Coronavirus

For Some Older Adults, a Pandemic of Loneliness

November 19, 2020

Dr. David C. Steffens, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the UConn School of Medicine, offers insight and advice on older adults facing the prospect of a lonely, pandemic-marred holiday season.

Double Down: Election Anxiety on Top of Pandemic Stress

November 2, 2020

UConn Health psychologist Karen Steinberg talks about the double dose of stress confronting many Americans during this time, and what they can do about it.

UConn Health Model: Travel Ban Would Have Killed CT COVID in August

October 27, 2020

UConn Health’s Pedro Mendes talks about what a sophisticated computer model of Connecticut’s COVID-19 infections tells us about where we’ve been, and where we might be headed.

Lost Your Sense of Smell? Suspect COVID-19

October 26, 2020

Dr. Denis Lafreniere, Chief of the Division of ENT at UConn Health, discusses one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19.

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.