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Located in Farmington, the University of Connecticut Health Center comprises the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, John Dempsey Hospital, the UConn Medical Group, UConn Health Partners, and University Dentists. With more than 5,000 employees, the Health Center is Connecticut's 16th largest employer and an important contributor to the local and regional economy.

  • The Health Center received $92.5 million for biomedical research in fiscal year 2008.
  • 511 scientists are actively involved in biomedical research at the Health Center.
  • The National Institutes of Health awarded the UConn Health Center a $12.3 million grant to advance knowledge of the function of biochemical networks in living cells. With the grant, the Health Center becomes one of only five National Technology Centers for Networks and Pathways in the country.
  • 2,819 students have received medical degrees from the UConn School of Medicine since the first class graduated in 1972.
  • 1,329 students have received dental medicine degrees from the UConn School of Dental Medicine since the first class graduated in 1972.
  • On average, 600 interns and residents train each day at hospitals throughout Greater Hartford under the sponsorship of the UConn School of Medicine.
  • UConn medical students have been providing primary care and counseling to Hartford’s homeless at the South Park Inn medical clinic for 22 years.
  • 2,760 applications have been received for 85 positions in the UConn School of Medicine Class of 2013.
  • 1,410 applications have been received for 43 positions in the UConn School of Dental Medicine Class of 2013.
  • Approximately 90% of dental students were matched with their first or second choice of postdoctoral residency programs.
  • Approximately 95% of medical students were matched with their first or second choice of postdoctoral residency programs.
  • Applications to the University’s School of Medicine have risen by nearly 10% over the past decade, with more than 3,000 applications for 85 seats in the class that entered in 2009.
  • There were 297,451 outpatient visits to John Dempsey Hospital in fiscal year 2009.
  • 9,764 patients were admitted to John Dempsey Hospital in fiscal year 2009.
  • The largest medical practice in Greater Hartford, the UConn Medical Group consists of 450 physicians in more than 50 specialties.
  • 551,794 patients visited the UConn Medical Group in fiscal year 2009.
  • 93,003 patients visited the Health Center’s dental clinics in fiscal year 2009.
  • Since opening in 1975, the Newborn Intensive Care Nursery has cared for 14,100 babies with serious health conditions.
  • Individuals and health care providers place 34,000 phone calls annually to the Health Center’s Poison Control hotline.
  • 64 Health Center physicians were included in the 2009 "Best Doctors" list published by Hartford Magazine in September 2009.
  • Six UConn Health Center physicians were named to the prestigious “America’s Top Doctors” list, the largest number of physicians named to the list in the region.
  • The UConn Health Center is the first facility in Connecticut to offer patients a revolutionary new cancer treatment, the TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® treatment system. TomoTherapy is an effective treatment for brain, head, neck, prostate, and other cancers. Its advanced system delivers precise treatments in rotating beams of radiation that constantly modulate to the exact size and shape of the tumor. It targets large, small and multiple lesions and minimizes radiation to healthy tissue.
  • The Health Center became one of the first hospitals in the region to offer a new computerized tomography (CT) scanner that enables unprecedented precision, speed, and patient comfort. It uses “dual-source and dual-energy” technology, in which two sources of radiation acquire information that is used to create a complex cross-sectional and three-dimensional image of a patient’s internal anatomy. The technological advances give physicians sophisticated images not previously available.
  • The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center received the Get with the GuidelinesSM–Heart Failure Bronze Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that the Health Center has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85% compliance to core standard levels of care.

For more information, please visit the UConn Health Center's About Us page.

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