Women’s Health

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.

A sign for The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health in Farmington

Q&A: Dr. Pramod Srivastava Explains the Hunt for a Breast Cancer Vaccine

The UConn Health team says they're about two years away from starting a clinical trial for triple negative breast cancer vaccines

Mom holding son outdoors

Managing Diabetes for 2

UConn Health’s Diabetes Education Program helps women control their blood sugars before, during, and after pregnancy to reduce complications for both mom and baby

Grateful to Be a Nurse at UConn Health: “I Love It!”

Meet Lauren Piro, a Labor and Delivery nurse at UConn Health, who epitomizes gratitude.

Sara and Esther

A Hanukkah Miracle of Survival for Mom and Newborn at UConn Health

“The quality of care I got at UConn Health is the reason why I am alive. If I wasn’t treated at UConn Health, I would have died,” says Sara Farber who just named her new daughter on December 18, the first day of Hanukkah.

Free diaper supplies being distributed by the new Diaper Connections program now being launched statewide

Free Diapers Can Really Help Connecticut Moms, Dads, and Children in Need

The Connecticut Hospital Association and the Diaper Bank of Connecticut are taking statewide the successful Diaper Connections pilot program of UConn Health’s Women’s Center and Family Medicine Clinics

Dr. Ted Rosenkrantz Awarded the 2022 Alicia’s Angels ‘Angel Award’

“Dr. Rosenkrantz’s career is beyond inspirational to me. I have tremendous respect of him as a physician and as a person," Jona Sager, founder and chair of the board of Alicia’s Angels, Inc.