Quinnipiac, Hartford HealthCare highlight wellness opportunities on campus

October 02, 2023

Several health sciences students talk with EMTs outside a Life Star helicopter

Quinnipiac partnered with Hartford HealthCare to host a health and wellness fair on September 28 on the North Haven Campus.

The event was designed to expand the presence of wellness practices and opportunities to the university's students.

“I think it is so wonderful that Quinnipiac does this because health and wellness are so important and up and coming in today’s day and age,” said Nick Talarico, MHS ’23. “People want to get healthier, live longer and generally want to take better care of themselves, especially at the higher education level because we are all so prone to stress, having exams, a social life, classes and work. There are just so many commitments that cause us to frequently overextend ourselves. So, when we are here at events like this we can learn how to work through those stressors, and it’s just so beneficial.”

Colleen Finn ’23, MOT ’24, said she found the event to be very beneficial.

“I think this is a really unique opportunity for students to network not only within the university and find resources to help them in their educational journey, but also to see a bunch of different opportunities for future career aspirations," she said.

Gina Frank, dean of graduate student affairs and organizer of the event, worked with Hartford HealthCare to host more than two dozen tables at the fair for students to learn more about health and wellness initiatives and resources they have available to them.

“Health and wellness are big topics from mental health to physical health and well-being,” said Frank. “So, that’s why I saw it as an initiative this summer to get it done for the students this year.”

Geoff Gelinas, technologist at Hartford Hospital’s Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), said he was delighted to participate in the event. 

“I think this is a wonderful opportunity to get exposed to all different areas of healthcare from emergency first aid to mental health and well-being,” said Gelinas. “It’s a good way to get exposed to things you wouldn’t have otherwise.”

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