Christopher DeFrancesco '95 (CLAS)

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Podcast: COVID and Older Adults‘ Resiliency

UConn Health's psychiatry chair and a medical student who's studying how older adults are handling the pandemic with him share their observations, which may surprise you.

Accounts from Ground Zero, 20 Years Later

Two UConn Health physicians share their recollection of being part of the response to the World Trade Center site Sept. 11, 2001. Dr. Robert Fuller was the John Dempsey Hospital EMS director at the time, and Dr. Dirk Stanley was a medical student training in Brooklyn.

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UConn Hand Surgeon Now Has Triathlete’s Take

Dr. Joel Ferreira’s training for and recent completion of an Ironman challenge provides added context when treating hand and wrist ailments common in cyclists.

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A Physician’s Perspective in UConn Health CIO Role

Dr. Adam Buckley was a practicing OB-GYN before switching to clinical informatics, and is now serving as UConn Health’s interim chief information officer.

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Tick-Borne Illness Still Rare Despite Greater Population

While Connecticut is seeing more ticks this summer, Dr. Henry Feder Jr. at UConn Health explains how pathogen transmission is still the path less traveled.

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Podcast: Back to School ’21 With COVID-19

With COVID-19 following us into back-to-school '21, Dr. Erica Waddington, family medicine physician at UConn Health's Canton office, discusses how she helps families prepare for a the return to the classroom under still abnormal circumstances.

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UConn Health Introduces Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. C.B. Sai Sudhakar brings experience building cardiothoracic surgery programs to expand UConn Health’s academic and clinical offerings in the discipline.

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Conquering Coast to Coast ’21

They took slightly different paths, but the UConn Health students who decided to spend the summer bicycling cross-country, carrying on a 16-year school tradition, are back.

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HITEC Solution for Workplace Health and Safety Will Continue

Health Improvement Through Employee Control, a 14-year UConn-led research program, has yielded proven workplace improvements for Connecticut correction officers and other personnel. Now, as federal funding runs out, it lives on as a state budget priority.

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Spotlight on Services: Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Three social workers from the UConn Health Care Coordination Department describe their contributions to patient care and share their perspectives as front-line providers during the pandemic.