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As a health care setting, UConn Health still requires face masks and physically distancing inside our facilities. Get the latest on visitor guidelines, COVID-19 vaccines, and safety measures we have in place.
Congratulations to Maria Xu, an M.D./Ph.D. student in Dr. Anthony Vella’s Laboratory, who has received an American Heart Association (AHA) Clinical Health Profession Student Training Grant Award for her exciting project centering on the interface of immunology with vascular biology. This AHA Predoctoral Fellowship Program aims to enhance the integration of research with clinical training for students who intend careers as physician-scientists by providing two years of stipend and project support. Her team-based scientific proposal will probe the role of T cells and cytokines in early atherosclerosis and will be performed in collaboration with Drs. Patrick Murphy, Beiyan Zhou, and Anabelle Rodriguez of the Center for Vascular Biology and Immunology departments.
We offer congratulations and best wishes to Jeremy Grenier and Julia Svedova on their recent Ph.D. dissertation defenses.
The Office of Faculty Affairs takes the opportunity throughout the year to celebrate UConn Health faculty. Each faculty member they spotlight has been selected from recent nominations received from our department chairs, center directors, and educational leadership. Our own Dr. Vijay Rathinam was selected for this recognition. Watch Faculty Spotlight Video.
Congratulations to Dr. Sivapriya Kailasan Vanaja on receiving a UConn Research Excellence Program award for her proposal entitled, “Modulation of Noncanonical Inflammasome by Bacterial Pathogen”. The focus of this project is to understand the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens modulate the host innate immune responses to successfully establish an infection.