Christopher DeFrancesco '95 (CLAS)

Author Archive

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Supporting Their Fellow Nurses, Peer-to-Peer

UConn Health’s nurses have a new resource to help them deal with the demands of their job, with support coming from peers who can relate.

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6 Nightingales Reflect Commitment of Entire UConn Health Nursing Staff

Paying tribute to nurses who served during a year of unprecedented challenge

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Teens, Screens, and Anxiety/Depression

What is the relationship between our teens' relationship with their smartphones and their mental health? A UConn Health psychiatrist shares what his research is finding.

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National Leadership Role for UConn Health’s Dr. Rebecca Andrews

Dr. Rebecca Andrews, UConn Health primary care physician, begins a one-year term as chair of the board of governors for the American College of Physicians, the largest medical specialty organization in the U.S.

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A Plan for Parkinson’s Patients

UConn Health’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center now offers supportive care and planning services, enabling an early start on the long-term prognosis for patients as well as their family members and caregivers.

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2nd Simon Award Recognizes Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis Providers

A team of multiple sclerosis providers and the stroke clinical program coordinator are the co-winners of UConn Health’s second annual Dr. Richard Simon Excellence in Clinical Neurosciences Award.

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PODCAST: A Clear Voice on Vocal Health

Two founders of UConn Health's Voice and Speech Clinic join the UConn Health Pulse podcast to discuss voice disorders and how their practice helps voice users of all levels.

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Pandemic Aside, All Tech Systems Go

UConn Health’s continuation of services for the duration of the pandemic is possible in large part because of the efforts by the information technology professionals who helped keep everything – and everyone – working.

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UConn Health Sponsors Symposium for High School Scientists

The top five honorees from this year’s Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium earned the right to represent the state at the national symposium in April.

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‘Quality’: More Than a Selling Point

Leaders from the UConn John Dempsey Hospital Quality Department explain the importance of quality management in a hospital setting and what their team does to meet quality, safety, service, and performance objectives in a collaborative fashion.