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CMSR basketball game fundraiser featuring ‘The Bone Collectors (CMSR/BME Faculty)’ vs ‘The Cadavaleers (CMSR/BME Trainees)’ raises over $1,700 for the Center for Youth, Rochester, NY

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The trainees faced off against faculty in a basketball game this past weekend that resulted in a 77-51 win for the Bone Collectors after a fierce competition.

After tipoff, the game seemed evenly matched as both teams displayed impressive feats of athleticism and skill (to the surprise of many in the audience). However, the combined experience of the Bone Collectors allowed the veteran team to maintain a steady barrage of scoring and physical defense through the second quarter. The young Cadavaleers, lacking the chemistry that comes with playing pick-up basketball for several decades, seemed disconnected and eventually gave up a 20-point lead at halftime. Coming out of the halftime break, the Cadavaleers played aggressively and began chipping away at the Bone Collector’s lead. A close contest at the end of regulation seemed possible, but ultimately the steady play of the Bone Collectors kept the young Cadavaleers at bay.

We thank the families, friends, and many spectators who came out to support the teams and the Center for Youth. This Rochester community organization provides a safe space for youth during moments of crisis by offering temporary and transitional housing, crisis nursery services, and school-based counseling where youth can find their voice and become career and college ready.

Read more about how you can get involved with this organization.

Photos from the event can be viewed/downloaded from the CMSR Flickr account.

Benjamin Miller selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Monday, January 9, 2023

Benjamin Miller, a pioneer in developing compact chips and biosensors for disease detection and personalized medicine, has also been selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Miller, the Dean’s Professor of Dermatology, joined the Rochester faculty in 1996. He also holds appointments in biomedical engineering, biochemistry and biophysics, optics, and materials science. His lab focuses on two fundamental research areas: the control of biomolecular interactions through the synthesis of new small-molecule probes, and the observation of biomolecular interactions through the development of novel optical sensing technologies. The applications include the production of compact, inexpensive biosensors that could replace current floor-standing clinical diagnostic systems with small, cell phone-sized devices.