Summer 2017

The PulseUConn Health News

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Connecticut’s Effective Formula for Cystic Fibrosis Screening

A collaboration with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and University of Florida Health makes UConn Health’s method unique.

Clinical Innovations
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Follow-Up – Summer 2017

Research doesn’t stop once we report it. Read updates on past UConn Health Journal stories.

Research Notes
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Fitbit Helps Save Patient’s Life

A Harwinton woman had a life-saving intervention at UConn Health after her fitness tracker showed her resting heart rate spike.

Clinical Innovations
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Lab Notes – Summer 2017

Discover the connection between chili peppers and marijuana, the signature to look for in dangerous melanomas, the physiology behind Angelman syndrome, and why our corneas resist tumor formation in this round-up of recently published UConn Health research.

Research Notes
An earlier study by Dr. Andrew Arnold (center) provided the basis for the new research on parathyroid carcinoma genes.

Scientists Pave Path for Tackling Rare Cancers

UConn Health researchers are using genomic analysis to study and treat rare cancers that are typically neglected due to scarcity of patients and lack of resources.

Research Stories
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Diagnosing Disruptions in the Autonomic Nervous System

UConn Health is home to the only testing laboratory in the state dedicated to detecting dysfunction in the body’s ANS.

Clinical Innovations
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The Healing Power of Fat

Fat cells are increasingly being used in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, and now UConn Health has restored one patient’s lost voice by leveraging the power of fat.

Clinical Innovations
Genomics and Society: expanding the ELSI universe

Event Spotlight: Global Genomics Conference

The Ethical, Legal, And Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program’s fourth-annual conference brought hundreds to UConn Health’s Farmington, Connecticut campus in June.

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Magnifying Nursing Excellence

UConn Health has launched its journey to Magnet nursing excellence recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Association of Nursing (AAN).

UConn ExaminesPublic Health
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Working Together for Better Public Health

Q&A with Dr. Raul Pino, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health and a UConn Health board member.

UConn Health Journal is a publication of University Communications at the University of Connecticut. Contributing Writers: Kristen Cole, Chris DeFrancesco, Colin Poitras Contributing Photographer: Paul Horton