Christopher DeFrancesco '95 (CLAS)

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Physician Returns With Elite Training in Challenging Infections

Two years after completing an internal medicine residency at UConn Health, Dr. David Fraulino is back, now as a faculty physician, bringing specialized expertise in especially difficult infectious disease.

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White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy Recognizes UConn’s Indoor Air Quality Initiative Fighting COVID-19

A DIY air filtration device assembled by fifth graders in Hartford makes its way to Washington, thanks to a cross-campus effort

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Keeping It Clean for Patient, Staff Safety

UConn Health’s housekeepers are the front-line folks who don't provide patient care, but provide a safe, healthy environment for those who do. Housekeeping and Environmental Services Appreciation Week is Sept. 11-17.

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UConn Health’s New Chief Privacy Officer Arrives

Elle Box joins as assistant vice president for health care compliance.

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What You Need to Know About Your Next COVID Booster

The new COVID-19 vaccines recently authorized for use as boosters generate an immune response not only to the original strain, but also two omicron subvariants. UConn Health’s Dr. David Banach explains

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Homecoming for UConn Health’s New CIO

UConn Health’s new chief information officer, Rick McCarthy, is a Connecticut native, UConn alumnus, and Navy veteran.

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Podcast: Back to School, 2022

UConn Health’s Dr. Erica Waddington offers tips and observations based on her experience as a family medicine physician who sees both students and parents, often from the same household.

Tackling the Opioid Crisis in Collaboration

UConn Health is working with Community Mental Health Affiliates to carry out a recently launched intervention program that focuses on vulnerable populations by removing barriers to treatment and resources.

COVID-Stroke Link Goes Back to 2020 UConn Health Biopsy

It is widely accepted that COVID-19 can increase the risk of stroke, even in those who otherwise normally would not be in a higher-risk group. One of the first pieces of scientific evidence of that association comes from a UConn Health case, explained in the journal "Operative Neurosurgery."

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Monkeypox: A Brief Introduction

How is it transmitted, treated, and prevented? What is the risk, how contagious is it, and how sick can it make us? UConn Health’s Dr. David Banach explains