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UConn Gifts Clean Air: Over 100 DIY Indoor Air Filters Distributed to Connecticut Community for Protection from Wildfire Air Particles

Fifty more air purifier device toolkits will be distributed on Friday, June 9 ,from 3 to 5p.m. outside UConn Health’s Outpatient Pavilion. But you can learn online from UConn how to build your own device with just $60 worth of hardware store supplies and 30 minutes of your time.

UConn Health Giving Away 100 DIY Indoor Air Filters to Public for Protection from Wildfire Air Particles

Today's distribution of the inexpensive DIY air filters on June 8 will be first-come, first-serve from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Outpatient Pavilion's ground floor COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. Can't make it? Learn from UConn how to build your own device at home with just $60 worth of hardware store supplies and in 30 minutes.

Dr. Danielle Luciano, UConn Health’s Director for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, Elise Courtois, Ph.D., an endometriosis researcher and director of single cell biology at JAX and Arleigh Cole Doyle, a patient, advocate and member of the Connecticut Endometriosis Working Group.

First-of-its-Kind Program Supports Endometriosis Patients

Connecticut is poised to become a hub for endometriosis research and innovation with the program operating through a partnership between UConn Health and The Jackson Laboratory

UConn Dental Students and Faculty Provide Special Smiles to Special Olympics Athletes

Dental students and faculty from the UConn School of Dental Medicine volunteered for the Special Smiles a program of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, a tradition that spans over two decades.

Bill Cateno riding an exercise bike under the direction of Dr. Moss.

Exercise Enthusiast Back at the Gym Following Successful Augmented Reality Spinal Surgery

Augmented reality spinal surgery – a minimally invasive procedure performed by UConn Health’s Dr. Isaac Moss – got him back to the gym with minimal pain and downtime.

Francesco S. Celi, MD, MHSc (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health)

Get to Know Endocrinologist Dr. Francesco Celi, New Chair of the Department of Medicine

NIH-funded Physician-Scientist Francesco S. Celi, MD, MHSc is the new chair of the Department of Medicine at UConn School of Medicine and UConn Health

Dr. Lauren Geaney examining patient's foot

UConn Health Leads Patient on Innovative Path to Restoring Pain-Free Mobility

UConn Health’s Dr. Lauren Geaney finds a solution for what was unsolvable, with a 3D-printed custom ankle replacement. Now her patient is walking again without pain.

runner with medal holds finish line above her head

UConn Health Half Marathon Draws 1,600+

See photos from the UConn Health Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, attended by more than 1,600 June 3 in Simsbury

UConn Health Minute: Equitable Health Care

LGBTQ+ people frequently avoid health care because they experience discrimination. As internal medicine physician Ivan Stanford describes, UConn Health not only offers a variety of services but a welcoming, accessible environment for LGBTQ+ patients.

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