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@Rochester — Dec. 5, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Empathetic Doctors Get Highest Patient Ratings
  • Dean to Lead National Graduate School Organization
  • Otolaryngology Chair Named
  • Hartnett Gallery Open During 'First Friday'
  • Therapeutic Massage Gift Certificates
  • Additional Flu Vaccine Clinics
  • Event Highlight: Wind Symphony Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Kevin Fiscella Discusses Heart Patient Study
  • In Higher Ed: Carnegie Foundation Issues Grad Studies 'Owners' Manual'

News and Announcements

Empathetic Doctors Get Highest Patient Ratings
Nearly 4,800 patient surveys and 100 covertly recorded visits by actors posing as patients revealed that empathy is lacking in many exam rooms around the Rochester area – however, doctors who do convey empathy are viewed as more trustworthy. The study, led by Ronald Epstein, professor of family medicine, is published in the December Journal of General Internal MedicineRead more... 

Dean to Lead National Graduate School Organization
Bruce Jacobs, vice provost and dean of graduate studies, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association of Graduate Schools.  Read more... 

Otolaryngology Chair Named
A national search has led to the appointment of Shawn Newlands as chair of the Department of Otolaryngology. An expert in head and neck oncologic surgery and an accomplished neuroscientist, Newlands will succeed Arthur Hengerer, who has led the department since 1981.  Read more... 

Hartnett Gallery Open During 'First Friday'
Friday night, Dec. 7, the Hartnett Gallery will remain open as part of First Friday, a monthly citywide "gallery hop" featuring more than a dozen Rochester art spaces. Enjoy the gallery's exhibit, Incongruent: Contemporary Art from South Korea, until 9 p.m.  Read more... 

Therapeutic Massage Gift Certificates
Not sure what to give employees, supervisor or co-worker for the holidays? Consider a therapeutic massage right at the Medical Center. Gift certificates for personal giving are available for 15, 30, 45, or 60 minute massages. Check online or call 275-2437 for details.

Flu Vaccine Clinic Today
Well-U and the School of Nursing are holding five more flu vaccine clinics for faculty, staff, students, and spouses including one today from 9 to 1 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. in the Seneca Room at the Medical Center. For other dates, check the online schedule.


Dec. 5
Wind Symphony Concert: Strong Auditorium. 8 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

WXXI News (Dec. 3)
"Leaving Hospital Too Soon Puts Heart Patients at Higher Risk
A new study in the American Journal of Medicine by Kevin Fiscella, associate professor of family medicine, shows that heart patients who leave the hospital before their doctor says they're ready are at a higher risk for being readmitted – or for dying from their condition.  Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 4)
"Carnegie Foundation Creates New 'Owner's Manual' for Doctoral Programs
"Higher education's most prominent advocates for teaching have taken stock of the state of doctoral education, and, they say, in a book coming out next month, that graduate schools are doing an inadequate job of preparing students to be good researchers."  Read more...

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