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Three sections of optic nerve that were injured by crushing (the white diamond on the far left of each nerve marks the crush point.) The lower two nerves each express genes (Dynlt1a or Lars2) newly identified by the Trakhtenberg lab as promoting nerve axon regeneration. The axons carry the bright green dye. The insets to the right show how much more axon regrowth is occurring in the nerves that express the regeneration genes, and how no regrowth happens in the normal control (top).

New Nerve Insights Could Someday Help Heal Certain Types of Blindness and Paralysis

New research answers some of the big questions of how our nervous systems develop

UConn Health Faculty and Students at the Inaugural Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Research Day

The University of Connecticut celebrated its first cross-campus TRHT Research Day.

Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi, a former UConn-trained nurse turned physician is now training at UConn School of Medicine to be an OB/GYN surgeon.

Power of Growing Diversity: Meet OB/GYN Resident Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi

“Medicine is not as diverse as it should be. It was incredibly helpful to me to have mentors,” says Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi, a future OB/GYN surgeon in her third-year of residency training at UConn School of Medicine. She was the first medical student in the new, growing Visiting Externships for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM) program to match to a UConn residency.

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Dr. Neha Prakash Named ‘Outstanding Young Physician’

Connecticut Association of Physicians of Indian Origin recognizes neurologist who established UConn Health’s normal pressure hydrocephalus clinic

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Spotlight on Services: Clinical Research Center

The Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Clinical Research Center at UConn Health provides dedicated space, expertise, and resources to promote research engagement

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Faculty, staff, and students are recognized for their Excellence in Community Engagement

The Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship (PAECES) recognize scholarly activities that integrate community engagement with research, creative work, and teaching

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Removing Human Error from Breast Cancer Detection

The Feature Fusion Siamese Network system uses artificial intelligence to compare two sets of films taken at two different time points for diagnosis, eliminating the need for manual comparison, saving time, and reducing the potential for mistakes

Mark Manson is graduating from Bloomfield High School and is UConn bound. After completing the Doctors Academy program at UConn Health, he will attend UConn for the next 8 years in its specialized program in medicine to dually earn both his B.S, and M.D degrees.

Doctors Academy at UConn Health Making Dreams Come True

Graduates of the Health Career Opportunity Programs were celebrated at its annual closing ceremony. Mark Manson, a senior at Bloomfield High School, has dreamed of becoming a doctor since he was four years old and is now UConn bound to earn both his undergraduate and medical degrees.

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Podcast: Education as a Diabetes Management Tool

Hear from UConn Health diabetes care experts about the importance of recognizing early signs of diabetes and, once diagnosed, managing it with the benefit of education

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UConn Students Help Thousands by Surveying Patients for Social Determinants of Health in Waiting Rooms

The UConn Health Leaders Program, co-founded by Dr. Henry Siccardi '23 MD/MPH, who is remaining at UConn Health for internal medicine residency training, has been a success in just three years