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Pediatric Research News

URMC Researchers Awarded $2.1M to Study E-Cigarettes

August 07, 2014

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have commenced a study that will be used to help shape the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on e-cigarettes, hookahs, and miniature cigars in the coming years.

New Mouse Model May Open Autism Treatment Research Avenues

July 29, 2014

Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., the William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, followed a hunch about a brain receptor, resulting in a new mouse model that may give researchers a new avenue for testing drugs for autism. Nature Publishing Groups’ Translational Psychiatry published the study online today.

Ten Ugly Men Festival Celebrates 25 Inspiring Years

July 21, 2014

What began as a small gathering among friends and family in 1989 quickly grew into what is now known as the Ten Ugly Men Festival, a celebration with thousands of people that gives back to the community and continues to be one of Rochester’s most anticipated events of the summer, 25 years later. The festival will kick off its celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Genesee Valley Park. UR...

$3.6 Million Grant Funds Asthma Study for Urban Teens

July 07, 2014

In an attempt to help urban teens keep their asthma symptoms in check, Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has developed a study which combines giving students their medications at school with motivational counseling specifically designed for teens.

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Research in the Department of Pediatrics offers many opportunities for collaboration with investigators from other departments and centers. These opportunities are further enhanced by the fact that Rochester provides a unique setting to directly partner with the community to investigate novel programs to improve the health of children.

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