Carolyn Pennington

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UConn Health Minute: Diagnosing GERD

Up to 20% of Americans have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Symptoms vary so diagnosing GERD accurately can be challenging. The director of UConn Health’s Esophageal Diseases Center, Dr. Houman Rezaizadeh, says the Bravo test can help pinpoint what’s going on and lead to appropriate, pain-relieving therapy.

UConn Health Minute: AI Guided Radiology

One of the biggest breakthroughs in medicine is the use of artificial intelligence. As Dr. Leo Wolansky, chair of Radiology at UConn Health, tells us, its impact in radiology is multifold. AI can alert the radiologist of an abnormal scan so that it’s prioritized leading to a faster diagnosis and treatment for the patient.

UConn Health Welcomes Medical and Dental Classes of 2026

UConn Health welcomes the medical and dental classes of 2026. The incoming classes include 110 future physicians, selected from more than 4,000 applicants, and 52 future dentists selected from nearly 1300 applicants, embarking on their four-year educational journey.

UConn Health Minute: Augmented Reality Spine Surgery

Augmented reality spine surgery allows surgeons to “see” your spine in 3D through the skin during spinal implant surgery. This “x-ray vision” gives UConn Health surgeons better control and visualization, with the goal of easier, faster and safer surgeries.

Close up shot of zebra fish

Science In Seconds: What We Can Learn from Zebrafish

UConn Health's Jean-Denis Beaudoin is studying the earliest stages of zebrafish development to better understand how defects and diseases develop in humans

Researcher looking at Shigella bacteria

Science in Seconds: How Our Immune System Recognizes Pathogen Infections

UConn Health immunology researcher Jianbin Ruan uses high tech tools to study how certain pathogens can escape our immune system and cause serious infections and diseases

UConn Health Minute: Maternal Health Matters

  With maternal mortality rates increasing several years ago, steps were taken to lower the risk moms face before, during and after pregnancy. As UConn Health Ob/Gyn Kathleen Zacherl tells us, Connecticut is one of the first states in the country to implement measures aimed at improving postpartum care to help women recover and stay […]

Graduate student Skylar Wright (left) with Sivapriya Kailasan Vanaja, Ph.D., in her immunology research lab.

Science in Seconds: Our Immunity vs E. coli

A UConn Health immunology researcher is focusing on the interaction between our immune system and E. coli to better understand it and develop new treatments against this potentially deadly disease.

UConn Health Minute: Treating Prolapse and Incontinence

Women don't have to suffer in silence. Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are common in women who've had children or are older than 45,  and they are also highly treatable. 

Jenna Bartley, a UConn researcher on aging and health, stands in a hallway at UConn Health, wearing a white lab coat.

Science in Seconds: Healthy Aging

Getting a broad picture of how aging affects the whole body, and how older adults can be healthier for longer