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Advanced Technology for Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Patients

An advanced cancer treatment is now available to UConn Health Center patients, thanks to the generosity of philanthropists and longtime university supporters Carole and Ray Neag. High-dose rate brachytherapy temporarily delivers a high radiation source, or radioactive seed, to a tumor site. The speed and precision of this robotic therapy enables treatment on an outpatient […]

State Grants Pay Off With Key Yale, UConn Stem Cell Finding

A key gene in the development of stem cells has been shown to enhance their growth and survival too.

Ongoing Study Compares Treatments for PTSD – Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Needed

A unique research study comparing two treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is ongoing and continuing to seek men who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to participate in the study. Julian Ford, Ph.D., principal investigator for the study, says,“We know that PTSD interferes with all important walks of life for returning military personnel, particularly […]

Gift Honors Father’s Love for UConn, Dentistry

From the January 2011 issue of Our Moment, the UConn Foundation’s e-newsletter. Alumnus Instructor Memorializes Father with Dental Fellowship Robert Kravecs, Sr. loved many things, especially his family, the dental profession and the University Connecticut. Following his death, Kravecs’s son, Robert Kravecs, Jr., D.M.D., ’77 ’81, decided to use part of his inheritance to memorialize […]

February Events at the UConn Health Center

Following is a rundown of UConn Health Center events in February: Free Hospital Maternity Tours Saturday, February 5, 3:30 p.m., UConn Health Center, Main Lobby A representative will guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery at John Dempsey Hospital. Children and grandparents are welcome. The free tours are held every other Saturday. […]

Students Observe MLK Day by Volunteering to Help Those in Need

UConn students were among those volunteering their time for a day of service on Martin Luther King Day at South Church in Hartford. The event, organized by the Connecticut Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC) and Hands on Hartford, engaged dozens of AmeriCorps members and 100 Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) students from across the […]

Urban Service Track Update

A novel interdisciplinary program for UConn medical students and their health professions peers is offering students valuable insight into the plight of underserved patients, who often lack access to high-quality health care. Now in its fourth year, the Urban Service Track (UST) program exposes the next generation of health care providers to the unique challenges […]

New Basic Science Researchers Join Health Center Faculty

Three highly accomplished scientists have recently joined the Health Center. “Their credentials are impressive and diverse – and we look forward to their contributions in many areas throughout the Health Center,” says Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. Irina Bezsonova, M.S., Ph.D., is an assistant […]

Training Tomorrow’s Experts in Aging

There is one patient Gail Sullivan will never forget – the elderly man through whom she unexpectedly came to realize her fascination with the field of aging. Early in her medical career, Sullivan encountered an older man in her unit who had recently been diagnosed with dementia and prescribed a tranquilizer typically used for schizophrenics. […]

Wildlife, Medicine Bottles, and Landscape Photographs on Display in Health Center Lobbies

Exhibit: Photographs by Alan Budney, Gary Melnysyn, Lou Palmieri and Sharon Purcell Where: Main and Mezzanine lobbies, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington When: Now through March 23, 2011 daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  About the artists: Retired from the practice of law, Connecticut native Alan Budney devotes his energy and passion to […]