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ENHP's Colleen Munoz Awarded Belle Ribicoff Junior Faculty Prize
May 7, 2020
Colleen Muñoz, assistant professor of health sciences in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, is the winner of this year’s Belle K. Ribicoff Junior Faculty Prize. The award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member—an assistant professor in a tenure-track position, but not yet tenured—who demonstrates combined excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative activity, and service. Read more

UHart Loans Ventilators to Hartford Hospital for COVID-19 Patients
April 28, 2020
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. Read more

DeMaio Interviewed on Leadership in Radiologic Technology
April 14, 2020
Dan DeMaio, associate professor of Radiologic Technology in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, was recently profiled in Radiology Business magazine. DeMaio was one of five technologists who were interviewed about their move from technologists into a variety of leadership positions. Read more

New Academic Building Will Transform UHart's Campus
March 1, 2020
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. Read more

Research Takes Felmlee Underseas and Overseas
February 20, 2020
ENHP’s Duffy Felmlee was profiled in the February 2020 issue of O&P Almanac for his research both underwater and on land.  Felmlee, associate professor of prosthetics and orthotics, is working on several projects to help improve prosthetic device options and safety for individuals with limb loss and limb difference. Read more

ENHP's Kori Stewart Selected to Speak on Artificial Intelligence in Radiology at UK Conference
February 10, 2020
Kori Stewart, clinical assistant professor of radiologic technology in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, has been selected as one of two recipients of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation’s International Speakers Exchange Award. Read more


Student's Invention Gives Children with Cerebral Palsy Freedom in the Pool
December 16, 2019
Physical Therapy Student Josh Breighner '20 has developed a device that allows children with cerebral palsy to play independently in the pool. Read more

Nursing Leader to Speak on the Health Care Needs of the LGBTQIA+ Community
December 3, 2019
The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions will host Vanessa Pomarico-Denino for a lecture titled “Expanding the Rainbow: Understanding the Health Care Needs of the LGBTQIA+ Community” on Tuesday, December 3 from 5-7 p.m.  Read more

Teacher of the Year and ENHP Alumnus to Speak on Motivation and Morale
October 28, 2019
David Bosso, EdD, M’04, will speak on “Motivation, Morale, and Professional Identity: Leadership Lessons from a Veteran Connecticut Teacher” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4:00 pm. Bosso is the 2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year and is a 2019 inductee to the National Teachers Hall of Fame. Read more

Iraq War Veteran and ENHP Alumna Maria Tackett to Receive Anchor Award
October 14, 2019
Maria Tackett D '10, who has established a highly respected career in nursing, health care, and educational leadership, will be honored this October at the 2019 Anchor Awards. The University of Hartford Alumni Association presents the annual Anchor Awards to recognize alumni who have achieved the highest level of professional as well as community accomplishments. Read more

ENHP to Exhibit at Hartford Marathon
September 30, 2019
The University of Hartford College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) will be an exhibitor at the Hartford Marathon on Saturday, October 12 at Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford.  The Hartford Marathon has thousands of participants and volunteers supporting charities throughout the region. Read more

ENHP's DeMaio Named to Board of World's Largest Radiologic Science Association
July 29, 2019
The world’s largest radiologic science association elected Daniel DeMaio, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT), to serve on its Board of Directors. DeMaio was installed as vice Speaker of the House for the 2019-2020 term at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in Orlando, Florida, in June. Read more

Alumnus David Bosso Inducted Into National Teachers' Hall of Fame
July 1, 2019
David Bosso M ’04 was inducted into the National Teachers’ Hall of Fame at a ceremony on June 21 at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Bosso is a social studies teacher at Berlin High School in Berlin, Connecticut, and was recently elected chair of the ENHP Board of Visitors. Read more

Mackenzie Ford is UHart's First Montessori Bachelor's Degree Graduate
May 23, 2019
When Mackenzie Ford received her degree at Commencement on May 19, her achievement wasn't only a personal milestone. She's also the first graduate of UHart's Montessori bachelor’s degree program. Read more

ENHP Names Joyce Thielen Program Director for New Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
March 19, 2019
Joyce Z. Thielen has been named program director for the University of Hartford’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Cesarina Thompson, dean of the University’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, announced Thielen’s appointment after learning that the new program has received approval from the State of Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing.  Read more

2018 News

ENHP students earn dementia care certification
December 10, 2018
As an increasing number of older adults are diagnosed with dementia, health-care providers need to be ready to work with patients with memory loss. The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) is helping students prepare for their careers by offering dementia care training for radiologic technology students during the fall semester. Read more

 University of Hartford Introduces a Minor in Gerontology
November 28, 2019 
To help ensure that its graduates are prepared for future employment trends, the University of Hartford has introduced a Gerontology minor for undergraduate students and joined the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, a group of higher education institutions that have endorsed 10 AFU principles and committed themselves to becoming more age-friendly in their programs and policies. Read more

University of Hartford to Launch Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
September 4, 2018
The University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) will launch a new entry-level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the fall of 2019 and is now accepting applications for the first class. Read more