Current Students

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

 

**IMPT** Updated 9/28/20: Out-of-State Travel and Quarantine Guidance Updated Please be aware that there are new rules in place regarding quarantining after returning to Connecticut from hot spots.  Specifically, UConn Health has established a testing alternative to quarantine, enabling employees to return to work sooner after travel to these locations.  Please see the Updated Guidance and New FAQs. This information applies to Graduate Assistants as well as staff. UConn Health continues to strongly discourage any nonessential out-of-state travel at this time.

Up to date information on the current travel advisory can be found on the State's website at: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel

**IMPT** If you are not feeling well and are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, call our UConn Health COVID-19 Call Center: 860-679-3199 to report your symptoms and get further instruction. DO NOT come into school or the lab if you are not feeling well.

 

The Graduate School: resources specific to Graduate education

COVID-19 and Graduate Education

COVID-19 FAQs for Graduate Education

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 fun 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 dornenburg@uchc.edu

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

Graduate Thesis Defense

Monday, November 30, 2020
3:00 PM
Remote via WebEx: https://jax.webex.com/jax/j.php?MTID=m66944843255c7d29ef7348759353adeb

Dinesh Babu Uthaya Kumar
PhD Thesis Defense-Genetics and Developmental Biology Area of Concentration

"Deciphering the Roles of lncRNAs in EMT Using Genome-wide CRISPR Activation Screens and by Using Single-cell RNA-Sequencing Methodologies"

PI: Dr. Adam Williams


Wednesday, December 2, 2020
3:00 PM
Remote via WebEx: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconncmr/j.php?MTID=mc36f3878ca4583363ed79adf87fb730b

Youzhi (Anthony) Cheng
PhD Thesis Defense-Genetics and Developmental Biology Area of Concentration

"Examining the Interplay among Determinants of Higher-order Nucleic Acid Structure via Integrative Analysis"

PI: Dr. Zhengqing Ouyang

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