Author: Janice Berriault

Ryan Watson receives InCHIP Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award

Ryan J. WatsonAssistant Professor Ryan Watson is recipient of InCHIP’s first ever InCHIP Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award!

This award recognizes a pre-tenured InCHIP-affiliated faculty member who has made significant scientific contributions in their area of research in a health-related domain consistent with the mission of InCHIP.  Research excellence is defined as “work that reflects a high degree of scientific contribution in terms of its substance, quality, originality, and impact.”

Abdul Khaleque wins book award

Abdul KhalequeCongratulations to Abdul Khaleque, HDFS adjunct professor and senior scientist in the Ronald and Nancy Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection.  Abdul’s book, Intimate Relationships Across the Lifespan: Formation, Development, Enrichment, and Maintenance, by Abdul Khaleque, won silver in Psychology/Mental Health and bronze in Sexuality/Relationships from the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY).

HDFS students in Wellness Case Competition

Congratulations to HDFS major Mar Amador, HDFS minor (and Public Health major) Sarah Soucy, and fellow teammate Julianne Longman (Marketing major).  Their team, Sunshine Initiative, was one of three finalists in the UConn Wellness Case Competition. There were 90 student entries to the competition. This team based their concept on the belief that UConn should provide more outdoor spaces for studying.

“My idea is for UConn to provide spaces outdoors ideal for studying or recreation, whether they be picnic tables by the lakes or more benches near our greens,” the idea said. “I think this will do a great deal for student’s mental health, community engagement and academic performance.”  They also discussed the desire to have swings on campus and the joy that swinging gives anyone, not just children.

It was such a pleasure to see these students present at the AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Stakeholders Call to Action Conference. You can read more about the competition in the UConn Daily Campus.