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Aging Research Day Returns for Second Year

A nationally renowned researcher who’s been the brains behind three decades of research known as “The Baltimore Hip Studies” headlined UConn’s Aging Research Day April 18.  Jay Magaziner, professor and chair of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and director of its Division of Gerontology, detailed how hip […]

‘Dream Wedding’ Caps Whirlwind Journey for Health Center Nurse

Rebecca Green was going to get married this fall, exactly three years after her gastric bypass surgery. Instead, she was married by a TV news anchor last Friday on live television. Green, an assistant nursing manager for Surgery 7, and Jason Whiting, chief marketing officer at Aeon, Inc. in Wallingford, were the winning couple in […]

Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Aces Latest Accreditation Site Survey

The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center once again has received a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. It’s the highest possible overall rating from the surveyor conducting an on-site review. “This is the second such award in the past two surveys,” says Dr. John Taylor, who […]

World Renowned Forensic Scientist Dr. Henry Lee Is Guest Speaker for Commencement

Dr. Henry C. Lee has been chosen as the guest speaker for this year’s commencement ceremonies. The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Lee is an endowed professor and founder of the Forensic Science program at the University of New Haven. He is an […]

Auxiliary Working to Help Survivors Cast Away Their Cancer

Marcia Reid Marsted believes a positive attitude and a calming environment can do wonders for a healing body. The former UConn Health Center employee and volunteer would know. She’s beaten two cancers. Two hobbies helped her through those battles. One was photography. “I found that using my photography to document what was going on with […]

UConn Firefighters Provide CPR/AED Training for Avon Volunteers

Health Center firefighters are providing lifesaving training for the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD). The Avon volunteers are in the process of certifying and recertifying all their members in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including using an automated external defibrillator (AED). The UConn firefighters are providing the training free of charge at a savings of approximately $3,000. […]

Colonial History Expert Giving April Massey History of Medicine Talk

The Robert U. Massey History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Lecture Series continues Thursday, April 14, with “Disease and Environmental Thinking in the Early Colonies.” New York University history professor Karen Ordahl Kupperman will present at 7 p.m. in the Low Learning Center. She is the author of several books on American colonial history, including: […]

First Classes Admitted

This story is the fourth of a multi-part series on the history of the Health Center. The entire series can be read at the Health Center’s 50th Anniversary website. As construction projects often do, the massive one in Farmington, begun in 1966, took much longer than originally expected. The medical and dental schools were committed […]

UConn Medical Students Attend Women in Surgery Symposium

Several UConn medical students attended the second annual National Women in Surgery Career Symposium held recently at the University of South Florida in Clearwater. The symposium focused on issues and challenges facing women who choose a surgical career, while encouraging mentorship and empowering women to expand their career goals and pursue leadership positions. “I could […]

New Football Coach Is Special Guest at Sports Injury Program

Having joined UConn as its 28th head football coach earlier this year, Paul Pasqualoni may be new to the school, but he’s no stranger to the game. And anyone who coaches a collision sport like football for four decades is bound to pick up a thing or two about sports injuries. On Monday, April 11, […]