UConn Health Center
Stories of Giving


Bioscience Connecticut Groundbreaking

2012-06-enews-bioscience.jpgUConn Health Center supporters gathered on June 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony led by Governor Dannel Malloy and UConn President Susan Herbst. The $864 million Bioscience Connecticut initiative is designed to revitalize the Health Center and spur Connecticut's economy.

Calhoun Spends Summer Supporting UCHC

2012-06-enews-calhoun.jpgHall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun channels the same boundless energy and leadership it takes to win trophies into philanthropy. Every summer, he trades the coaching bench to raise money and awareness for two causes close to his heart: cardiology and cancer.

Tee Off for Cancer Research

2012-06-enews-cancergolf.jpgThe 2012 UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament is in its thirty-fifth year. Get ready to tee off to fight cancer on Monday, August 6 at the Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield.

New Burstone Professor Advancing Orthodontics

2012-06-enews-burstone.jpgFlavio Uribe, DDS, MDS ’02, director of the orthodontic clinic and post-graduate program at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the Dr. Charles J. Burstone Endowed Professorship in Orthodonics.

Sharing the Cost of Dental Care

2012-06-enews-dental.jpgUConn’s dental centers serve as the provider of last resort for many of the state’s most vulnerable residents who are uninsured or underinsured. The new UConn Dental Wellness Days Fund presents an important opportunity to support health care for all of Connecticut’s residents.

Calhouns Honored for Giving

2011-12-enews-calhoun.jpgThe UConn Foundation has presented its first Philanthropy Award to Jim and Pat Calhoun for their extraordinary humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

Couple Supports Promising Cancer Research

2011-12-enews-lublin.jpgRichard and Jane Lublin, of Avon, have made a new gift of $25,000 to support cancer research at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

SAVE THE DATE: White Coat Gala

2011-12-enews-whitecoat.jpgThe third annual White Coat Gala on
April 21 will support the UConn Health Center and honor three innovators in the health care of today and tomorrow.


Working with Heart
Part Four in a Series About Endowed Faculty

2011-09-enews-liang.jpgBruce Liang, MD, FACC, interim dean of the School of Medicine and director of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, is making an impact on a disease that kills one person every minute in the United States. And he hadn’t even wanted to be a cardiologist.

A Brilliant Vision:
Part Three in a Series About Endowed Faculty

2011-05-e-news-mohan.jpgEndowed professor has a big vision: to help others see more clearly.

White Coat Gala 'a Tremendous Success'

2011-05-e-news-gala.jpgWith more than 800 people in attendance, the 2011 White Coat Gala was one of the top UConn Health Center fundraising events on record.

Dental School Opens Lab, Honors Emeritus Professor

2011-03-enews-grasso.jpgDonors, faculty and staff gathered in February 3 to celebrate the dedication of the new state-of-the-art Joseph E. Grasso Dental Simulation Lab at the UConn Health Center. The facility will enhance preclinical training for first-, second- and third-year dental students.

Gift Honors Father's Love for UConn, Dentistry

Robert Kravecs, Sr. loved many things, especially his family, the dental profession and UConn. Following his death, his son, Robert Kravecs, Jr. D.M.D. ’77 ’81, decided to use part of his inheritance to memorialize his father and support a dental scholarship.

Major Private Gift for Stem Cell Research

Alumnus Edmund A. Grossman '57 and his wife, Arlene Petroff Grossman, have committed an irrevocable estate gift of $700,000 to support stem cell research at the UConn Health Center.

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