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New Institute for Data Analytics examines sickness, unemployment in era of COVID-19

Faculty researchers at Eastern Connecticut State University have launched a new, data-driven enterprise to analyze public health, economic and social issues in the state of Connecticut. The first...

Posted on July 08, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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New Doucette research: 'Firearms, Dementia, and the Clinician'

Five years ago, USA Today reported on a 75-year-old woman in Oregon who called the 911 dispatcher, begging for help after her husband of 57 years accidentally shot her in the stomach. Her husband,...

Posted on May 21, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Alumna Starts Pathology Program at Quinnipiac University

Andrea Ferrigno ’19 has begun the Master’s in Pathology Assistants Program at Quinnipiac University. A pathologist assistant plays a critical role in helping the pathologist come up...

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Receives Grant for New Physical Therapeutic Lab

Eastern Connecticut State University's Health Sciences Department has received a $74,303 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to construct a new...

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern Professor Publishes on Right-to-Carry Laws and Workplace Homicides

Mitchell Doucette, health sciences professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently authored a research paper in the American Journal of Public Health on the relationship between...

Posted on November 06, 2019

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Dymond Smith Participates in Yale Summer Research Experience

Health sciences major Dymond Smith ’22 participated in an eight-week research experience at Yale University this summer. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Summer Research...

Posted on September 09, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Health Sciences Major Responds to Nation’s Healthcare Needs

With more than 360 students enrolled this past spring, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Health Sciences major is the fastest program on campus and unique among Connecticut’s four...

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Paul Canavan Presents at Sports Medicine Symposium

Paul Canavan, professor of health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, presented at the 31st Sports Medicine Symposium in Wisconsin on March 14. Canavan gave three presentations and...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Raven Dillon

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New Research Lends Insight into Workplace Homicides

Mitchell Doucette, assistant professor of health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently published a paper about the changing trends of workplace homicides in the research...

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Supports Greater Hartford Urban League’s Equal Opportunity Day

Eastern was on hand on Nov. 2 when the Urban League of Greater Hartford (ULGH) celebrated its 54th Equal Opportunity Day with a gala at the Marriott Downtown Hartford. The ULGH’s mission is...

Posted on November 13, 2018

Eastern’s Anita Lee Named Outstanding Advisor by National Association

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) recently presented the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Academic Advisor in a Faculty Role to Anita Lee, professor of health sciences at...

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Researchers at Eastern Analyze the Baseball Pitch

Health sciences researchers at Eastern Connecticut State University analyzed the biomechanics of the baseball pitch this past weekend, using pitchers from Eastern’s own baseball team as study...

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professor Recognized for Firearm Storage Research

Mitchell Doucette, an assistant professor in health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, was part of a research team recognized by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) for...

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Hosts Mental Health ‘Check in’ with Fresh Check Day

In an effort to raise mental health awareness, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Fresh Check Day on Oct. 11 – a day designed to reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues. The...

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Health Sciences Research Spans Baseball Pitches and Firearm Storage

Two new assistant professors of the Health Sciences Department saw recent developments in their research activities. Paul Canavan led a study on campus that analyzed the biomechanics of...

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Michael Rouleau and Jolene Potter

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Eastern Students Enjoy Field Course in Ghana, West Africa

In late May 2018, Eastern students traveled to Ghana, West Africa with Lecturer Shelly Gimenez of the Department of Health Sciences.The group was hosted by the Rural Health Project Africa, an NGO...

Posted on July 25, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Announces Commencement Speaker/Honorary Degree Recipient

Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, assistant secretary for mental health and substance use in the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), will be the commencement speaker and honorary degree...

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Edward Osborn

Addressing Opioids on a Local Level: Eastern Promotes Community Coalition

Eastern Connecticut State University held a seminar on Feb. 28 to encourage dialogue about what can be done to combat the American opioid crisis on a local level. Hosted by the Health Sciences...

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern to Host Opioid Crisis Seminar and Panel

On Feb. 28, the Health Sciences Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a seminar about the opioid epidemic in the United States, a medical crisis that also has local...

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Joins Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative

In an effort to promote awareness of substance use, Eastern Connecticut State University has been granted $10,000 by the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative, a project supported by the Wheeler...

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Casey Collins

‘Alcohol Monologues’ at Eastern

An estimated 88,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes in the United States, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. College students account for...

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Jordan Corey

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Mariana Serrano Receives Biomedical Scholarship Through Harvard University

Mariana Serrano ’18 of Waterbury, CT, received a $7,500 scholarship at the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) “Evening of Hope” reception at Harvard University on April 27....

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Professor Named President-Elect of National Association of Biology Teachers

Elizabeth Cowles, biology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, is the new president-elect of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) as of Jan. 1, 2017. Comprised of 3,500...

Posted on January 03, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Participates in Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week

Biology and health sciences students at Eastern Connecticut State University participated in the first-ever World Antibiotic Awareness Week from Nov. 16–22. The campaign aims to increase...

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo a Success

The 23rd annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo at Eastern Connecticut State University was another success on Oct. 20, as hundreds of members of the local community came to campus to browse the...

Posted on October 22, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Health and Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Program Hosted at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University was the host of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), which ended on July 2. This marks the third and last year of the summer program, which is a...

Posted on July 15, 2015

Students Magner and Patrizi Named Barnard Scholars

Research studies have shown that the biggest determinant of where people end up is not genetics or parental upbringing, but who their friends are. This year, Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on April 13, 2015 by Michael Rouleau