Current Students

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


**IMPT** Info on out-of-state travel quarantine requirements can be found on the UConn Health Coronavirus Staff page: Update 7/23/20 "Important Message About Out-of-State Travel." This information applies to Graduate Assistants as well as staff. Up to date information on the current travel advisory can be found on the State's website at:

**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

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

Graduate Thesis Defense

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
1:00 PM
Remote via Webex: Webex Meeting number (access code): 120 220 5337;  Meeting password: Fa435w9HiES.

Judy Bloom
PhD Thesis Defense-Neuroscience Area of Concentration

"Understanding UBE3A’s role in neuron morphology in Angelman Syndrome and Chromosome 15q11-q13 Duplication Syndrome using cellular and mathematical models"

PI: Dr. Leslie Loew

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