Lauren Woods

Mom-To-Be Extra Thankful After Worry-Free Heart Procedure at UConn Health

November 24, 2020

Mom-to-be Semeda Amegashie and her family are especially thankful this year, because of a minimally invasive heart procedure she had at UConn Health.

Thankful Heart Surgery Patient Knows the Power of a Checkup

November 23, 2020

This Thanksgiving Jeremy Wiseman shares his powerful personal story about how a simple checkup with his primary care doctor helped saved his life, along with successful heart surgery at UConn Health. As a result, he continues to live life to the fullest with his family, and is able to enjoy his love of exploring the great outdoors.

Skin Deep: New Psoriasis Center Set to Open Early 2021

November 23, 2020

This story appeared in the UConn Health Journal fall 2020 issue. There is no easy fix for psoriasis. For the more than 3 million people in the U.S. with the common autoimmune disorder, finding the right treatment can take a lot of trial and error. There are many different options to consider to treat the symptoms — […]

For Some Older Adults, a Pandemic of Loneliness

November 19, 2020

Dr. David C. Steffens, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the UConn School of Medicine, offers insight and advice on older adults facing the prospect of a lonely, pandemic-marred holiday season.

Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Reveals Potential for New Therapies

November 16, 2020

“We are all very excited about this finding,” says Dr. Ching Lau of UConn Health/JAX and Connecticut Children’s. “The take home message of these findings is that the fusion protein is altering the behavior of the tumor cells by dictating the genes that will be turned on and off. This gives us a better handle on which aberrantly expressed genes to target in developing novel therapeutics against supratentorial ependymoma.”

Double Down: Election Anxiety on Top of Pandemic Stress

November 2, 2020

UConn Health psychologist Karen Steinberg talks about the double dose of stress confronting many Americans during this time, and what they can do about it.

Lost Your Sense of Smell? Suspect COVID-19

October 26, 2020

Dr. Denis Lafreniere, Chief of the Division of ENT at UConn Health, discusses one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19.

UConn LENDs a Hand to Those with Disabilities

October 15, 2020

UConn’s Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service is devoted to helping those with disabilities and their families.

MD Anderson Cancer Center Honors Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

October 13, 2020

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced Dr. Cato T. Laurencin as the recipient of the 2020 Mike Hogg Award and Lecture, the institution’s most prestigious award that is granted to practicing scientists and physicians who have made and continue to make exceptional transformative contributions to the field of biomedical research.

New Direction for The Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM)

October 7, 2020

The longtime leader of UConn School of Medicine’s Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM), Dr. Leslie Loew, is stepping down as its director to turn his attention to his research. Dr. Pedro Mendes has just been named the next CCAM director.

UConn Health is First ‘HEARTSafe Campus’ Medical Center in Connecticut

September 24, 2020

UConn Health has been designated the first ‘HEARTSafe’ medical center campus in the state, thanks to an extended effort to make life-saving medical equipment readily available throughout the campus.