Health & Well-Being

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin at a CICATS event. (UConn Health File Photo)

Enhancing Diversity in the Biomedical Workforce

UConn’s CICATS is among a select group of institutions to take part in a new NIH initiative.

An overweight businessman has his blood pressure taken by a doctor. (Thinkstock/UConn Photo)

Doctors Must Examine Own Weight Bias Before Treating Patients, Researcher Says

Part of a semester-long series exploring obesity research by UConn faculty.

Visualization of the new incubator space in Farmington that is now under construction. (Image by Goody Clancy)

UConn Doubling Capacity to Cultivate Business Startups

The University’s Technology Incubation Program enables business ventures to develop their commercial ideas in high-tech facilities.

Pramod Srivastava, UConn Health. (Lanny Nagler for UConn)

UConn Researchers Develop Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccines

The first genomics-driven personalized medicine clinical trial in immunotherapy of ovarian cancer begins at UConn Health this fall.

Jennifer Stroop, certified genetic counselor, at UConn Health with a patient. (UConn Health Photo)

Genetic Screening and Breast Cancer Risk

Two UConn Health genetic counselors discuss a recent call for much wider use of genetic screening for breast cancer.

Dura Biotech (Christopher LaRosa/UConn Photo)

Tiny Heart Valve Has Big Potential for UConn Startup

A combination of biomedical engineering and sewing skills led to the development of a novel heart valve replacement that could save lives.

Amy Anderson, left, professor of pharmaceutical science and Dennis Wright, professor of pharmaceutical science on Jan. 8, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Possible Breakthrough in Battle Against Drug-Resistant Diseases

Two UConn researchers have developed new compounds that appear to be effective against E. coli, MRSA, and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Dee Rowe, former head coach of men's basketball and now special adviser to Athletics, speaks at the tribute to former head coach Jim Calhoun. (Stephen Slade '89 (SFA) for UConn)

Dee Rowe Benefits from Personalized Cancer Treatment at UConn Health

Former head coach of men's basketball Dee Rowe made an excellent recovery from melanoma after receiving a vaccine developed at UConn Health.

Kevin Ollie, head coach of UConn men's basketball, signs the cap of a young fan during Cancer Survivors Day recently. (Lou Russo Photography for UConn)

UConn Health Celebrates Cancer Survivors

UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie spoke about his own family's experiences with cancer during Cancer Survivors Day last week.

Construction Underway for Canton Medical Building

The new UConn Health facility will offer urgent care and family practice services and create up to 40 new jobs.