Awards and Honors

Read about the latest accolades received by our faculty and trainees.

Grateful to be My Mother’s Caregiver

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia takes on special meaning during the month of November. November is not only National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, but National Family Caregivers Month.  

UConn Health School of Medicine researchers Ming Xu, Binsheng Wang, and Lichao Wang.

UConn Researchers: Deleting Dysfunctional Cells Alleviates Diabetes

A discovery that could lead to game-changing treatments for metabolic diseases

UConn Health Minute: Fall Prevention

Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults and the loss of their mobility can be devastating. The UConn Center on Aging offers programs aimed at not only rehabbing after a fall but preventing them from happening in the first place.

Governor, Lawmakers Visit UConn Health to Celebrate University’s Record-Breaking Research Funding

University-wide, researchers received more than $375M in external funding in the last fiscal year

The UConn Health Pulse Podcast logo.

Podcast: Enhancing Independence in Older Adults

The UConn Center on Aging is now part of an elite network of U.S. institutions working to advance the field of precision gerontology. Drs. George Kuchel and Richard Fortinsky explain how this relatively new discipline seeks to help older adults maintain their independence.

Dr. Henderson speaking with trainees in clinical setting

UConn Health Awards Roundup October 2021

UConn School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine recipients continue to shine and are being recognized for their efforts!

Senescent Cell Tissue Mapping Will Facilitate Study of Aging and Chronic Diseases

UConn Health and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine assume key roles, share in $13.5 million NIH grant with top medical centers

A younger man holds an older man's hands on a bed. UConn Health researchers have received a grant to investigate new methods of addressing health complications that come with aging.

Training the Next Generation of Health Providers and Scientists in Aging and Geroscience

National Institutes on Aging award reflects the growth and maturity of UConn's multidisciplinary aging research efforts and leadership in geroscience

Article Published in Nature Aging Journal Features Work by UConn Center on Aging Researchers

Article documents studies on the biology of aging and longevity, examining aging at a biological level and exploring efforts at harnessing those biological processes to prolong life span and health span.