The Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering at UConn Selects Four Presidential M1 Mentorship Program Awardees

“I am pleased to welcome the 2023 cohort of Presidential M1 Mentors, comprised of a distinguished group of faculty across UConn and UConn Health. Mentorship is fundamental for student success, and it stands as one of the pillars of our Institute," says University Professor Dr. Cato T. Laurencin.

Ming Xu, Ph.D. of UConn receives AFAR Rising Star Award in Aging Research

“A recipient of multiple AFAR grants, Dr. Xu has made a highly significant contribution to the field of aging research early in his career,” shares The American Federation for Aging Research.

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.

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.

UConn’s Ming Xu Wins an Inaugural Hevolution/AFAR New Investigator Award in Aging Biology and Geroscience

Xu is one of 18 researchers globally to each receive a three-year grant of $375,000

An older man covers his face with his hands in a sign of severe depression.

Depressed, and Aging Fast

UConn Center on Aging researchers have found that older adults suffering from depression age faster than their peers

Kindness – an Integral Part of the Patient Experience

“Kindness to me is showing compassion, being pleasant, and devoting time to listening,” says Crystal Trabal, UConn Center on Aging. “These qualities have shown to add value to my patients, family members, and coworkers.”

Guest speaker addressing medical school class

Laughing His Way to Longevity: UConn Health Patient Offers Insights

World War II veteran, 98, shares secrets to ‘successful aging’ with UConn class of future physicians

Depressed senior man sitting on the hospital bed alone at night, he feels lonely and abandoned.

Mitochondria Linked to Major Depression in Older Adults

'One problem feeds into another, and make what began as a small issue into a much larger one'

Mapping Center cells

UConn Center on Aging to Transform our Understanding of Cellular Senescence in Human Aging with NIH-Funded Tissue Mapping Center Discoveries

The journal Nature Aging has highlighted the new NIH-funded SenNet Consortium that includes an NIH Common Fund U54 Tissue Mapping Center at UConn Health/JAX to better understand senescent cells which underlie aging and chronic disease development.