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Graduate School Students Celebrate 28th Annual Graduate Student Research Day

The Graduate Student Organization recently hosted the 28th annual Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD) at the Health Center. GSRD is sponsored by the Graduate Programs Committee and takes place in June of each year. It is a celebration of the end of the academic year and the wide range of research that graduate students are […]

Managing Pain Caused by Summer Sports

People who are sedentary most of the winter may overdo it once the nice weather arrives. Dr. Thomas DeBerardino, sports medicine expert at the Health Center’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute, says you need to take seriously the soreness and pain caused by summer sports activities. So what do you do to feel better? The basics […]

Board of Trustees Honors Laurencin with Title of University Professor

The title is recognition of Dr. Laurencin’s outstanding contributions to his field.

Congratulations to Pediatric Dentistry Residents

Graduation for the 2011 Pediatric Dentistry Residents was held at Avon Old Farms Hotel on June 18. First-year residents Natasha Bramley and Amy O’Callaghan held a lunch buffet and awards ceremony in honor of the graduates. The event culminated in a video that detailed the many events, exploits and experiences the graduates had over the […]

Elements of UConn Health Center ‘Master Plan’ Announced

A master plan for the hospital's construction and renovation is taking shape.

Health Center Receives Major Gift to Support Research at Institute for Regenerative Engineering

Internationally prominent philanthropists Raymond and Beverly Sackler have provided a major gift to create an innovative research center at the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The gift follows the recent passage of Governor Malloy’s Bioscience Connecticut Plan. The Sacklers’ gift will enhance collaboration among UConn Health Center’s leading physical […]

Health Center Physician Solves TV Anchor’s Dad’s Medical Mystery

A Florida man is pain-free and playing 18 holes of golf again, thanks in part to a UConn Health Center physician who never touched him or even met him. In January, Dr. Kanwar Singh of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center was discussing a new minimally invasive treatment of peripheral arterial disease during an […]

New England Musculoskeletal Institute Bone Repair Research Makes Cover

Researchers from the New England Musculoskeletal Institute have come up with a way to speed up and enhance bone repair, and their work is featured on the cover of the May 2011 journal Molecular Therapy. This new approach involves obtaining stem cells from bone marrow, genetically engineering them with a virus that carries a bone formation […]

Search Committee Named for VP for Health Affairs and Medical School Dean

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst has announced the members of the search committee for the Health Center’s next vice president for health affairs and medical school dean. The list includes a wide range of people including many department heads, administrative officers and students. In a statement released to the Health Center community, Herbst said, […]

Preventing Obesity in Kids

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in the United States – triple the rate from just one generation ago. Dr. Larry Scherzer, a Health Center pediatrician says, “Overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier […]