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University of Rochester News (August 15, 2008) 08/15/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: August 15, 2008

@Rochester: August 15, 2008

Today's Forecast: Scattered Showers, High 74°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 77°

In Today's Issue

  • New Report Details University's Economic Reach
  • Rochester Student Receives NIH Scholarship
  • Medical Center Partners with NIH to Accelerate Clinical Research
  • Event Highlight: Diabetes Screening and Trial Recruitment
  • Rochester in the News: Jeff Kaczorowski on Poverty, Education, and Children's Health
  • In Higher Education: Higher Education Act Renewed

News and Announcements

New Report Details University's Economic Reach

A new report from the Center for Governmental Research details the economic impact of the University, which it identifies as a "key driver of local and regional economic growth." The University, which is Rochester's largest employer, added 745 full-time equivalent employees over the last year. Read more...

Rochester Student Receives NIH Scholarship

Brian Palmisano, a senior biochemistry and chemistry major, was selected as one of 14 winners of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship. He was selected from a pool of nearly 250 students nationwide and is the first student at the University to be named a NIH Undergraduate Scholar. Read more...

Medical Center Partners with NIH to Accelerate Clinical Research in Neurological Diseases

The Medical Center and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke are hosting a week-long training session designed to create a new generation of researchers with the specialized skills necessary to conduct clinical trials in neurological disorders. Read more...


Saturday, August 16

Diabetes Screening and Trial Recruitment: Strong Memorial Hospital. 9 a.m. to noon.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

City Newspaper (August 13)

"Interview: Ghosts from the Cradle"

Jeff Kaczorowski, associate professor of pediatrics and executive director of the advocacy group Children's Agenda, discusses issues in Rochester affecting children's health. "There are multiple social contributors that have to do with low income, family status, and, I think, there are certainly contributors like drug use, cigarette use. But there is no one contributor that you can point your finger at and say, 'All those moms must be drug users.' It's much more complicated than that. They're families that are caught in terrible, stressful lives where there may not be enough food, there may not be access to medical care." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 14)

"President Bush Signs Legislation to Renew the Higher Education Act"

"President Bush signed legislation [Thursday] to renew the Higher Education Act, the major law governing federal student aid. . . . The 1,158-page law sets federal higher-education policy for at least the next five years." Read more...

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