Christopher DeFrancesco '95 (CLAS)

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Citizen’s Police Academy Open at UConn Health

Following success in Storrs and a pilot in Farmington last year, the UConn Police Department is offering its citizen’s police academy to the UConn Health community May through June.

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Homeless No More, Thanks to ‘Guardian Angel’ From UConn Health

“I don’t think I would have lasted another winter.” A man who was homeless for most of the last four decades credits the population health team at UConn Health for helping him find a home.

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3rd Simon Award Honors Leaders in Nursing and Postdoctoral Training

Nurse Manager Susan Bongiorni and Graduate Medical Education Director Martha Wilkie share the 2022 Dr. Richard Simon Excellence in Clinical Neurosciences Award.

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STEM Symposium Sends 5 Students to Represent State

The top five honorees from the 2022 Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, sponsored by UConn Health and organized by the Connecticut Area Health Education Center (CT AHEC), are on their way to a national symposium next month in New Mexico.

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Complacency, ‘COVID Fatigue’ Expose Disparities

'As a leading medical school and hospital, we need to remain engaged with our communities, especially the poor and disenfranchised, to provide education about risk-mitigation strategies'

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Podcast: Best Ways to Treat the Feet

Dr. Lauren Geaney, UConn Health foot and ankle surgeon, explains some of the newest, minimally invasive ways to treat common and complex foot problems.

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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.