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Latest News and InformationGhinwa Dumyati, MD, director of Communicable Diseases Surveillance & Prevention

March 2023 - In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Hannah Farley, promotion, education and targeted outreach manager for the Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region, discussed the importance of colorectal cancer screening and prevention on Finger Lakes News Radio. 

January 2023 - Jennifer Lee, C.P.T., lead lifestyle counselor and tobacco treatment specialist, spoke with WROC-TV News 8 about our free Commit to Quit! group program and what participants can expect to gain from the virtual six-session opportunity. Watch here.

January 2022 - Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., infectious disease expert and director of our Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention program, joined a panel of University of Rochester Medical Center experts on WXXI's Connections with Evan Dawson to discuss the latest on COVID-19, the Omicron variant, boosters and more. Listen here.

Nancy Bennett, MD, MS, Center directorDecember 2021 - Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S., Center director and leader of the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub, spoke with News 8 WROC Rochester about the anniversary of the global rollout of the Pfizer vaccine and importance of not letting up on vaccination and preventive efforts, one year later.

February 2021 - Dr. Bennett joined Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health and fellow co-director of the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, for a discussion about "Racial Disparities in Health" on Second Opinion with Joan Lunden.

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