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2010 Feature Stories

December 2010

December 30, 2010
Statement Regarding HRSA Grant Announcement

December 23, 2010
UConn Scientists Expand Understanding of Human Genome

December 22, 2010
Governor-elect Malloy Uses Health Center Studio to Tape Message

December 21, 2010
Singing Loud for All to Hear

December 20, 2010
UConn Names Susan Herbst Its 15th President Video Icon

December 17, 2010
Lose Weight and Win Prizes – Participants Needed for Research Study

December 15, 2010
NICU Beneficiary of Holiday Generosity Video Icon

December 14, 2010
Fake Pot Spurs Increasing Number of Calls to Poison Center Video Icon

December 13, 2010
Internationally Renowned Researchers Present Findings at Cell and Genome Sciences Inaugural Symposium

December 9, 2010
Healthy Aging

December 9, 2010
Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar – A Fundraising Success

December 8, 2010
Know Better Place Health and Wellness Series - Ask Me If You Dare

December 7, 2010
UConn Cardiologist 1st in New England with New Treatment

December 6, 2010
Not Too Late to Give: '10 Campaign Winding Down

December 2, 2010
CICATS Holds First Translational Symposium

December 2, 2010
Public Engagement Award Winners Announced

December 1, 2010
Managing Your Health Around the Holidays – Parties and Family Feasts Can Be a Challenge for Those Living with Diabetes

November 2010

November 30, 2010
UConn Donors Win Statewide Philanthropy Award

November 30, 2010
Photographs, Sculptures, and Paintings on Display in Health Center Lobby and LeWitt Gallery

November 29, 2010
Aetna Foundation Meets Beneficiaries of Gift

November 24, 2010
New England Musculoskeletal Institute Staff Provide Free Foot Exams, Shoes, Socks for Homeless

November 24, 2010
Crafty Birds Deliver Surprise Gift to Auxiliary

November 23, 2010
Patient Uses Creative Channel to Give Back to Health Center Video Icon

November 19, 2010
Nearly a Million People Have Joined the Movement to Stop Diabetes®, Including Bret Michaels

November 18, 2010
Health Center Stamps Out Smoking Video Icon Video Icon

November 17, 2010
November Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – Know the Early Warning Signs Video Icon

November 16, 2010
It’s Not Just Black and White: The Kaleidoscope of Pain Management

November 15, 2010
Department of Public Health Awards $2M to Fund Research into Tobacco-Related Illnesses

November 12, 2010
Dental Faculty Secure Major Research Awards

November 12, 2010
Pharmacy Professor Is Awarded Prestigious V Foundation Grant for Cancer Research

November 10, 2010
Head of Emergency Medicine Returns from Latest Disaster Relief Mission

November 10, 2010
Dr. Laurencin and Other Medical Education Leaders Urge Congress to Support Stem Cell Legislation

November 5, 2010
Dr. Marja Hurley Assumes New Role: Interim Senior Associate Dean for Education

November 4, 2010
Promoting Healing – Nursing Integrative Therapy Program Video Icon

November 4, 2010
Gift Will Support Work of Clinician-Scientist Dr. Upendra Hegde Video Icon

November 2, 2010
Expo 2010 Celebrates and Recognizes You

November 1, 2010
University Dentists and the School of Dental Medicine Think Pink in October

November 1, 2010
People Are Talking

October 2010

October 29, 2010
Health Center Team Has a Heart Video Icon

October 29, 2010
How Ion Moraru Delivered the Virtual Cell to the World

October 27, 2010
A Sight-Saving Laser Eye Procedure for Premature Babies

October 27, 2010
Dr. Bruce Gould Recognized for Public Health Leadership

October 25, 2010
UConn Continues Commitment to Primary Care

October 25, 2010
Stabenau Lecture: Modern Research Techniques to Study Autism, Schizophrenia

October 22, 2010
NASA Technology May Improve Ability to Analyze Mammograms

October 22, 2010
Acetaminophen: Threat to Blood Pressure Stability?

October 19, 2010
President’s Letter to University Community

October 19, 2010
UConn Scientists Generate Functional Nerve Cells from Adult Skin Cells

October 19, 2010
Flu Vaccine Available for Health Center Employees Video Icon

October 18, 2010
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Strides Against Breast Cancer

October 18, 2010
They’re Real Doctors and They Play Them on TV Video Icon

October 15, 2010
Police Providing Front-line Outreach to Raise Smoke-free Awareness

October 14, 2010
Congressman Holds Roundtable Discussion About Stem Cell Research

October 13, 2010
Crippled by Rare Tumors, Patient Walking Again

October 13, 2010
Dental Students Run in Marathon to Raise Money for Needy Kids

October 12, 2010
‘Door to Balloon’ in Record Time

October 7, 2010
Fighting Diabetes One Step at a Time

October 6, 2010
Safety Gear/Dynamic Stretching - Crucial in Preventing Common Sports Injuries Video Icon

October 6, 2010
Medical Dean: ‘Challenges Are Opportunities’

October 4, 2010
Understanding Health Disparities in Adolescent Girls

October 1, 2010
The Class of 2014: Mostly Women, from Connecticut and Biology Majors

September 2010

September 30, 2010
Dental Directory Now Online

September 29, 2010
Researchers Use Stem Cells to Create Disease Models

September 28, 2010
Health Center Volunteers Help Remove Medications from Community

September 28, 2010
UConn License Plate Now Available

September 27, 2010
Occupational Illnesses in Connecticut Continue Downward Trend but Rate Still Higher Than National Average

September 24, 2010
South Park 5k October 3 Includes Free Skin Cancer Screenings

September 23, 2010
Making Movies Within Cells Video Icon

September 21, 2010
Headphone Hearing Hazards – An Increasing Problem for Young Adults Video Icon

September 20, 2010
Cutting-Edge Research Seeks to Build New Bone

September 17, 2010
Poison Experts Say Beware the Dangers of Wild Mushrooms

September 16, 2010
When Yawning Isn't Contagious

September 15, 2010
Shared Governance Campaign Kicks Off with Fair and Open House Video Icon

September 14, 2010
NICU Celebrates 35 Years of Care

September 13, 2010
Discovery Series Returns for Fall Season

September 10, 2010
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cancer Surgery…

September 9, 2010
Prostate Cancer - Know the Facts About This Commonly Diagnosed Disease Video Icon

September 7, 2010
Wind Instruments May Cause Lung Disease in Musicians Video Icon

September 7, 2010
Researchers Find Compound That Could Disarm Cancer Cells

September 2, 2010
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Kickoff

September 1, 2010
Army Grants Back Bioengineer’s Effort to Regenerate Tissue

September 1, 2010
Urban Service Track’s Community Gardens Raise More Than Just Produce

August 2010

August 30, 2010
Urban Health Scholars Attend Leadership Conference on Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Washington, D.C.

August 30, 2010
Ready to Lose Weight?

August 26, 2010
Lawrence Gideon Raisz, M.D., 1925 – 2010

August 25, 2010
Back to School Basics Video Icon

August 25, 2010
School of Medicine Graduate Student Attends Prestigious Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Germany

August 24, 2010
NASA Astronaut Featured Speaker for 2010 Convocation Ceremony

August 23, 2010
First-Year Dental and Medical School Students Celebrate White Coat Ceremony

August 20, 2010
Learning How to Respond If a Shooting Occurred on Campus

August 19, 2010
School of Medicine Sends Volunteers to CARES Clinic in Washington, D.C.

August 18, 2010
Health Center Breaks Record in New Grant Awards

August 18, 2010
Coast to Coast Homecoming

August 17, 2010
Pain Management for Preemies

August 16, 2010
Happy Birthday, Health Center Today!

August 12, 2010
Calhoun Cardiology Center Recognized for Implementing Quality Heart Disease and Stroke Care

August 11, 2010
Board Votes to Freeze Managerial Salaries Next Year

August 11, 2010
Summer Heat Poses Potential Health Dangers for Athletes Training for Fall Sports Video Icon

August 10, 2010
Laurencin Named BMES Fellow

August 9, 2010
Meeting the Specialized Needs of the Hospitalized Elderly

August 6, 2010
Uncovering the Mysteries of Human Cells

August 5, 2010
More Students Advance Through Health Professions Pipeline

August 4, 2010
First Abdominal Aneurysm Repair Without Surgery in the Hartford Area

August 3, 2010
Barbecue Beware – Safe Grilling Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning at Your Next Picnic Video Icon

August 2, 2010
Result of State Artificial Turf Fields Study: No Elevated Health Risk

July 2010

July 30, 2010
Douglass Honored as Pediatric Dentist of the Year

July 29, 2010
Campus Security Cameras, Phones, Card Readers Online

July 27, 2010
Giant Magnet Lands… Through the Roof

July 26, 2010
UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament Back for 33rd Year

July 23, 2010
Helping Hartford’s Underserved

July 22, 2010
LIFE STAR Celebrates 25th Anniversary and Thanks Health Center for Years of Cooperation

July 21, 2010
School of Dental Medicine Researchers Awarded NASA Grant

July 20, 2010
With HCOP Scholarships, Saturday Academy Grads Matriculating at UConn

July 19, 2010
Winning by Quitting

July 16, 2010
Farmers Market Back for Summer

July 15, 2010
The Search for a New President Begins

July 14, 2010
Protecting Your Eyes from Sun Damage – Remember Those Shades! Video Icon

July 13, 2010
Understanding Balance in the Nervous System

July 8, 2010
UConn Researchers Convert Stem Cells into Cartilage

July 8, 2010
Medical Students Pedaling Through Desert to Fight Leukemia Video Icon

July 6, 2010
Health Center Researcher Examines the Effects of Energy Drinks on Adolescents

July 1, 2010
Campus Has New Shuttle Service

June 2010

June 30, 2010
Rob Fuller: ‘Healthcare Hero’

June 29, 2010
Four UConn Stem Cell Lines Approved for Use in Federally Funded Research

June 25, 2010
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Study for Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans

June 25, 2010
Auxiliary Presents More Scholarships, Awards

June 23, 2010
Clinical Trials Favorable for Novel Breast Cancer Detection Device Video Icon

June 23, 2010
‘Lock Your Meds’ Campaign Features ED Physician Video Icon Radio Icon

June 21, 2010
Investigational Smoking Cessation Vaccine Study

June 18, 2010
Walkers, Bikers Join Calhoun to Fight Cancer

June 18, 2010
Local Artists Showcase Talents at Lewitt Gallery and Main Lobby

June 16, 2010
UHC Recognizes Safety Project

June 15, 2010
Poison Prevention Tips to Avoid Summer’s Hazards Video Icon

June 14, 2010
Student Continuity Practice Turns 15

June 14, 2010
Vascular Surgery Pioneer Visits Health Center

June 10, 2010
Board Passes Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

June 10, 2010
Ten UConn Stem Cell Projects Receive State Funding

June 10, 2010
New NICU Program Helps Babies with Apnea and Acid Reflux

June 9, 2010
Forum Furthers Discussion on Aging Workforce Video Icon

June 8, 2010
Medical and Dental Students Present Teaching Awards

June 4, 2010
Gov. Rell Signs Legislation to Renovate John Dempsey Hospital and Build New Patient Tower

June 4, 2010
5th Coast to Coast Team Preparing to Pedal for a Cause

June 3, 2010
Stormy Chamberlain First Recipient of the Sackler Assistant Professor Support Endowment

June 2, 2010
Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk Video Icon

June 2, 2010
PNAS Article Studies the Shape of Bacteria

May 2010

May 27, 2010
Health Center Physician Leads Unprecedented Effort to Save Whale

May 25, 2010
Bank of America Employees Deliver Baskets to NICU

May 25, 2010
Navigator Program Inspires Patient to Help Others

May 24, 2010
Breast Cancer Translational Research Seminar an Exchange of Knowledge

May 21, 2010
Board Names Austin as Interim President

May 20, 2010
New Biomarker Technique Could Provide Early Detection for Cancer

May 20, 2010
Dangers of Underage Drinking – Know the Warning Signs

May 18, 2010
Colon Cancer Expert’s Research Suggests Hi-Def Scope for Smokers

May 17, 2010
Commencement 2010

May 14, 2010
Health Center Hosts Prestigious Orthopaedic Fellowship

May 13, 2010
Charles K. Brown Jr. Is Passionate About the Public’s Health

May 13, 2010
Ready to Lose Weight? Health Center Program Helps Employee Shed Pounds

May 12, 2010
Hogan Resigns; Accepts Position at University of Illinois

May 11, 2010
Silence Isn’t Always Golden – How to Identify Signs of Hearing Loss

May 11, 2010
Nurse’s Week Celebration a Success

May 7, 2010
Voice Through the Ages: Celebrating World Voice Day Radio Icon

May 6, 2010
Melanoma Awareness Month – Protect Yourself Against Sun’s Damaging Rays Video Icon

May 5, 2010
Senate Passes $362 Million Measure to Renovate Hospital and Construct New Patient Bed Tower

May 4, 2010
Zachary Goldman Combines Artistry with Dentistry

May 4, 2010
Auxiliary Reports a Successful Spring Market

May 3, 2010
A Scholarship Student Becomes a Scholar, Then a Scholarship Donor

April 2010

April 30, 2010
Dr. David Rowe Awarded the Board of Director’s Faculty Recognition Award

April 28, 2010
Health Center Marks National Nurses Week May 2 Through 7

April 27, 2010
Amy Kiraly is Enthusiastic About Emergency Medicine

April 23, 2010
Quadruplets Born at Health Center – First Time in 12 Years Video Icon

April 23, 2010
Health Center Team Back from Haiti

April 22, 2010
Researchers Find Oral Medication Can Reduce Health Care Costs for Patients with Alcohol-Use Disorders

April 21, 2010
In Pursuit of Promising Developments

April 19, 2010
2010 Mini Medical/Dental School

April 16, 2010
Health Center Nurse Practitioners Among First to Complete New Doctorate Program

April 15, 2010
Bruce Koeppen to Step Down as Dean for Academic Affairs

April 15, 2010
Olympian Visits UConn Health Center

April 14, 2010
Christopher Hughes Awarded Prestigious Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellowship

April 14, 2010
Clarifying Campus Tobacco Policy Video Icon

April 9, 2010
Renowned Cardiologist First Speaker at Raisz Lectureship

April 9, 2010
Collaboration Studying Heart Disease Risk in Breast Cancer Survivors Video Icon

April 8, 2010
CASE Elects Four New Members from Health Center

April 7, 2010
Gold Seal: Joint Commission Accreditation for Hospital, Behavioral Health

April 7, 2010
Clinical Career Day 2010

April 5, 2010
Renovations at Cell and Genome Sciences Building Nearing Completion

April 1, 2010
Nurses from Across the State Attend Neonatal Research Conference

March 2010

March 31, 2010
Health Center Celebrates Doctors' Day 2010

March 30, 2010
Using Stem Cells to Study Alcohol Addiction Video Icon

March 30, 2010
AHEC Awarded Summer of Service Grant to Establish Earth Service Corp Program

March 29, 2010
UConn Dental Students Provide Much Needed Dental Care to Residents of Tobati, Paraguay

March 26, 2010
Fair Offers Something for Everyone

March 24, 2010
Governor Proclaims Connecticut Migrant Farm Workers Day

March 24, 2010
Hypertension Expert Explores 'Risk of Waking Up'

March 24, 2010
Health Center Starts Adult Sickle Cell Program

March 22, 2010
Health Center Receives Nearly $8 Million Federal Grant for Improvements to Research Core Facility

March 22, 2010
Research Expands Knowledge of How to Eradicate Global Public Health Threat

March 19, 2010
It's Time to Wake-Up to Diabetes

March 19, 2010
Match Day a Success for UConn Medical Students Video Icon

March 17, 2010
Physician, Coaches Urge Connecticut to ‘Stay in the Game’ Video Icon

March 17, 2010
Emergency Room Expansion Improves Conditions for Patients

March 15, 2010
Dental Students and Faculty Volunteer at Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic

March 12, 2010
Take Stock, Be Sure to Lock Potential Health Hazards

March 12, 2010
Can Changes in the Brain Predict Disability in Older Adults?

March 11, 2010
Springing Ahead a Reminder of the Importance of Sleep

March 9, 2010
Governor Rell Unveils Plan for New Hospital Tower and Health Center Renovations

March 5, 2010
Do Real-Life Treatments on Artificial Patient Benefit Medical Students Over the Long Term?

March 4, 2010
School of Dental Medicine 2010 Research Awards

March 3, 2010
Study by Molecular Cardiology and Angiogenesis Lab Published in Circulation

March 2, 2010
A Day Focused on Aging Issues

February 2010

February 25, 2010
Calhoun Ride Set for June 12 Video Icon

February 24, 2010
Diverse Health Center Community Marks Its Map

February 18, 2010
Two Recognized Artists, Art Experts and Teachers Exhibit at LeWitt Gallery

February 16, 2010
Record-setting Art Project Involves Creative Child Center Kids

February 11, 2010
Samuel Shem Is the Guest Speaker for 2010 Commencement Address

February 10, 2010
First "White Coat Gala" to Support Health Center

February 5, 2010
Ping Pong Tourney a Success

February 4, 2010
Health Center Providers Join the C.A.R.E. Cause

February 1, 2010
Helping Haiti from Home

January 2010

January 29, 2010
Dr. Robert Fuller Returns from Haiti Video Icon

January 28, 2010
Pregnancy Risk Line – A Safety Net for Expectant Moms Video Icon

January 26, 2010
Health Center Leading New Mentoring Program Video Icon

January 26, 2010
HMS Library Offers Challenging Exhibit

January 22, 2010
A Woman’s Health Controversy

January 21, 2010
Safety on the Slopes – Tips to Prevent Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries Video Icon

January 20, 2010
Health Center Physician in Haiti to Help with Relief Effort After Devastating 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Video Icon

January 15, 2010
Health Center Study Reveals New Clues in Cardiac Fibrosis

January 13, 2010
Discovering Tremor Disorders and Parkinson’s Disease

January 8, 2010
Laurencin Honored by President Obama

January 8, 2010
Dr. Marcia Trapé Farm Worker Health Memorial Fund Has Been Established to Help Migrant Workers

January 6, 2010
Trying to Kick the Habit? Research Studies Can Help

January 4, 2010
Patients Get a Visit from Miss Connecticut USA