Christopher DeFrancesco '95 (CLAS)

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Advanced Technology for Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Patients

An advanced cancer treatment is now available to UConn Health Center patients, thanks to the generosity of philanthropists and longtime university supporters Carole and Ray Neag. High-dose rate brachytherapy temporarily delivers a high radiation source, or radioactive seed, to a tumor site. The speed and precision of this robotic therapy enables treatment on an outpatient […]

February Events at the UConn Health Center

Following is a rundown of UConn Health Center events in February: Free Hospital Maternity Tours Saturday, February 5, 3:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Main Lobby A representative will guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery at John Dempsey Hospital. Children and grandparents are welcome. The free tours are held every other Saturday. […]

New Basic Science Researchers Join Health Center Faculty

Three highly accomplished scientists have recently joined the Health Center. “Their credentials are impressive and diverse – and we look forward to their contributions in many areas throughout the Health Center,” says Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. Irina Bezsonova, M.S., Ph.D., is an assistant […]

Lieberman Receives Prestigious Urist Award

The Orthopaedic Research Society has presented Dr. Jay Lieberman, director of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute, with the Marshall R. Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research. Lieberman, professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and a nationally renowned total joint replacement surgeon, accepted the award January 15 at the ORS annual […]

Cardiac Imaging Study Shows PROMISE

The Pat and Jim Calhoun Calhoun Cardiology Center has been invited to be a test site for a groundbreaking clinical trial. The National Institutes of Health is studying the use of cardiac imaging to diagnose problems associated with chest pain, the most common clinical cardiology problem. The PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for the Evaluation of […]

UConn Cardiologists Uncover New Heart Attack Warning Sign

Dr. Bruce Liang led research on a protein fragment that is a likely biomarker for heart attack.

Meet the Health Center’s First Newborn of 2011

Dr. Jay Bolnick delivered the first baby born at the Health Center in 2011. Farmington Patch reports Maisen Kamryn Baxter was born just after 2 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces. See the full story and more photos at

UConn Cardiologists Uncover New Heart Attack Warning Sign

Health Center cardiologists have identified a protein fragment that when detected in the blood can be a predictor of heart attack. Their research, led by Dr. Bruce Liang, director of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, is published in the January 11 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. It found […]

January Events at the UConn Health Center

Following is a rundown of UConn Health Center events in January: Nutrition for a Healthy Heart Wednesday, January 5, 2 to 4 p.m., UConn Health Center, Dowling North Building The UConn Health Center’s Healthy Nutrition program invites you on a journey to a lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol and healthier weight. This group meets on […]

UConn Cardiologist is First in New England with New Treatment

A new device used to treat peripheral arterial disease offers an alternative to bypass surgery.