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Health Center Supports Proposal to Create an Umbilical Cord Blood Bank

Dr. Winston Campbell, director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and interim chair of the Department of OB/GYN at the Health Center, was one of the experts testifying before a legislative committee today in support of a proposal to create the state’s first public umbilical cord blood bank. The program would facilitate and promote the collection of umbilical cord blood […]

Health Center March Programs, Events

Following is a rundown of UConn Health Center events in March: Nutrition for a Healthy Heart Wednesday, March 2, 2 to 4 p.m., UConn Health Center, Dowling North Building The UConn Health Center’s Healthy Nutrition program invites you on a journey to a lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol and healthier weight. This group meets on […]

Health Center Names New Director of Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Pramod K. Srivastava, an accomplished leader in basic and translational research, has been named the new director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center. Srivastava is a professor and interim chair of the Department of Immunology, director of the Center for Immunotherapy of Cancer and Infectious Diseases, and part of the leadership […]

Brushing Up on Dental Do’s and Don’ts

The number of dental products on display in your typical grocery story or pharmacy can be daunting. Manual or electric toothbrushes, soft or hard bristles, whitening trays or strips – the choices are seemingly endless. Toothbrushes When it comes to brushes – bristles are key. Dr. Jonathan Meier with the UConn School of Dental Medicine […]

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services Announces First Births from Frozen Eggs

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (CARS) at the Health Center has just completed a clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of egg freezing in patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Egg freezing is a new technology that will allow patients the option of storing frozen eggs instead of embryos, eliminating some of the ethical and […]

Researchers Closing in on Link Between Genetics, Alcoholism

One of the risk factors for alcohol dependence may be genetic variations in certain enzymes that impact the production of neuroactive steroids, according to UConn Health Center researchers. Dr. Jonathan Covault, associate professor and director of Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program in the UConn School of Medicine Department of Psychology, is the lead author of […]

New High-Tech Tool to Help Health Center Researchers Make New Discoveries

The 12-panel computer display allows scientists to see large images at high resolution.

New Bladder Cancer Support Group to Meet Saturday

Recognizing that bladder cancer can be a lonely journey for patients and families, the UConn Health Center is organizing a bladder cancer support group. The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center invites patients, family members and caregivers to attend what will be a series of regular meetings starting Saturday, February 26, at 3 p.m. […]

Medical Student Recounts Experience as AMSA Health Justice Fellow

Like a fine wine, the journey of becoming a physician should be savored. That was my view when, during my third year of medical school, I decided to try something unconventional—risky, even. Leaving UConn for Washington, D.C., I would spend a year exploring. Serving as the health justice fellow of the American Medical Student Association […]

New High-Tech Tool Helps Health Center Researchers Make New Discoveries

UConn scientists now have at their disposal a new high-tech tool that could change the way they do their research. The Health Center’s Richard D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) has acquired through a federal grant a 12 panel tile display wall with 50 million pixels which allows researchers to see images like […]