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Fulbright Awards Focus on Health Challenges in Africa

Fulbright Awards Focus on Health Challenges in Africa

Amina Alio, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Public Health Sciences and Michael Potchen, M.D., a professor in the URMC Department of Imaging Sciences, have received Fulbright Scholar awards for projects to improve the delivery of care in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Center for AIDS Research Celebrates Scientific Progress and Community Outreach on World AIDS Day

Center for AIDS Research Celebrates Scientific Progress and Community Outreach on World AIDS Day

The University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research recognized outstanding research conducted by students and post-doctoral fellows and honored a local advocate for fostering community collaboration and participation in HIV/AIDS research.  

Epigenetics: A Promising Field, but Still a Ways from Helping Patients

Epigenetics: A Promising Field, but Still a Ways from Helping Patients

Epigenetics is a popular, yet still mysterious concept in health and medicine. Harold C. Smith, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics comments on the progress and future of epigenetics research in the journal Trends in Biochemical Sciences

World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium Highlights Vaccine Research, Honors Community Leader

World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium Highlights Vaccine Research, Honors Community Leader

In celebration of World AIDS Day the University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research hosted a scientific symposium featuring a discussion of HIV vaccine research, research posters by students and post-doctoral fellows training at UR, and an award for a longtime HIV/AIDS physician and community advocate.

Study Links Fitness Level and HIV-related Dementia

Study Links Fitness Level and HIV-related Dementia

More and more people with HIV are reaching their 50s and beyond thanks to advances in anti-retroviral therapies.  That is good news.  However, one of the long term impacts of living with the disease is a heightened risk of cognitive problems, such as dementia and functional decline.

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