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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.

Medical Students Open UR Well Clinic in Maplewood Neighborhood »
September 11, 2014

Students from the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) are opening a UR Well Student Outreach clinic at St. Luke Tabernacle Community Church, 1261 Dewey Avenue in Rochester. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Community leaders, interested residents, and local media are invited to...

Heroin and the Law of Unintended Consequences »
September 11, 2014

William A. Roberts, M.D., Ph.D., alumnus of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) and medical director of Vermont’s biggest narcotics management practice, is speaking at the University on Friday, September 19. His lecture, titled Heroin and the Law of Unintended Consequences: Insights to Overdose Risk Reduction, is scheduled from...

Gift Will Advance Research on Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 »
September 09, 2014

A $1.25 million gift from Lilyan (Lil) and Albert (Alfy) Nathan of Florida and Michael and Sherry Goldberg of Chicago will support research on myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. The gift will create a new research program that will be led by UR...