July-August 2010

Ann Dozier, Ph.D.

The Art of Speeding Up Science

URMC was one of the first U.S. institutions to receive a $40 million Clinical and Translational Science Award, and the National Institutes of Health plans to ultimately present 60 such contracts as part of its push to cut delays that keep good bench research from reaching bedside application.

To learn more about the art of speeding up science, Pulse sat down with Ann Dozier, Ph.D., who spearheads the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s efforts to improve recruitment and retention in clinical research. Read more »

Let’s Set the (e)Record Straight

With eRecord’s March 5 launch at Strong Memorial just about seven months away, some staff still are uneasy about how the new system will change the way we work. Here, we get to the bottom of some of your most common concerns – such as whether or not the system will turn physicians into typists, or if it will track errors by caregiver.

What’s Your Angle? The Right One Makes All the Difference

A senior therapist focusing on hand rehabilitation, URMC’s Heather Smith appreciates the preventive power of ergonomics to avoid overuse injuries on the job. She offers tips on how the right seat height, periodic stretching, and more can help URMC staff work smarter.

UR Again a Best Place to Work for Scientists

The University of Rochester has been ranked one of the top 15 institutions in the nation for scientists to work, according to The Scientist magazine, which has published its annual survey of “Best Places to Work for Scientists in Academia.”

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 they are appointed to.