Health & Well-Being

Genetic Discovery May Lead to Better Understanding of Cancer

A Health Center researcher took part in a study that answered a key question about genetic mutation.

Nine Health Center Scientists Sharing $4.4M in State Stem Cell Grants

Ten scientists at the University of Connecticut—nine from the UConn Health Center—received grant awards totaling $5.7 million from the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee, to support their pioneering embryonic stem cell research. Included in the awards to UConn scientists, was $1.29 million to Chondrogenics Inc., a new start-up company based at the Health Center, […]

Ten UConn Researchers Receive State Stem Cell Funding

One of the awards will fund preclinical trials at a new start-up company based at the Health Center.

Lisa Bragaw, RPh, field coordinator, left, and Marie Smith, professor of pharmacy

Expanding the Pharmacist’s Role in Health Care

Most people see their pharmacist only when they are dropping off a prescription or picking up medication. But new research by the School of Pharmacy and the Connecticut Pharmacists Association has found that allowing pharmacists to be more involved in the delivery of health care improves patient outcomes and reduces costly emergency room visits. It […]

Practice Makes Perfect – And Helps Avoid Unnecessary Exams

Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the use of CT to evaluate the coronary arteries for atherosclerotic disease, the number one cause of death in the U.S. “A technologist has one chance to do a cardiac CTA image correctly due to the radiation and intravenous contrast dose,” says Yang. “If you do a cardiac CT […]

Faculty Member’s Role as Community Pharmacist Represents New Era

Lisa Holle’s community outreach is a new model for the role of pharmacists in health care.

Transforming Nursing

A new doctoral program recognizes the need for fresh educational models in training nurses.

More Health Center Research on Colorectal Cancer Link to Tobacco Use

Researchers at the UConn Health Center are learning more about different types of hard-to-detect indicators of colorectal cancer. In an article published in the February 2011 Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Dr. Joseph Anderson, associate professor of medicine, addresses different characteristics and classifications of lesions in the colon that can become cancerous. “The ones we call […]

Advanced Technology for Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Patients

An advanced cancer treatment is now available to UConn Health Center patients, thanks to the generosity of philanthropists and longtime university supporters Carole and Ray Neag. High-dose rate brachytherapy temporarily delivers a high radiation source, or radioactive seed, to a tumor site. The speed and precision of this robotic therapy enables treatment on an outpatient […]

State Grants Pay Off With Key Yale, UConn Stem Cell Finding

A key gene in the development of stem cells has been shown to enhance their growth and survival too.