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Mighty Mice Head to Space on Important Health Mission December 5, 2019

Today researchers from The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), UConn Health, and Connecticut Children’s sent genetically-engineered “Mighty Mice” to the International Space Station to learn about the effect of microgravity on muscle and bone loss.

Connecticut Children’s Hosts Impromptu Wedding for 26-Year-Old Cancer Patient and Fiancée November 26, 2019

With a long treatment plan ahead of him, and recovery not guaranteed, Jonathan Sales doesn’t want to wait to be married to his fiancée and girlfriend of seven years, Alyssa Griffin. Connecticut Children’s team members have rallied to pull off the hospital’s first wedding, attended by 75 guests.

Avoid Holiday Toy Traps November 26, 2019

With the busiest toy-buying season of the year upon us, it is important to remind parents, grandparents and other caregivers that even though countless toys are recalled each year, we cannot assume all toys sold on store shelves are safe for children.

Connecticut Children’s Names New Chief of Behavioral Health Officer, Champions Crucial Services for Communities November 22, 2019

Connecticut Children’s recently named Howard Sovronsky as the new Chief Behavioral Health Officer.

Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center Partners with The Allstate Foundation to Educate High School Students on Healthy Relationships October 17, 2019

The Injury Prevention Center receives $40,000 Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young® grant, enabling them to bring healthy relationships program to local high schools in 2019-2020

Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center Welcomes Two Students for Fall Semester Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowships October 4, 2019

Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) welcomes two new students into its expanded Hayley Petit Injury & Violence Prevention Fellowship Program. The students will spend the fall semester learning injury and violence prevention strategies from Connecticut Children’s experts who are nationally recognized leaders in their field.

Connecticut Children’s Recognized for Use of Technology to Improve Patient Care- Named 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Winner September 23, 2019

Connecticut Children’s has been named to the Most Wired list of hospitals for the third consecutive year. In addition, Connecticut Children’s specialty clinics also received this year’s inaugural Ambulatory Most Wired Award for excellence. Hospital winners are recognized for making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships.

Connecticut Children’s is First in State to be named a Nationally Accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Adolescent Center August 9, 2019

Connecticut Children’s bariatric surgery program is the first and only pediatric program in Connecticut awarded national accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP): the combined accreditation program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American College for Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The highly prestigious recognition designates Connecticut Children’s as an MBSAQIP Adolescent Center, making Connecticut Children’s bariatric surgeons and clinical staff the most qualified and up-to-date in surgically treating children with metabolic disorders.

Connecticut Children’s Administers First Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) in the State July 31, 2019

Connecticut Children’s has been tapped as one of the first institutions in the U.S. to offer a new gene replacement therapy to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Connecticut Approves Mandatory Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Help from Passionate & Persistent Connecticut Children’s Neurologist July 12, 2019

This week Governor Ned Lamont signed into law House Bill 7282, instituting newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The bill makes Connecticut the latest to join a growing list of states now that makes screening for SMA in all newborns mandatory.  SMA is the leading genetic cause of death for infants under two years of age.

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