March-April 2011

Mark Taubman, M.D.

Breaking Down Barriers between Labs, Peoples’ Lives

This spring, more than 600 scientists, physicians, nurses, statisticians, research administrators and support staff will move into the 200,000-square-foot Saunders Research Building. We sat down with Thomas Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, to learn how the new facility will accelerate scientific discoveries into new ways to treat, prevent and cure diseases. More»

Translational Science Facility Named in Honor of Philip Saunders

Rochester businessman Philip Saunders, already a major supporter of URMC’s neuromuscular disease program, has donated an additional $10 million to that and other URMC programs. The University’s new clinical and translational science building has been named the “Saunders Research Building” in his honor.

Brain Tumor Treatment Successful in Healing Young Mother’s Rare Heart Condition

Serendipity that struck not once, but twice, may have saved 32-year-old Jamie Arliss’ life. Two years ago Arliss, a licensed practical nurse, was working at a medical practice near her hometown of Clyde, N.Y. At the time, the staff was learning to perform electrocardiograms (EKGs) and practicing on each other. When it was her turn, the test results were seemed a little odd; as it turned out, URMC cardiologists soon found an extremely rare tumor in her heart.

True Pioneer: School of Nursing Founding Dean Named to National Women’s Hall of Fame

Loretta C. Ford, R.N., P.N.P., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.N.P., founding Dean of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, will be one of 11 American women inducted to the National Women’s Hall of Fame this fall.

Save the Date: Next Morehead Hospital Survey Coming this Spring

Calling all hospital employees! Starting Monday, May 16, we’re conducting another survey to learn how you feel about working here. Would you recommend that a family member or friend consider a career at Strong? Would you encourage someone in need of medical care to pick us as their top choice provider?

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.