Health & Well-Being

Marcy Balunas collecting a marine cyanobacterium from inside a large sponge i Portobelo National Park in Panama. (Photo courtesy of Marcy Balunas)

The Quest for New Cancer-Fighting Drugs in Marine Environments

Marcy Balunas, an assistant professor in the School of Pharamcy, has extracted a novel cancer-fighting compound from blue-green algae.

Cancer and Aging Handbook written by Keith Bellizzi

Cancer, Aging, and Proper Care

The older you get, the more likely you are to develop cancer. A new book edited by faculty member and cancer survivor Keith Bellizzi explores the interface between cancer and aging.

Sophia Nnenna Ononye, a graduate student, with plates of cancer cells on Nov. 7, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Graduate Student Working to Develop New Anti-Cancer Agents

Sophia Nnenna Ononye, a Ph.D. student in pharmaceutical sciences, hopes her research will pave the way for more effective cancer therapy in the future.

A Ph.D. student pursues her research in the lab. (Christopher LaRosa/UConn Photo)

UConn Wins Prestigious Federal Grants to Bolster Graduate Students in Critical Fields

The University has secured five awards in a highly competitive federal grant program to attract talented graduate students to critical areas of nursing, education, and engineering.

Regina Cusson, interim dean of nursing speaks at a ceremony to dedicate the Partnerships to Advance Nursing Practice's Mobile Simulation Laboratory outside Storrs Hall on Sept. 10, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Introduces Nation’s First Correctional Nursing Training Van

The vehicle will travel to Connecticut prisons and provide on-site professional training for correctional facility nurses.

From left: UConn Health Center Board of Directors Chair Sanford Cloud, State Sen. Gary LeBeau, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, UConn President Susan Herbst, UConn Health Center Executive VP for Health Affairs and Medical School Dean Frank Torti, and UConn School of Dental Medicine Dean R. Lamont MacNeil join in the groundbreaking...

Malloy Leads Bioscience Connecticut Groundbreaking

The first of the Bioscience Connecticut construction projects at the UConn Health Center is now under way.

Health Center-Jackson Lab Project Among Top 10 Business Deals of 2011

The annual list from Site Selection magazine salutes the best corporate facility projects in the world.

Nurse attending to an elderly person.

School of Nursing Offers New Advanced Degree Program

The new four-year program, which focuses on advanced clinical practice, offers a variety of specialized tracks.

Keith Bellizzi, assistant professor of human development and family studies, in the Family Study Building's Dean's Lounge on Feb. 10, 2009. (Frank Dahlmeyer/UConn Photo)

Study: Despite Guidelines, Elderly Receiving Too Many Cancer Screenings

UConn researcher Keith Bellizzi says data on the efficacy of cancer screenings for the elderly is limited.

UConn Patented Instrument Helps Reduce Risks in Drug Development

A team of faculty and students from pharmacy and engineering has invented an instrument that could help pharmaceutical companies develop new medicines more efficiently.