Health Center in the News – August 2013

Dr. Thomas Trojian

Dr. Thomas Trojian

NFL Settles Concussion Lawsuit

WTIC Radio, Aug. 30, 2013

Dr. Thomas Trojian, director of the UConn Health Center’s Injury Prevention and Sports Outreach programs, joins “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 to discuss concussions in light of the settlement of the NFL concussion lawsuit.

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Tim Morse

Tim Morse

UConn Report: CT Workplace Illness Rate High

Hartford Business Journal, Aug. 29, 2013

Employees in Connecticut reported occupational illnesses in 2011 at a much higher rate than the national average, according to a new analysis by the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Daniel McNally

Dr. Daniel McNally

Back to School Sleep Schedule

WTIC Radio, Aug. 25, 2013

Dr. Daniel McNally, medical director of the UConn Sleep Disorders Center, joins “Face Connecticut” with Sam Gingerella to discuss the importance of good sleep, especially for kids going back to school.

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Dr. Cato Laurencin

Dr. Cato Laurencin

UConn Scientist Working on New Way to Repair Knees

The CT Mirror, Aug. 22, 2013

“It just seemed to me that there might be a better way to be able to approach this,” said Cato T. Laurencin, now a professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the UConn Health Center.

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Dr. Carolyn Drazinic

Dr. Carolyn Drazinic

Patients, Doctors Lining Up for Medical Marijuana Certification

Connecticut Post, Aug. 17, 2013

“There is always a possibility that a medication can be given liberally and too collectively,” said Carolyn Drazinic, a psychiatrist with the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, who also questions whether proof has been established that marijuana offers medical benefits.

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Thomas Babor

Thomas Babor

Beer Ads During Basketball Games Show Industry Self-regulation Doesn’t Work

The CT Mirror, Aug. 15, 2013

“[T]he findings of this study are consistent with evidence from other research showing that alcohol industry self-regulation programs are ineffective at preventing content violations,” Thomas Babor, a professor of community medicine and public health at the UConn Health Center

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Dr. David Rowe

Dr. David Rowe

Jackson Lab, UConn Scientists Secure $3.2 Million Grant

Hartford Courant, Aug. 6, 2013

Researchers from Jackson Laboratory and the University of Connecticut have received a $3.2 million grant that will help them learn more about what causes bone diseases like osteoporosis, officials from both institutions said.

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