August 2012

happy employeeAnnual Raises Recognize Employee Efforts

If you checked your July paystub in HRMS, you likely noticed a pay increase as wages and salaries across the University were boosted through the annual merit increase program.  In total, 84% of non-union Medical Center employees received a performance-based increase and of those, 19% also had their pay adjusted to ensure market-competitiveness or equity with their colleagues.

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Interview with URMC’s New Chief HR Officer

Pulse sat down with URMC’s newly arrived chief human resources officer, Jeffrey Stevens, to learn more about his first impressions and future plans.

Supercomputer Gleans Knowledge from Massive Data Sets

Is this new cardiac medication helpful or lethal?  How can we design head gear that effectively reduces the number of soldiers, athletes, and everyday citizens who suffer concussions? Will this new vaccine head off an outbreak in those who are inoculated?

Pluta Pins Hopes on Merger with URMC

As today’s tumultuous health care environment makes it tricky for smaller, freestanding cancer centers – even respected, high-quality centers like the Pluta Cancer Center – to survive, many have begun searching for partners who can help share overhead expenses to ensure break-even financial results.

Cafeteria Progress Continues

Diners at Strong’s main cafeteria are noticing weekly changes as progress continues on the eatery’s major renovation. By early September, a temporary corridor will route traffic to an exit near the Red Elevators.

Faculty Accomplishments

We publish faculty and student accomplishments in every edition of URMC Pulse, highlighting both the prestigious honors our faculty/students receive, as well as the prominent leadership/advisory posts to which they are appointed.