Current Students

***Student Resources and Helpful Links During The COVID-19 Pandemic***


The Graduate School: resources specific to Graduate education

COVID-19 and Graduate Education

COVID-19 FAQs for Graduate Education


University Research: Ramp-up Info

Phases For Reopening Research

Ramp-Up Preparedness Guide

Ramp-Up Online Training


UConn Health Support Services and Wellbeing

Student Behavioral Health Service- free and confidential mental health services, counseling, and resources

Ombuds Office- confidential, informal, independent, and impartial assistance to individuals through dispute resolution and problem-solving methods

Virtual Group Exercise Classes - The Wellness Center is currently closed, so their Yoga and Pilates instructors have created virtual classes including Vinyasa Yoga, Morning Stretches, Pilates, Breathing Exercises, and Meditation.

Doggo Friday Blog - While the Doggo Friday therapy dogs are not able to visit campus right now, the library has started a blog to check in on some of our favorite furry friends


Additional Information and Guidance:

Questions about COVID-19? Need hep? Call our UConn Health COVID-19 Call Center: 860-679-3199

CARES Act - Information regarding The Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act emergency funds for current UCONN students

State of CT Travel Advisory- Information regarding self-quarantine from hot spot states in the U.S.

State of CT COVID-19 Portal- daily updates for Connecticut, include statistics, press releases, executive orders, etc.

NIH Office of Intramural Education and Training - The OITE has provided recordings of their recent sessions and pre-recorded panel discussions and interviews that trainees can access online covering a wide variety of topics.


All Graduate Students

Biomedical Science Ph.D. Students

***FYI: Walking Hours Are Temporarily CANCELLED Until Further Notice***
International Graduate Student and Scholar Walk-In Hours

Members of the UConn Health community with quick questions for the International Office are invited to drop-in during International Office Walk-In hours at a convenient location in the Academic Building.

Beginning Tuesday, October 29, an international advisor will be available each week on:

Tuesdays: 2 to 3 p.m. in Academic Building, Classroom B14 (AM013A)

Thursdays: 10 to 11 a.m. in Academic Building, Classroom B15 (AM011A)

Walk-in hours are meant for quick questions (5-10 minutes). Examples of walk-in services include: travel advice, I-20/DS-2019 signatures, document drop-off, etc. If you have an issue requiring a more in-depth discussion, please contact the HR – International Office to make an appointment.

*Please note there will be no walk-in hours on the weeks of major holidays

For more information, contact: Kaitlin Dornenburg/HR-International Office at

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

Graduate Thesis Defense

Friday, July 10, 2020
11:00 AM
Remote via Zoom: please email by Thursday July 9th to receive the meeting link.

Henry C. Hrdlicka
PhD Thesis Defense-Skeletal Biology and Regeneration Area of Concentration

"microRNA-29 Family: A Positive Regulator of Osteoclastogenesis"

PI: Dr. Anne Delany

Friday, July 17, 2020
3:00 PM
Remote via Zoom: please email to receive the meeting link.

Shubham Khetan
PhD Thesis Defense-Genetics and Developmental Biology Area of Concentration

"Effects of Type 2 Diabetes-associated Variants on Chromatin Accessibility and Enhancer Activity in Pancreatic Islets"

PIs: Dr. Duygu Ucar and Dr. Michael Stitzel

Friday, July 24, 2020
Remote via Webex: Webex Meeting number (access code): 126 556 7125. Meeting password: 82BFtyJuwc7.

Anushree Vijaykumar
PhD Thesis Defense-Skeletal Biology and Regeneration Area of Concentration

"The Role of Wnt/b-catenin Signaling in Odontoblast Differentiation and Reparative Dentinogenesis"

PI: Dr. Mina Mina

Career Forums

Check your emails for info on ongoing NIH OITE weekly seminars

Check Back for Upcoming Events Later this Year
Stay Safe and Be Well!

Save the Date!

Henderson Award Seminar
Tuesday, June 30, 10:00 AM
Via Webex (check email for link to be sent later this week)

“Harnessing Neural Stem Cells to Investigate Progressive Multiple Sclerosis”

Dr. Alexandra Nicaise
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
UConn Health Biomedical Science PhD program graduate, Neuroscience Area of Concentration
2019 Henderson Award Winner

The Edward G. Henderson Memorial Prize for outstanding Ph.D. thesis in Biomedical Science was established in memory of Dr. Edward G. Henderson, a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology from 1968 to 1997. Dr. Henderson is remembered for his commitment to graduate education and his dedicated supervision of graduate students