UConn’s Urban Service Track (UST) program received the Connecticut Nursing Association’s Public Service Award for 2014. The annual award recognizes an individual or group who has made notable contributions to the advancement of nursing, public health or health care in Connecticut through public service, public education/advocacy, public policy or organizational leadership.
An interprofessional group of faculty and students accepted the award on behalf of the Urban Service Track. UST is a two-year curriculum that teaches students in a variety of health professions to work with at-risk populations in urban areas. Each year approximately 50 students from the UConn schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and social work are accepted into the program.