@Rochester: August 14, 2008
Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 76°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 75°
In Today's Issue
- Cancer Researchers on the Cusp of Translating Discoveries
- Rochester City Students Receive PLUS Scholarships
- Register for Patient Safety Course
- Quilt for Life Auction to Support Cancer Screening Program
- Event Highlight: White Coat Ceremony
- Rochester in the News: Timothy Quill on Increased Suicide Risk among Cancer Patients
- In Higher Education: A Network for Graduate Students
News and Announcements
Cancer Researchers on the Cusp of Translating Discoveries
Researchers at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and in the Department of Biomedical Genetics have published findings that shed light on some of the deepest molecular mysteries around cancer. Read more...
Rochester City Students Receive PLUS Scholarships
Twelve local students from the Rochester City School District have been awarded PLUS scholarships to enroll in undergraduate courses through the University's Taste of College Program. Read more...
Register for Patient Safety Course
The Medical Center is offering a free "mini" certificate course designed specifically for health care professionals, trainees, and students. The registration deadline is Friday, August 29. Sessions begin September 4 and continue through January 22. For details, contact Judy Hughes at 275-7712 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilt for Life Auction to Support Cancer Screening Program
An array of quilts will be on view and sold as part of an art show and auction on Aug. 15 and 16 at Harmony House, 58 East Main St., Webster, in an effort to raise awareness about and funding for life-saving cancer screening. Read more...
Rochester in the News
ABC News (August 12)
"Cancer Patients at Increased Risk of Suicide"
In an editorial, Timothy Quill, professor of medicine, medical humanities, and psychiatry, comments on new findings about suicide risk among cancer patients: "Lessening suffering of seriously ill patients though the diligent application of palliative measures and alleviating their aloneness and despair by maintaining an open, committed, receptive relationship may be the most important preventive measures with regard to suicide." (Also reported by the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, BusinessWeek
, and others.) Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (August 13)
"A Network for Graduate Students"
"The Graduate Junction 'does not aim to be a social-networking site,' says [Daniel] Colgate, a graduate student in chemistry at the University of Durham, in Britain. It is intended to solve a problem facing early-career researchers: They can't find others who share their academic interests." Read more...
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