Jennifer Walker

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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.

Preventing Foot Problems for Runners

A foot exam, a good pair of well-fitting running shoes and the correct socks can help prevent some of the issues that happen to your feet when running long distances.

American Geriatric Healthcare Professionals Award Victoria Kozar with the Edward Henderson Student Award

Victoria "Tia" Kozar, a third-year medical student at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the Edward Henderson Student Award given by the American Geriatric Healthcare Professionals in recognition of her extensive community involvement, significant leadership skills, record of academic excellence, and strong commitment to geriatrics care.

Stroke Patient Reminds Others the Importance of Being Mindful

“I count myself as incredibly lucky I went right to the ER and I was able to have the tPA within four hours,” says Ricki Hellner. “The care at UConn Health was wonderful, I can't say enough good things about it.”

Adeline Martinez is not Letting Multiple Sclerosis Define Her

Adeline Martinez was diagnosed at 30 years old with MS. She comes to work at UConn Health's Nephrology Department even when she may not be feeling well, because she knows that there are patients here that need her and they in turn give her strength.