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Spotlight Biomedical Media Communications (BMC)

Did You Know?

  • Major awards for our department include the International TV Association award for "Life with Down Syndrome" and the Health and Sciences Communications Association award for "Internet and Health Care Delivery."
  • We produce two way interactive videoconferences that connect UConn Health not only to our local and regional community, but to participants around the globe. One example is "A Debate: Homeopathy-Quackery or a Key to the Future of Medicine," a live and on-demand webcast with nearly 10,000 hits from all over the world.

BMC in the Community

  • Our department produces programs for a variety of state agencies, including the Governor, State Attorney General, State Treasurer, Public Health, and Social Services, such as the UConn Health Colon Cancer Prevention Program DVD and webcast, for which we have produced and distributed 4,000 DVDs to date.
  • Our resident photographer serves on the UConn Health art committee, assisting in cataloguing and hanging shows for the UConn Health art collection, which is located across the Farmington campus and satellite offices and is valued at over $1M.

Our People

  • There are several professional artists in our department including an oil painter, a photographer who gives private photography lessons, and a wedding videographer.
  • Our employees are out and about in their community volunteering in various ways, including working at the Hartford Jazz Fest in Bushnell Park and annual Audubon Society fundraiser, and exploring career paths with church youth.
  • Hobbies within our department include training dogs in the sport of agility, raising llamas, and interior decorating.
  • One of our long time employees began as an intern with the department at its start in 1970 and became a full time employee the following year.
  • Our team works with a wide scope of people at UConn Health and we enjoy the creative and technological challenges our jobs present every day.




Meet our Team

William Hengstenberg, University Director

Frank Barton

Ronald Collins

Pam Deschaine

Jeff Eckleberry

Blagoje Filipovic

Janine Gelineau

Laura McNamara

Irene Peterson

Gisella Petrella-Stevens

Linda Tenukas

Jason Wright

Website: video.uchc.edu

 
Fun Facts
  • Say cheese: In 2008, our photographer took portrait pictures of over 500 people
  • Stop the presses!: We printed 7,671 square feet of posters in the past 12 months
  • Logged on: We currently have nearly 1,000 webcasts online for education, public information, and marketing
  • Like a rolling stone: In 1970, our department was originally located on an upper floor of The Hartford, then moved to McCook Hospital, followed by vacant spaces in the MDLs in the Academic wing of UConn Health and finally came to rest in our current location by Low Learning Center
  • Staying power: The average years of employment service of our team is 20+ years!
 
  
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