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.