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August 2016

Paciorkowski  Recognized for Research in Pediatric Neurologic Disorders

Paciorkowski Recognized for Research in Pediatric Neurologic Disorders

Neurologist Alexander R. Paciorkowski, M.D.  is being honored by the American Neurological Association (ANA) for his research in developmental disorders.  The award will be presented at the ANA’s annual meeting in October 2016.

Pathologist Raises Questions About Polymer Coatings on Medical Devices

Pathologist Raises Questions About Polymer Coatings on Medical Devices

A University of Rochester Medical center pathologist warns that hydrophilic polymer coatings on catheters, guide wires, and other vascular medical devices can peel or flake off during clinical use and cause serious complications in some patients, including death. Her work has been cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and was recently published in Human Pathology.