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Stephen Sulkes Honored with First-Ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award
The co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities received the highest honor the Special Olympics gives to its health partners for founding the Rochester student chapter of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, and for encouraging students to get involved with Special Olympics. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Eastman Institute Wins National Award for Achievement
Eastman Institute for Oral Health Director Eli Eliav, D.M.D., Ph.D., along with past Eastman directors yesterday accepted the coveted William J. Gies Award for Achievement among academic dental institutions, during a formal ceremony at the American Dental Education Association Conference in Long Beach, California. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Dr. Benjamin Ricciardi joins UR Medicine/Highland Hospital
UR Medicine/Highland Hospital welcomes Benjamin F. Ricciardi, M.D., as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Ricciardi, an orthopaedic surgeon, specializes in total knee replacements and total hip replacements. He will see patients and perform surgery at Highland Hospital. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

March Matchness: SMD Grads Excitedly Learn Where They ’re Headed Next
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2017 graduates learned where they'll be spending the next three-to-seven years of their medical training during the annual rite of passage known as Match Day on March 17. Of the 98 soon-to-be-doctors pursuing residency, 34 will stay in New York State, 20 of those will complete their training at URMC, and the remainder will travel to 24 other states including the District of Columbia. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Free Workshop Focuses on Caring for a Loved One with a Primary Brain Tumor
This free, daylong workshop on April 1 will provide tips on how families can cope and strategies to help caregivers take care of themselves. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Commentary on Stem Cell Therapies: If You ’re Asked to Pay, Walk Away
Retinal specialist Ajay E. Kuriyan, M.D., M.S., warns patients to be wary of stem cell clinics offering unproven therapies for a profit. Kuriyan personally encountered several patients who were blinded after paying thousands of dollars for such a therapy intended to cure macular degeneration. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Morgan Named Assistant Dean for URMC Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion
Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D., will be a resource for residents, fellows and faculty, help to recruit and retain underrepresented groups, and further the Medical Center's strategic goal of building a more welcoming and inclusive culture. Morgan is also senior director of SMD's Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity and assistant professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Schor to Receive Child Neurology Society's Highest Honor
Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics and the pediatrician-in-chief at UR Medicine ’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has been named the recipient of the Child Neurology Society’s 2017 Hower Award, the organization’s highest honor. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital Chief of Cardiology named Governor-Elect of the American College of Cardiology
J. Chad Teeters, MD, MS, RPVI, FACC, Chief of Cardiology for Highland Hospital, has been elected as the next Governor of the New York State Delegation of the American College of Cardiology (NYACC). Dr. Teeters will serve as Governor-Elect until March 2018, then will serve as Governor of NYACC and President of the New York Cardiological Society from 2018 until 2020. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Nelson Appointed to National Alliance Focusing on Improving HIV Care for Youth in Africa
LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been selected to serve as a member of the Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA). (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR Medicine Vein Care Teams Secure IAC Accreditation
UR Medicine Vein Center is the region ’s first Vascular Surgery-led team to earn Intersocietal Accreditation Commission accreditation for comprehensive vein care. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Metro Footcare Joins UR Medicine
Metro Footcare, which has four podiatry practices in the Rochester area that have served patients for more than two decades, has joined UR Medicine effective March 1. It has become a division of UR Medicine ’s Department of Orthopaedics& Rehabilitation and is now known as UR Medicine Podiatry. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Norton Honored with HPNA Distinguished Researcher Award
Sally Norton, a nationally recognized expert in research dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced illnesses, was honored with the prestigious Distinguished Researcher Award from the Hospice& Palliative Nurses Association. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Research Shows Exercise is a Boon for Cancer Patients
Exercise and/or psychological therapy work better than medications to reduce cancer-related fatigue and should be recommended first to patients, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute-led study published in JAMA Oncology. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Clinical Trials Aim to Reduce Stress Burden for Dementia Caregivers
A pair of studies at the University of Rochester Medical Center is exploring ways to help those caring for a loved one with dementia to manage their own stress and improve their health so they can more effectively provide care. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR School of Nursing Launches Redesigned Distance NP Program to Address Mental Health Needs
In an effort to address critical shortages of mental health care providers in New York state and across the country, the University of Rochester School of Nursing has relaunched its Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program (FPMHNP) as a distance program. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Clinical Trials Aim to Reduce Stress Burden for Dementia Caregivers
A pair of studies at the University of Rochester Medical Center is exploring ways to help those caring for a loved one with dementia to manage their own stress and improve their health so they can more effectively provide care. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Research Shows Exercise is a Boon for Cancer Patients
Exercise and/or psychological therapy work better than medications to reduce cancer-related fatigue and should be recommended first to patients, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute-led study published in JAMA Oncology. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Metro Footcare Joins UR Medicine
Metro Footcare, which has four podiatry practices in the Rochester area that have served patients for more than two decades, has joined UR Medicine effective March 1. It has become a division of UR Medicine ’s Department of Orthopaedics& Rehabilitation and is now known as UR Medicine Podiatry. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Norton Honored with HPNA Distinguished Researcher Award
Sally Norton, a nationally recognized expert in research dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced illnesses, was honored with the prestigious Distinguished Researcher Award from the Hospice& Palliative Nurses Association. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nelson Appointed to National Alliance Focusing on Improving HIV Care for Youth in Africa
LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been selected to serve as a member of the Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA). (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UR Medicine Vein Care Teams Secure IAC Accreditation
UR Medicine Vein Center is the region ’s first Vascular Surgery-led team to earn Intersocietal Accreditation Commission accreditation for comprehensive vein care. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Schor to Receive Child Neurology Society's Highest Honor
Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics and the pediatrician-in-chief at UR Medicine ’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has been named the recipient of the Child Neurology Society’s 2017 Hower Award, the organization’s highest honor. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Morgan Named Assistant Dean for URMC Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion
Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D., will be a resource for residents, fellows and faculty, help to recruit and retain underrepresented groups, and further the Medical Center's strategic goal of building a more welcoming and inclusive culture. Morgan is also senior director of SMD's Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity and assistant professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Evidence Points to Fish Oil to Fight Asthma
University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Shinaman Appointed URMC General Counsel
Aileen Shinaman has been appointed Associate Vice President and General Counsel to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Shinaman, who will assume the position effective March 1, succeeds Christine Burke who will be retiring from the University. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gala Event Benefits Patient-centered Care Initiatives at Strong Memorial Hospital
Friends of Strong is celebrating its 26th annual Gala Wine Tasting at the historic Monroe Golf Club, Friday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 10 p.m., in support of patient- and family-centered care initiatives at UR Medicine ’s Strong Memorial Hospital. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Maquat Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society
Maquat ’s pioneering contributions to our understanding of RNA’s role in sickness and in health and her commitment to mentoring the next generation of researchers and advocating for young women in the sciences earned her the honor. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vascular Surgery, Vein Center Relocate to Larger Offices
UR Medicine ’s Vascular Surgery and Vein Center teams are opening new, larger and more convenient offices at 140 Canal View Blvd., off Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road., on Wednesday, Feb. 1. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HEAL Program Offers Holistic Care for Victims of Interpersonal Violence
Victims of interpersonal violence (IPV) in the Rochester area now have a new resource that for the very first time gives them access to social, emotional and legal services all in one place. Overseen by URMC ’s Department of Psychiatry and headquartered on the Strong Memorial Hospital campus, the HEAL program is a collective endeavor of URMC and several partnering social service agencies. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

URMC Drug Extends Effectiveness of HIV Therapy
A new drug developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center extends the effectiveness of multiple HIV therapies by unleashing a cell ’s own protective machinery on the virus. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

URMC Launches World's First ECHO ® Eating Disorders Clinic
Using videoconferencing, URMC experts train community providers to recognize and manage eating disorders. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UR Medicine Primary Care, Strong West Emergency Named ‘Guardians of Excellence’
The UR Primary Care Network and Strong West Emergency Department have earned Press Ganey ’s Guardian of Excellence Award, ranking in the top 5 percent for Patient Experience in care delivery compared with similar programs across the country. This nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care is awarded annually to Press Ganey clients who have sustained patient satisfactio n scores in the 95th percentile or higher for a full year. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UR Mindfulness Expert Writes Book on Humanity in Medicine
Ronald Epstein, M.D., a University of Rochester Medical Center professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology, and Medicine, has written the first book for the general public about mindfulness in medical practice, providing an inside look at how doctors think and illustrating his points with true stories. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

URMC Launches World's First ECHO Eating Disorders Clinic
Using videoconferencing, URMC experts train community providers to recognize and manage eating disorders. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

URMC Awarded up to $9M to Study Infectious Threats
The award to the Center for Community Health renews the University ’s role as a member of the CDC’s Emerging Infections Program, a national network that monitors the activity of several infectious diseases and conducts studies that guide policy related to prevention and treatment. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Doctors, Chefs Offer ‘Map’ to Drive Healthy Habits
Experts from the UR Program for Nutrition in Medicine will offer “Cooking with Docs: Changing Behavior and Cooking Inspired Plant-Based Meals,” on Saturday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, N.Y. The event combines an interactive behavior change and nutrition workshop with hands-on cooking instruction aimed at helping participants learn how to make healthful changes. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Philip W. Davidson Elected President of IASSIDD
Philip W. Davidson, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Pediatrics, has been elected president of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD). (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Wilmot Cancer Institute to host Feb. 11 Survivorship Symposium
The event is open to those undergoing cancer treatment, those who have completed treatment and caregivers. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UR Medicine Restrictions Begin Due to Flu
Flu restrictions are now in effect at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, and Wilmot Cancer Center. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Temple Joins UR Medicine as Chief of Colorectal Surgery
Temple also will lead the Surgical Health Outcomes& Research Enterprise (SHORE) and serve as professor of Surgery in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mohawk Valley Man 'On the Ropes,' Gets New Heart
Herkimer County resident Jim Pugliese has seen young boxers take incredible blows and rally for a win in the ring. You could say he ’s experienced the same situation. The 64-year-old Mohawk Valley man suffered heart failure and received a new heart, a second chance at life, two weeks ago at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

URMC Chosen for National Community Health and Health Equity Initiative
The University of Rochester Medical Center is one of only eight institutions chosen by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to join an effort to improve health equity and the health of communities nationwide. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brain Protein Predicts Recovery Time Following Concussion
Elevated levels of the brain protein tau following concussion are associated with a longer recovery period and may serve as a marker to help physicians determine an athlete ’s readiness to return to play. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Wilmot Discovery Improves Use of Umbilical Cord Blood as Cancer Therapy
A clinician/scientist, who studies ways to make cord-blood transplants for leukemia and lymphoma patients safer and more effective, recently reported a new finding in the journal, Blood. An accompanying editorial called the research “a breath of fresh air” for overcoming barriers to make this a viable option for many patients. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Closer Look at the Eye: Researchers Develop New Retinal Imaging Technique
URMC researchers have developed a new imaging technique that allowed the first glimpse of individual cells in the retina, a layer of tissue at the back of the eye. The new technique could allow earlier diagnosis and treatment for diseases like glaucoma and prevent vision loss caused by death of these retinal cells. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Closer Look at the Eye
URMC researchers have developed a new imaging technique that allowed the first glimpse of individual cells in the retina, a layer of tissue at the back of the eye. The new technique could allow earlier diagnosis and treatment for diseases like glaucoma and prevent vision loss caused by death of these retinal cells. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chemo-brain Among Women with Breast Cancer is Pervasive, Study Shows
The largest study to date of a condition known as “chemo-brain” shows that women with breast cancer report it’s a substantial problem after chemotherapy for as long as six months after treatment, according to investigators at UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Challenges Remain in HIV Care in Africa
Barriers to diagnosis and lack of access to modern medications have combined to place caregivers and HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa between a rock and a hard place. A new study shows that physicians are often forced to choose between controlling seizures, which can occur if the disease goes undiagnosed for too long, or treating the underlying HIV infection. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news