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UConn Health Faculty and Students at the Inaugural Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Research Day

The University of Connecticut celebrated its first cross-campus TRHT Research Day.

Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi, a former UConn-trained nurse turned physician is now training at UConn School of Medicine to be an OB/GYN surgeon.

Power of Growing Diversity: Meet OB/GYN Resident Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi

“Medicine is not as diverse as it should be. It was incredibly helpful to me to have mentors,” says Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi, a future OB/GYN surgeon in her third-year of residency training at UConn School of Medicine. She was the first medical student in the new, growing Visiting Externships for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM) program to match to a UConn residency.

Carechex 2023 Awards

UConn John Dempsey Hospital Recognized for Medical Excellence with National CareChex® Awards

Five national 2023 CareChex® Awards honor UConn's medical excellence in coronary bypass surgery and neurological care.

Bill Rood

Veteran Keeps His Memorial Day Plans Thanks to UConn Health Heart Doctors

Days after his minimally-invasive TAVR heart procedure at UConn Health, Navy Veteran Bill Rood is grateful to participate in upcoming Memorial Day events

Mark Manson is graduating from Bloomfield High School and is UConn bound. After completing the Doctors Academy program at UConn Health, he will attend UConn for the next 8 years in its specialized program in medicine to dually earn both his B.S, and M.D degrees.

Doctors Academy at UConn Health Making Dreams Come True

Graduates of the Health Career Opportunity Programs were celebrated at its annual closing ceremony. Mark Manson, a senior at Bloomfield High School, has dreamed of becoming a doctor since he was four years old and is now UConn bound to earn both his undergraduate and medical degrees.

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UConn Students Help Thousands by Surveying Patients for Social Determinants of Health in Waiting Rooms

The UConn Health Leaders Program, co-founded by Dr. Henry Siccardi '23 MD/MPH, who is remaining at UConn Health for internal medicine residency training, has been a success in just three years

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin Awarded Inaugural DEI Award of the Society for Biomaterials

Laurencin is recognized for promoting anti-racism and creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for historically excluded groups in the field of biomaterials.

UConn Health celebrated its 52nd Commencement on May 8, 2023. New doctors from UConn medical and dental schools celebrating together.

UConn Health’s 52nd Commencement Celebrates Hundreds of New Doctors

UConn Health Graduates are Ready to Enter the Health Care Workforce for Connecticut and the Nation

Future Dr. Ezigbobiara Umejiego graduates from UConn's medical school of May 8, 2023 (Photo by Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health).

Class of 2023: Future Ophthalmologist Ezigbobiara Umejiego

Read this Q & A with the future Dr. Ezigbobiara Umejiego. Find out why he can’t wait to help care for the urban underserved, the profound influence the Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) and CT AHEC have had on students like him at UConn Health, and why those wishing to enter medical school should look no further than UConn.

Class of 2023 Rafael Olivieri-Ortiz

Class of 2023: Future Diagnostic Radiologist Rafael Olivieri-Ortiz

Read this Q & A with the future Dr. Rafael Olivieri-Ortiz about his UConn School of Medicine experience providing him with a welcoming school environment, early patient care exposure, all the tools necessary to be the best physician, mentorship by the Health Career Opportunity Program, and his love for radiology.