CAHNR Alum Wins Nobel Peace Prize

When alum Steven Were Omamo sees someone planting, he sees hope. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee seems to agree.


Catherine Andersen of the Department of Nutritional Sciences works with a student in her lab in the Roy E. Jones Building.


Dr. Catherine Andersen Elected American Heart Association Fellow

Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Dr. Andersen was recognized for her outstanding and continuous contributions to scholarship, practice, education, and volunteer service within the AHA.


Indrajeet Chaubey

Three CAHNR Researchers Elected to CT Academy of Science and Engineering

Dean Indrajeet Chaubey, Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Kinesiology Lindsay DiStefano, and Professor of Plant Science Yi Li were among the 35 new CASE members recently announced.

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Two CAHNR Faculty Named Highly Cited Researchers

Yangchao Luo, associate professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Zhe Zhu, associate professor of remote sensing in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, as well as three other UConn faculty are repeat selections a list of the world’s most highly cited researchers.

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Kristen Govoni

CAHNR’s Kristen Govoni Recognized for Excellence in Food and Agricultural Education by APLU, USDA

A three-time UConn alum, Govoni is being honored for scholarship, exemplary pedagogy, and dedication to instruction.

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UConn's Department of Animal Science, received the Holstein Association's 2023 Progressive Breeders Registry Award

As an awardee, UConn is recognized for high standards in production.



Sudha Srinivasan

Kinesiology's Sudha Srinivasan Receives American Physical Therapy Association of CT's Scholar Award

Srinivasan was honored for her significant contributions to the body of literature in physical therapy or in other health care disciplines in the areas of theory, practice, basic or clinical research, education and administration.

UConn Extension’s Jiff Martin Recognized for Excellence in Extension and Diversity

Martin has worked for over 12 years on food and agriculture issues in Connecticut, including researching community food security in Connecticut’s 169 towns and connecting consumers to local agricultural products

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Sohyun Park

Landscape Architecture and Plant Science Professor Represents LAF at ASLA Awards

Sohyun Park represented the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) as a part of the professional jury for the selection of the winner of the Research Category.

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Tricia Leahey

Allied Health Sciences Professor Tapped as Permanent Director of InCHIP

Tricia Leahey, Professor of Allied Health Sciences, will take the helm of UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy.

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More Awards & Honors

  • The Korey Stringer Institute, along with corporate partner ELSMART Associates, LLC. was named a winner of OSHA's Beat the Heat national video contest sharing tools and resources about the dangers of heat exposure in indoor and outdoor workplaces. Read more:
  • Joe Podurgiel, a student in the Physical Therapy program, received the Exxat Leadership Award for demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities in both the classroom and the community, inspiring others and making a positive impact
  • Nicole Tillquist '23, received a postdoctoral fellowship grant from the USDA's Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation Program
  • Stacey Stearns from UConn Extension participated in a national collaboration on the impact of land grant universities to develop
  • Chelsea Garcia, graduate student in Nutritional Sciences, was awarded the UConn Office of Undergraduate Research’s (OUR) Mentorship Excellence Award
  • Professor Emerita of Nutritional Sciences Nancy Rodriguez was elected Vice President of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • UConn Kellogg Dairy Center herd and staff were selected for the Progressive Breeders Registry Award for a sixteenth year
  • ARE undergraduates Carolanne Cusack, Michael Wolf, and Kate Ferrigno took home second place in the FDRS national case study marketing competition
  • ARE graduate Xi He's paper Medicaid expansion and non-alcoholic beverage choices by low-income households published in Health Economics was named Best Paper of the Year by the AAEA's Health Economics Section