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More than 40 children and teens, ranging in age from 4 to 16, received a rock-star welcome as they joined more than 3,200 UConn students, who danced the night away toward a new fundraising goal to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s. The 21st annual 18-hour dance marathon, held February 22-23 on the Storrs campus, topped off an annual year-long fundraising campaign known as HuskyTHON, which raised more than $1.52 million to benefit the only health system in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children.
Safety technicians have found that only one in five car seats in Connecticut is installed correctly. To help raise awareness about the proper use of such seats, Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center and its Safe Kids Connecticut program are sponsoring three upcoming car seat clinics for parents and caregivers.
Dr. Sinha, who officially joined Connecticut Children’s on February 1, is the hospital’s first female pediatric cardiovascular surgeon and one of only 19 female pediatric cardiovascular surgeons practicing in the United States. Currently, women comprise just 5.2% of congenital heart surgeons throughout the country and 19% of all surgeons, according to the American Medical Association. Dr. Sinha will serve as a member of Connecticut Children’s Cardiac Surgery team alongside the team’s Clinical Director, Dennis Mello, MD.
Connecticut Children’s Vice President, General Counsel, Moses Vargas has been named an OnCon Icon award winner and member of the Top 50 Corporate Counsel list.Vargas, who was recently highlighted in the global law magazine, VANGUARD, was honored with this distinction at the OnCon Icon Awards Gala on Friday, January 17th at the OnCon 2020 Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Each year, about 1,500 pedestrians and 550 bicyclists are hit by cars on Connecticut roadways, leading to serious injuries and fatalities. Watch for Me CT, which is part of Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center, will continue its efforts to reduce those numbers under a new grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT).
Monica Buchanan, Director, Corporate Communications
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