Advancing Medical Research

Institute for Systems Genomics

Genomics research offers a pathway toward conquering disease by learning how the human genome works. Genomics involves the study of all of an organism’s genes, and using that information to make a diagnosis or develop a treatment or cure. This allows doctors to tailor medication and treatments to a person’s specific needs, resulting in precision medicine for each individual.

Researchers in the Institute for Systems Genomics seek to discover the precise genomic causes of disease and to develop individualized diagnostics, treatments, and cures for autism, schizophrenia, and other behavioral disorders, including addictions.


Pat & Jim Calhoun Cardiology Research Endowment Fund

The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center is dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research and educating the next generation of cardiac specialists. Cardiology researchers at the School of Medicine are currently investigating novel ways to prevent coronary artery disease progression, enhance failing heart performance, and detect heart damage at earlier stages. A gift to this endowed fund supports the full spectrum of cardiology research activities to improve treatment options and patient care.


UConn Health Cancer Research Endowment Fund

Help scientists, clinical researchers and cancer specialists discover innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer with a gift to the UConn Health Cancer Research Fund. This endowed fund provides support for cancer research initiatives, such as clinical studies to test personalized cancer treatments, translate laboratory discoveries into new therapies, and immune response mechanisms.


You can also explore other UConn Health giving opportunities, such as support for future practitioners or patient care centers, or learn more on the UConn Health website.

Questions? Contact the UConn Health development team.