School of Medicine

UConn Health Minute: Benign Breast Disease

October 8, 2020

When it comes to breast health – cancer is not the only concern. Many women suffer from benign breast diseases that can cause discomfort or pain and need treatment. Some of these conditions can increase the risk of breast cancer and need to be closely monitored. UConn Health has a unique specialist, Ob/Gyn Dr. Dana […]

New Direction for The Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM)

October 7, 2020

The longtime leader of UConn School of Medicine’s Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM), Dr. Leslie Loew, is stepping down as its director to turn his attention to his research. Dr. Pedro Mendes has just been named the next CCAM director.

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

October 2, 2020

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.

Earlier Detection with Low-Dose Mammograms

October 1, 2020

While mammograms have been proven necessary screening for early signs of breast cancer, women typically don’t look forward to the uncomfortable annual visit. But now, new low dose mammography technology available at UConn Health captures clearer images with less time in compression and half the dose of radiation. In the past year, the Beekley Imaging […]

UConn Health Researcher Receives Patent for Cancer-fighting Antibody

October 1, 2020

UConn Health professor of cell biology Kevin Claffey recently received a patent for a novel antibody designed to target an important cancer cell membrane protein.

Conscious During Carpel Tunnel

September 30, 2020

With “wide-awake surgery,” UConn Heath’s hand, wrist and elbow surgeons use a technique that keeps the patient awake, enabling the testing of the repair while the procedure is in progress and allowing a faster recovery time.

UConn Health Minute: Flu Season during COVID-19

September 24, 2020

As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t bad enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to prepare? UConn Health’s infectious disease specialist Dr. David Banach discusses the best defense against influenza, which also may protect against coronavirus. […]

A Safer, More Precise Prostate Biopsy

September 22, 2020

After nearly two years of using a biopsy method known as the transperineal approach, UConn Health urologists report higher-quality prostate samples and zero infections.

37th Annual Graduate Student Research Day Carries On Virtually

September 22, 2020

Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD) is an annual celebration of the research accomplishments of students in The Graduate School programs at UConn Health, with a primary focus on the Biomedical Science Ph.D. program. Like so many activities in 2020, the decades old gathering traditionally held in June of each year, could not take place in […]

UConn Health Researchers to Study Role of Endothelial Splice Factor in Alzheimer’s, Dementia

September 21, 2020

Patrick Murphy, Center for Vascular Biology, in collaboration with Dr. Riqiang Yan of the Department of Neuroscience, have received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes for Health to investigate the changes in RNA regulation within the endothelial cells of the blood-brain barrier in the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

Committed to Curtailing Sepsis

September 14, 2020

Nurses Elizabeth Haskell and Ashley Brennan-McBride lead UConn Health’s effort to reduce sepsis risk and mortality.