School of Medicine

Love and Vaccinations for 75+ in Farmington

The week of January 11 UConn Health began vaccinating eligible individuals age 75 years or older under new phase 1b guidance of the CT Department of Public Health. In addition to fast online scheduling, eligible patients can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Line at: 860-679-5589.

Kimberly Hayes with pipette in clinical lab

Looking at Us: ‘The Lab’ at UConn Health

The chair of UConn Health’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine provides an inside look at the contributions of the clinical laboratory and the employees who’ve been keeping it running during the pandemic.

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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.

Dr. Imitola with model patient

Global Leadership in Multiple Sclerosis and the COVID-19 Vaccine

The director of UConn Health’s Multiple Sclerosis Center, Dr. Jaime Imitola, is part of a group of international experts that just came out with recommendations about the COVID-19 vaccine in the MS population.

Dr. Lakshmi Leishangthem: Focusing on More Than the Eye

Dr. Lakshmi Leishangthem sharpened her focus on neuro-ophthalmology after her father was diagnosed with a serious eye disease. His hard work, patience, and empathy has inspired her to excel at an especially challenging specialty that requires you to think outside the eye – and understand what is also happening in the brain.

ED Doctor Ends Shift with a Special Delivery

Dr. Natalie Moore, an Emergency Physician at UConn John Dempsey Hospital was UConn Health’s first International Disaster Emergency Medicine Fellow who has volunteered her medical expertise after several natural disasters including 4 hurricanes. So it’s not surprising she worked right through a shift in the Emergency Department (ED) in active labor before delivering her first […]

UConn’s First Baby of the New Year Arrives

He's here! Introducing UConn John Dempsey Hospital's first baby of 2021. Adonis Julius Andrews, weighing in at 7 lbs. 5.8 oz. and 20.5 in. long, arrived at 5:40 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

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.

The 4-1-1 on the Moderna Vaccine

UConn Today sat down with Dr. Jeff Aeschlimann, Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Specialist at UConn Health, to learn more about the second COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized for emergency use by the FDA and its maker Moderna. Find out just how this vaccine works, and how it stacks up to the first vaccine authorized for emergency […]

High-Risk Heart Patient Beats COVID-19 Thanks to New Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Clarence McDowell, 43, of New Hartford, is extra merry this holiday season thanks to the new COVID-19 monoclonal therapy he received at UConn Health.