Jennifer Walker

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Intubation boxes manufactured and donated by KVC Builders of Waltham, Massachusetts to UConn Health and other area hospitals

Improvise and Protect: UConn Health Docs Develop Intubation Hood for Staff

Two UConn Health doctors have devised a piece of equipment to protect health care workers from contagion while intubating COVID-19 patients.

A woman with a surgical mask is prepared to donate blood.

UConn Health to Use Blood From Recovered Patients to Fight COVID-19

UConn Health is using blood plasma from employees who have recovered from COVID-19 to help those still suffering from the disease.

Members of the Connecticut National Guard came to UConn Health to help clean out offices and set up hospital rooms in the Connecticut Tower of UConn John Dempsey Hospital. April 13, 2020 (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health photo)

National Guard Sets up Additional COVID-19 Surge Capacity at UConn Health

Members of the Connecticut National Guard helped UConn Health prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients.

Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom

Angela Vacca, 7, of Newington is one of nearly 55 million students nationwide now expected to continue their education at home while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discovering new ways to learn at home and not being with friends, family and teachers has been a hard adjustment for all. For young children […]


At a press conference held today with Governor Lamont at the The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine, JAX announced it will partner with UConn Health, the Connecticut Department of Health (DPH), and Hartford HealthCare to provide additional coronavirus diagnostic testing capacity for Connecticut residents beginning the week of Monday, March 23. Integral to its […]

Taking More From Cancer Than It Takes From Me

Paige Dunion was inspired by the story of Marisa Dolce, the first patient at UConn Health to use the Dignicap® to preserve her hair while she was going through chemotherapy. Little did she think that a month later she would be diagnosed with breast cancer and faced with the prospect of losing her hair. After […]

U.S. Surgeon General Visits UConn Health, Urges Physicians to be Communicators

Medical professionals need to become more active communicators on a range of public health questions, said the United States’ top health official in a Monday visit to UConn Health. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, told students from the UConn School of Medicine and UConn School of Dental Medicine to Students from the […]

National Awards for UConn Health Faculty

UConn Health and its faculty have been applauded on the national stage for their accomplishments. The most recent accolades include: Early Career Scientist Receive Prestigious Grant from AFAR and The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research The American Federation for Aging and Research (AFAR) and The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research have announced Ming Xu, PhD, […]

Coronavirus – What You Need to Know

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS What is Coronavirus? COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China in December, 2019. It has since been reported in individuals in 21 additional countries. To date, there are no confirmed cases in Connecticut. What is a “novel” coronavirus? A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new coronavirus that has not […]

Cancer Prevention in a Vaccine

Parents never want to think of their children as sexually active, especially when they are 11-15 years old. However, if it means protecting your children from several types of cancer, it’s important to get past the uncomfortable conversation. The CDC recommends that parents have their sons and daughters vaccinated at the ages of 11-15 from […]