Fumiko Hoeft Named Director of the Waterbury Campus of the University of Connecticut

Fumiko Hoeft has been selected as the director of the Waterbury campus of the University of Connecticut. She has been serving as interim director since May.

The Waterbury campus enrolls just under 900 students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 57 percent of the student body.

Dr. Hoeft joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in 2018 as a professor of psychological sciences. She has also served as the director of the Brain Imaging Research Center. Earlier, Dr. Hoeft taught at the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

“My varied background in medicine and health sciences, my research and clinical experience, my love for community outreach and working with the community all comes together really nicely at this campus,” Dr. Hoeft said. “It gives me excitement to go to work every day.”

Dr. Hoeft holds undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

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