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Messages from the Executive Vice President

December 14, 2012

Tragedy in Connecticut

There are no words to describe the tragedy that struck our neighboring town of Newtown this afternoon. The profound sadness of this event touches all of us.

Please know the Health Center’s Employee Assistance Program is a resource for you. You can call 860-679-2877 to speak with a professional for confidential counseling. In light of today’s event, calls will be answered around the clock. Support is also available 24/7 for staff from our Pastoral Care program. Please call the page operator at 860-679-2626 and ask to speak to the Health Center clergy.

Faculty and staff have already volunteered to help, however at this time, we have been asked to stand by until further support is needed.

Our thoughts are with the families and community affected by this sad event.  


Frank M. Torti, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine