UConn Health Tour Impresses Lawmakers

Anatomage table
Dental students Katherin Merrick (left) and Marina Zoghbi demonstrate the Anatomage table in the Virtual Anatomy Lab to Rep. William Petit, Rep.-elect Maria Horn, and Rep. Tom Delnicki. “I applaud UConn for adapting the teaching techniques to the modern student,” Petit says. “You have all these very robust, very educated, very diverse classes here.” (Photo by Kristin Wallace)

A group of lawmakers – some new, some returning – visited UConn Health Thursday to meet with leadership and tour academic and research areas.

They met with President Susan Herbst and other University leaders in the academic rotunda. On their way in and out, the visiting legislators met with representatives of the Health Career Opportunities Programs.

Tour stops included the Virtual Anatomy Lab, the research labs of Caroline Dealy and Anthony Vella, and the dental simulation labs.

Lawmakers who attended:

  • Sen.-elect Rob Sampson
  • Rep. Michelle Cook
  • Rep. Jeff Currey
  • Rep.-elect Lucia Dathan
  • Rep. Tom Delnicki
  • Rep. Mike Demicco
  • Rep.-elect Maria Horn
  • Rep.-elect Gale Mastrofrancesco
  • Rep. William Petit
  • Rep.-elect Pat Wilson Pheanious