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URMC researcher finds way to measure the risk of chronic pain before it is felt

URMC researcher finds way to measure the risk of chronic pain before it is felt

The size of a small area of the brain – mostly known for its role in decision-making – is giving scientists insight into risk for chronic pain.

Student Spotlight: Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus

Student Spotlight: Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus

Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus, M.D. and Ph.D. candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program, was awarded the distinguished Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research (F31) from the National Center for Deafness and Communication Disorders. This fellowship will support DeAndrea-Lazarus’ research using electroencephalography (EEG) that compares the effect that deafness and early access to sign language has on visuospatial attention in people who are deaf.

Q & A with Adam Snyder, Ph.D.

Q & A with Adam Snyder, Ph.D.

Adam Snyder, Ph.D., joined the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience in July 2018 as an assistant professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Neuroscience, and the Center for Visual Science. His research focuses primarily on vision, visual attention and memory.

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

An introduction to a group of up-and-coming researchers who are on the frontlines of understanding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). These efforts are bolstered by a large contingent of clinician researchers who serve patients and families with these disorders and are critical partners in efforts to advance care through research. The unique research setting of an academic medical center provides opportunities for collaboration that gives these researchers a platform to investigate new ways to understand these complex disorders.

Largest long-term study of adolescent brain development to continue at URMC

Largest long-term study of adolescent brain development to continue at URMC

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will continue play a leading role in the largest long-term study of brain development and child health. The National Institutes of Health has renewed its support to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study at URMC, allocating $7.5-million to the study for the next seven years.