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In Today's Issue

  • Health Care: Choosing Your Dentist
  • High Blood Pressure in Children Linked to Learning Disabilities
  • Gillespie to Lead Vascular Surgery Division
  • Edgeworks Dance Theater Performs
  • Session on Budgeting Your Money
  • School of Nursing Holds Open House
  • Students Discuss Diversity

News and Announcements

Health Care: Choosing Your Dentist
Searching for an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield participating dentist? View Excellus BCBS' list of network dentists. You may choose any dentist; however, you will save your out-of-pocket dental expenses if you use a participating Excellus BCBS dentist. Use the University Dental Faculty Group and you will receive a 10 percent discount on copays, regardless if you enroll in one of the dental plans. Questions? Call ASK-URHR (275-8747) or visit the Benefits Web site. Tip: Making your 2011 health care selections online? Remember that you need to click the "submit" button when making your online 2011 benefit elections. Also remember that your six-digit employee ID number is needed if calling ASK-URHR to make your elections. Open
enrollment ends Nov. 29.

High Blood Pressure in Children Linked to Learning Disabilities
Children who have hypertension are much more likely to have learning disabilities than children with normal blood pressure, according to a Medical Center study published in the journal, Pediatrics.

Gillespie to Lead Vascular Surgery Division
David Gillespie has been appointed chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Medical Center. He joined the Medical Center two years ago and has served as director for the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship Program within the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Edgeworks Dance Theater Performs
The Program of Movement and Dance presents contemporary dance company Edgeworks Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in the Spurrier Dance Studio. Tickets are $5 UR students ($6 at door) and $7 general public ($8 at door) and can be purchased at the Common Market at Wilson Commons. Read more...

Session on Budgeting Your Money
Learn about budgeting your money from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Natapow conference room (1-9545), Medical Center. Conducted by a representative from M&T Bank, the talk is part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. Read more...

School of Nursing Open House
The School of Nursing will host open houses to discuss the nine clinical specialty areas available in Master's Programs. Open houses will be held between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the ACF-A conference room (2-1322) and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in room (6-2546), in the Medical Center. Program directors will be on hand to answer questions. RSVP to Michelle Rosipayla at or call 275-8853.

Students Discuss Diversity
S.H.A.D.E.S. and Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity Inc. invites the University community to discuss "Assimilation vs. Segregation." 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 in Goergen 101.

Nov. 9, 2010

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 49°
Sunny, High 51°

Today's Event Highlight
Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship
3:30 p.m. Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 8)
Medical Center Leads U.S. Project to Improve Painkillers
The Medical Center will lead a national project to scrutinize studies on pain medication, with the goal of improving the way drugs to treat chronic and acute pain are developed. Read more...

In Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 7)
Physician Shortage Will Hit Sooner and Be Worst than Expected
Researchers at the Association of
American Medical Colleges annual meeting discuss the impact of health reform and the care of aging baby boomers on medical schools. Read more...

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