UConn Voices

Intersex-inclusive pride flag. New LGBTQIA+ Progress pride flag.

UConn Social Work Researcher Investigates a Mindfulness Mental Health Intervention for LGBTQIA+ Youth

'There are significant mental and sexual health disparities among LGBTQIA+ youth that require urgent attention'

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UConn MBA Student Launching Lingerie Company That Shuns Toxic Chemicals, Appeals to Health-Conscious Consumers

'Everything I do is very intentional, even down to the tags'

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National LGBTQ+ Survey Finds Many Teens Out to Family, Hopeful for Future; Problem Areas Remain

'Despite the past two decades of unparalleled acceptance of gay marriage, the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ and advances in protecting LGBTQ+ rights, over the last couple of years that has been eroded'

Jason Chang and Karen Lau ‘25 (CLAS)

CLAS Connections: Jason Chang and Karen Lau ’25 (CLAS)

Five heartfelt minutes with Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute and Professor of History Jason Chang and undergraduate student Karen Lau ’25 (CLAS)

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Supporting the Mental Health Crisis Workforce to Address the Needs of the LGBTQ+

The UConn School of Social Work’s Innovations Institute has launched a new training program for crisis counselors and first responders

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From Public Health to Platform and Marketing for Startups – Sumia Shaikh’s Unconventional Path to Venture Capital

Shaikh is using her knowledge of public health to advance health innovation and equity in entrepreneurship

UConn Kinesiology Professor Explores Efficacy of Ride-On-Toy Navigation Training to Improve Motor Skills in Children with Cerebral Palsy

While ride-on-toys have been found to help improve movement, social skills, and participation for children who are non-ambulatory, how these tools may improve upper extremity mobility has not been studied

A mother with her two sons.

Social Work Research Informs Effort to Improve Equity in Early Childhood Intervention

A diverse workforce is needed to meet the needs of a diverse community

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Population Health Team Exhibits Leadership at Multiple Levels

AVP Khadija Poitras-Rhea explains how her team demonstrates leadership, with the patients it serves and among its own members

Onyeka Obiocha, left, executive director of CTNext, chats with Cody Simms of MCJ Collective during the Future Climate Venture Studio showcase in the Innovation Partnership Building on April 20, 2023.

Building an Innovation Ecosystem Where Everyone Can Thrive

'We have leaders who believe in Connecticut, we have the resources, and we have the talent'