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Listen to a Health eChat About the Warning Signs of Heart Failure

Failing to take heart failure seriously can be a deadly mistake. Heart failure, the weakening of the heart’s pumping ability, contributes to 300,000 deaths each year. About five million people in the U.S. have heart failure and its leading causes are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Experts at the Heart Failure Center, […]

UConn Well-Represented at National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting

The University of Connecticut was well-represented at this year’s National Academies of Practice (NAP) annual meeting recently held in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ruth Goldblatt, clinical associate professor in the School of Dental Medicine, was inducted as a fellow and two Urban Health Scholars were the first students selected to present posters at the meeting. NAP […]

Hundreds of High School Students Attend Clinical Career Day 2011

  More than 450 students from 29 high schools interacted with doctors and dentists, nurses and pharmacists, and other health care professionals during the Health Center’s eighth annual Clinical Career Day April 1. The Food Court and academic lobby were home to two dozen tables offering discussions and demonstrations of various career paths in health […]

Rethinking Long-Term Care

In these lean economic times, when state funding is being reduced for a broad range of projects and needs, one area where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to significantly increase funding is linked to the research of Julie Robison, associate professor of medicine at the UConn Center on Aging. The governor has proposed increasing funding […]

Doctors’ Day Awards 2011

National Doctors’ Day was held on Wednesday and the Health Center marked the occasion by honoring one physician and one dentist with the second annual Richard A. Garibaldi, M.D., Doctors’ Day Award. This year’s honorees are Dr. Winston Campbell, the interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Division of […]

Mission Trip to Chile – A Plus for Dental Students and the Children They Treat

“An amazing experience” is how a group of UConn dental students summed up their recent trip to Chile where they treated indigenous Mapuche Indian children. The students are involved in the Friendship and Oral Health Program which brings together dental students from different schools and different countries to help form close relationships while they provide […]

UConn Health Center Upcoming Programs

The following programs are scheduled at the University of Connecticut Health Center in April and early May. Free IVF Information Session Thursday, April 7, 6 to 8:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Conference Room EG-013 Specialists with the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services lead an informational session about current treatments for infertility, specifically in vitro fertilization (IVF). […]

An Opportunity to Do Wonderful Things

This story is the third 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. The people involved in the Health Center’s early years recall the excitement they felt in being part of creating something new and the vision and commitment they […]

Urban Service Track Members Present at ADEA’s Annual Conference

Submitted by Urban Service Track UConn dental students and members of the Urban Service Track joined 2,000 clinicians and educators interested in educational innovation and interprofessional achievement in San Diego for the 2011 American Dental Education Association’s Annual Session earlier this month. Marcus Moss, a third-year dental student, described his participation in the ADEA conference […]

Avon Students Raise Funds for Children’s Cancer

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of Kids for Kids at Avon High School. Avon students raise money for the Children’s Cancer Activity Fund at the University of Connecticut Health Center and volunteer spending time with children undergoing cancer treatment. Every year, students gather on the first Friday in December to light […]