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Jill Halterman to Lead Clinical Research

  • Oct. 6, 2016
Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., an accomplished physician and scientist whose research has helped guide the delivery of asthma care in Rochester and elsewhere, has been appointed Senior Associate Dean ...
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An Eye for the Plentiful

  • Dec. 14, 2014
What does “abundance” mean to you? That’s the question more than one dozen artists answer in a juried exhibit, called “Abundance,” now on display at the Bridge Art Gallery at the University of ...
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Batterer Intervention: Does it work?

  • Sep. 7, 2014
Finding effective ways to stop known abusers before they act again could dramatically reduce harm to potential victims of domestic violence, their families, and society. To that end, researchers from ...
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Plugged In to Patients and Families

  • Jul. 13, 2014
The electronic medical record is rapidly becoming a standard part of health care in the United States. Our nation’s health care providers, however, have limited information on how to best use this ...
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Boy "Does It All" After Complex Defect

  • May. 8, 2014
Almost five months before their son Andrew was born, Drew Lagares and Theresa Cappon already knew something was wrong with their baby boy. Ultrasounds showed a shadow, although at first no one knew ...
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The Art of Play

  • Aug. 12, 2013
The Bridge Art Gallery, located within the University of Rochester Medical Center, celebrates summertime with a colorful new exhibit. The light-hearted works explore many different ways people of all ...
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URMC Offering Free Physicals for Youth

  • Jul. 16, 2013
On four upcoming evenings, the University of Rochester Medical Center will be conducting free physicals for youth ages four through 19 years old. The School, Sports, and Work Permit Free Physicals ...
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Foundational Pediatric Leader Passes

  • Jun. 30, 2013
Stanford B. Friedman, M.D., who helped launch the field of Behavioral Pediatrics, a loyal alumnus of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry class of 1957, died June 23 in the ...
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Ninth Men’s Health Day is set for June 13

  • May. 28, 2013
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is inviting men to embark upon a “Journey to Healthy Living” at its 9th Men’s Health Day, an informal afternoon of URMC experts discussing health ...
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URMC Supporting Women in Leadership Roles

  • Apr. 30, 2013
Linda H. Chaudron, M.D, M.S., professor of Psychiatry and senior associate dean for Diversity at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been chosen for the 2013 Hedwig van ...
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Breaking Down Barriers through Visual Arts

  • Apr. 2, 2013
The theme is short and simple: Beyond Barriers. But the underlying message, and the interpretation by more than 25 visual artists, is wide-ranging and diverse. The juried show at The Bridge Art ...
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URMC Medical Students Celebrate Match Day

  • Mar. 15, 2013
After a jubilant 10-second countdown to noon, nearly 100 members of the Class of 2013 ripped open envelopes to find out where they are heading to begin their medical careers. They were matched to ...
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URMC Offering Free Physicals

  • Jan. 17, 2013
On two upcoming evenings, the University of Rochester Medical Center will be conducting free physicals for people of all ages. The UR School Health and Physicals program will be offered on January 31 ...
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Pluta Cancer Center Now Part of URMC

  • Dec. 28, 2012
A process that began several months ago culminated today as the Pluta Cancer Center legally transferred its programs and services to the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Operationally, ...
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Fighting an Uphill Paddle

  • Aug. 9, 2012
On Monday, Sept. 10, Steve Clough will cross two things off his bucket list. The first is to kayak the 32-mile round-trip length of Canandaigua Lake. The second is to give back to the hospital that ...
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Big Laughs, Big Hopes and Big Hearts

  • Jul. 11, 2012
Bringing together the intimate feel of a coffee house comedy night and the gumption to do good, A Night of Too Many Hardee-Har-Hars hopes to bring the Andrew J. Kirch Developmental Services Center at ...
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Vaccine Aims to Give the Heaves the Heave-Ho

  • May. 7, 2012
Rochester scientists are looking for 20 people willing to roll up their sleeves to test a vaccine designed to stop norovirus, the microbe behind most cases of what people commonly call stomach flu. ...
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‘Brain Fog’ of Menopause Confirmed

  • Mar. 13, 2012
The difficulties that many women describe as memory problems when menopause approaches are real, according to a study published today in the journal Menopause. The findings won’t come as a surprise ...
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Starve a Virus, Feed a Cure?

  • Feb. 12, 2012
A protein that protects some of our immune cells from the most common and virulent form of HIV works by starving the virus of the molecular building blocks that it needs to replicate, according to ...
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Get Ugly for a Good Cause

  • Jan. 9, 2012
On Feb. 25, the ninth annual Ugly Disco will take everything bad and ugly from the ‘70s and turn it into something good. All proceeds from this year’s party benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital at ...
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Scientist Ned Ballatori Dies at Age 54

  • Dec. 27, 2011
Nazzareno “Ned” Ballatori, Ph.D., of Brighton, a scientist who helped build the Environmental Medicine program at the University of Rochester Medical Center into an internationally acclaimed program, ...
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Event to Benefit Parkinson Disease Research

  • Jul. 28, 2011
A fundraising event to benefit research into Parkinson disease is being held in honor of a former Rochester resident who had the disease. Vicki Aspridy and Janice Corea are hosting “Funk & Waffles ...
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URMC to Host Free Skin Cancer Screening

  • May. 4, 2011
The University of Rochester Medical Center will once again offer an opportunity for free skin cancer screening. The screening will be held Saturday, May 7, from 9:00-1:00 pm, in the Dermatology Suite ...
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A New Way to Attack Pathogens

  • Feb. 10, 2011
Scientists have discovered a new way to attack dangerous pathogens, marking a hopeful next step in the ever-escalating battle between man and microbe. In a paper published in the journal PLoS ...
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Get Moving for a Cause with Cycle for Hope

  • Jan. 25, 2011
The seventh annual Cycle for Hope event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, will take place at local fitness centers to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of ...
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Neuroscientist Robert Doty Dies at 91

  • Jan. 21, 2011
Robert W. Doty, Ph.D., a leading brain researcher who helped create what is now the world’s largest organization of neuroscientists, the Society for Neuroscience, died Jan. 14 at home in Rush, N.Y. ...
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'Twas 2010 in Review

  • Dec. 19, 2010
An informal wrap-up of some of the highlights, mainly in the research realm, during 2010 at the University of Rochester. Happy holidays!
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URMC to Test Stomach Bug Vaccine

  • Sep. 29, 2010
Starting this fall, University of Rochester researchers will recruit up to 90 local residents to help test a vaccine against norovirus, a common stomach bug long considered the bane of cruise ships, ...
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Targeting Amyloid to Stop HIV

  • Sep. 28, 2010
Amyloid protein structures are best known for the troubles they pose in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Now researchers are trying to exploit their presence in a very different place – in semen – ...
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URMC Presents Men’s Health Day Sept. 10

  • Aug. 9, 2010
Living and aging well is more than a matter of good genes or luck. To offer men the tools they need to live long and vital lives, the University of Rochester Medical Center will present Men’s Health ...
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Roc City Rib Fest Brings Home the Bacon

  • May. 18, 2010
Organizers of the third annual Roc City Rib Fest would like to invite people to sit back, relax and let someone else to the cooking on Memorial Weekend to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital at the ...
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Cabo Frio Concert Canceled

  • Mar. 29, 2010
Due to unfortunate circumstances, the Cabo Frio concert set for this Saturday, May 8, will be canceled. Those who have purchased tickets can get a full refund by visiting one of the participating ...
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Find a Cure for the Winter Weather Blues

  • Jan. 12, 2010
Tiring of the cold? Cheer up! There are plenty of great things you can do this time of year to lift your spirits and help kids in the community, from working out to indulging in smile cookies.
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URMC Continues Green Efforts

  • Jan. 11, 2010
Carbon emissions are being reduced every day at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) by eliminating disposable sharps containers and replacing them with reusable containers to keep ...
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Expert on Palliative Care to Be Honored

  • Nov. 10, 2009
A Rochester physician is being honored by the leading national organization in palliative care and has been elected to a leadership post within the organization. Timothy E. Quill, M.D., director of ...
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Squeak, Squeak – Can You Hear Me Now?

  • Nov. 8, 2009
What do you get when you cross a mouse with poor hearing and a mouse with even worse hearing? Ironically, a new strain of mice with “golden ears” – mice that have outstanding hearing as they age. ...
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URMC to Study Heart Health in Children

  • Sep. 2, 2009
The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Golisano Children’s Hospital is conducting a study to determine how changes in growth and tobacco exposure affect cardiovascular risk factors, such as ...