Coronavirus

White House’s Dr. Deborah Birx Praises Efforts of UConn

October 9, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx paid a visit to UConn Hartford recently, praising the University’s efforts in combating the spread of COVID-19.

Former Trustee Chairman Donates $1M to UConn

October 8, 2020

John W. Rowe, former chairman of the UConn Board of Trustees, has stepped up to help students facing financial troubles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q&A: Schooling, Caregiving, and Emotional Support during COVID

October 7, 2020

UConn education expert Sandra Chafouleas discusses the challenges COVID-19 poses to students, parents, and caregivers as the school year takes shape.

UConn Funds Five COVID-19 Research Projects, Announces Additional Funding

October 2, 2020

The Office of the Vice President has announced five awards to researchers as part of its new internal funding program to address the urgent needs presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job Security, Finances Strongly Related to Increased Anxiety During Pandemic, Researchers Find

September 24, 2020

An ongoing study by UConn School of Nursing Researchers finds that pandemic-related economic anxiety is high even among those who still have jobs.

UConn Addresses Misconceptions, Questions About COVID-19 Dashboard and Data

September 22, 2020

Answers to frequently asked questions relating to the University’s strategy of testing and containment in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Developing CRISPR-based Diagnostic Test for Infectious Diseases, UConn Researchers Validate Clinical Feasibility for COVID-19 Testing at Point of Care

September 18, 2020

A simple, low-cost method of detecting infectious disease is one step closer to being a cutting-edge diagnostics technology used by clinicians.

Weight Stigma Predicts Emotional Distress and Binge Eating During COVID-19

September 10, 2020

Young adults who have experienced weight stigma have more distress and maladaptive eating behaviors during the pandemic, regardless of their body size, researchers at UConn’s Rudd Center have found.

UConn Health Helps Paramedic Trainees Get Back on Track

September 3, 2020

True to its educational mission, UConn Health opened the John Dempsey Hospital ED to a class of paramedics in training who found themselves without a place for their clinical rotations when the pandemic struck.

UConn Facemasks Show Commitment to Human Rights Along With Public Health

September 2, 2020

One of the ways UConn is helping to ensuring the health and safety of its community is the requirement that all students, faculty and staff wear face coverings while on campus.

UConn Launches Funding Program for COVID-19 Research

August 31, 2020

UConn’s Office of Vice President for Research is announcing a new rapid-response funding program open to researchers studying aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.