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2011 Feature Stories

August 2011

August 22, 2011
White Coat Ceremonies Held for Medical and Dental School Classes of 2015

August 19, 2011
JAMA Study: Gout Drug Effective for Severe Cases

August 18, 2011
A Commitment to Community Service

August 18, 2011
UConn and Connecticut’s Economic Future

August 17, 2011
Back to Bed Radio Icon

August 17, 2011
New Cancer Support Group at Health Center Features Quilting

August 16, 2011
Health Center Study Finds Training Approach Appears to Improve Surgical Residents’ Patient Communication Skills for Specific Cases

August 12, 2011
Career Research Award Named After UConn Health Center’s Dr. Laurencin

August 12, 2011
New Book Explores Science Behind a Low Carbohydrate Diet

August 11, 2011
Slimming Superfoods – Nutritional Powerhouses That Can Also Help You Lose Weight Video Icon

August 10, 2011
Does Your Hearing Do the Job?

August 9, 2011
West Nile Virus More Widespread Than Last Year – Tips on How to Protect Yourself Video Icon

August 8, 2011
The Universe in Your Skull

August 5, 2011
President Herbst at the Health Center – A Chance to Share Your Ideas About the Future

August 4, 2011
Mock-Ups of Patient Room Gives Health Center Staff a Chance to Give Feedback

August 4, 2011
Poised on the Bioscience Frontier

August 2, 2011
Dr. Gerard N. Burrow Is Stepping Down as Chairman of the UConn Health Center’s Board of Directors

August 1, 2011
UConn Health Center August Programs

July 2011

July 28, 2011
Bioscience Connecticut Update

July 28, 2011
Health Center History: There’s More to Explore

July 27, 2011
Greenstein Among Contributors to Genetic Discovery Published in New England Journal of Medicine

July 27, 2011
Summertime Asthma Triggers – What You Can Do to Prevent an Attack Video Icon

July 26, 2011
Engineering Earlier Ovarian Cancer Detection

July 25, 2011
Medical School Alum Returns to Support Health Career Opportunity Programs (HCOP)

July 21, 2011
Nine Health Center Scientists Sharing $4.4M in State Stem Cell Grants

July 21, 2011
Coast to Coast for a Cure Cyclists More Than Halfway Home

July 20, 2011
Arciero Honored for Contribution to Sports Medicine Education

July 19, 2011
High Marks for Geriatrics Rank Dempsey Among ‘Best Hospitals’

July 18, 2011
A Symbiotic Relationship

July 15, 2011
Genetics and Developmental Biology Researchers Awarded Nearly $10 Million in NIH Funding Over the Past Few Months

July 14, 2011
UConn Dentists Travel to Alaska to Provide Dentures for Native Communities

July 13, 2011
2011 UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament to Support Technology Upgrade

July 11, 2011
Celebrating Life

July 11, 2011
50th Anniversary Commemoration on Display at Legislative Office Building

July 8, 2011
With Army Grant, Rowe Proceeds Cautiously with Bone Regeneration Research

July 8, 2011
Graduate School Students Celebrate 28th Annual Graduate Student Research Day

July 7, 2011
Managing Pain Caused by Summer Sports Video Icon

July 6, 2011
President Herbst and Husband Donate $100,000 to Establish Scholarship

July 5, 2011
Congratulations to Pediatric Dentistry Residents

July 1, 2011
Health Center Receives Major Gift to Support Research at Institute for Regenerative Engineering

July 1, 2011
Health Center Physician Solves TV Anchor’s Dad’s Medical Mystery

June 2011

June 30, 2011
Leadership Unveils Elements of ‘Master Plan’

June 29, 2011
New England Musculoskeletal Institute Bone Repair Research Makes Cover

June 28, 2011
Preventing Obesity in Kids

June 27, 2011
Search Committee Named for Next Vice President for Health Affairs and Medical School Dean

June 24, 2011
Enhancing Clinical Care Video Icon

June 23, 2011
Auxiliary Remembers Celeste LeWitt, Presents Scholarships

June 22, 2011
Garden Has Roots in the Community

June 21, 2011
Scientists Receive Research Awards to Study Osteoporosis

June 20, 2011
Austin and Liang Named to Interim Positions Radio Icon

June 20, 2011
Beware of Bug Season Video Icon

June 16, 2011
Researchers Study Genomic Stability of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

June 16, 2011
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin Steps Down as Vice President of Health Affairs and Medical School Dean

June 15, 2011
Dental Alumni Gather at AAPD Conference

June 15, 2011
Riders, Walkers Join Calhoun Despite Rain

June 14, 2011
First-years Preparing to Cycle Cross Country to Fight Leukemia Video Icon Radio Icon

June 14, 2011
Getting Close with Baby

June 13, 2011
A Brilliant Vision

June 13, 2011
A New Way to Cheer Up Hospital Patients

June 10, 2011
Grip Strength Is Good Indicator of Overall Health

June 10, 2011
Bird Lays Eggs in Middle of Dowling South Parking Lot

June 9, 2011
Deans' Symposium on Continuous Quality Improvement

June 8, 2011
Bioscience Connecticut Proposal Wins Final Legislative Approval

June 7, 2011
NEMSI Research Day Marks Its Fifth Year of Collaborations Between Basic Science and Clinical Faculty

June 7, 2011
Practice Makes Perfect – And Helps Avoid Unnecessary Exams Video Icon

June 6, 2011
Countdown to Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride Video Icon

June 3, 2011
Snoring Kids Prone to Cardiovascular Problems as Adults, Study Suggests

June 3, 2011
Lyme Disease - Why Do Some Fare Better than Others?

June 1, 2011
Fish Oil May Reduce Postpartum Depression Symptoms

June 1, 2011
June Programs, Events

May 2011

May 31, 2011
Health Center Nurse Is Son’s Kidney Donor

May 31, 2011
Advancing Care Through Research

May 27, 2011
CICATS Symposium Sets Sights on Sickle Cell

May 26, 2011
Wii Workout Can Help COPD Patients Breathe Easier

May 25, 2011
Study Shows Many Older Americans Not Getting Sufficient Calcium

May 24, 2011
Teaching and Faculty Award Winners Announced

May 24, 2011
Back to Bike to Work

May 23, 2011
Internationally Prominent Specialist and Academician Is New Chairman of the Department of Medicine

May 20, 2011
Watercolors, Puppets and Kindergarten Masterpieces on Display in Lobby and LeWitt Gallery

May 18, 2011
Summer Sandal Season May Prove Perilous for Your Feet Video Icon

May 17, 2011
Gov. Malloy Announces New Bioscience Connecticut Initiative Video Icon

May 17, 2011
Angelman Syndrome Researchers Aim to Give Back by Participating in Walk

May 16, 2011
Commencement 2011

May 12, 2011
Physician Leadership Symposium – Developing Skills Not Taught in Medical School

May 12, 2011
Graduate School Commencement Speaker: A Scientific Mind

May 11, 2011
Season’s Last Massey Lecture to Revisit Early U.S. Medicine

May 10, 2011
Calhoun Ride Back for Fifth Year Video Icon

May 10, 2011
Collaborative Research Day Focused on a Better Understanding of Developmental Disorders

May 9, 2011
Health Center Celebrates Its Nurses

May 6, 2011
Austin Schirmer’s Leadership Skills Prompt Positive Changes

May 5, 2011
Informatics Maven Sees Challenge, Opportunity at UConn Video Icon

May 4, 2011
Scientists Find Gene Linked to Alcohol Consumption

May 4, 2011
TIP-ing the Future in Connecticut’s Favor

May 3, 2011
May Is Melanoma Month – UConn Dermatologist Warns of Tanning Bed Dangers Video Icon

May 2, 2011
Renowned Pediatric Dentist Discusses Advances in Oral Health Care

May 2, 2011
Huey Starts New Role with New Discussion Series on Health Care Changes

May 2, 2011
May Programs, Events

April 2011

April 29, 2011
Commencement Speaker Ready to Be ‘The Dentist’

April 28, 2011
Canalis Delivers First Posthumous Raisz Lectureship Video Icon

April 27, 2011
2011 High School Mini Medical/Dental School Graduates

April 26, 2011
Library Books Can’t Escape Father Time Video Icon

April 25, 2011
Curious About Your Cholesterol?

April 25, 2011
The Curriculum: "A Model for Other Schools to Follow"

April 21, 2011
Two New Husky Heroes Honored

April 19, 2011
Second White Coat Gala ‘A Tremendous Success’

April 18, 2011
Aging Research Day Returns for Second Year

April 18, 2011
New Study Aims to Offer More Evidence of Meningitis Vaccine Safety in Pregnancy

April 18, 2011
‘Dream Wedding’ Caps Whirlwind Journey for Health Center Nurse

April 15, 2011
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Aces Latest Accreditation Site Survey

April 15, 2011
Three Dental Students Honored with NIDCAR Training Grant Award

April 15, 2011
World Renowned Forensic Scientist Dr. Henry Lee Is Guest Speaker for Commencement

April 13, 2011
Auxiliary Working to Help Survivors Cast Away Their Cancer

April 12, 2011
UConn Firefighters Provide CPR/AED Training for Avon Volunteers

April 11, 2011
Colonial History Expert Giving April Massey History of Medicine Talk

April 11, 2011
First Classes Admitted Video Icon

April 8, 2011
UConn Medical Students Attend Women in Surgery Symposium 

April 7, 2011
New Football Coach Is Special Guest at Sports Injury Program Video Icon Radio Icon

April 6, 2011
Listen to a Health eChat About the Warning Signs of Heart Failure Radio Icon

April 6, 2011
UConn Well-Represented at National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting

April 4, 2011
Hundreds of High School Students Attend Clinical Career Day 2011

April 4, 2011
Rethinking Long-Term Care

April 1, 2011
Doctors’ Day Awards 2011

March 2011

March 31, 2011
Mission Trip to Chile – A Plus for Dental Students and the Children They Treat

March 30, 2011
UConn Health Center Upcoming Programs

March 29, 2011
An Opportunity to Do Wonderful Things Video Icon

March 28, 2011
Urban Service Track Members Present at ADEA’s Annual Conference Video Icon

March 25, 2011
Health, Safety and Environment Fair Celebrates 50 Video Icon

March 25, 2011
Avon Students Raise Funds for Children's Cancer

March 24, 2011
Medical School Reaps the Benefits of Student’s Passion for Photography Video Icon

March 23, 2011
StemCONN 2011 Highlights Most Recent Discoveries in Stem Cell Research Video Icon Radio Icon

March 22, 2011
Embracing Technology to Advance Dental Science

March 18, 2011
Join the Million Challenge – Take a Diabetes Risk Test Radio Icon

March 18, 2011
Medical School Class of 2011 Achieves Highest Match Rate in Recent Years Video Icon

March 17, 2011
Children Act Fast – So Do Poisons: National Poison Prevention Week Is March 20 to 26

March 16, 2011
Laying the Groundwork

March 15, 2011
A Passion for Learning

March 14, 2011
Co-Discoverer of Lipitor® Speaks at Health Center About New Cholesterol Drug

March 11, 2011
It May Be March, but a Nutritious Pregnancy Diet Shouldn’t Force You into Madness

March 11, 2011
New Hip Procedure Gets You Back in the Swing of Things

March 10, 2011
Using Stem Cells to Regrow Muscle and Bone

March 9, 2011
More Health Center Research on Colorectal Cancer Link to Tobacco Use

March 8, 2011
Daylight Saving Time - Tips on How to Get a Better Nights Sleep Video Icon

March 8, 2011
Janine Gelineau - Not "Just a Photographer"

March 4, 2011
Cell and Genome Sciences Building Wins Prestigious Laboratory Design Award

March 4, 2011
A Half-Century of Service Video Icon

March 2, 2011
Health Center Supports Proposal to Create an Umbilical Cord Blood Bank

March 2, 2011
NICU Study Focuses on Kangaroo Care Program

March 1, 2011
March Programs, Events

February 2011

February 28, 2011
Health Center Names New Director of Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

February 25, 2011
Brushing Up on Dental Do’s and Don’ts Video Icon

February 24, 2011
The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services Announces First Births from Frozen Eggs Video Icon

February 23, 2011
Researchers Closing in on Link Between Genetics, Alcoholism

February 22, 2011
Medical Student Recounts Experience as AMSA Health Justice Fellow Video Icon

February 22, 2011
New Bladder Cancer Support Group to Meet Saturday

February 18, 2011
New High-Tech Tool Helps Health Center Researchers Make New Discoveries Video Icon

February 17, 2011
Introducing Health eChat

February 16, 2011
Dental School Opens Lab, Honors Emeritus Professor

February 15, 2011
Kick Up Your Heels Campaign Raises Awareness About Heart Disease Video Icon

February 14, 2011
Cell and Genome Sciences Building Dedicated by Gov. Malloy Video Icon

February 11, 2011
Can C-sections Influence Evolution?

February 10, 2011
Heart Failure Symposium: Care Across the Continuum

February 9, 2011
Cardiologist Discusses Heart Rhythm Irregularities

February 9, 2011
February Heart Month – Raising Awareness About Women’s Heart Health Video Icon

February 8, 2011
A Retrospective of Alan Tompkins Work Is on Exhibit in LeWitt Gallery

February 8, 2011
Health Center Leader Laurencin Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Engineering

February 4, 2011
Incoming President Susan Herbst Visits the Health Center

February 4, 2011
Advanced Technology for Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Patients

February 3, 2011
Hypertension Expert Publishes First Human Study of New Blood Pressure Drug

February 1, 2011
State Grants Pay Off with Key Yale, UConn Stem Cell Finding

February 1, 2011
Ongoing Study Compares Treatments for PTSD - Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Needed Video Icon

January 2011

January 31, 2011
Gift Honors Father's Love for UConn, Dentistry

January 31, 2011
February Events at the UConn Health Center

January 27, 2011
Students Observe MLK Day by Volunteering to Help Those in Need

January 26, 2011
Urban Service Track Update

January 24, 2011
New Basic Science Researchers Join Health Center Faculty

January 21, 2011
Training Tomorrow’s Experts in Aging

January 20, 2011
Wildlife, Medicine Bottles, and Landscape Photographs on Display in Health Center Lobbies

January 19, 2011
Lieberman Receives Prestigious Urist Award

January 18, 2011
A Personal Decision - Genetic Counselors Provide Valuable Guidance for Cancer Patients Video Icon

January 13, 2011
Celebrating 50 Years

January 11, 2011
Winter Wipe-Outs – Preventing Hand and Wrist Injuries Video Icon

January 11, 2011
Cardiac Imaging Study Shows PROMISE

January 10, 2011
The 19th Century Goes Digital

January 6, 2011
Can Lighting Impact the Food Choices of Finicky Teens?

January 5, 2011
Meet the Health Center’s First Newborn of 2011

January 4, 2011
UConn Cardiologists Uncover New Heart Attack Warning Sign

January 4, 2011
Nutritional Supplements – Which Ones Should You Consider Adding to Your Diet?