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:

  Did you know?  Eastern Ranks in Nation for Health and Physical Fitness Major!
More information:  here

SURP 2015 — Deadline passed
More Information: 
SURP Participants Speak out

To apply:  SURP Online Application

Track 1 is closed.  Students interested in Track 2 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.

 Off-Campus Events

  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

  Interested in working in Health Care?   Graduating in May?
Consider opportunities at Community HealthCorps
For more information, see their flyer

Other STEM Events

#StudentAstronaut Contest will give one student an opportunity to experience what it is like to train like a scientist astronaut and be featured on our show. The contest will be a video contest where students will be asked to answer a series of questions. We are looking for students (age 16+ in HS or Undergrad) who are great science communicators and ambassadors for space exploration.
Deadline for submitting your videos:  September 1, 2015
For more information, go to their website (here) and Facebook page (here)