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 Birbeck Appointed to NIH Post on Global Health

Birbeck Appointed to NIH Post on Global Health

University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Gretchen Birbeck, M.D., M.P.H., has been chosen to serve on the Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center, which supports basic, clinical, and applied medical research and training for U.S. and foreign investigators working in the developing world.

12/5/2016
FDA Funds Study of Therapies for Pain, Addiction, Sedation

FDA Funds Study of Therapies for Pain, Addiction, Sedation

A team led by Rochester researchers will use up to $4 million from the FDA to speed the development of new treatments for acute and chronic pain, addiction and sedation. Currently, patients have few safe and effective treatment options. 

10/20/2016
New Technologies May Speed Flu Vaccine Testing

New Technologies May Speed Flu Vaccine Testing

The AIR™ Platform, a silicon chip and imaging system marketed by Adarza Biosystems, can detect immune responses to flu virus and vaccines alike.  With a small blood sample, doctors can confirm a suspected flu infection, see if a vaccine induces a desired immune response, or predict which strains of flu will affect people in the coming flu season.

9/12/2016
URMC Neurologist Receives International Neurovirology Award

URMC Neurologist Receives International Neurovirology Award

Harris “Handy” Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D., will receive the Hilary Koprowski Prize in Neurovirology at the International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Drexel University on September 14. The award  recognizes Gelbard's efforts to treat brain disorders associated with HIV. 

9/7/2016
Paciorkowski  Recognized for Research in Pediatric Neurologic Disorders

Paciorkowski Recognized for Research in Pediatric Neurologic Disorders

Neurologist Alexander R. Paciorkowski, M.D.  is being honored by the American Neurological Association (ANA) for his research in developmental disorders.  The award will be presented at the ANA’s annual meeting in October 2016.

8/23/2016