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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: UConn Health Pulmonologist Dr. Mario Perez

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. "Hispanic Heritage means feeling proud and honored to belong to a community that is willing to serve others," shares Dr. Mario Perez of UConn Health.

UConn Employee’s Family Cycling 1,300 miles to Fight Children’s Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This month the Cook Family from Simsbury is participating in the Great Cycle Challenge USA in support of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

Best Paper Award Goes to UConn Plastic Surgery Chief Dr. Andrew Chen

The premier journal in plastic surgery called Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has honored UConn Health Plastic Surgery Chief Dr. Andrew Chen with a 2022 Best Paper Award.

Hope on the Horizon: Newly Introduced Bill to Congress Could Dramatically Improve Sickle Cell Patient Care Nationwide

If enacted the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Centers Act of 2022 would expand annual funding by $535 million for sickle cell disease treatment, research and education. Read how the leadership of Dr. Biree Andemariam and her UConn Health New England Sickle Cell Institute are making a real community impact.

State’s New ‘Covered Connecticut Program’ Offers No-Cost Health Care Coverage to Eligible Adults and Families

Find out if you are eligible for a new State of Connecticut created health program called The Covered Connecticut Program, at no cost to you.

Worker scanning fever temperature with digital thermometer to construction site staff wearing hygiene face mask protect from Coronavirus or COVID-19.

Labor Day Report: Connecticut Occupational Illnesses Dominated by COVID-19

In 2020, workers' compensation cases stemming from illness doubled as a result of the pandemic

Military Service Has Transgenerational Impact Study Shows

Despite socioeconomic advantages, children of veteran families were found to have higher rates of clinically-recognized externalizing conditions and adverse childhood experiences. The collaborative study findings by Yale, Mayo Clinic, and UConn School of Medicine are published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).

Knock, Knock: UConn Students Making Hartford House Calls with COVID Vaccines

The community initiative is a partnership of CT AHEC, based at UConn Health, with the City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services, Harriott Home Health Services, and the Hispanic Health Council

Back to School for UConn Medical School with a 110 New White Coats

UConn School of Medicine Welcomes Future Doctors in the Class of 2026

CT AHEC at UConn Health Awarded $2 Million Grant for Primary Care Workforce Development

Entering its 26th year of operation, CT AHEC is one of 46 AHEC programs funded nationally. “CT AHEC is an invaluable resource to UConn Health. With renewed HRSA funding, the CT AHEC Program will continue to meet its mission of improving the health status of CT residents and communities,” says Dr. Bruce Liang, Interim CEO of UConn Health.