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CAHNR Graduate Research

Graduate Student Council

Research Forum

Each year the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources sponsors a Research Forum. This event is an opportunity for graduate students to present their research and sharpen their skills.

The 2017 Graduate Student Research Forum will be held Saturday, March 25th in Oak Hall.  Featuring keynote address by Dr. Bradley Wright, Associate Professor of Sociology, "Thriving in Graduate School:  Three Problems and Four Solutions," oral and poster presentations, and an afternoon networking session.  Please come and support over 60 student presenters, presenter lists:  poster presenters and oral presentations.  

2017 Program Agenda:

8:30                      Registration, Oak Hall lobby

9:00                      Welcome – Dr. Cameron Faustman

                             Oak Hall room 101

9:15                      Keynote Address

10:30 -11:30         Poster Viewing

11:35-12:30      Concurrent Oral Graduate Student Research             Presentations Oak  Hall rooms 104 -107

12:30-1:30          Lunch at the Student Union  

1:30 – 3:10         Concurrent Oral Graduate Student Research     Presentations Oak Hall rooms 104-107

3:10                    Closing remarks, announcement and networking

                          Oak Hall room 101


2016 Research Forum Proceedings:

Agenda and Speaker Bio's

Oral Presentations

Oral presentation abstracts

Poster PresentationsPosterList_2016

Poster presentation abstracts

Outstanding Presentation Awards


2014 Research Forum

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Program Agenda

Oral Presentation list by department with title

Oral Presentation Abstracts

Poster Presentation Schedule

Poster Presentation Abstracts

Outstanding Presentation Awards


Archived Forum Information

News and Events


Graduate Student Reseach Forum

Save the date: Satuday, March 25th

9am - 3pm Oak Hall

More details here



Grant Announcements:


New grant awards

October-December 2016

SPS full list

Agricultural and Resource Economics:

Tatiana Andreyevea, $14,832. Updating the Rudd Tax Calculator, Healthy Food America


Animal Science:

Mary Anne Amalaradjou, $179,826  Understanding Nutrition Through Biomics, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Mary Anne Amalaradjou $95,013, Listeria Monocytogenes Growth and Survival on Peaches and Nectarines as influenced by Stone Fruit Operations. USDA/NIFA

Dennis D'Amico, $19,788, Determining the Efficacy of Commercial Protective Cultures for the Control of Salmonella and Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia Coli in Raw Mike for Cheesemaking, Walker (George) Mile Research Fund



Chet Arnold, $144,138,  Water and Sustainability: Education Curriculum using Online Mapping Tools to Support Teaching and Student Learning, USDA/NIFA

David Dickson, $28,000, Nitrogen Outreach Along the Connecticut Coast, EPA/Long Island Sound Office/ CT DEEP

Tessa L. Getchis, $7,573, Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program, DOC/NOAA/Oceanic and Atmospheric Research/UNH



Douglas Casa, $22,039, Relationship Between Classical Magnet School and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools.

Douglas Casa, $24,999, Relationship SMSA and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools. 

Douglas Casa, $7,573, POLAR  Team Pro Validation and Comparison,   Polar Electro

Natural Resources and the Environment:

Beth A. Lawrence, $85,786, Increasing Biodiversity and Habitat Complexity in Invaded Wetlands., EPA/Loyola University Chicago

Anita Morzillo, $253,054, Attitudes Toward Black Bears and their Management in CT, DOI/US Fish and Wildlife Service/CT Dept of Energy and Eniv.Protection

Nutritional Sciences:

Christopher Blesso, $17,057, Anti-inflammatory and Hypolipidemic Effects of Egg Sphingomyelin for the Prevention of AtherosclerosisL A pilot study, American Egg Board


Paulo Verardi, $413,291, Rapid Development of Replication-controlled Vaccinia Virus Vectors for Vaccines and Therapeutics with Single or Double Safety Features, DHHS/NIH

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Joan E. Allen, $21,000, Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network, USDA/Dept of Agriculture

Donna R. Ellis, $6,586, Forest Pest Outreach, USDA/APHIS/CT AG Experiment Station

Jason Henderson, $78,323, Organic Turf and No-Pesticide Turf Demonstration Project, CT Dept of Energy and Envir.Protection



How to Join a Multistate Project

Instructions to join a Multistate Project   - Link to directions for viewing project proposals and for creating an Appendix E to authorize participation by your scientist(s) /specialist(s) in the above proposed projects. 

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