Community Impact


Puppets Get the Laser Treatment

Interdisciplinary collaboration between the Neag School and Ballard Institute goes high tech with the help of the UConn Tech Park, to the benefit of children across the state.

Andréa Nunes standing at the UConn School of Law campus.

Law School Alum Pursues Passion for Aiding Immigrants

From the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic to a prestigious legal fellowship in New York City

CT AHEC at UConn Health Awarded $2 Million Grant for Primary Care Workforce Development

Entering its 26th year of operation, CT AHEC is one of 46 AHEC programs funded nationally. “CT AHEC is an invaluable resource to UConn Health. With renewed HRSA funding, the CT AHEC Program will continue to meet its mission of improving the health status of CT residents and communities,” says Dr. Bruce Liang, Interim CEO of UConn Health.

group portrait award presentation

Community Care Award Recognizes UConn Health Lactation Consultant Marisa Merlo

August is National Breastfeeding Month. UConn Health’s lactation consultant Marisa Merlo has received a Community Care Award for going above and beyond to help a patient.

E-STEAM Ahead: CT High Schoolers to Become ‘Eco-Digital’ Storytellers Through Interdisciplinary Grant

An interdisciplinary group of UConn researchers is leading an effort to empower high school students to become "Eco-Digital" storytellers in their communities.

An infographic illustrating the success of a public awareness campaign in Maryland aimed at reducing sugary drink consumption.

Rudd Center: Campaign in Maryland Led to 30% Drop in Soda Sales; Sales of Other Sugary Drinks Also Fell

'One of the most sustained and comprehensive community led efforts to decrease sugary drink consumption in the country'

Smiling woman in woods

UConn 4-H Participant Turns Astronomy Project into a Potential Career

4-H gives Connecticut student opportunities for hands-on learning for a future in STEM

An older woman's hand grasps a grab bar in a bathroom.

Finding Comfort at Home: New Website Logs Solutions to Everyday Problems for Disabled People and Their Caregivers

'If we only think of disabilities as this tragedy, we don’t also recognize that this is part of being a human being and this is part of how we make our world'

Emma Graebner presenting at UConn Health's Research Day

The Next Generation of Innovators and Problem-Solvers

TIP Innovation Fellows, Health Research students present their findings and make their pitches during Summer Research Day at UConn Health

Turfgrass Field Day Returns to Share Research and Help Industry Grow

After a pandemic hiatus, the in-person event returned with record attendance from a variety of turfgrass professionals