Category: UConn Health

photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington

From Forest Labs to Rare Diseases

photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington
Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Philanthropic Grants Boost UConn’s Research Partnerships with Industries

By Grace Merritt and Jessica McBride

Deep in the woods behind Horsebarn Hill, UConn has its own forest lab.

There, you’ll see sensors on trees of different species shifting and swaying under ice, snow, wind and torrential rain. Read Full Story

photo of Dr. Bruce Liang, Nat Messina ’74 (BUS), ’81 (LAW), Richard Carbray ’75 (PHARM), Ayn LaPlant, and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi

Changing the Mammogram Experience

photo of Dr. Bruce Liang, Nat Messina ’74 (BUS), ’81 (LAW), Richard Carbray ’75 (PHARM), Ayn LaPlant, and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi
From left: Dr. Bruce Liang, dean, UConn School of Medicine; Nat Messina ’74 (BUS), ’81 (LAW), president and a director of the Beekley Family Foundation; Richard Carbray ’75 (PHARM), UConn Board of Trustees member; Ayn LaPlant, chief executive officer, Beekley Corporation; and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, chief executive officer and executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health.

UConn Health’s new state-of-the-art Beekley Imaging Center aims to reduce stress, enhance women’s careRead Full Story

UConn Community Unites To Help Pitcher Ryan Radue Beat Cancer

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“Love you brother. Everyone here at @UConnBaseball is supporting you in this fight!” Photo/Nico Darras

“Weeks of powerful chemotherapy had wiped out the cancer discovered in [UConn baseball pitcher Ryan] Radue’s knee and neck, with a month of radiation still to come. Read Full Story

Faculty and staff teamed together on National Go Red Day in the Outpatient Pavilion to create a large heart shape to help raise awareness of heart disease.

10 Ways Women Can Prevent Heart Disease

Faculty and staff teamed together on National Go Red Day in the Outpatient Pavilion to create a large heart shape to help raise awareness of heart disease.
Faculty and staff teamed together on National Go Red Day in the Outpatient Pavilion to create a large heart shape to help raise awareness of heart disease (Photo by Janine Gelineau).

February is American Heart Month, and UConn cardiologists Drs. Anjanette Ferris, Agnes Kim, and Joyce Meng say all women need to start taking action today to prevent the development of heart disease and to maintain their overall heart health.
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Dr. Pramod Srivastava and Angela Kueck, Ovarian Cancer Researchers of UConn Health on Oct. 1, 2014.

UConn Honors Heroes in Fight Against Cancer

Dr. Pramod Srivastava and Angela Kueck, Ovarian Cancer Researchers of UConn Health on Oct. 1, 2014.
Dr. Pramod Srivastava and Angela Kueck, Ovarian Cancer Researchers of UConn Health on Oct. 1, 2014. (Lanny Nagler/UConn Photo)

The 7th Annual White Coat Gala: Honoring Heroes and Healers, to benefit UConn Health, will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. University President Susan Herbst will host with Mark Zinni, anchor of Eyewitness News on WFSB Channel 3.
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Donors Honored for Supporting New Outpatient Pavilion

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Carole and Ray Neag. (Credit: Defining Photo)

Gratitude was the resounding message at a private dedication ceremony on November 19 for donors who named spaces in the new UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, which opened in 2015. Read Full Story

Donation to Help Pay for UConn Health Mammograms

Dr. Bruce Liang, Dean of the UConn Health School of Medicine, Wanita Thorpe, academic administrative manager of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sue Tenore and Adam Clemens of the Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation, Richard Carbray Jr. of the Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation, the UConn Health Board of Directors and UConn Board of Trustees, and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health. (Photo by UConn Provost Mun Choi).
Dr. Bruce Liang, Dean of the UConn Health School of Medicine, Wanita Thorpe, academic administrative manager of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sue Tenore and Adam Clemens of the Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation, Richard Carbray Jr. of the Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation, the UConn Health Board of Directors and UConn Board of Trustees, and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health. (Photo by UConn Provost Mun Choi).

Up to 60 women who are either uninsured or underinsured will receive free and potentially life-saving mammograms this year at UConn Health, thanks to a recent $6,000 donation from the Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation.
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The Maryann dePreaux Walmsley Cancer Center Library.

Chemotherapy Suite Named After Advocate for Cancer Patients

The Maryann dePreaux Walmsley Cancer Center Library.
The Maryann dePreaux Walmsley Cancer Center Library. (UConn Health Photo)

When cancer patients step into the chemotherapy area at the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, they may be reminded of a cozy library at a four-star hotel.Read Full Story