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Watercolors, Puppets and Kindergarten Masterpieces on Display in Lobby and LeWitt Gallery

What: Epic Shadows puppets of Andhra Pradesh, Nature’s Watercolors, paintings by Sharon Kocay, and Kindergarten Masterpieces by Eric G. Norfeldt School, West Hartford Where: Main and Mezzanine lobbies and Celeste LeWitt Gallery, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington When: May 19 through August 24, 2011 daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. About the Artists: Epic Shadows is a special […]

Summer Sandal Season May Prove Perilous for Your Feet

While many welcome the arrival of sandal season, the problems it may pose for your feet should not be ignored. Dr. Douglas Albreski, a podiatrist with the UConn Health Center, says some summer shoe styles can leave your feet in pain and cause injuries. For instance, flip-flops can lead to lower-leg pain. Wearing high, spiky […]

Angelman Syndrome Researchers Aim to Give Back by Participating in Walk

On Saturday, May 21, a team of researchers in the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology will leave their lab and put on their walking shoes to raise awareness about a rare disease they’ve been studying for years. Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in 1 in 15,000 births. Each year, the Angelman […]

Gov. Malloy Announces New Bioscience Connecticut Initiative

The Health Center is part of a new economic revitalization plan being proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The Bioscience Connecticut initiative aims to make the state a leader in bioscience research and in turn, jumpstart the state’s economy by creating jobs and generating long-term economic growth. “This proposal represents a new way of thinking […]

Health Center Commencement 2011

The Health Center’s commencement ceremony held May 15 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford recognized 78 graduates from the School of Medicine, 41 from the School of Dental Medicine and 26 from the Graduate School. The commencement address guest speaker was Henry Lee, an endowed professor and founder of the Forensic Science program at […]

Graduate School Commencement Speaker: A Scientific Mind

The UConn Health Center’s 2011 Graduate School commencement speaker is already well involved in the next scholarly phase of her life. “I’ve always been interested in science, particularly biology,” says Kristina Kapinas, who defended her biomedical sciences Ph.D. thesis in October. Since November she has been a postdoctoral fellow at UMass Worcester. “Science is fun because […]

Physician Leadership Symposium – Developing Skills Not Taught in Medical School

Health Center physicians went back to school this week to brush up on some skills they likely didn’t learn in medical school. The Physician Leadership Symposium focused on teaching more than 40 doctors from the UConn Medical Group (UMG) how to hone their team management skills. “Physicians are trained to be autonomous in their thinking […]

Season’s Last Massey Lecture to Revisit Early U.S. Medicine

Catherine L. Thompson, assistant professor in residence in the UConn Department of History, will give the last spring semester talk of the Robert U. Massey History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Lecture Series. Thompson will present “Therapeutic Experience and Expectations in the Early U.S. Republic” Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in the Low Learning Center. Thompson’s article […]

Collaborative Research Day Focused on a Better Understanding of Developmental Disorders

Gaining a better understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD was the focus of Collaborative Research Day held recently at the Health Center’s Cell and Genome Sciences Building. The conference brought together clinicians and researchers from across the region. “This is a day we highlighted work at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center […]

Calhoun Ride Back for Fifth Year

UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun, a three-time national champion and three-time cancer survivor, brings his annual fundraising bike ride and walk back to Simsbury for a fifth year. The 2011 NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows on Iron Horse Boulevard Saturday, June […]