Category: Health & Fitness

Quinnipiac University biology professor Courtney McGinnis, pictured last summer, has received a $18,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to continue investigating pollution in the Quinnipiac River.

Quinnipiac University professor receives $18,000 grant to investigate pollution in the Quinnipiac River

In addition, the funds will be utilized to support environmental clean-up efforts on state property bordering the Quinnipiac River in North Haven.

From left to right: Andrea McDowell, Chris McDowell (Golf Cove Co-Owner), State Sen. Paul Cicarella, State Rep. Dave Yaccarino, Jeff and Samantha Dorman (Feeding Families Foundation Co-Founders), First Selectman Michael Freda, Paul DeStefano (Golf Cove Co-Owner), Leslie DeStefano (Rumanoff’s Jewelers Chief Sales Officer), Doug Rumanoff (Rumanoff's Jewelers CEO), and Mike Rumanoff (Rumanoff's Jewelers Founder) on Jan. 20 celebrated Feeding Families Foundation’s first annual Winter Virtual Golf Classic to benefit parents of hospitalized children at Golf Cove in North Haven. The foundation recently launched its “Parent Plate Program” with Yale New Haven Hospital to address food affordability and accessibility issues that parents often face when caring for their child in the hospital. The event raised more than $8,000 for families in need.

Raising Money to Help Parents of Hospitalized Children

By partnering with children’s hospitals, the Parent Plate Program utilizes the hospital’s existing food service infrastructure to provide food to parents.

From left, Kayla Balisciano, Robert Cottrell, chair and clinical associate professor of biomedical sciences and program director of pathologists’ assistant studies at Quinnipiac University, and Sumer Mastriani look at a glass microscope slide. Balisciano and Mastriani were two of 70 North Haven High School students who visited and toured Quinnipiac on Friday.

Quinnipiac University’s School of Health Scienceshosts 70 North Haven students

The North Haven students took an anatomy and physiology class at the high school and toured QU’s state-of-the-art laboratories and participated in hands-on activities with health science faculty members.

Deputy Senate Republican Leader Paul Cicarella (R-North Haven)

Sen. Cicarella, CT Senate Republicans Unveil Plan to Make Health Care More Affordable

Deputy Senate Republican Leader Paul Cicarella joined Connecticut Senate Republicans to unveil “A Better Way to Affordable Health Care” – a comprehensive set of legislative proposals aimed at lowering the cost of health care in Connecticut.

The Bobcat Stride members who attended the luncheon were: Susana Silva, left, Sue Benvenuti, Tom Calamo, Rosemary Calamo, Beth Smith, Linda Altieri and Mary Schreiber.

Members of Quinnipiac University’s Bobcat Stride walking program gather for holiday luncheon

Bobcat Stride, which is free and open to members of the public 50 years of age and older, takes place weekdays from 6-9 a.m. on the North Haven Campus.

Quinnipiac University to host Fall Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 21

During the QU program, interprofessional teams of students will review safety checks, provide demonstrations and distribute educational materials on preventing falls.

The Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University. Photo by Quinnipiac University.

Legal and medical experts to take part in teach-in on healthcare liability Oct. 6 at Quinnipiac University

The expert panel will examine the 2017 case of RaDonda Vaught, a registered nurse who made a medical error that resulted in the death of patient under her care.

Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine formally welcomed its 10th class, the Class of 2026, at its annual White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the People’s United Center on the York Hill Campus.

Quinnipiac University’s newest medical students urged to seek opportunities that enhance knowledge to better treat patients

In a new ritual at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, all 94 members of the Class of 2026 stepped up to a lectern and stated their name and hometown, eliciting cheers from family and friends gathered to witness the traditional White Coat Ceremony.

Quinnipiac University to offer free mental health and resiliency training for emergency medical services personnel June 25-30

The training will be open to 100 front-line personnel, first-line supervisors and mental health trauma response teams to help them recognize and respond to significant events in EMS.

Quinnipiac University to launch ‘Bobcat Stride’ outdoor community walking program for senior citizens

The program, which is free and open to members of the public 50 years of age and over, will be open weekdays during daylight hours through the month of August.

Rep. Yaccarino Co-Sponsors Children’s Mental Health Legislation

The wide-ranging legislation aims to address the youth mental health crisis and support children and families by growing the behavioral health workforce, expanding treatment facilities, and increasing insurance coverage for mental health services.

Rep. Yaccarino Co-Sponsors Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis

Bill Would Implement Pilot Peer Navigator Program