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Kessler Trauma Center Earns National Re-Verification as Level I Center
Strong Memorial Hospital ’s Kessler Trauma Center has earned re-verification as a Level I Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), signifying that its people, technology and facilities meet the nation’s highest standards for delivering a coordinated response to injured patients. Level I verification is the highest level possible for a trauma center and recognizes its ability to provide comprehensive care for patients as well as education and prevention programs. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Gene May Hold Key to Hearing Recovery
Researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure. The findings, where were published in the journal Scientific Reports, could one day provide researchers with new tools to prevent hearing loss. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Youngrin Kim, M.D., Honored with Highland Hospital Distinguished Physician Award
Youngrin Kim, M.D., is the recipient of Highland Hospital ’s Distinguished Physician Award. Dr. Kim, an Instructor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, serves as a nocturnist, the physician leader at Highland during the night. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Rochester Researchers Lead First Worldwide Trial to Test Defibrillators in Diabetes Patients
People with diabetes have a high incidence of heart problems, including sudden cardiac death. A new study will determine if a subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (S-ICD) increases survival in this growing group of patients. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

16th Annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5K set for Sunday, April 23
The Rochester River Run/Walk 5K — scheduled for Sunday, April 23 at Genesee Valley Park — is raising funds in support of patients who are awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Retraining the Brain to See After Stroke
A new study out today in Neurology, provides the first evidence that rigorous visual training restores rudimentary sight in patients who went partially blind after suffering a stroke. Patients who did not train on the other hand, continued to get progressively worse, which challenges conventional wisdom that cortically blind patients ’ visual deficits stabilize six months after stroke. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

URMC Recognizes 3 With Satcher Community Health Awards
Three individuals were honored with the eighth annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards, presented by the Center for Community Health. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

SMD Student David Bernstein Brings ‘Rochester Voice’ to AAMC Leadership Role
As the newly elected chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), David Bernstein (MD ’19, S’16) is tackling the biggest concerns of medical students here and across the country. Since his election to the post in January, he's helping to guide national efforts to improve academic medicine while being an advocate for his peers. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Youngrin Kim, M.D., Honored with Highland Hospital
Youngrin Kim, M.D., is the recipient of Highland Hospital ’s Distinguished Physician Award. Dr. Kim, an Instructor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, serves as a nocturnist, the physician leader at Highland during the night. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Singers from “The Voice” to Lead Harbor House Rocks April 21
Nick Hagelin and Bryan Bautista, who competed on “The Voice,” and local musicians will come together Friday, April 21, to support Harbor House, a home-away-from-home for families of patients undergoing organ transplantation or trauma care at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

URMC Plays Key Role in New Huntington ’s Drug
University of Rochester Medical Center researchers were instrumental in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ’s recent approval of SD-809 (deutetrabenazine) to treat Huntington’s disease. Deutetrabenazine is the only the second drug authorized by the agency to treat this rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Strong Memorial Recognized for Excellence in Care
Becker ’s Hospital Review, one of the nation’s leading health care industry publications, has named UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital to its 2017 list of 100 Great Hospitals in America. This is the fourth consecutive year the hospital has earned this honor. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Eczema Drug Tested at URMC
People who suffer from eczema have new hope for relief with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ’s approval of a “game changing” medication tested at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The new drug, Dupilumab, is the first treatment to show significant, lasting results for adults whose lives are disrupted by moderate to severe eczema or atopic dermatitis. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Strong Earns 'Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality' Designation
Strong Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a 2017 national Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation ’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Nationwide, only 302 health care organizations earned “leader” status out of 596 who voluntarily took part in the survey. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Conference Focuses on Advances in Stroke Care
Providers from across the region are gathering today for UR Medicine ’s 6th annual Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester – New York (STAR-NY) Stroke Management Symposium. The meeting will highlight pre-hospital care, new medical and surgical advances, and stroke recovery and prevention. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Partnership Will Help Create “Eyes and Ears” for Photonics Technologies
A new Defense Department project will help researchers develop sensors that can be employed by photonics-based systems. The sensors – which could be used in a wide range of applications, such as environmental monitoring, disease diagnosis, detection of chemical and biological weapons, and to ensure food safety – represent a key component of the AIM Photonics initiative. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

UR Medicine Opens Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center for Pediatric Patients
UR Medicine ’s Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center celebrates its opening on March 29. The center brings together Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Child Neurology, and Child Psychiatry to collaborate on care for pediatric patients, and is home to the new Levine Autism Clinic that provides speci alized care for patients with autism spectrum disorder. This is the region’s first stand-alone center to integrate care of autism with pediatric neuromedicine and child and adolescent psychiatry services, and will serve more than 25,000 patients each year. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital ’s 11th Annual Gala is April 8
Highland Hospital ’s 2017 Gala will be held Saturday, April 8 at 6 p.m. at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Funds raised through the gala will support the technological and equipment upgrades needed to outfit Highland’s new Hybrid Operating Room. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital Recognized by National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program
Highland Hospital is being recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Gold Safe Sleep Champion, for commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

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