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@Rochester — Jan. 7, 2008

Few ShowersToday's Forecast:
Few Showers, High 49 °
Tomorrow: Cloudy, High 52°

In Today's Issue

  • New Drug Therapy for Batten Disease
  • Lunch with the Warner School
  • Russian Classics Celebrate Sister City
  • Nursing Professor Earns Top Award for Addiction Research
  • Eastman's Concert Line-up
  • Event Highlight: Weight Management Program
  • Rochester in the News: Timothy Quill Discusses Katrina Case, Hyun Koo on Neutralizing Bacteria
  • In Higher Ed: Harvard's Aid for Middle Class Pressures Rivals

News and Announcements

Research Unveils New Hope for Deadly Childhood Disease
Medical Center researchers David Pearce and Attila Kovács have uncovered a promising drug therapy for children with Batten disease – a rare and deadly neurodegenerative disease. (Also reported by Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more... 

Lunch with the Warner School
Enjoy complimentary lunch and learn about the Warner School's graduate programs in education on Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m. Read more... 

Concert of Russian Classics Celebrates Sister City Connection
A concert in honor of Rochester’s Russian sister city Velikiy Novgorod showcases classic works by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and other Russian composers on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. Read more... 

Nursing Professor Earns Top Award for Addiction Research
William Fals-Stewart, professor of nursing, has been awarded the 2007 Dan Anderson Research Award for his study on the benefits of couples therapy in treating female alcoholics. Read more... 

New Year Brings More Eastman Concerts
The concert season at Eastman kicks into high gear with performances by guest artists as well as Eastman faculty and students. Read more... 


Tuesday, Jan. 8
Weigh-Well Management Program:

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Rochester in the News

New England Journal of Medicine (Jan. 3)
"Dr. Pou and the Hurricane — Implications for Patient Care during Disasters"

Timothy Quill, director of palliative care, discusses the case of a physician accused of administering lethal doses of medications to critically ill patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. "There were no paralytics, no barbiturates — which are the usual things people give if they are really trying to end life." Read more...

CBS News (Dec. 31)
"Busting Up Germ Gangs To Find Treatments"
Hyun Koo, assistant professor of dentistry, discusses strategies to prevent bacteria from making people sick. "We're finding new ways to prevent disease without killing the microbial agent . . . rather, neutralizing it somehow."
(Also reported by UPI, HULIQ North Carolina, UK.)

In Higher Education

New York Times (Dec. 29)
"Harvard’s Aid to Middle Class Pressures Rivals
College officials say that Harvard's new discounts for families earning as much as $180,000 a year will lead to more parental price haggling at other institutions and may shift financial aid from poor students to relatively wealthy ones. Read more...

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