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ENHP Student Wins Top Commencement Award

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Quimby Wechter '20 is the recipient of this year’s Belle K. Ribicoff Prize, awarded for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and originality of thought. This health sciences/pre-physical therapy major from the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions is graduating with a 4.0 GPA. She is passionate about helping others, as demonstrated by her work with young adults with developmental disabilities and children with cerebral palsy.

UHart Loans Ventilators to Hartford Hospital for COVID-19 Patients

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The University of Hartford loaned three much-needed ventilators to Hartford Hospital in early April to help critically ill COVID-19 patients receive the care they need. These ventilators are typically housed in labs in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, where students train to become respiratory therapists. Now that classes are being held remotely, the hospital is able to use the ventilators for patient care.

ENHP Faculty Spread Positive Messages to Students

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ENHP faculty and staff shared encouraging messages for their students on social media. While classes are being held remotely due to COVID-19, we wanted to let our students know how much we miss them - and can't wait to see them back on campus!

Student's Invention Gives Children with Cerebral Palsy Freedom in the Pool

Josh Breighner with water strider

Physical Therapy student Josh Breighner '20 has developed the Water Strider, a device that allows children with cerebral palsy to play independently in the pool. The Water Strider has been so successful that Josh and the University have filed a patent application and hope to locate a company to make it commercially available.

New Academic Building Will Transform UHart's Campus

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Opening in Fall 2021, our new 60,000-square foot building will include state-of-art learning spaces for students in the College of ENHP. Facilities will include labs for motion analysis, human performance, strength and conditioning, nursing simulation, and health and physical assessment.