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

Tristram Smith, Pioneer in Autism Research, Dies at 57
Tristram Smith, Ph.D., whose research on behavioral interventions changed the landscape of care for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), died suddenly on Monday morning. He was 57. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Scientist Seeks Solutions for Cancer Patients with Dry Mouth
For several years, Wilmot Cancer Institute scientist Catherine Ovitt, Ph.D., has been investigating ways to protect and regenerate the salivary gland, which can be damaged during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. Her lab ’s latest study focuses on the cells that secrete saliva — discovering the ways in which several different cell populations have the potential to restore salivary gland function. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Martin Zand to Lead Clinical Research at URMC
Newly appointed Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research Martin Zand, M.D., Ph.D., hopes to increase the number of high-impact clinical trials at the Medical Center, providing more opportunities for patients to participate in and benefit from research. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital Plans Nearly All Private Rooms for Patients
Nearly all Highland Hospital patients will benefit from private rooms, through a modernization plan announced by the hospital. Providing patients with private rooms will further Highland Hospital ’s ongoing efforts to improve patient care, help reduce the risk of infections, and offer more adequate, therapeutic space during recovery. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

NIH Extends URMC ’s Role in Network to Advance Neurological Care
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has extended the University of Rochester Medical Center ’s membership in the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials, or NeuroNEXT, which was created to accelerate clinical research involving new treatments for neurological disorders. The $1.5 million grant to URMC will provide patients in the region access to cutting-edge experimental t herapies and continue the Medical Center’s key role in helping bring new drugs to market. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Study Supports Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injury
For the first time in the U.S., a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who ’ve experienced a blow to the head could have a traumatic brain injury such as brain bleeding or bruising. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Fuller Spencer Tapped to Lead Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals Finances
Carrie Fuller Spencer has been named chief financial officer (CFO) of Strong Memorial (SMH) and Highland hospitals effective immediately. She has held the position of interim CFO at Strong since last October. As part of this role, she also will provide financial oversight for UR Medicine Home Care and Highland Long Term Care facilities. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission
Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s main accrediting body in health care. This is the third recertification for the program. Highland first received Joint Commission Advanced Certification for palliative care in 2012 and recert ification in 2014, 2016, and 2018. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital Announces New Director of Palliative Care Program
Chin-Lin Ching, M.D., has been appointed as Director of the Highland Hospital Palliative Care Consult Service. Dr. Ching follows Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., who became the first palliative care physician at Highland in 2000. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program Receives Joint Commission Advanced Recertification
Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s main accrediting body in health care. This is the third recertification for the program. Highland first received Joint Commission Advanced Certification for palliative care in 2012 and recert ification in 2014, 2016, and 2018. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR Medicine to Expand Special Needs Care in Southern Tier
Youths with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties will be able to receive care closer to home and more easily connect with local support organizations thanks to a new agreement between Corning Incorporated and UR Medicine ’s Golisano Children’s Hospital. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Practice Makes Perfect -- Fake Organs Guide the Way for 'Impossible' Cancer Surgery
Anthony Camnetar remembers the first time he was told that he had von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. He was 12 years old and his mother, who had just picked him up from school, broke the news through tears realizing the health challenges her son would face for the rest of his life. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

“Fighting” Cancer May Detract Men from Palliative Care
Men with advanced cancer are 30 percent less likely than women to consider palliative care, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital Nurse Honored with National Award
Valerie Aarne, MALS, BSN, NE-BC, Clinical Nurse Manager in the Highland Hospital Medical Imaging department, has received a 2018 Honorary Award from the American Nursing Association (ANA). Aarne is one of only ten nurses in the country to be honored with the award this year. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

AHA Grants Will Accelerate Search for New Stroke Therapies
A series of awards from the American Heart Association (AHA) to a team of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will focus on the development of new treatments to thwart the damage in the brain caused by stroke. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity Study Makes Weight Loss a Family Matter
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are joining those from three other organizations on one of the largest family-based childhood obesity studies ever conducted in the hopes of combating what has become a national epidemic. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news