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UConn Funds Five COVID-19 Research Projects, Announces Additional Funding

The Office of the Vice President has announced five awards to researchers as part of its new internal funding program to address the urgent needs presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UConn Health Remembers 9/11 Nineteen Years Later Virtually

This year on September 11 the UConn Health community gathered virtually together online to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The remembrance ceremony was livestreamed of the event participants and guest speakers social-distancing in-person in the large Academic Rotunda at UConn Health paying their annual tribute to the thousands of lives lost that day.

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UConn Researcher Developing ‘Blood-to-Answer’ Method for Early HIV Detection

UConn Health professor of biomedical engineering Changchun Liu, Ph.D., has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a simple, rapid, affordable HIV testing device.

Bright White Coats and Futures: 160 UConn Medical and Dental Students Arrive

The annual White Coat ceremonies for UConn School of Medicine and UConn School of Dental Medicine's Class of 2024 were still held on Aug. 21 with social-distancing precautions and live-streamed video broadcasts to faculty, family and friends. Not even a pandemic stopped the medical and dental schools from safely celebrating the time-honored tradition.

Faculty Receives NIH Grant to Study Oral Infection Through 2025, One of the Longest Running Grant Renewals in School of Dental Medicine History

Oropharyngeal candidiasis, or oral thrush, continues to be a clinically significant problem for patients with weakened immune systems.

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Pedaling Past a Pandemic With Four UConn Health Students

The annual summer "Coast to Coast" fundraising cycling tour by UConn Health students has become a "House to House" tour, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UConn Dental Faculty Address Need for More Diverse Dental Workforce

Faculty at the UConn School of Dental Medicine are launching a program to build a more diverse workforce across multiple fields.

UConn Health Researchers Find a Simple Oral Rinse Can Inactivate the COVID-19 Virus

Faculty from UConn Health have proven that a simple method of rinsing with a diluted version of over-the-counter Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) oral rinse can kill viruses like the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus and prevent transmission in as little as 15 seconds. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a severe threat to the safety of dental and medical professionals […]

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‘White Coats for Black Lives’ Movement

UConn medical and dental students, alumni, residents and faculty are among the estimated 1,000 demonstrators who recently marched in Hartford.

Dr. Murali Dharan MD is an assistant professor of gastroenterology and director of advanced endoscopy, and is one of the UConn Health physicians in Connecticut Magazine's 2020 list of best doctors in the state. January 8, 2020

2020 Best Doctors Named by Connecticut Magazine 

Forty seven UConn Health physicians have been named to Connecticut Magazine's 2020 Best Doctors list.