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Syam Nukavarapu and Hyun Kim examine a specimen of the hybrid hydrogel in the laboratory at UConn Health. (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health Photo)

UConn Researcher Makes Advances in Tissue Engineering

New approaches in complex tissue engineering offer a promising avenue for future joint repair treatments.

Healthy Habits for Healthy Teeth

In honor of National Children's Dental Health Month, dental and nutrition experts at UConn answer parent's most pressing questions about their child's oral health.

Students, Faculty Release Virtual Event to Celebrate Black History Month

The event—a musical collaboration to listen, reflect, and share during Black History Month— can be viewed virtually.

The class of 2021 shows off their residency placements.

Fourth Year Dental Students Look Forward to Next Chapter

Due to the pandemic, the celebratory event known Match Day at the UConn School of Dental Medicine looked different from previous years.

Kuhn Receives Prestigious International Status for Leadership in Biomaterials

This status—one of the highest honors in the field of biomaterials—is given to accomplished scientists who are recognized as leaders in the field.

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UConn Engineer Invents Reusable Biodegradable Facemask

The huge increase in facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic is creating heaps of trash that take years to decompose - until now, thanks to an invention by a UConn engineer.

Thank You UConn Health

As the year 2020 comes to a close, UConn Health leadership thanks all employees for their hard work, inspiring team spirit, and incredible response to the COVID-19 pandemic during this unforgettable year.

Student Patricia Hare at work in the lab.

Meet the Researcher: Patricia Hare, School of Dental Medicine

Patricia Hare, a student in the DMD/Ph.D. program at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, wants her work to have a positive impact on people's lives.

A dental resident in PPE assists a young patient at the UConn School of Dental Medicine clinic in West Hartford.

Dental School During a Pandemic: UConn Students Reflect on Challenging Year

Although the pandemic has changed the way students at the UConn School of Medicine do their work, it hasn't changed the fundamentals of patient care and learning at the heart of dental education.

DNA molecule. (Getty Images)

Q&A: Home Genetic Testing

The multimillion-dollar at-home genetic testing industry has boomed in recent years. While learning more about your genetic makeup may seem harmless, UConn Health genetic counselor Connor Linehan warns of the pitfalls.