Category: Making Headlines

general alumni or foundation related stories

UConn Health, UConn Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and The Jackson Laboratory Announce New Statewide Pain Consortium

UConn Health, UConn Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) have announced the creation of the Connecticut Pain Consortium, a translational pain research and education collaboration which is the first of its kind in the Connecticut medical community. Read Full Story

photo of Joshua R. Newton President & CEO of the UConn Foundation

UConn Foundation President & CEO Joshua R. Newton to step down midsummer

photo of Joshua R. Newton President & CEO of the UConn Foundation
Joshua R. Newton President & CEO of the UConn Foundation will step down mid-August. (G. J. McCarthy/UConn Foundation)

Foundation raised nearly $400 million in his five-year tenure, reshaped alumni programs & grew endowment by 30 percent

UConn Foundation President & CEO Joshua R. Newton will leave his position in mid-August, after completing a remarkable five-year tenure—the most prolific fundraising period in the Foundation’s history.Read Full Story

Dentists Together, Huskies Forever: Alumni Couple Give Back to School of Dental Medicine

, Dr. Jason Raney ’03, DMD and Dr. Nicole Cambria ’03, DMD

As classmates and soon after, a couple, Dr. Jason Raney ’03, DMD and Dr. Nicole Cambria ’03, DMD graduated from the same class at UConn’s School of Dental Medicine. Today, they share their lives and a passion for dentistry – together. Read Full Story

From Student to Teacher: A UConn School of Medicine Journey

Dr. Anton Alerte, MD ’98
Dr. Anton Alerte, MD ’98

Dr. Anton Alerte, MD ’98 remembers interviewing with the UConn School of Medicine during a blizzard, when an Admissions staff member offered him a cup of coffee. The kindness and warmth of that simple exchange turned into a lifelong connection with UConn.Read Full Story

UConn Alum Drew Cole ’14 Hits the Right Note on “The Voice”

Surreal.

It’s how UConn alum and “The Voice” contestant Drew Cole ’14 (CLAS) sums up his experience on the Emmy-award winning reality-competition program.Read Full Story