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Fitness Science: CHAMPP

Fitness Science: CHAMPP

Teens ages 13-18 from the Rochester City School District and Webster schools participated in a 16-week pilot program. Medical professionals, scientists, and coaches provided guidance on nutrition, sleep, academics, athletics, and injury prevention to improve athletic performance and academic results. With the pilot complete, the team is working to expand access to these resources to other youths, especially those in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas of the Rochester community. 

Big Smiles After a Trip to Kenya

Big Smiles After a Trip to Kenya

URBEST is an NIH-sponsored program that aims to provide biomedical science trainees with opportunities outside of a traditional science setting.

Students Care For City's Most Vulnerable

Students Care For City's Most Vulnerable

More than 60 medical students a year take part in volunteer programs that bring health care services to those who need it most: Rochester’s homeless community, and others living in poverty or lacking access to care.

Part IV: Preparing the Next Wave

Part IV: Preparing the Next Wave

As years of dedication to her research is catapulting RNA biologist Lynne Maquat into the scientific spotlight, she remains intently focused on training and encouraging the next wave of scientists to even greater heights. She’s quick to acknowledge that her success wouldn’t be possible without the graduate students and post-docs who worked with her over almost four decades, and continues to be intimately involved in the science and day-to-day happenings in her lab.

Part III: The Power and Promise of RNA

Part III: The Power and Promise of RNA

RNA presents an entirely new pool of drugs targets and provides an opening to correct diseases that don’t respond to conventional drugs. Lynne Maquat is working to gain a deeper understanding of RNA and the sophisticated mechanisms related to nonsense-mediated mRNA decay.