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Nurse Scientist Susan Groth Receives National Award For Commitment to Women's Health »
June 17, 2013
Susan W. Groth, assistant professor of nursing at the School of Nursing will be presented today with an award from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) in recognition of her research into the variety of factors that contribute to obesity in women, including genetic pre-disposition, behavioral and environmental components.
Students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are launching Spanish Night at UR Well. The student-run health clinic provides acute care to Rochester’s uninsured and homeless. Beginning June 18, UR Well will have Spanish-speaking translators available every third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Gifted teacher, respected colleague, physician leader, and patient care champion Phillip P. Bonanni, M.D., passed away on June 10 after a short illness. He was 74. A graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Bonanni was a member of the UR faculty who admitted patients to Strong Memorial and...
Wilmot Cancer Center Receives National Recognition for Quality Care to Cancer Patients »
June 10, 2013
The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center has received the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer—a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients. The award acknowledges 79 U.S. health care facilities...
Researchers have been able to mobilize the brain’s native stem cells to replenish a type of neuron lost in Huntington’s disease. In the study, which appears today in the journal Cell Stem Cell, the scientists were able to both trigger the production of new neurons in mice with the disease and show that...
A multi-institutional team of researchers have pinpointed the genetic traits of the cells that give rise to gliomas – the most common form of malignant brain cancer. The findings, which appear in the journal Cell Reports, provide scientists with rich new potential set of targets to treat the disease.
- Mom’s age correlates with premature birth. Loralei Thornburg weighed in on a study covered by the Chicago Tribune.
- Psychology Today cited Marsha Wittink’s research showing physicians are still divided when faced with their own terminal illness. Some prefer extensive intervention and others do not.
- John Treanor told NBC News that the U.S. has been lucky so far in dodging the latest flu pandemic.