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Best Paper Award Goes to UConn Plastic Surgery Chief Dr. Andrew Chen

The premier journal in plastic surgery called Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has honored UConn Health Plastic Surgery Chief Dr. Andrew Chen with a 2022 Best Paper Award.

Hope on the Horizon: Newly Introduced Bill to Congress Could Dramatically Improve Sickle Cell Patient Care Nationwide

If enacted the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Centers Act of 2022 would expand annual funding by $535 million for sickle cell disease treatment, research and education. Read how the leadership of Dr. Biree Andemariam and her UConn Health New England Sickle Cell Institute are making a real community impact.

State’s New ‘Covered Connecticut Program’ Offers No-Cost Health Care Coverage to Eligible Adults and Families

Find out if you are eligible for a new State of Connecticut created health program called The Covered Connecticut Program, at no cost to you.

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Risk of Suicide Rising Among Black and Hispanic Americans

Lack of access to mental health support could be among the factors responsible for the increases

MIRA Award Recipient Jelena Erceg Unfolding the Mysteries of Genome Folding

Jelena Erceg is studying the role of parental genome folding during development which could support the development of personalized genome medicine for chromosome-based diseases.

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White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy Recognizes UConn’s Indoor Air Quality Initiative Fighting COVID-19

A DIY air filtration device assembled by fifth graders in Hartford makes its way to Washington, thanks to a cross-campus effort

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Keeping It Clean for Patient, Staff Safety

UConn Health’s housekeepers are the front-line folks who don't provide patient care, but provide a safe, healthy environment for those who do. Housekeeping and Environmental Services Appreciation Week is Sept. 11-17.

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UConn Health’s New Chief Privacy Officer Arrives

Elle Box joins as assistant vice president for health care compliance.

Doctors Assess Opportunities Gained, Lost through Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits

UConn Health's Dr. Patrick Coll, UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. John Batsis, and colleagues authored an analysis of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits since they were instituted 10 years ago, finding the one-size-fits-all approach needs an upgrade to truly help seniors prevent disease and live healthier lives.

Not Just Living Longer, But Better: UConn Researcher Studying Potential Therapeutic Targets for Anti-Aging Therapeutics

Ming Xu has received an R01 Grant from the National Institute on Aging to continue his work studying the role p21-high cells play in aging.