Rochester Medicine

July 2013

Alumni News: Answers on Ice

Last November, when Warren M. Zapol (M '66) appeared as a witness before a U.S. House Congressional Science committee hearing on the country's Antarctic Research Program, he didn't wait for lawmakers to pose the first question. "Why is an anesthesiologist talking to you about research in Antarctica?" Zapol began his testimony.

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New Leaders for New Times, Part 2

Biostatistician Robert L. Strawderman III, Sc.D., is about to get his hands dirty. Harvard-trained, the former Cornell University scholar is no longer spending his days theorizing about study design and analysis. As the new chair of URMC's Biostatistics and Computational Biology department, Strawderman is also putting his visionary ideas to work. His shift in focus coincides with a revolutionary change in biostatistics: the emergence of big data.

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New Leaders For New Times, Part 1

On a clear day, the view from the top floor of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center stretches well beyond the City of Rochester, and that is where Director Jonathan W. Friedberg, M.D., M.M. Sc. & co-director Hartmut K. Land,Ph.D. are extending their vision as well. We feel a responsibility to advance the quality of cancer care, not just at Strong Memorial Hospital, but throughout the region. "We feel we are the best equipped and most appropriate cancer center to do that," says Friedberg.

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Team Players

Extensive changes in health care and rapidly developing technology require new and creative approaches to teaching and training. To accomplish this, the University of Rochester Medical Center has created the Institute for Innovative Education (IIE) to identify common educational priorities across the institution and develop a strategic plan for URMC's educational missions.

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Chin-To Fong

"In Dr. Fong, we found someone good, honorable, wise, insightful, and someone who knew each of us individually and had traveled through life with us as a mentor,"Weymann said.

Many of Fong's patients speak just as ardently about him.

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