Dr. Robert Jennette is the campus physician and director of Student Health Services at Eastern Connecticut State University. Having worked at the University for the past 10 years, Dr. Jennette enjoys the daily flow of campus health issues that range from colds to callouses, headaches to hangnails, and everything in-between. Dr. Jennette especially finds challenging the detective aspect of his job, trying to solve the mystery of illnesses his patients present. Prior to working at Eastern, Dr. Jennette worked in a private practice for 5 years in Pennsylvania, seeing a diverse range of patients from infants to the elderly.
Aside from his medical responsibilities, Dr. Jennette serves on the Crisis Intervention Team, a collaborative group of Eastern staff members from a number of different departments that meet weekly to address specific issues or problems students are having. He also serves as a judge each year at the Annual Excellence Expo put on by the School of Education/Professional Studies. Additionally, Dr. Jennette occasionally presents educational programming on various health issues. Most recently, he shed some light on the topic of sun exposure, skin damage and skin cancer for residents of Niejadlik Hall. An outdoor enthusiast himself and supporter of environmental causes, Dr. Jennette is eager to share information on wellness and ways to stay healthy.
Outside of Eastern, Dr. Jennette served on the board of the Windham Region United Way for a number of years. He occasionally volunteers his time at a free health clinic organized by UConn medical students and held at the local soup kitchen, and is also a member of the local land conservation group, Joshua’s Trust.
Dr. Jennette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Clark University (Worcester, MA), and earned a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Massachusetts (Worcester, MA). He completed his residency in Family Practice and Primary Care medicine at the York hospital Family Practice Program in York, PA.