Print – Health Center in the News – June 2012

State stem cell grants awarded; medical care for migrant farm workers; two key players' paths cross again; DNA blueprint built for fetus; and the Health Center’s improvement project.

State Awards $9.8 Million for Stem Cell Projects

Hartford Courant, June 18, 2012

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Monday announced $9.8 million in grants to 19 stem cell research projects in the state. The Connecticut Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee had selected the recipients at its grant review meeting last Tuesday in Farmington.

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Migrant Farm Workers: Medical Care for an Invisible Population

American Medical News, June 11, 2012

During the summer, internist Bruce Gould, MD, drives to the farm fields that stretch across Connecticut to see his patients. He arrives at night after the migrant farmworkers have finished harvesting tobacco.

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At UConn, Two Key Players’ Paths Cross Again

Connecticut Mirror, June 11, 2012

The first time they met, in the early 1980s, Frank Torti and Edison Liu were newly minted doctors, Liu training to be a cancer specialist at Stanford University and Torti a young oncology professor who taught him.

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DNA Blueprint for Fetus Built Using Tests of Parents

New York Times, June 7, 2012

“It’s an extraordinary piece of technology, really quite remarkable,” said Peter Benn, professor of genetics and developmental biology at the University of Connecticut, who was not involved in the work. “What I see in this paper is a glance into the future.”

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High-Profile Feature: John Dempsey Hospital

High Profile Monthly, June 2012

Work is under way on the $318 million improvements project at the UConn Health Center in Farmington that includes renovations to the John Dempsey Hospital and construction of a new 11-story patient care tower.

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