Health & Wellness

Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology Symposium

UConn Health’s federally-funded grant to train people for careers in Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology (SCOB) research sponsored its annual capstone symposium last month. Seventeen trainees presented their research findings on topics including how bone, cartilage and teeth develop; genetics; biomechanics/biomaterials; and regeneration of diseased or damaged tissues. Linda Strausbaugh, professor of molecular and cell […]

Pramod K. Srivastava, an accomplished leader in basic and translational research and director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health. (UConn Photo)

UConn Health Receives $3 Million for Cancer Research

The gift from Ray ’56 (CLAS) and Carole Neag will support research on genomics-guided cancer treatment.

Rendering of UConn Health academic building

Developing a Medical School Curriculum for the 21st Century

Renovating UConn Health’s academic building, along with the curriculum, is part of the changes taking place at the medical school.

Brenton Graveley is researching the role that RNA plays in biology and disease. (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health Photo)

At the Forefront of a Genetics Revolution

UConn Health’s Brenton Graveley is researching the role that RNA plays in biology and disease.

How Colleges Can Deal with the Shortage of Nursing Professors

The nursing faculty shortage affects the production of an adequate nursing workforce and, consequently, the nation’s health.

Young Breast Cancer Survivor Thanks UConn Health Docs

Abbie O’Brien, the mother of three young children, is grateful to the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center team for helping her successfully battle the disease.

Dr. Agnes Kim

Beating Cancer Can Come with New Health Risks

The No. 1 killer of cancer survivors is heart disease. Here’s what UConn Health is doing about it.

Ph.D. candidate David Finitsis, an affiliate of CHIP, conducted a meta-analysis that identified the health benefits of text messaging between providers and patients. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The Health Benefits of Texting

A UConn study found text messaging between providers and patients improved medication adherence.

Linda Strausbaugh, left, professor of molecular and cell biology, Amanda Dupuy, a graduate student and Patricia Diaz, assistant clinical professor of periodontology review research data in a lab at Beach Hall on March 5, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Genome Research on Mouth Fungi May Help Predict Infections

The UConn study will advance the treatment of oral infections in those with a suppressed immune system.

Raising Colon Cancer Awareness Among Minorities

Dr. Jose Orellana, internal medicine physician at UConn Health, discusses why some minority groups are at increased risk of the disease.