Follow-Up – Summer 2017

Research doesn’t stop when we report it. Here are updates on past UConn Health Journal stories:


Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

UConn Health is recruiting patients for the world’s first personalized genomics-driven ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trial. The FDA-approved trial will test the experimental vaccine Oncoimmune, which was invented by Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Dr. Pramod Srivastava. The vaccine aims to boost the immune response of patients with ovarian cancer to prevent relapse. To learn more, call Quratulain Ali at 860.679.7648.

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Spring 2016, “Individualized”


Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

A team led by Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, who in 2016 received a number of prestigious honors including a National Medal of Technology and Innovation, has found a way to regenerate rotator cuff tendons after they’re torn using stem cells and a “nano-mesh” material. Laurencin’s team has also joined the New Hampshire–based Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute to speed the development of human limb growth.

Dr. Cato Laurencin

Spring 2016, “Honors Pour In for Leading UConn Surgeon-Scientist”


Health Disparities Institute

A recent survey conducted by UConn’s Health Disparities Institute found that patients across the state have poor health insurance literacy. The results of a poll of 516 adult Connecticut residents enrolled in a qualified health plan through Access Health CT showed that the surveyed population struggled to understand how to use their benefits as well as understand basic health insurance terminology, including “premium,” “deductible,” and “co-pay.”

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Summer 2016, “Fighting for Equity”



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