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

Army Grants Back Bioengineer’s Effort to Regenerate Tissue

Lakshmi Nair is exploring ways to regrow musculoskeletal tissue using regenerative biomaterials.

Biomedical Engineering Society Honors Health Center VP

Dr. Cato Laurencin has been elected as a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Giant Magnet Installed … Through the Roof

Getting the main component of an NMR spectrometer into the Health Center building was a challenge.

Saturday’s Scholars

Health Center's Saturday Academy helps high school students start their UConn careers.

Health Center Physician Leads Effort to Save Whale

Dr. Andre Kaplan headed a team that successfully performed dialysis on a whale with kidney failure.

Class of 2010: Charles Brown, MPH, Graduate School

MPH graduate Charles Brown chose UConn because of its public health emphasis on applied practice.

Hypertension Expert Explores ‘Risk of Waking Up’

Dr. William White has written about the increase in blood pressure that occurs when a person awakes.

Health Center Starts Adult Sickle Cell Program

Until now there were few options for the care of adults with this hereditary blood disorder.

Health Center Leading New Mentoring Program

The program aims to provide adult role models for children whose parents are in prison.

Laurencin Honored by President Obama

The dean of the Medical School has earned a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.