News & Announcements

  • HDFS Alumna Cameron Froude awarded Song-Brown Grant
    Recent HDFS graduate Cameron Froude, PhD, MA, LMFT – the Behavioral Health Program Manager of the John Muir Health Family Medicine Residency Program – has been awarded a $925,000 grant: 2018-2021 SONG-BROWN GRANT – Training family medicine residents in team-based, whole-person care.  Role: Principle Investigator; Project Coordinator. The goals of this project are threefold: to […]
    Posted on December 14, 2017
  • UConn Child Development Laboratories achieve NAEYC accreditation
    The UConn Child Development Laboratories recently achieved a new, five-year term of NAEYC accreditation. They scored very high across all categories, putting them in the top 25% of the already small group of programs that actually get accredited at all. As those involved in the reaccreditation process can attest, the amount of work that goes […]
    Posted on December 12, 2017
  • Rebecca Puhl’s work recently published in the American Academy of Pediatrics
    Professor Rebecca Puhl recently coauthored a policy statement that was published in the American Academy of Pediatrics, which addresses the social and emotional impact of obesity in youth and encourages pediatricians to improve supportive care for children and families struggling with weight.  Read some of the press coverage in the New York Times, Reuters, and NBC.
    Posted on November 29, 2017
  • UConn rated a Top 10 HDFS Graduate Program!
    UConn’s HDFS graduate program was rated in the top 10 in North America!  See The HDFS Report: Claire Kamp Dush’s Ranking of HDFS Programs in North America
    Posted on November 27, 2017
  • Marlene Schwartz’s recent research in UConn Today article
    A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut suggests that living in a food swamp – a neighborhood where fast food and junk food outlets outnumber healthy alternatives – is a stronger predictor of high obesity rates than living in a neighborhood with limited access to […]
    Posted on November 17, 2017