November - December 2010

Ann Dozier, Ph.D.

Hate Mondays? Make Them Better

Don’t come in whistling on Monday mornings? You’re not alone. Even if you love your job, a cranky co-worker, helicopter boss or a packed calendar can leave you dreading the week ahead.
Luckily, we spoke to Joanne Dermady, director of Strong Employee Assistance Program (EAP), who assured us that her staff are eager to lend listening ears and smart strategies to support your stressful situation. Below, she offers tips for defusing and managing some of the scenarios EAP counselors most frequently see. Read more »

URMC Joins National Effort to Set Quality Guidelines for Joint Replacement

The growing obesity epidemic and aging of baby boomers has driven demand for total joint replacement procedures to combat excruciating arthritis pain. Yet as more than 700,000 people go under the knife each year, doctors lack patient-centered outcomes research to show how the surgery impacts patients’ quality of life. A new research consortium – which URMC joined this fall – aims to change that.

Celebrating Innovation: From Hot Flashes to Cancer Vaccines

It’s one thing to like your workplace – but to be proud of it? That’s another thing entirely. Luckily, there are quite a few feathers in our Medical Center’s cap. Read on below, as we recount some of the biggest innovations in our history. A couple may surprise you!

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.