The Power of Positive: UConn Co-Directs National Education Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions
UConn is serving as a lead institution on a $32.6 million U.S. Department of Education grant supporting schools nationwide to implement practices to increase student success.
$3.8 Million Grant to Study Interpersonal Violence Exposure and Young Children
With the $3.8 million grant from NIMH, the UConn Health research team will look at several measures of threat reactivity to explain the diversity in outcomes observed in young children exposed to interpersonal violence.
Addressing Accelerated Genetic Aging in African Americans
With a $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, UConn researchers will study several factors that potentially accelerate aging in the African American population to pave the way for future programs that could help improve health outcomes.
The Role of Genomic Duplications, Catalysts for Evolutionary Change
A new project led by UConn researcher Bernard Goffinet studies autopolyploidy, the duplication of a species' own genome, to learn more about plant diversity throughout time and how it continues today.
Decoding Neurological Mechanisms for Compensation in Dyslexia, $3 Million NIH Grant
This work will advance theories of compensatory mechanisms in dyslexia, and ultimately may improve strategies to promote intervention models and success in both children and adults with dyslexia.
Industry-Academic Program to Grow Entrepreneurial Know-How
The new program will provide aspiring entrepreneurs working as academic or industry researchers with customized training to help turn their technologies into businesses and products.
Cannabis Course Responds to Industry Need
Plant science professor Gerry Berkowitz will offer a course on the horticulture of cannabis in the spring, to help prepare students for the burgeoning industry in medical marjuana.