News Release

October 2, 2008

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Media Advisory

Program for Young Female Athletes at UConn Health Center

Special Guest Geno Auriemma

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The University of Connecticut Health Center’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute presents “Bone Health and Injury Prevention,” a free program for young female athletes, Sunday, Nov. 2, at the UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

The event features Geno Auriemma, head coach of the UConn women’s basketball team, as well as presentations from Health Center faculty about preventing injuries, building healthy bones, and identifying eating disorders. Other activities include free chair massages, vertical jump and agility assessments, an interactive session on healthy and injured knees, and free drawings.

Speakers will include nutritionist Susan Gebo, M.P.H., R.D., who is on the faculty of the UConn School of Medicine, as well as osteoporosis expert Pamela Taxel, M.D., and sports medicine specialist Thomas Trojian, M.D., of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute.

The program is from 1 to 4:30 p.m., starting in the Keller Auditorium in the main building and continuing with a walk to the Medical Arts and Research Building. Parents and guardians are welcome. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 860-679-8899 or 866-433-6253. More information is also available at

Directions to the UConn Health Center main entrance: Entering the campus from Route 4, at the first stop sign, continue straight. Bear left at the fork and take your second right into the L lot. Park and walk to the main entrance. Take the elevator on your right down to the ground floor and Keller Auditorium lobby. Signs will be posted. Directions to the UConn Health Center are available at

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