Christopher DeFrancesco '95 (CLAS)

cdefrancesco@uchc.edu

Podcast: Healing With Our Own Cells

December 1, 2020

“It’s not a drug, we’re just taking your own components… You are only receiving your same cells and it all happens in the same visit.” —Dr. Allison Schafer Some bone, joint, tendon and ligament injuries are now treatable using what’s known as an orthobiologic approach. It’s when the patient is injected with a therapy derived […]

Unique Schwann Cells: The Eyes Have It

November 20, 2020

UConn Health neuroscience researchers are finding genetic properties of what are known as Schwann cells in the cornea that may hold the key to breakthroughs in sensory function, healing, and even regeneration.

Have Diabetes, Will Travel (for Care and Education)

November 12, 2020

Patient who moved to New Hampshire 15 years ago makes a 200-mile round trip four times a year to continue seeing his endocrinologist at UConn Health.

Podcast: Technology + Expertise = Healthier Skin

November 9, 2020

Many of the latest laser treatments for skin conditions, historically considered to only be available in major metropolitan areas, are available closer than you may think.

Elite Fellowship Backs UConn Health Scholar’s Violence Research

October 29, 2020

Mayte Restrepo-Ruiz, a public health sciences research associate and Ph.D. candidate, is studying the connection between armed conflict and intimate partner violence, now with the support of Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

Breakthrough Treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease

October 21, 2020

UConn Health offers the first and only FDA-approved thyroid infusion, which can delay or reduce the need for orbital surgery to relieve inflammation and preserve vision.

Countering Concussion Complacency

October 21, 2020

A UConn neurologist and sports medicine expert weighs in on a published study showing no link between tackle football at an early age and more concussion complications in college.

Healthier Skin With Technology and Expertise

October 8, 2020

UConn Health dermatologists use the latest in lasers and other devices to offer unrivaled cosmetic treatment options.

Conscious During Carpel Tunnel

September 30, 2020

With “wide-awake surgery,” UConn Heath’s hand, wrist and elbow surgeons use a technique that keeps the patient awake, enabling the testing of the repair while the procedure is in progress and allowing a faster recovery time.

A Safer, More Precise Prostate Biopsy

September 22, 2020

After nearly two years of using a biopsy method known as the transperineal approach, UConn Health urologists report higher-quality prostate samples and zero infections.

Committed to Curtailing Sepsis

September 14, 2020

Nurses Elizabeth Haskell and Ashley Brennan-McBride lead UConn Health’s effort to reduce sepsis risk and mortality.