College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources

Mike Dietz

Extension educator creates programs and initiatives to protect water resources

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Jason M. Sheldon As an educator in UConn Extension and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), Michael Dietz has been working for over a decade to strengthen Connecticut communities by studying ways to protect surface and groundwaters and by promoting […]

Chloe Edwards. Photo: Farmington River Watershed Association.

Meet undergraduate student Chloe Edwards

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Jason M. Sheldon Taking a course in wetland habitats turned Chloe Edwards into a double major, emboldening her to add natural resources to her animal science studies. What followed were transformational experiences as she explored her deepening interest in animals, immersing herself in conservation and wildlife management […]

Breno Fragomeni

Geneticist’s research predicts and improves animal health and performance

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Kim Colavito Markesich Breno Fragomeni, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, conducts genetic research to enhance animal production, breeding and health. “My current research is focused on animal genomics to improve selection and breeding decisions,” says Fragomeni. “Our goal is to find the right animals […]

Left to right: Dean Emeritus of the School of Allied Health, Associate Professor Emerita Pamela Roberts and Roland Perreault.

Meet alumnus Roland Perreault

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Kim Colavito Markesich Roland Perreault, a practicing physical therapist and outpatient rehab manager at Yale New Haven Hospital, is the new president of the CAHNR alumni board, UCAHNRA. He also serves as the director of the Lions Low Vision Center of Connecticut. Perreault grew up as an […]

Adeleye Adaralegbe

Meet new faculty member Adeleye Adaralegbe

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Kim Colavito Markesich In August 2020, Adeleye Adaralegbe joined the Department of Allied Health Sciences (AHS) as a lecturer and academic advisor. While working on his Ph.D. at the University of North Texas in health services research, Adaralegbe focused his dissertation research on a study assessing the […]

Salvatore Frasca

Veterinary pathologist returns to CAHNR as director of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. By Kim Colavito Markesich Salvatore Frasca, formerly professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, has been appointed director of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL), returning to UConn after three years at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. “I hope to be part […]

Joe Emenheiser performs an ultrasound.

Meet new faculty member Joe Emenheiser

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. Joe Emenheiser has joined the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural resources as an assistant extension educator. “I’m really excited and looking forward to meeting people and mapping out what we can do together to advance Connecticut agriculture,” he says. “I am fond of the rural Storrs area, […]

Milana Asadpour

Meet undergraduate student Milana Asadpour

This article originally appeared on CAHNR Newsroom. Ironically, exercise science major Milana Asadpour was raised in a family with little interest in sports, but she did take ballet and was involved in rowing, and that brought her into the world of athletics. She always found herself attracted to math and science and felt that this […]

UConn Magazine: Eau de Herring

Kimberly Grendzinski ’16 (CAHNR) begins every workday at NYC’s Central Park Zoo fending off a mob of hungry mob of heckling penguins.

Bury Christmas, And a Happy New Use: Repurposing Christmas Trees to Prevent Coastal Erosion

When Christmas is over, those formerly-decorated trees may have a new purpose in protecting Connecticut beaches and marshes from erosion.