Rochester Medicine Magazine - Medical Center Rounds Updates
Thompson Health Formally Affiliates with Medical Center
Following months of strategic planning between the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and Thompson Health, leaders from both organizations today signed an official agreement making Canandaigua’s Thompson Health an affiliate of the Medical Center.
Wilmot Cancer Center Program Receives National Quality Designation
The Hematology/Oncology division of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s James P. Wilmot Cancer center has earned certification through the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The Wilmot Cancer Center joins just 121 other oncology practices and hospitals throughout the U.S. â€“ including just eight in New York State - to achieve such certification.
Listening in, Researchers Learn About End-of-Life Communication
What is the best way to talk to someone about prognosis and quality of life when serious illness strikes? It turns out that no one had studied that question through direct observation, until University of Rochester Medical Center researchers audio-recorded 71 palliative care discussions.
Medical Center Offers New Implantable Heartburn ‘Ring’
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is one of just 13 U.S. surgery sites chosen to offer the LINXâ„¢ Reflux Management System, a new implantable magnetic “ring” that promises relief to the estimated 25 million American adults who suffer daily heartburn. The device won FDA-approval in late March.
Rochester-Area Collaboration Selected for National Pain Education Effort
An unusually broad collaboration of health professionals from the greater Rochester area has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to help lead the nation’s assault on pain.
Alzheimer’s Gene Causes Brain’s Blood Vessels to Leak, Die
A well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease triggers a cascade of signaling that ultimately results in leaky blood vessels in the brain, allowing toxic substances to pour into brain tissue in large amounts, scientists report in the journal Nature.
University of Rochester and IBM Expand Partnership in Pursuit of New Frontiers in Health
The University of Rochester will be one of the first academic institutions in the nation to receive the next generation of IBM’s high performance supercomputers. The new system â€“ called the Blue Gene/Q â€“ is one of most powerful and efficient computer systems in the world and will be part of a new center at the University of Rochester dedicated to health research.
Longtime Faculty Member, Expert in Effects of Radiation on DNA, Dies
William A. Bernhard, Ph.D., a faculty member of the University of Rochester Medical Center for more than 40 years and an internationally known expert on the effects of ionizing radiation on the chemical structure of DNA, died May 9 at his home in Mendon, N.Y., after a brief illness.
Scientist Patricia Rodier, Trailblazer in Early Origins of Autism, Dies
Patricia Rodier, Ph.D., the first scientist to formulate and study the idea that autism can originate long before a child is born, died May 3 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was 68.
School of Medicine and Dentistry Names Senior Academic Dean
Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D. (M ’86), professor of psychiatry, will become the senior associate dean for academic affairs for the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry July 1.
Medical Center Leads International Consortium to Fight Deadly Bone Infections
Serious, drug-resistant staph infections are a growing problem in health care in the United States and across the globe. In a coordinated effort to stop these superbugs, investigators from the University of Rochester Medical Center have been selected to lead an ambitious, five-year project, with an emphasis on infections from complex orthopedic surgeries such as joint replacement, fracture repair, or trauma.
First-year medical students help rescue man and two children from Erie Canal
It was supposed to be a picnic, a fun afternoon in Genesee Valley Park for new students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and local children. Read about the rescue »
Medical Class of 2016
First DayFor some first-year residents at the University of Rochester Medical Center, the first official day on the job began at a fast pace. Read more about their experience »
School of Medicine and Dentistry Commencement 2012 - video and slideshow
Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, delivered the keynote address at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry commencement May 18.(Windows only) Watch the video »
To view the commencement slideshow, click here »
Launching a medical school
Lawrence G. Smith, M.D. (R ’79), founding dean of Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine, delivered the 2012 Marvin J. Hoffman lecture, speaking about “The Challenges in Building a New Medical School.” Watch the lecture »
(Best viewed on a PC using Internet Explorer. Mac users need to have the Silverlight plug-in.)
Match Day 2012 - video and slideshow
The drama of Match Day moved to Whipple Auditorium this year, where both tension and spirits were high.
To view the Match Day slideshow, click here »