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  1. Theiss to Lead UR Medicine Thompson Health's Senior Living CommunitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | University of Rochester

    Theiss will transition to his additional responsibilities at Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows in collaboration with Dona Rickard, senior vice president for Senior Living Services at Thompson, as she prepares to retire April 1. Theiss assumes leadership of Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows while continuing as executive director of The Highlands at Pittsford, also an affiliate of UR Medicine . Uniting these facilities through shared leadership will allow Theiss and their respective teams to focus on the organization's strategic direction for senior living while providing greater opportunities for collaboration and system efficiencies.

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  2. Study: Porches an Overlooked Lead HazardRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | University of Rochester

    Steven Turner of Action for a Better Community and Katrina Korfmacher with the University of Rochester take samples from porches of homes in the Maplewood neighborhood of Rochester. A new study in the journal Environmental Health indicates that porches in older homes can be a significant source of lead dust and that housing regulations which have been instrumental in lower rates of lead poisoning in recent years need to be adapted to meet this threat to children's health. 1 comment

  3. Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Combat COPD?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | University of Rochester

    The National Institutes of Health awarded $1.6 million to Rochester researchers to study a group of compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids and their ability to combat inflammation caused by cigarette smoking, which can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  4. Local Health Groups Launch Campaign to Increase Ogan DonorsRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | University of Rochester

    The Ad Council of Rochester and the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, along with local health groups, today launched a new campaign to decrease the number of individuals who die or whose health deteriorates because they're waiting for an organ transplant. The new mass media campaign uses emotional messages to compel individuals to go to a new website - PassLifeOn.org - and join the New York State Donate Life Registry.

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  5. Environmental Health Expert to Speak in Rochester on Jan. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | University of Rochester

    With the rate of childhood diseases - such as autism, diabetes, obesity, and cancer - on the rise, Philip J. Landrigan, M.D. , will discuss how chemicals found in our homes, schools, and communities could be playing a role in this troubling trend. Landrigan, the Dean for Global Health at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, is the first guest lecturer brought to Rochester by the recently launched Finger Lakes Children's Environmental Health Center at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital .

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  6. U.S. Slipping as Global Leader in Medical ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | University of Rochester

    Once the undisputed center of global innovation in medicine, the U.S. is steadily losing ground to Asia and Europe and will, if trends continue, relinquish its leadership in the coming decade. That is the conclusion of an analysis appearing today in the Journal of the American Medical Association .

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  7. Establishing Center for BioethicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | University of Rochester

    University of Rochester alumnus Paul M. Schyve, M.D., has committed $5 million to the University to support the study and practice of bioethics in health care and research. "Breakthroughs in areas such as stem cell research, assisted reproduction, genomics, and neurocognitive science are rapidly changing the way we are born, live, and die.

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  8. Blood Test for Brain Injury May Not Be FeasibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | University of Rochester

    Complications involving the brain's unique waste removal system the existence of which has only recently been brought to light may thwart efforts to identify biomarkers that detect traumatic brain injury . That is because proteins that are triggered by brain damage are prevented from reaching the blood system in levels necessary for a precise diagnosis.

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  9. UR Tests HIV Vaccine PillRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | University of Rochester

    Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are testing a new oral vaccine to prevent infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The vaccine is unique because it is given as a pill, unlike most HIV vaccines tested to date that have been given as shots.

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  10. New Study Probes Link Between HIV Drugs and Vascular DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | University of Rochester

    A new $3.8 million grant will bring together clinical and bench researchers to better understand why individuals who receive anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke. "The good news is that the drugs being used to fight HIV are increasing life expectancy to normal levels," said University of Rochester neurologist Giovanni Schifitto, M.D. , one of the co-leaders of the study.

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  11. $1 Million Gift from Levine Foundation Names New Pediatric Autism ClinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | University of Rochester

    The William and Mildred Levine Foundation announced a gift of $1 million in support of a University of Rochester-owned building, set to break ground in the spring of 2015 along Brighton's East River Road. The generous gift will name the William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic, what will become a prominent program located on the building's third floor.

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  12. LARC Initiative Provides Education on Most Effective Birth ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | University of Rochester

    The condom has long been the most recognizable symbol of contraception, while daily birth control regimens have become so ubiquitous that they've co-opted the term "the pill." But studies have shown that Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives are actually the most effective method of preventing teen pregnancy.

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  13. Decoding Fat Cells: Discovery May Explain Why We Gain WeightRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | University of Rochester

    University of Rochester researchers believe they're on track to solve the mystery of weight gain and it has nothing to do with indulging in holiday eggnog. They discovered that a protein, Thy1, has a fundamental role in controlling whether a primitive cell decides to become a fat cell, making Thy1 a possible therapeutic target, according to a study published online this month by the FASEB Journal .

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  14. 3-Way Story of Organ Donation, Transplant Highlighted with Donate Life Float at Rose ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | University of Rochester

    A three-way story of Rochester-area organ donation and transplantation will unfold at the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1. A trio of families will represent the many organ donors and recipients from upstate New York while riding on or walking with the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network and UR Medicine's Solid Organ Transplant Programs will host a special send-off celebration for the families and staff at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in the Strong Memorial Hospital Main Lobby. Monday's event also will recognize donors and their families who selflessly give the gift of life.

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  15. Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., Elected 2016 APA PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | University of Rochester

    Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., director of UR Medicine's Institute for the Family, has been elected 2016 president of the American Psychological Association . The APA is the largest professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

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  16. Concussions Derail Batting Performance for MLB PlayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | University of Rochester

    The message, "when in doubt, sit it out" flashed on video boards throughout the World Series, with good timing: A new analysis of Major League Baseball statistics shows that concussed players may not be fully recovered when they're cleared to return to the batting lineup. A University of Rochester study looked at MLB players who suffered a concussion between 2007 and 2013.

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  17. New Tools in Fight Against Virus that Attacks the BrainRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | University of Rochester

    Researchers have developed new insight into a rare but deadly brain infection, called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy . This disease which is caused by the JC virus is most frequently found in people with suppressed immune systems and, until now, scientists have had no effective way to study it or test new treatments.

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  18. Report: UR One of Nation's Leading Medical Research UniversitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | University of Rochester

    The University of Rochester has been identified by the journal Nature Biotechnology as one of the top 10 universities in the nation for the impact of its life sciences research. "This recognition reflects not only the University's success in attracting federal research funding, but our ability to translate this research into new ideas and technologies that stimulate economic activity and will ultimately improve lives," said Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D., vice dean for Research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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  19. UR Medicine Conducting Numerous Alzheimer's Treatment and Prevention StudiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | University of Rochester

    As one of the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease clinical research sites, UR Medicine is conducting numerous studies into experimental drugs that are designed to treat or prevent this devastating illness. According to the Alzheimer's Association , more than five million American suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

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  20. Former Urmc Ceo, Orthopaedics Chair Establishes Endowed ProfessorshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | University of Rochester

    C. McCollister "Mac" Evarts, M.D., former CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center and past chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation , has committed $1 million to help establish an endowed professorship in support of the University's orthopaedic educational efforts. The gift will create the Dr. C. McCollister Evarts Professorship in Orthopaedics, which will be used to support the educational mission of the department, and help recruit and retain exceptional faculty in the field of orthopaedics.

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