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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Breaking Down Barriers for Those Living With HIV

UConn Health’s Ryan White Program offers treatment adherence and supportive resources

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UConn Health After Dark

On a typical night, more than 200 UConn Health employees report to work third shift

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Solar Signs Call out Campus Crosswalks at UConn Health

New signs enhance safety with added benefit of improving sustainability

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Spotlight on Services: Ophthalmology Technicians

The (eye) doctor will see you, but usually not without at least one of UConn Health’s 18 certified ophthalmology techs seeing you first

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UConn Health Wears Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A photo gallery of UConn Health staff from throughout the enterprise

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Society of Internists Invites Dr. Jaclyn Olsen Jaeger

UConn Center on Aging physician elected fellow of the American College of Physicians

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UConn Medical Students Invite Public to ‘Walk With a Future Doc’

Monthly walks in Elizabeth Park feature discussion of health topics with students and physicians

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You Snooze, You (Still) Lose

UConn Health sleep disorders specialist warns of misleading takeaway from study suggesting snooze button benefits

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Medical Assistants Vital to UConn Health Patient Care

Between outpatient clinics and hospital units, more than 260 MAs are ‘critical members of our care team’

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Spotlight on Services: PAs in the ED

A look at the role of physician assistants from the point of view of the PAs who work in the UConn John Dempsey Hospital emergency department