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A Retrospective of Alan Tompkins Work Is on Exhibit in LeWitt Gallery

Exhibit: Retrospective by Alan Tompkins and The Way I See It by Carol T. Moore Where: Celeste LeWitt Gallery, Food Court, UConn Health Center When: Now through May 18, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. About the artists: A prolific artist, Alan Tompkins continued to paint into his 100th year and strongly desired one thing: […]

Incoming President Susan Herbst Visits the Health Center

Susan Herbst, Ph.D., the incoming president of the University of Connecticut, took time to meet with leaders from the Health Center this week during a brief visit to Connecticut. Herbst is currently the executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia, and will officially assume her new responsibilities at UConn […]

Hypertension Expert Publishes First Human Study of New Blood Pressure Drug

Research led by Dr. William White, professor of medicine and chief of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center Division of Hypertension and Clinical Pharamcology, finds the investigational drug azilsartan medoxomil to be more effective than other drugs in its class often used to treat high blood pressure. The study was the first Phase 3, […]

Advanced Technology for Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Patients

An advanced cancer treatment is now available to UConn Health Center patients, thanks to the generosity of philanthropists and longtime university supporters Carole and Ray Neag. High-dose rate brachytherapy temporarily delivers a high radiation source, or radioactive seed, to a tumor site. The speed and precision of this robotic therapy enables treatment on an outpatient […]

State Grants Pay Off With Key Yale, UConn Stem Cell Finding

A key gene in the development of stem cells has been shown to enhance their growth and survival too.

Ongoing Study Compares Treatments for PTSD – Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Needed

A unique research study comparing two treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is ongoing and continuing to seek men who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to participate in the study. Julian Ford, Ph.D., principal investigator for the study, says,“We know that PTSD interferes with all important walks of life for returning military personnel, particularly […]

Gift Honors Father’s Love for UConn, Dentistry

From the January 2011 issue of Our Moment, the UConn Foundation’s e-newsletter. Alumnus Instructor Memorializes Father with Dental Fellowship Robert Kravecs, Sr. loved many things, especially his family, the dental profession and the University Connecticut. Following his death, Kravecs’s son, Robert Kravecs, Jr., D.M.D., ’77 ’81, decided to use part of his inheritance to memorialize […]

February Events at the UConn Health Center

Following is a rundown of UConn Health Center events in February: Free Hospital Maternity Tours Saturday, February 5, 3:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Main Lobby A representative will guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery at John Dempsey Hospital. Children and grandparents are welcome. The free tours are held every other Saturday. […]

Students Observe MLK Day by Volunteering to Help Those in Need

UConn students were among those volunteering their time for a day of service on Martin Luther King Day at South Church in Hartford. The event, organized by the Connecticut Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC) and Hands on Hartford, engaged dozens of AmeriCorps members and 100 Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) students from across the […]

Urban Service Track Update

A novel interdisciplinary program for UConn medical students and their health professions peers is offering students valuable insight into the plight of underserved patients, who often lack access to high-quality health care. Now in its fourth year, the Urban Service Track (UST) program exposes the next generation of health care providers to the unique challenges […]