Women’s Health

Group portrait of staff wearing pink

UConn Health Wears Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A photo gallery of UConn Health staff from throughout the enterprise

UConn Health Nurse Beats Breast Cancer and Reminds Others to Get Their Mammogram

Shannon Egan, a nurse in the Internal Medicine Unit at UConn Health beat breast cancer because she found it early and now she advocates for others to make sure they get their annual mammogram. Early detection saves lives.

Surviving Breast Cancer Twice, Internationally Renowned Artist Raises Awareness for Early Detection and Knowing Family History

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Ed Johnetta Miller, a renowned improvisational quilter, teacher, lecturer, and two-time breast cancer survivor, exemplifies the importance of early detection

UConn Health Receives $50,000 Million Hearts Health Equity Grant

The Million Hearts Health Equity Grant, has awarded UConn Health $50,000 which enabled us to purchase 1,000 automated Blood Pressure Cuff Kits™ to provide to our at-risk or high-risk maternal patients.

UConn Health Simsbury Celebrates Grand Opening

UConn Health with the Town of Simsbury’s Leadership Hosted a Celebratory Ribbon Cutting and Facility Tours on June 13

Dr. Danielle Luciano, UConn Health’s Director for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, Elise Courtois, Ph.D., an endometriosis researcher and director of single cell biology at JAX and Arleigh Cole Doyle, a patient, advocate and member of the Connecticut Endometriosis Working Group.

First-of-its-Kind Program Supports Endometriosis Patients

Connecticut is poised to become a hub for endometriosis research and innovation with the program operating through a partnership between UConn Health and The Jackson Laboratory

Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi, a former UConn-trained nurse turned physician is now training at UConn School of Medicine to be an OB/GYN surgeon.

Power of Growing Diversity: Meet OB/GYN Resident Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi

“Medicine is not as diverse as it should be. It was incredibly helpful to me to have mentors,” says Dr. Chioma Ogbejesi, a future OB/GYN surgeon in her third-year of residency training at UConn School of Medicine. She was the first medical student in the new, growing Visiting Externships for Students Underrepresented in Medicine (VESUM) program to match to a UConn residency.

Breastfeeding Support Group is the Key for Moms in Overcoming Breastfeeding Obstacles

Cassandra Collier was ready to throw in the towel with breastfeeding when she attended the breastfeeding support group held at UConn Health and met Dana Helak who just four months before had felt the same way. They formed a friendship that is helping them over the hurdles of breastfeeding.

UConn John Dempsey Hospital Awarded Seven Women’s Choice Awards for Best Hospitals

The Women’s Choice Award has named UConn John Dempsey Hospital as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, Cancer Care, Stroke Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Comprehensive Breast Care, Mammogram Imaging and Women’s Services.

Calling on Latina Women to Spread Awareness of Mammograms

The Cancer Center Breast Program at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health is working to help Latina women through a peer group program to encourage early detection through annual screening.