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Dr. Imitola speaking to patient in exam room

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Honors UConn MS Center Director

Dr. Jaime Imitola, director of UConn Health’s Multiple Sclerosis Center, is the only health care provider to receive a 2020 Inspiration Award from the National MS Society.

Professor Jeff Hoch standing in the lab where he conducts much of his research.

Meet the Researcher: Jeff Hoch, School of Medicine

Hoch, a professor of molecular biology and biophysics, sees tremendous potential waiting to be unlocked by his research.

STEP-HI – Helping Women Gain Strength After A Broken Hip

One in four Americans age 65 and older falls each year making falls the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments (ED) annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths. […]

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.

Lightning strikes over a city at night, illustrating the sudden and dangerous nature of so-called cytokine storms, potentially fatal episodes where inflammation-causing proteins flood the blood.

Cytokine Storms Can Kill. Researchers Found the Protein that Sparks Them

Researchers at UConn Health have made a discovery that offers insight into a disease that kills roughly 270,000 Americans every year.

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.

A person in a hazmat suit with a gas mask holds a tray of lettuce in a greenhouse, illustrating the idea that E. coli bacteria like the type that can be found in some types of vegetables can be deadly to humans.

Discovering What Makes This Toxin Even Worse Than Diarrhea

UConn Health researchers have gained new insight into a particularly nasty strain of E. coli bacteria, which might lead to more effective treatments for this potentially deadly ailment.