News, Media, & Editorial

The news and editorial team works tirelessly to promote all of the great work happening and keep the UConn community up-to-date on the latest developments in patient care, research, and education.


UConn Health’s news team works daily with the local, national, and international media to raise awareness of the health system’s faculty expertise and their academic, clinical, and research innovative news and breakthroughs.

To contact the news team, email After hours, the Health Information Officer on-call can be reached immediately via 860-679-2000.

News Team

Lauren Woods
News Director & Spokesperson
Office: 860-679-2139 | Cell: 917-273-1347

Jennifer Walker
Health Information Officer & Deputy Spokesperson
Office: 860-679-6078 | Cell: 860-690-8181

Chris DeFrancesco
Health Information Officer
Office: 860-679-3914 | Cell: 860-306-4858

UConn Today

Visit UConn Today for the latest news and features on critical research, innovative programs, and fun activities that are happening at all our campuses and in communities around the world. UConn Today is the hub for stories, videos, photos, and podcasts that reflect excellence University-wide. Anyone can subscribe to a daily, weekly, or monthly UConn Today email, as well as News@me emails, which enable you to receive stories on the topics that interest you. Subscribe now.

If you have a news story or news lead for the news and editorial team, contact

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Share Your Research News!

Do you have an embargoed research publication or national meeting abstract presentation coming up? If you think it might catch the media’s attention due to its significant impact on the future of health sciences or patient care, please fill out this online form before the embargo date, and the news team will review the research study. Once the embargo lifts, your news may be featured with a UConn Today press release article or a Lab Notes research blog entry. 

The Pulse Podcast

The UConn Health Pulse Podcast is a monthly podcast for the UConn Health community and beyond, with a goal of providing health information on a broad range of topics to the public. To learn more about, subscribe to, or share the UConn Health Pulse Podcast, visit

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