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Dr. Robert Block awarded a 2-year research grant from the international Atherosclerosis Society and Pfizer Pharmaceutical Corporation

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Robert Block, MD, MPH, was awarded a 2-year research grant from the international Atherosclerosis Society and Pfizer Pharmaceutical Corporation. The overall goal is to partner with patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (a genetic disease that causes very premature heart attacks and strokes) and physicians in order to build and test educational/motivational information about this disease within the University of Rochester's electronic health record.

Helena Temkin-Greener, PhD was awarded a two-year research grant from the Donaghue Foundation

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Helena Temkin-Greener, PhD was awarded a two-year research grant from the Donaghue Foundation. The overall goal of the research project is to develop process and outcome-based measures of care quality for nursing home residents with mental health and behavioral disorders, and to explain variations in these measures across facilities and regions/states. Locally, findings will provide a benchmark performance measure for nursing homes participating in the NYS Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program.

Ann M. Dozier, PhD named Albert David Kaiser Chair of Public Health Sciences

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ann M. Dozier, PhD, Professor Public Health Sciences, in the Center for Community Health, and of Clinical Nursing, named Albert David Kaiser Chair of Public Health Sciences at the Opening Convocation for the School of Medicine & Dentistry on September 8, 2016.

Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, M.S. awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher award

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, M.S., Lead Programmer Analyst in the Department of Public Health Sciences, awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher award at the Opening Convocation for the School of Medicine & Dentistry on September 8, 2016.

Hayley Martin, MD-PhD student in Epidemiology receives student scholarship

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hayley Martin, MD-PhD student in Epidemiology received a student scholarship to attend the 2016 Family Medicine Education Consortium Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. This meeting is aimed at family medicine physicians, residents and medical students in the north east interested in "improving the health of the community by strengthening Family Medicine / Primary Care services and medical education.

Dr. Diana Fernandez assumes co-chair position of the Latino Health Coalition

Monday, August 15, 2016

Dr. Diana Fernandez, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, is assuming the co-chair position of the Latino Health Coalition convened by the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

University of Rochester rising junior completes research project on infant feeding

Monday, August 1, 2016

Yareni Sime, a University of Rochester rising junior and Scholar in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, was hosted this summer by Dr. Ann Dozier and her team that is studying infant feeding, health and safety. Ms. Sime's summer research project was entitled Suboptimal Infant Feeding Practices Among Hispanic/Latino Women in Monroe County.

Todd Jusko, PhD and Kelly Thevenet-Morrison paper published in Environmental Health Perspectives

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Todd Jusko, PhD, Division of Epidemiology and Lead Programmer Analyst Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, reported poorer responses to infant BCG vaccination amongst infants with higher PCB and DDT exposures in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. 

Read More: Todd Jusko, PhD and Kelly Thevenet-Morrison paper published in Environmental Health Perspectives

2016 Graduating Class

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

We had 22 total graduates this year: 1 Epidemiology PHD, 17 Masters’ in Public Health, 3 Masters’ in Clinical Investigation and 1 Masters in Health Services Research and Policy. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Read More: 2016 Graduating Class

Sean Frey Wins Emeritus Award

Monday, May 16, 2016

Frey Award

Sean Frey, Ann Dozier and Jim Dolan

Congratulations to Sean Frey, MD, MPH winner of this year's Emeritus Award given to students who have conducted an outstanding research project while obtaining a Master's degree.

Yue Li, PhD awarded grant from the Donaghue Foundation

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Yue Li, PhD, working with the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency,  has received a grant from the Donahue Foundation to reduce avoidable transfers from nursing homes to hospitals. 

The Professor of Public Health Sciences and Editor in Chief for Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology (HSORM), was recently interviewed by CNBC and by Reuters Health for a recent study he and his colleagues published in the 2017 July issue of Health Affairs. This study examined racial disparity in hospital readmissions among Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare beneficiaries undergoing one of several surgical procedures.

Link to the Reuters Health report: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-medicare-blacks-idUSKBN19L2QO