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UR Medicine Offering Opioid Overdose Prevention Program »
August 20, 2014

UR Medicine’s Strong Recovery is beginning a monthly Opiod Overdose Prevention Program that is open to the general public, free of charge. Participants will learn to recognize the symptoms of opiod overdose and how to react. Those who complete the hour-long training will be equipped with an overdose reversal kit containing naloxone, a...

$2 Million Gift from Fine Family to Support Alzheimer’s Care, Research »
August 18, 2014

A $2 million gift from the Robert Fine Trust will create the Julius, Helen, and Robert Fine Professorship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. This is the third professorship that has been endowed in the Fine family name.

Fairport Music and Food Festival Celebrates Decade of Helping Children »
August 18, 2014

For the past nine years, attendees of the much-anticipated Fairport Music and Food Festival have filled the village of Fairport in support of sick and injured kids at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital. This year will mark the event’s 10th anniversary, with one ticket granting access to two great nights of music, food...

Strong West ED Opens After Receiving State DOH Approval »
August 18, 2014

The New York State Department of Health has granted approval for an off-campus Emergency Department (ED) at UR Medicine’s Strong West site in Brockport, making it the first such model in Upstate New York. The current urgent care center switched over to become Strong West Emergency at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19.

University of Rochester Doctor to Cycle across the U.S. for ALS »
August 13, 2014

Catherine (Carly) M. LaVigne, M.D., M.Ed., director of UR Medicine’s Headache Center, and an associate professor of Neurology, will bike from Astoria, Oregon, to Portland, Maine to raise funds for and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

$4M NIH Grant Supports UR Research to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death »
August 12, 2014

Cardiology researchers from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry received $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the genetic mechanisms and preventive therapies for a genetic heart rhythm disorder that can cause sudden cardiac death.