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UConn Health Researcher Establishing Research Mentorship Program for Underrepresented Students in STEM

Kimberly Dodge-Kafka is establishing a research program to mentor students from underrepresented communities. This work will help promote diversity in the biomedical sciences.

Pain from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ, joint of the lower jaw) might be eased by destroying old cells, according to new research.

Killing Off Old Cells Might Mean Relief from Persistent Jaw Pain

'Senescent cells' resist the body's normal process of removing damaged cells

NAACP to Present Prestigious Spingarn Medal to UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin at 112th Annual Convention

Laurencin joins such previous Springarn recipients as Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, George Washington Carver, and more

Dr. Hilary Onyiuke looking at spine image

Guidance to Treat Underdiagnosed Spine Problem Conceived at UConn Health

UConn surgeons and medical students establish a grading scale, named for Dr. Hilary Onyiuke, to help physicians manage Bertolotti syndrome, a frequently underrecognized debilitating spine condition.

Neag Foundation Gift Supports Transformative Research at UConn School of Medicine

UConn School of Medicine received a gift of $7 million from the Neag Foundation to fund high-risk/high-reward research

Beat the Heat

With the second heatwave of this summer underway, we caught up with Dr. Khalilah Hunter-Anderson of the Emergency Department at UConn John Dempsey Hospital for some advice to stay safe and prevent heat-related illnesses.

UConn PMF Facility Wins Grant for State-of-the-Art Equipment

The research will offer important insights into understanding human disease

Dr. Kevin Becker explains a brain image

Can Polio Virus Help Treat Brain Tumors?

UConn Health is enrolling patients in a national trial testing a therapy derived from the polio virus paired with an established cancer medication to treat a type of aggressive brain tumor

UConn Liver Specialist Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Teach in Egypt

Dr. George Y. Wu, PhD, former director, Hepatology Section, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, and Herman Lopata Chair in Hepatitis Research, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to promote and teach liver disease studies and research in Egypt, beginning in fall 2021. 

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Surviving Head and Neck Cancer

Treatment of advanced head and neck cancer requires close collaborations between several health care services. The team at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center provides a multidisciplinary approach that provides better outcomes.