We get it.
But we won't stop there.
See for yourself how UConn is unleashing the solutions of tomorrow.
We Find it.
For the first time, UConn professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Anson Ma conducted a quantitative analysis of how particles move during blood flow to gain a better understanding of how cancer drugs reach tumor sites. Using a microfluidic channel device, Ma tracked how individual particles behave in a simulated blood vessel. The surprising results showed larger particles are more likely to be pushed close to blood vessel walls than smaller particles.
The findings could help pharmaceutical scientists develop more effective cancer drugs in reaching tumor cells and reduce cancer drug impacts on healthy body tissue.
We find it. We get it.
We treat it.
UConn has launched the H.E.A.L. Project (Hartford Engineering a Limb), a grand research challenge with the mission of regenerating a human knee in 7 years and a human limb by 2030. It is the brainchild of orthopaedic surgeon-scientist and regenerative engineering expert Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, building upon his innovative laboratory research of growing human bone and knee ligaments.
UConn’s new initiative hopes to advance care for patients living with knee osteoarthritis and limb injury or loss.
We treat it. We get it.
We cultivate it.
UConn ecology and evolutionary biology professor Charles Yarish is using the expertise that’s made him a globally renowned seaweed specialist to help birth an entirely new industry up and down the East Coast. His numerous seaweed farms soak up nitrogen in polluted waters, and then this virtuous vegetable is harvested for its flavor, vitamins, and nutrients.
UConn’s use of seaweed to clean polluted waters helps the environment become more productive and economically viable.
We cultivate it. We get it.
We prevent it.
All parents want what’s best for their children. UConn professor of psychology Golda Ginsburg is developing family-based therapies to help anxious parents avoid passing on their anxiety to their kids. These deliberate interventions, which include both identification of signs of anxiety and strategies for reduction, allow parents and children to create stronger and more resilient families together.
At UConn, we are committed to ensuring that future generations can live healthy and productive lives.
We prevent it. We get it.
We predict it.
UConn ecology and evolutionary biology professor Mark Urban has crunched the numbers, and the results are clear: For every degree that global temperatures rise, more species will become extinct. Urban’s analysis and his research on a key species of fish in the Arctic provide a wake-up call to all of us that environmental policies need to change in order for our planet to survive.
At UConn, we know that checking the vital signs of the planet at the macro- and micro-levels is critical to understanding climate change and predicting the global consequences.
We predict it. We get it.
We dream it.
UConn’s Digital Media & Design program collaborated with Boston Children’s Hospital to create an interactive video wall as the centerpiece of their new lobby. The dance of light and color creates an uplifting experience for kids (and their parents) who may be facing some of life’s toughest battles.
At UConn, innovation engages children’s imaginations through an interactive wall, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners.
We dream it. We get it.
We code it.
Counterfeit and manipulated computer chips are a major concern in the global electronic component supply chain, with the potential to disrupt financial, energy, transportation, and military systems. Using advanced 3-D optical imaging and extremely low-light photon-counting encryption, UConn researchers have transformed QR codes into high-end cybersecurity applications that protect the authenticity of computer microchips.
When cybersecurity presents challenges, UConn transforms existing technologies into innovative solutions.
We code it. We get it.
We protect it.
UConn professor of civil and environmental engineering Manos Anagnostou and his team have been working on a model that can predict inland flooding along creeks and rivers, as well as flooding along the coastline and harbors. Eventually, the model should be able to simulate flood risk down to the scale of individual neighborhoods. We are collaborating with government agencies to develop smart, effective solutions to understand and deal with flood hazards and risks.
At UConn, we are improving ways to map flood zones to show the growing impact of climate change.
We protect it. We get it.
We heal it.
Injuries to the rotator cuff, the team of muscles and tendons that keep the arm bone firmly socketed in the shoulder, can cause the loss of ability to lift or move the arm. Even after traditional surgery, some rotator cuffs never heal. UConn surgeon Augustus D. Mazzocca and his team are using their patients’ own adult stem cells to regenerate tendon and muscle connections to the bone.
UConn sets healing in motion, using regenerative technology to help keep you moving.
We heal it. We get it.
We sequence it.
UConn professor of genomics Brenton Graveley and his team are dedicated to identifying genes and understanding the role that RNA plays in human biology. His ongoing research has uncovered new insights which could ultimately lead to curing and preventing disease. Such pioneering genomics research continues to expand at UConn, where highly collaborative partnerships with The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and other industry leaders are building a foundation for transformative breakthroughs toward the development of new therapies.
UConn is at the forefront of a genetics revolution.
We sequence it. We get it.
We get it.
But we won't stop there. Over the next decade, the University of Connecticut is making unprecedented moves to unleash the solutions of tomorrow:
Investing more than $3 billion to achieve 21st century excellence in the humanities, cognitive sciences, public discourse, and human rights.
Hiring faculty who will develop new areas of intellectual inquiry, emphasizing creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Recruiting students who will lead their generation in addressing the most important challenges of our time: sustainability, global health, and social justice.