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Grant from The Allstate Foundation Enhances Local Safe Driving Program for Teens »
September 22, 2014

Thanks to a grant from The Allstate Foundation, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester will enhance its Smart Teen Driving Program with a new safe driving awareness event, the “Young Roc Roadeo,” on Oct. 4. The $30,000 grant helps fund the overall program, co-created by UR Medicine’s Emergency Department and Golisano...

Moxley and Thornton Honored for Myotonic Dystrophy Research »
September 22, 2014

University of Rochester neurologists Richard Moxley, M.D., and Charles Thornton, M.D., have been recognized by the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation with an Outstanding Research Achievement Award. The event took place at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month and honored their contribution to finding new treatments for myotonic dystrophy.

UR Awarded $18M for Cancer Control Studies; Grant Among Largest in Decade »
September 18, 2014

As a result of longstanding research strength, the Cancer Control & Survivorship program at UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute has been selected to receive an $18.6 million, five-year grant for a leadership role in a nationwide clinical research network to investigate cancer-related side effects.

Berk Completes Service as URMC CEO »
September 17, 2014

Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D. will transition from his role as senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) on January 1, 2015 to launch a new Rochester Neurorestorative Institute at the Medical Center. University President Joel Seligman has named School of Medicine and Dentistry...

"Playing it Safe" Seminar Educates Young Parents about Bathroom Safety »
September 15, 2014

For the second consecutive year, the Rochester chapter of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK) and Monroe County’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), through the Monroe County Health Department, have teamed up to host an interactive bathroom safety seminar for low-income, first-time families. This year’s event, titled “Playing it Safe,” will take place from...

Communities Contemplating Fracking Grapple with Long List of Concerns »
September 15, 2014

A new report has examined the host of potential health-related issues that communities in areas of the country suitable for natural gas extraction may face. The goal of the study was to determine how future research can best address communities’ health questions and inform their decision-making.