership between UConn and local tribes led to the development of Meechooôk Farm and other programs that strengthen the tribal community, their land-base, and self-sufficiency

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Seaweed is on the Menu with Connecticut’s Sugar Kelp Industry

A team from UConn is using innovative research and community outreach to help make this novel food more accessible for consumers and more profitable for producers

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Researchers Find Significant Sex-Based Differences in Obesity Treatment in Mice

Findings from nutritional scientist Ji-Young Lee show a potential obesity treatment works in different parts of the body in male versus female mouse models

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CAHNR Welcomes 16 New Faculty Members for Fall 2022

This diverse cohort will bring new expertise and fresh perspectives to CAHNR’s thriving academic community

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From the Horse’s Mouth: Horse Ownership in Connecticut

With 43,000 horses across the state, UConn researcher Sarah Reed shares tips to keep animals healthy and happy in Connecticut

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Alum Patricia Jepson Prioritizes Human Connection, Achieving Excellence and Impact Through 40-Year Career

Throughout her career, Patricia Jepson worked to promote excellence and diversity in UConn’s agricultural education programs – a commitment she maintains even now

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KSI Marks Milestone with Falmouth Road Race

Every year, researchers from UConn's Korey Stringer Institute take their work outside to help dozens of runners at the Falmouth Road Race