College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources

Biochemist studies intestine’s role in cardiovascular disease

Alison Kohan, assistant professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, has a way of making biochemistry sound exciting. She joined the College in August 2014 after completing her postdoctoral work and a year as a research assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. There she worked with her mentor, Patrick Tso, professor and director of […]

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory receives full accreditation by AAVLD

The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL), housed in the College’s Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, has recently received full accreditation for all species from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), an internationally recognized accrediting body. “We are the only fully accredited full-service veterinary diagnostic lab in the New England states,” says […]

Internships provide vital experience for future dietitians

A dietetic internship is an essential component of the education of students planning to pursue a career as a registered dietitian (RD). In addition to didactic coursework, students must complete 1200 hours of supervised practice in a program  accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and […]

How do you teach a landscape architect? Behind the scenes of the College’s LA program

“So you do gardening?” That’s usually the response Ashleigh Bancel gets when she tells people she studies landscape architecture. Bancel is a senior in the Landscape Architecture program (LA), a major offered by the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. “A lot of people just don’t know what we do,” says Peter Miniutti, associate […]

Biogeochemist studies effects of climate change and land development

As a biogeochemist, Ashley Helton, assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), is interested in how climate change and land development affect pollution in aquatic ecosystems. She says, “What really fascinates me about biogeochemistry is that it has the potential to explain the underlying mechanisms of many big environmental issues […]

A woman soon to run in the Falmouth Road Race, right, is tested at the Korey Stringer Institute by Rachel Katch, center, and Yuri Hosokawa. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Keeping Runners Safe in Summer Heat

The New Balance Falmouth Road Race is a living lab for UConn researchers studying exertional heat stroke.

Kinesiology professor Doug Casa, COO of the Korey Stringer Institute at UConn, speaks at a press event at the NFL headquarters in New York City on March 26. (Korey Stringer Institute/UConn Photo)

Pressing Need for Full-Time Athletic Trainers in High Schools

A new report by UConn’s Korey Stringer Institute and the National Athletic Trainers' Association calls for the hiring of athletic trainers in every high school, a need that's as yet unfulfilled.

Alumni Denis and Britta Nayden, second and third from left, were honored for their $3 million commitment to the UConn basketball program during the women's game at the XL Center on Dec. 5. From left: Coach Geno Auriemma, Denis Nayden, Britta Nayden, UConn Board of Trustees Chairman Lawrence McHugh, Director of Athletics Warde Manuel, President of the UConn Foundation Joshua Newton, School of Business Dean John Elliott, and SNY analyst and former UConn Husky Meghan Pattyson-Culmo. (UConn Foundation Photo)

Naydens Donate $3 Million to Basketball Facility, Scholarships

The three-part gift includes a challenge match to former UConn Husky players.

Helping Young Athletes Avoid Injury

Kinesiologist Lindsay DiStefano is investigating whether special warm-ups can help prevent sports-related injuries among middle school children.

Luke Belval '14 (ED), undergraduate student in kinesiology. (Shawn Kornegay/UConn Photo)

Kinesiology Undergraduate Receives National Research Award

Luke Belval ’14 (ED) has been recognized as a 2013 Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellow by the American Physiological Society.