Health & Well-Being

Challa Kumar, professor of chemistry, center, with graduate students Caterina Riccardi, left, and Inoka Deshapriya on Oct. 28, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Chemist Discovers New Way to Stabilize Proteins

Challa Kumar’s research could aid in the development of stable vaccines and inexpensive artificial blood.

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Making Pharmacists Part of the Primary Care Team

In a Health Affairs analysis, a UConn professor makes the case for increasing the role of pharmacists in providing front-line care.

Health Center Introduces Lung Cancer Screening Program

The program’s goal is to find lung cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages.

Dental Care Leads to Free Breast Cancer Screening

The Screening with a Smile program offers mammograms to underserved women seeking dental care at the Health Center.

Dr. Soheil Sam Dadras

Health Center Research Focuses on Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer

Dr. Soheil Sam Dadras is closer to predicting which melanomas will become metastatic.

Vaccinia virus, visualized as blue plaques by cytochemical staining in cell culture plates.

UConn Researchers Develop ‘SMART’ Vaccines That Are Safe, Effective

A built-in safety mechanism leads to advancement in vaccines and other therapies.

Lalande to Lead UConn in Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Marc Lalande has been appointed to the new position of executive director of Genomics and Personalized Medicine Programs.

Bioengineered ACL Developed by UConn Physician-Scientist Wins U.S. Patent

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin says the technology may be a new solution for torn anterior cruciate ligaments.

Genomics Institute Awards $1 Million in Research Grants

The funding supports Affinity Research Collaboratives with UConn, JAX, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Pharmacy Professor Working to Prevent Cancer Drug Shortages

UConn's Lisa Holle is working at the national level to raise awareness and help prevent future shortages.