Jennifer Walker

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New Residency Program is a Hidden Gem of Medicine

The inaugural Residents of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are pioneers of the new program that began in July. We caught up with some of the Residents of the program to learn more.

Doctors Assess Opportunities Gained, Lost through Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits

UConn Health's Dr. Patrick Coll, UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. John Batsis, and colleagues authored an analysis of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits since they were instituted 10 years ago, finding the one-size-fits-all approach needs an upgrade to truly help seniors prevent disease and live healthier lives.

Research finds Biomarkers in Older Adults with Late-Life Depression

Major depression in older adults is very common, disabling, and increases the risk of many diseases of aging including Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, cardiovascular and even mortality. Therefore, it constitutes a major public health issue, especially considering the growing number of older adults in the U.S. and worldwide.

Seeking Answers to Optimizing Influenza Vaccines in Older Adults through New Study

The UConn Center on Aging in Partnership with The Jackson Laboratory is seeking participants for an Influenza Vaccine to ultimately understand which influenza vaccine works best for which individuals.

The Journey from Nursing to COO of John Dempsey Hospital

Opportunities in the nursing field are expansive. We recently spoke with Caryl Ryan, RN, Chief Operating Officer for UConn John Dempsey Hospital and Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Quality and Patient Care Services about her path in nursing.

Transgender Medical Services at UConn Health Helping Patients Live Their Authentic Lives

Transgender is a term that includes the many ways that people’s gender identities can be different from the sex they were assigned at birth. The Transgender Program at UConn Health supports those who are seeking services to change or explore the change of their gender identity.

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Cabrera portrait

Cancer Survivor Gives Hope to Others That There is Light at the End of Cancer

The diagnosis of any type of cancer is devastating and for Carlos Cabrera, the day he was diagnosed with rectal cancer totally changed his life and shattered his wife.  With treatment, surgery, and mental health care, he has come out on the other side, cancer-free and with a change of outlook on life.

Cancer Survivor Credits Doctors at UConn Health for Determination to Find Answers

“I am over the moon with the care at UConn Health, it is world-class,” says Jay Buth about his experience with his care after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

UConn Health on Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 List

For the second year in a row, UConn Health is on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals.

Breaking Barriers – the First Patient in the World Receives Moderna mRNA Trial Infusion for Glycogen Storage Disease at UConn Health

Loveah Hernandez, a brave 20-year-old from Texas, is contributing to science as the first person in the world to receive the Moderna mRNA infusion as part of the Ba1ance Trial for GSD-Ia at UConn Health.