University of Connecticut


Chapter Mission: 
“Empowering the community through service, mentorship, and camaraderie.”

 Student officers:

Co-presidents: Paul Nwokeji & Breanna Irizarry

Secretary: Farah Themistocle

Treasurer: Nanette Rivera Panzardi

Community Service/Social Chair: Talia Staiger

Social Media Correspondent: Frank Amaefuna

Health Careers Opportunity Program

The Health Career Opportunity Programs (HCOP) actively recruits minority medical and dental students and supports those who are enrolled throughout the academic year. Learn more about this program via:

Additional Chapter Information

The UConn HSDA group meets each month, and has a strong participation in community outreach services. Below is a list highlighting several of the events our group has participated in.

  • ADA CT Expo
  • HDA Annual Meeting in Chicago (awarded 1st Place in Orgullo Category 2019 and 3rd Place in 2018)
  • Head Start Oral Screening Program
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
  • Waterbury Community Fair
  • CT Diabetes Expo
  • Oral Screening Program
  • East Hartford Magnet School Oral Education Program
  • Give Kids a Smile Day UConn Undergraduate Outreach Program
  • CT Mission of Mercy
  • UConn Impressions Program for College Students

Contact Information

Breanna Irizarry (, Paul Nwokeji (

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