Jennifer Walker

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UConn School of Dental Medicine Graduate Returns from Army to Complete His Dental Residency

Returning to UConn to complete his dental residency feels like coming home for UConn School of Dental Medicine graduate and Army veteran Anthony Buono and his wife Alyssa.

UConn John Dempsey Hospital Nationally Recognized for Commitment to Providing High-Quality Stroke Care.  

"We are the highest level of care," says Jennifer Sposito, the UConn Health Stroke Center’s clinical program coordinator. “Patients requiring thrombectomy or any neurosurgical procedure are able to come directly to UConn to be cared for immediately without the need to transfer to a higher level of care."

Dr. Alan Lurie Selected as Inaugural Outstanding Faculty Mentor in the UConn School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Alan Lurie, professor and chair, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, has been selected as the inaugural “Outstanding Faculty Mentor” in the School of Dental Medicine. 

Dr. Rajesh Lalla Recognized with International Distinguished Service Award

“Through his clinical, research, educational, and service activities, Dr. Lalla has made highly significant contributions to advance the field of Oral Oncology and the ISOO mission,” said Dr. Noam Yarom, President of the International Society of Oral Oncology.

Memory Center Co-Directors Answer Questions About New FDA-Approved Alzheimer’s Drug

On Thursday, July 6, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to Leqembi, the first drug that shows hope in changing the course of Alzheimer’s disease. We met with Dr. Kristina Zdanys and Dr. Yazeed Maghaydah, co-directors of the James EC Walker Memory Assessment Program at the UConn Center on Aging to learn more about what this means for patients and their families.

UConn Health Receives $50,000 Million Hearts Health Equity Grant

The Million Hearts Health Equity Grant, has awarded UConn Health $50,000 which enabled us to purchase 1,000 automated Blood Pressure Cuff Kits™ to provide to our at-risk or high-risk maternal patients.

UConn Dental Students and Faculty Provide Special Smiles to Special Olympics Athletes

Dental students and faculty from the UConn School of Dental Medicine volunteered for the Special Smiles a program of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, a tradition that spans over two decades.

Class of 2023 School of Dental Medicine Students and Faculty Celebrate Accomplishments

UConn School of Dental Medicine students and faculty gathered one last time before the UConn Health 52nd Commencement Ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating Class of 2023 with the annual farewell and awards ceremony.

Breastfeeding Support Group is the Key for Moms in Overcoming Breastfeeding Obstacles

Cassandra Collier was ready to throw in the towel with breastfeeding when she attended the breastfeeding support group held at UConn Health and met Dana Helak who just four months before had felt the same way. They formed a friendship that is helping them over the hurdles of breastfeeding.

Educational Passport to Dentistry Event Held for Boys and Girls Club of Hartford

The UConn School of Dental Medicine recently hosted an educational event, referred to as a Passport to Dentistry, for participants of the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford. The event was an opportunity for students of the Boys and Girls Club to become familiar with opportunities in the field of dental medicine.