Christopher DeFrancesco '95 (CLAS)

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UConn Health: 100,000 COVID Shots and Counting

UConn Health reaches milestone in the ongoing public health effort to minimize COVID-19 infection and illness

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Stroke and the Need to BE FAST

The UConn Health Stroke Center continues to earn accolades for its effectiveness in treating stroke and promoting recovery with minimal disability. Two of the nurses behind the program's success explain in the latest podcast.

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Peter Setlow, at 50 Years and Counting: ‘I Really Like Doing Research’

What started in a trailer in 1971 would turn into a prolific scientific career spanning five decades. UConn Health’s longest-serving employee reflects on the institution’s evolution over his tenure and what’s driven him to stay. And he’s not getting fitted for a gold watch anytime soon either.

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Healthy Holiday Choices

With another holiday season upon us, two UConn Health experts offer guidance on how to have less to undo when it's time for new year’s resolutions.

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UConn MS Care Earns Elite National Designation

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society recognizes the UConn Health Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care.

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Elite Expertise in Brain and Spine Disorders

Two physicians from the Brain and Spine Institute describe UConn Health's collaborative approach to treating those suffering from brain tumors, strokes, and other disorders of the brain and spine.

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Overseer of UConn Health Campus Expansion Looks Back

UConn Health VP for Facilities Development and Operations Tom Trutter reflects on the evolution and growth of UConn Health, which included many construction projects he planned and managed over his nearly three decades of service to the University.

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Q&A: The Challenges of Pandemic-Era Readjustment for Children and Adolescents

Dr. Asima Zehgeer of UConn Health’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic discusses challenges faced by children and teens in the wake of COVID-19

Have your say: 2021 Employee Engagement Survey November 1-22

UConn Health Employee Engagement Survey Returns for 2021

Confidential online survey is open through Nov. 22 and combines with nursing engagement survey for nurse respondents.

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Podcast: Enhancing Independence in Older Adults

The UConn Center on Aging is now part of an elite network of U.S. institutions working to advance the field of precision gerontology. Drs. George Kuchel and Richard Fortinsky explain how this relatively new discipline seeks to help older adults maintain their independence.