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Researchers Receive $4 Million to Study Common and Costly Cause of Death: Sepsis

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A diverse team of immunologists, engineers and critical care clinicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center received $4 million from the National Institutes of Health to study sepsis, an over-the-top immune response to an infection that leads to organ failure and death in about one third of patients. Beyond administering antibiotics, fluids and other supportive measures, physicians have no specific treatment to stop the syndrome, which is the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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BME Chair Richard Waugh honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BME Chair, Richard Waugh has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hajim School of Engineering. One of the great success stories of the University’s school of engineering is the growth of the Department of Biomedical Engineering under Waugh’s leadership. He has been its chairman since the department was established in 2000 and graduated 10 students. It is now the Hajim School’s largest department, with a total enrollment expected to top 450 undergraduate and graduate students this fall.

Waugh “has served our university incredibly well in many capacities for 34 years,” said Dean Robert Clark in presenting Waugh with the school’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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