What is Medical School for an evening?
The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Medical School for an Evening is a lecture series designed to engage and educate the public about the cutting-edge research and technology that is advancing cures and revolutionizing new treatments for many life-threatening diseases.
Each lecture series is comprised of multiple sessions focusing on a distinct theme. Expert clinicians and researchers cover topics such as innovative treatments for congestive heart failure, major breakthroughs in curing, treating and preventing cancer, and leading research that is helping us understand the communication disorders of children with autism.
Learn first-hand how the University of Rochester Medical Center is bringing new hope to patients by delivering superior health care and ensuring “Medicine of the Highest Order.”
Join us for our upcoming Mini Medical School
Humans are living longer today as a result of groundbreaking research, treatments, and cures, many of which have been developed here at the University of Rochester. However, we still have much to learn about the human body and how we can improve our health by focusing on prevention of disease.
Join us for a Mini Medical School and discover how world-renowned experts at the University of Rochester Medical Center are researching and making discoveries about the human body, and translating those discoveries into ways to improve health in our community and around the world.
Pathways to Ever Better Health: Prevention, Wellness and Research
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Saunders Research Building
Located on Crittenden Blvd.
Biometric Screenings Available
Dr. Mark Taubman
Reinventing Health Panel Discussion
moderated by Dr. Mark Taubman
Dr. Nancy Bennett, Director, Center for Community Health
Dr. Marc Berliant, Division Chief, General Medicine
Dr. Carol Podgorski, Associate Professor, Psychiatry
choose one topic from each session
choose one topic from each session
|8:25 p.m.||Coffee and dessert|
Transforming Wellness Globally
Presented by: Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D. and Stephen Kates, M.D.
Serious, drug-resistant staph infections are a growing problem in health care in the United States and across the globe. In a coordinated effort to stop these superbugs, investigators from the University of Rochester Medical Center have been selected to lead an ambitious, five-year project, with an emphasis on infections from complex orthopaedic surgeries. Scientists are highly motivated to find ways to make game-changing improvements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic infections.
Presented by: John Bisognano, M.D.
Hypertension is an important risk factor in heart disease. Yet it's possible to have hypertension—also known as high blood pressure—for many years without ever having a symptom. Dr. Bisognano, director of the Hypertension Clinic is the region's leading authority on controlling hypertension. Learn how patients are helped to control hypertension through advanced technology, like the Rheos blood pressure implant, and how each patient gets a tailored treatment to help achieve lower blood pressure with fewer medications.
Glaucoma Risk and Prevention
Presented by: Regina Smolyak, M.D.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the world. It is a silent thief of vision which can slowly and painlessly decrease vision. There are several types of glaucoma, much of which can be detected during a routine eye exam and easily prevented by a simple laser procedure. Dr. Regina Smolyak is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Flaum Eye Institute, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a skilled clinician and educator who utilizes all of the diagnostic, pharmaceutical and surgical resources to protect the vision of patients who suffer from this progressive and incurable disease. Dr. Smolyak is also dedicated to the training of residents, medical students, and furthering the understanding of glaucoma through clinical trials and research.
Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester (STAR)
How Rochester is working together on stroke treatment
Presented by: Babak Jahromi, M.D., Ph.D.
The Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester (STAR), a University of Rochester Medical Center led community-wide initiative, was formed to decrease the physical, psychosocial and economic burden of stroke in our community and to create a model program that can be replicated for other disease processes and in other communities.
With support from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, STAR is working to standardize stroke patient evaluation, treatment, and transfer to ensure delivery of immediate, comprehensive, and cost effective care across multiple health care systems for stroke patients. With the creation of a community-wide data registry to share outcomes and practices, STAR is helping to redefine stroke care as we know it.
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