Christopher DeFrancesco '95 (CLAS)

Chris DeFrancesco has been writing for UConn Health since 2007. He is a proud graduate of UConn’s journalism program. As an undergraduate in Storrs he was one of the play-by-play voices of UConn men’s and women’s basketball on WHUS-FM, a writer for the Daily Campus, and a campus shuttle bus driver. He’s been a freelance writer, editor of two weekly newspapers (Bloomfield Journal and Windsor Locks Journal), and most notably a reporter and anchor on WTIC NewsTalk 1080. He is a four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcasters Association Walt Dibble Award for Personal Excellence in Radio. Chris also is an elected officer in his union (UHP Local 3837) and serves on the board of the Newington Children’s Theatre Company, Connecticut’s longest-running youth theatre program. He lives in Newington with his wife, Caroline, daughter, Audrey, and their dogs, Spot and Alex.

Author Archive

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UConn Health Leads Patient on Innovative Path to Restoring Pain-Free Mobility

UConn Health’s Dr. Lauren Geaney finds a solution for what was unsolvable, with a 3D-printed custom ankle replacement. Now her patient is walking again without pain.

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Dr. Neha Prakash Named ‘Outstanding Young Physician’

Connecticut Association of Physicians of Indian Origin recognizes neurologist who established UConn Health’s normal pressure hydrocephalus clinic

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Spotlight on Services: Clinical Research Center

The Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Clinical Research Center at UConn Health provides dedicated space, expertise, and resources to promote research engagement

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Podcast: Education as a Diabetes Management Tool

Hear from UConn Health diabetes care experts about the importance of recognizing early signs of diabetes and, once diagnosed, managing it with the benefit of education

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Capital Area Health Consortium Honors UConn Health Nurse, Fellow, Resident

Community Service Awards for Drs. Jasmin Hundal and Joselyn Miller; scholarship for Elizabeth Haskell

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UConn Health Celebrates Its ’23 Nightingale Nurses

Meet the six UConn Health nurses selected among a record 35 nominees for the 2023 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing

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UConn Health Screens Firefighters for Skin Cancer

Dermatologists, residents, students offer free screenings for UConn and community firefighters, whose occupational exposures increase their risk of melanoma and other cancers

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UConn John Dempsey Hospital Recognized for Elite Patient Experience

Healthgrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience Award puts John Dempsey Hospital among the top 10% nationwide

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Running in the UConn Health Half Marathon? Don’t Wait to Train

Take some tips from the UConn Institute for Sports Medicine

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UConn Health Celebrates Its Lab Staff

This Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, the acknowledgements pour in for Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine personnel