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Janine Gelineau – Not “Just a Photographer”

Even among the most seasoned of photographers, few have presumably ever pointed their cameras at a cadaver, snapped shots of doctors working behind the closed doors of an operating room, or fulfilled personal requests from ailing patients to capture their final portrait for posterity. Yet in the 25 years that Janine Gelineau has worked at […]

Daylight Saving Time – Tips on How to Get a Better Nights Sleep

It’s time to spring ahead. Daylight Saving Time takes place on March 13 which means it’s time to advance the clocks and lose one hour of precious sleep. The National Sleep Foundation typically uses this opportunity to try to raise awareness about the importance of sleep and the fact that many of us don’t get […]

A Half-Century of Service

This story is the first 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. Many people now living in Connecticut probably don’t remember a time when the University of Connecticut Health Center didn’t exist. We’re used to seeing that distinctive building […]

Cell and Genome Sciences Building Wins Prestigious Laboratory Design Award

The Cell and Genome Sciences Building has been awarded the 2011 Renovated Laboratory of the Year by R&D Magazine. “This is a great honor and attests to the talent and tireless efforts of Roger Goldstein and Michael Feeley and their team at Goody Clancy and of Tom Trutter and Kevin Norton and their Health Center colleagues,” […]

NICU Study Focuses on Kangaroo Care Program

The Health Center’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit is participating in a study aimed at increasing the use of kangaroo care or skin-to-skin holding. For many families, kangaroo care has become an integral part of their ability to bond with their baby and reduce stress while their infant is being cared for in the NICU. But […]

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 […]