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In Today's Issue

  • Study Aims to Improve Muscular Dystrophy Treatments
  • Talk on Innovative Medical Technology is Sept. 9
  • Flag Lowered for Soulaphong Phonethepswath
  • Tickets Available for Courage Bowl 2010
  • Warner Admissions Team Visiting Medical Center
  • Seven Practices for Safer Computing
  • T. Rowe Price 'Hot Spot'

News and Announcements

Study Aims to Improve Muscular Dystrophy Treatments
An international study aimed at improving the care of muscular dystrophy patients worldwide is being launched by physicians, physical therapists, and researchers at the Medical Center. The study is funded by a grant of more than $11 million from the National Institutes of Health.

Talk on Innovative Medical Technology is Sept. 9
The FIRE Lecture Series continues with a presentation on “Using NCI SBIR/STTR Funding for Commercialization of Innovative Medical Technology,” led by David Beylin of the SBIR Development Center for the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. His talk begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-9425) at the Medical Center. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register at 784-8856 or e-mail David Englert.

Flag Lowered for Soulaphong Phonethepswath
The University mourns the passing of longtime employee Soulaphong Phonethepswath, who died Aug. 12. A food and nutrition porter at Strong Memorial Hospital, Phonethepswath joined the University in 1980. He was 60 and lived in Rochester. The University flag is lowered today in his honor. Read his obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Tickets Available for Courage Bowl 2010
Rochester and St. John Fisher College are gearing up for the annual Courage Bowl football game on Saturday, Sept. 18, to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. The game kicks off at 7:07 p.m. in a new venue—Marina Auto Stadium in downtown Rochester. Tickets, which are $7 for faculty and staff, are available at the Common Market beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8, or at the stadium on game day. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster (service fees apply).

Warner Admissions Team Visiting Medical Center
Members of the Warner School admissions team will be available in Flaum Atrium, adjacent to the medical school entrance, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, to assist with non-matriculated student registration and to answer questions about Warner graduate programs. For more information, contact 275-3950 or

Seven Practices for Safer Computing
University IT offers seven ways to protect yourself on the computer. Click here to see the list or print a pdf that can be used as a poster. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

T. Rowe Price 'Hot Spot'
T. Rowe Price, one of the investment providers under the University’s retirement program, will be setting up a "Hot Spot" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the House of Six Nations cafeteria in the Medical Center. A specialist will be available to answer questions regarding T. Rowe Price accounts under the program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win a prize. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

Sept. 7, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Windy, High 88°
Few Showeres, High 67°
Today's Event Highlight
Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Conference
Noon to 1 p.m. K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Canandaigua Daily Messenger (Sept. 3)
'Editorial: Government Needs More Female Voices'
"According to Nora Bredes, director for the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, the differences between women and men may account, in part, for women’s reluctance to enter the political ring. It’s passion for issues, not ambition for power, that moves women to action, Bredes maintains." Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 3)
'Searching for STEM Success'
Researchers find that some kinds of community colleges are achieving more gains than others in diversifying the science and engineering student body. Read more...

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