Highland Hospital Becomes First Hospital in Upstate New York to Receive Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation
Highland Hospital ’s Emergency Department is the first in upstate New York to receive the silver standard - Level 2 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA), which recognizes emergency departments that provide excellent care for older adults. The designation is granted by The American College of Emergenc y Physicians (ACEP), with support from The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and John A. Hartford Foundation. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Study Confirms Central Role of Brain ’s Support Cells in Huntington’s, Points to New Therapies
New research gives scientists a clearer picture of what is happening in the brains of people with Huntington ’s disease and lays out a potential path for treatment. The study, which appears today in the journal Cell Stem Cell, shows that support cells in the brain are key contributors to the disease. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Study: Neurons in the Brain Work as a Team to Guide Movement of Arms, Hands
The apparent simplicity of picking up a cup of coffee or turning a doorknob belies the complex sequence of calculations and processes that the brain must undergo to identify the location of an item in space, move the arm and hand toward it, and shape the fingers to hold or manipulate the object. New research, published today in the journal Cell Reports, reveals how the nerve cells responsible for motor control modify their activity as we reach and grasp for objects. These findings upend the established understanding of how the brain undertakes this complex task and could have implications for the development of neuro-prost...
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Mark Gestring Named URMC Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery
The professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics joined the faculty in 2001. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Tissue Stiffness is a "Mosh Pit ” Where Cancer Cells Thrive
Imagine being at a packed concert hall with a mosh pit full of dancers creating a wall against outsiders. When targeted drugs try to make their way toward a pancreas tumor, they encounter a similar obstacle in stiff tissue that surrounds and protects the cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

For Chronic Leukemia Patients, the News Just Got Even Better
Several chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients at the Wilmot Cancer Institute took part in two groundbreaking, nationwide phase 3 studies that are changing the way doctors treat the disease. The positive results are being reported this weekend at the 2018 American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting — and will immediately impact CLL patients in the Rochester region and across the U.S., said Paul Barr, M.D., director of Wilmot’s Clinical Trials Office. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Grand Island Man Has Plenty of Reasons to be Grateful
A year ago, Neil Wolfe ’s heart was three times the size that it should be. He had no idea it was one of the reasons he needed to buy new shirts, twice. That didn’t bother him as much as a lingering cough, his lack of energy and severe swelling in his legs and feet. They were all signs that his enlarged heart wasn’t strong enough to pump blood through his body. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Surgery Simulation Program Garners International Recognition
University of Rochester Medical Center urologist Ahmed Ghazi, M.D., has been awarded first place at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany. His presentation was selected from among 100 finalists from institutions from across the globe who were given the opportunity to pitch breakthrough ideas in science to a jury of academic and business leaders. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

An Officer and an Organ Donor
Lieutenant Dan Schermerhorn Jr. works the day shift. Peace Officer Paul Wlosinski works nights. The two University of Rochester Department of Public Safety colleagues are forever connected by an act of generosity that gave Schermerhorn a second chance, with some help from the transplant team at URMC. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR Medicine Heart & Vascular Opens at Eastside Family YMCA
UR Medicine has opened a new cardiology practice in the Eastside Family YMCA, expanding access to wellness programs and clinical services within YMCA of Greater Rochester. The new site brings the strength of UR Medicine ’s Heart and Vascular care close to home for residents of eastern Monroe County and Wayne County. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Using the Microbiome to Help Premature Babies Grow
A study suggests that the gut microbiome – the trillions of tiny bacteria that live in the digestive tract – could help doctors personalize nutrients and feeding patterns to help the most vulnerable babies get a stronger start to life. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

New Research Initiative to Focus on Cerebrovascular Diseases
A multidisciplinary group of clinical and bench researchers has been formed at the University of Rochester Medical Center to study cerebrovascular disease. The Cerebrovascular and Neurocognitive Research Group (CNRG), which consists of faculty from Neurology, Neurosurgery, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Microbiology and Immunology, and Vascular Biology will leverage advanced brain imaging technologies to investigate a number of diseases, including stroke, cerebral small vessel disease, and vascular dementia. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Study: Attention Requires Balance in the Brain
The ability to focus attention is a fundamental challenge that the brain must solve and one that is essential to navigating our daily lives. In developmental disorders such as Autism this ability is impaired. New research published in the journal Nature Communications shows that nerve cells maintain a state of balance when preparing to interpret what we see and this may explain why the healthy brain can block out distractions. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Research Will Employ Data Science to Determine Suicide Risk in Elderly
A new research program will harness machine learning and data science to sift through tens of millions of records of U.S. nursing home and assisted living residents to identify risk factors for suicide. The project will be led by Yue Li, Ph.D., in the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Public Health Sciences and Xueya Cai, Ph.D., in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology and is supported by a $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Strong Memorial Cardiology Team Helps Expand Use of Next-Gen Heart Pumps
UR Medicine Heart and Vascular is celebrating its valuable contributions to securing approval of the latest high-tech pump for the growing population of people facing heart failure. Last week, the FDA OK ’d the HeartMate 3™ pump for use in long-term therapy, providing gravely ill patients the opportunity for longer survival. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

New Research Seeks to Understand Link Between Iron and Brain Development
Iron deficiency is the one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in the world and affects mainly pregnant mothers and young children. Numerous studies have found that mothers who have low iron levels during pregnancy, have a higher risk of giving birth to a child that develops cognitive impairments like autism, attention deficit syndrome, and learning disabilities. While the link between gestational iron deficiency and cognitive impairment in offspring is well establish, the mechanisms by which this occurs remain unknown. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Messing Honored for Career of Innovation and Leadership in Urological Care
Leading researchers and clinicians from across the globe gathered in Rochester on October 18-19 to recognize the career of Edward Messing, M.D., F.A.C.S., and his 35 years of accomplishments in improving care for individuals with bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicular cancer. The Festschrift honoring Messing, a professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Urology and the Wilmot Cancer Institute, was the subject of a special edition of the journal Bladder Cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Davitt Family Gives $2M to Golisano Children ’s Hospital
Mark and Maureen Davitt have donated $2 million to UR Medicine ’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, bringing the university close to its philanthropy goal for the new hospital building. The hospital’s 8th floor will be named in their honor. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Study Points to New Method to Deliver Drugs to the Brain
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research could have implications for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and brain cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR Medicine Flaum Eye Institute Welcomes Family Eyecare Associates
Webster optometry practice Family Eyecare Associates has joined the Flaum Eye Institute, continuing growth of the Ophthalmology department. Therese Farugia, O.D, will continue to provide patients state-of-the-art vision care, augmented by convenient access to Flaum ’s specialized medical and surgical eye care. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

National Nursing Leaders to Speak at the University of Rochester School of Nursing ’s 3rd Annual DNP Summit
Leading voices in nursing education and practice will come together at the University of Rochester School of Nursing ’s annual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Summit on Friday, Oct. 26. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

URMC Joins Network Dedicated to Improving Care for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
The University of Rochester Medical Center has been selected as one of the first four institutions in the U.S. to participate in the SMA Care Center Network. The network is being created as new treatments and approaches to care are transforming how spinal muscular atrophy is treated. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Study Points to Possible New Therapy for Hearing Loss
Researchers have taken an important step toward what may become a new approach to restore hearing loss. In a new study, out today in the European Journal of Neuroscience, scientists have been able to regrow the sensory hair cells found in the cochlea – a part of the inner ear – that converts sound vibrations into electrical signals and can be permanently lost due to age or noise damage. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Delving Where Few Others Have Gone, Leukemia Researchers Open New Path
A Wilmot Cancer Institute study uncovers how a single gene could be at fault in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the deadliest cancers. The breakthrough gives researchers renewed hope that a gene-targeted therapy could improve AML survival rates, which have not budged in recent years. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

University of Rochester School of Nursing Repeat Winner of Excellence in Diversity Award
For the second straight year, the University of Rochester School of Nursing has been selected to receive the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The UR School of Nursing is one of 11 nursing schools in the country to be awarded the honor. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

University of Rochester and Highland Hospital Department of Family Medicine Celebrates 50 Years
The University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Department of Family Medicine is celebrating a 50-year anniversary this month. The Department is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country, with a nationally recognized residency program that trains physicians in the medical, psychological, and social factors involved in caring for patients and families throughout their lifetimes. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

$2.16M Grant Funds Study of Disproportionate HIV Infection Rates Among Women of Color
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have been awarded a $2.16 million grant to study disproportionately high HIV infection rates affecting women of color. Women account for 20 percent of new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. each year, with the vast majority of those infections occurring in black and Hispanic women. Although they make up 30 percent of the female population, black and Hispanic women comprise 77 percent of all new HIV cases among women. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Common Painkiller Not Effective for Traumatic Nerve Injury
A new study out today in the Journal of Neurology finds that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the chronic pain that sometimes develops following traumatic nerve injury. The results of the international study, which was driven by an effort to identify effective non-opioid pain medications, did show potential in relieving in pain that sometimes lingers after surgery. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Researchers Glimpse into ‘Real World’ of Cancer and Financial Hardship
Nearly one in five older patients with advanced cancer have financial problems that may cause them to delay treatment to cover food and housing costs, which leads to stress and poor quality of life, according to new Wilmot Cancer Institute research. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR Medicine Unveils Upstate New York ’s First Mobile Stroke Unit
Next month, UR Medicine will begin operation of a Mobile Stroke Unit, a high-tech ‘emergency room on wheels’ that is designed to provide life-saving care to stroke victims. The $1 million unit will be operated in partnership with AMR as a community resource and represents a significant step forward for stroke care in the Rochester region. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

$1.8M Grant Supports Life-Changing Cancer Services Across the Finger Lakes Region
The URMC Center for Community Health and Prevention will use the state funding to expand its Cancer Services Program of Monroe County to the surrounding of Seneca, Yates, Wayne, Ontario and Livingston counties, re-naming it the “Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region.” (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Study: Nursing Homes Increasingly Pushing Patients into Rehab at End-of-Life
A new study reveals a growing trend of potentially unnecessary – and harmful – high intensity rehabilitation services for residents of nursing homes. The study finds that this trend, which may be driven by a desire to maximize reimbursement rates, is on the rise for patients in the last 30 days of life, indicating that these services may be interfering wit h appropriate end-of-life care. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR Named National Center of Excellence for Parkinson ’s Research
The University of Rochester has been selected as a Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The new $9.2 million award brings together researchers from industry and multiple academic institutions to focus on the development of digital tools to enhance understanding of the disease, engage broad populations in research, and accelerate the development of new treatments for Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Roswell Park and URMC to Create $19 Million Research Program Focused on Flavored Tobacco
The grant will unite teams from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center in an effort to better document and understand one of the fastest-growing trends in tobacco use. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR Medicine Breast Imaging to Offer Free Mammograms September 15 and October 6
In honor of October ’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UR Medicine Breast Imaging – in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Cancer Services Program of Monroe County, and Susan G. Komen Upstate NY – is offering free annual mammograms to women age 40 and older. The screening sessions will be he ld at UR Medicine Breast Imaging at Anthony Jordan Health Center on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and UR Medicine Breast Imaging at Red Creek on Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

URMC Researchers Aim to Reduce Disparities in Pediatric Asthma Care
In the hopes of combating asthma care disparities, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are launching a new, $3.6 million study in partnership with the Rochester City School District (RCSD) that aims to help children with chronic, persistent asthma receive specialized care: a combination of school-based treatment and telemedicine visits with asthma specialists. Asthma affects 1 in 10 children in the United States, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Integrative Oncology & Wellness Center Opens at Wilmot Cancer Institute ’s Pluta Cancer Center
The new Pluta Integrative Oncology& Wellness Center is the first program of its kind in the region. It is designed to help patients incorporate complementary therapies and lifestyle modifications into their cancer treatment plans to address side effects such as fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, stress, pain and nausea. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Integrative Oncology and Wellness Center Opens at Wilmot Cancer Institute ’s Pluta Cancer Center
The new Pluta Integrative Oncology& Wellness Center is the first program of its kind in the region. It is designed to help patients incorporate complementary therapies and lifestyle modifications into their cancer treatment plans to address side effects such as fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, stress, pain and nausea. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Come Together Against Cancer at the Wilmot Warrior Walk on Sunday
UR Medicine ’s Wilmot Cancer Institute will host its sixth annual Wilmot Warrior Walk on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Highland Park Bowl, 1137 South Ave. in Rochester. The fundraiser features a certified 5K, certified 10K and a 1-mile walk as well as a celebration. Proceeds support cancer research and the Judy DiMa rzo Cancer Survivorship Program at Wilmot Cancer Institute. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Researchers Harness Virtual Reality, Motion Capture to Study Neurological Disorders
Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have a powerful new state-of-the-art tool at their disposal to study diseases like Autism, Alzheimer ’s, and traumatic brain injury. The Mobile Brain/Body Imaging system, or MoBI, combines virtual reality, brain monitoring, and Hollywood-inspired motion capture technology, enabling researchers to study the movement difficulties that often accompany neurological disorders and why our brains somet imes struggle while multitasking. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Chest Pain Drug Ranolazine Falls Short in Preventing First Episode of Ventricular Arrhythmia or Death
A trial of more than 1,000 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators found that the chest pain drug ranolazine was safe but didn ’t decrease the likelihood of the first occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias or death in this high-risk population. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Drug Shows Promise in Slowing Multiple Sclerosis
Research appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine could herald a new treatment approach for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) if confirmed in future studies. The results of a clinical trial, which involved researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), showed that the drug ibudilast slowed the brain shrinkage associated with progressive forms of the disease. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Internationally Renowned Rochester Doctor to Speak at 2018 Sischy Lecture
Seymour Schwartz, M.D., will deliver the 2018 Sischy Lecture on Monday, October 1 at 6 p.m. at the Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, Rochester, New York. His talk, “From Medicine to Manuscript, Doctors with a Literacy Legacy,” focuses on authors with a background in medicine, from the Middle Ages to the present era. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Magnet Designation Acknowledges Nursing Excellence at Strong Memorial Hospital
UR Medicine ’s Strong Memorial Hospital has earned re-designation as a Magnet® hospital from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a division of the American Nursing Association. Recognized around the globe as the gold standard for nursing excellence, fewer than 8 percent of American hospitals currently hold this honor. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Richard Libby to Lead Graduate Education at School of Medicine and Dentistry
Richard T. Libby, Ph.D., professor of Ophthalmology and of Biomedical Genetics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a member of the University ’s Center for Visual Science, has been named Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, pending approval of the University Board of Trustees. He succeeds Edith M. Lord, Ph.D., who served a decade in the role and is shifting her focus to microbiology and immunology resea rch. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Family Medicine to host Family Fun Day
Highland Family Medicine will hold a Family Fun Day this Saturday, August 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Highland Family Medicine parking lot at 777 S. Clinton Ave. The event is free and open to the public. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR School of Nursing Cuts Tuition of Degree-Completion Program for Nurses
Responding to New York State ’s landmark “BS in 10” legislation requiring future nurses to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing within 10 years of their initial licensure, the UR School of Nursing is dropping the overall cost of its RN to BS completion program by 18 percent. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

3 UR Medicine Specialty Programs Make U.S. News Best Hospitals List
Strong Memorial ’s Ears, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) specialty program ranked 43rd among the nation’s hospitals, up from 53 last year, and Nephrology ranked 44th, up from 65 last year. Highland Hospital’s Gynecology specialty program ranked 45th in the nation; up from 71. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Melanoma Linked with CLL, Wilmot Recommends Close Monitoring
While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery — these patients had a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

URMC to Host National Developmental Disabilities Health Conference
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will host the 2019 annual conference of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD). The event, the preeminent conference for physicians, dentists, and other providers who treat patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will take place from May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news