August 2013

Science Spotlight: Meet Michael T. Sellix, Ph.D.

Sellix, an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, studies circadian rhythms and biological clocks. He was recently awarded the 2013 Early Investigators Award by the Endocrine Society. Check out this video to learn more about his current and future research. 

8/27/2013 | 0 comments

Can Moms Take Meds While Breastfeeding?

Ruth Lawrence, M.D., who has spent her career researching and advising women and physicians on breastfeeding, comments on a new report that says most medications are safe to take while nursing. Lawrence talked to the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and MedPage Today about the new report, which is the first to address the topic in more than a decade.   

8/27/2013 | 2 comments

URMC/RIT/NTID Awarded $2.1M to Train Deaf Scientists

Shattering the glass ceiling for deaf scholars who want to earn a Ph.D. is the primary goal of a new program, recently funded with $2.1 million by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences.

8/27/2013 | 0 comments

Hayes to Head Biochemistry and Biophysics

Jeffrey J. Hayes, Ph.D., has been selected as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics after serving as interim chair since early 2012.

8/22/2013 | 0 comments

Destination Infection: How Immune Cells Move Through the Body

In a recent study in Nature Immunology, Deborah Fowell, Ph.D., associate professor of Microbiology and Immunology, mapped how immune cells travel to sites of injury or infection. She says the findings could help with the development of treatments that stop, slow down or speed up the immune response.  Check out this video of Fowell for more details on her work. 

8/21/2013 | 0 comments
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