Health & Life Sciences Index

The Health and Life Sciences Career Initiative ( is a consortium of seven Connecticut colleges and universities, funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, geared toward identifying and providing academic programs to meet employment needs. Eastern is focused on strengthening its offerings in the health and life sciences to complement its existing state-of-the-art programs in biology, biochemistry, and health information technology.

Under this grant, Eastern is providing the Summer University Research Program (SURP), with a track in biosciences and a track in physical health/public health. Eastern will also serve as a leader in insuring that new community programs created under the grant will bridge into bachelor’s degrees and beyond.

Latest Updates:

SURP 2015 — Accepting Applications!
Spaces still available in Track 2 – Building Healthy Communities

More Information: 
SURP Participants Speak out

To apply:  SURP Online Application

Students interested in Track 1 can apply after the deadline to be considered for the waiting list.  We have been able to invite students from the waiting list in the past, as spaces became available.

Interested in working in Health Care?   Graduating in May?
Learn about opportunities at Community HealthCorps
Information Session:  Wednesday, April 15, 5 – 6 pm, Student Center 115
For more information, see their flyer


 Off-Campus Events

  StemConn – Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
April 27, 2015, Hartford, CT   (early bird registration ends April 17)
Reduced Rates for Students
More information:  StemConn

  Getting to Better Health: Connecting Care and Community
April 29, 2015, 8 am – 12 pm, Quinnipiac University, North Haven Campus
 Free for Students
More information:  Getting to Better Health


Department Office
Program Coordinator:
Polly M. Silva, PhD
Library, Rm. 108
(860) 465-4504
(860) 465-5588