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In Today’s Issue

  • Medical Center Nurse Practitioner Earns State Honor
  • Community Health Award Seeks Nominations
  • Go Green: Sustainability That Computes
  • Conference: International Survivors of Suicide Day
  • Well-U Offers Workshop on Work and Family Stress
  • Neurology and Primary Care Conference Set for Dec. 15
  • Center for Entrepreneurship Welcomes Jane Plitt
  • Walk with a Doc—and Talk about Pre-diabetes
  • African American Network Holds Meetings Today
  • Seminar Aims to Assist First-time Homebuyers
  • Reception Marks Opening at Sage Art Center

News and Announcements

Medical Center Nurse Practitioner Earns State Honor
Dolores (Dee) Krebs, a family nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department and director of the Medical Center's Sexual Assault Examiner Program, has been named New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year.
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Community Health Award Seeks Nominations
The Center for Community Health is seeking nominations for the 2012 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards. The third annual awards will recognize Medical Center faculty and staff for significant contributions to the health of the community through research, teaching, practice, or outreach programs. The nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 20.
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Go Green: Sustainability That Computes

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Approximately 31,500 pounds of TVs, computers, printers, microwaves, and other household electronics were collected at this year’s E-Cycle Day event. Equipment collected at the event, which was held in conjunction with Facilities and Services, was sent to Brockport-based company Sunnking to be recycled.
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Conference: International Survivors of Suicide Day
A School of Medicine and Dentistry conference begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, as part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's international day of healing and support. The program will also be available online at www.afsp.org. For more information, contact renae.carapella@gmail.com.

Well-U Offers Workshop on Work and Family Stress
In partnership with the Strong Employee Assistance Program, Well-U offers a free stress management workshop, "Coping with Work and Family Stress," from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Enroll here.

Neurology and Primary Care Conference Set for Dec. 15
Now in its 18th year, the Neurology for the Primary Care Physician conference starts at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Register online or call the Office of Continuing Professional Education at 275-4392. 

Center for Entrepreneurship Welcomes Jane Plitt
Author and entrepreneur Jane Plitt will give a talk on “Using Business for Social Change” from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Gleason 318/418. A reception will follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Free and open to the public. Register online or call 276-3500.

'Walk with a Doc'—and Talk about Pre-diabetes
Join Geoffrey Williams, a professor of medicine, for a walk as he discusses pre-diabetes during a "Walk with a Doc" on Saturday, Nov. 19. The first 20 employees to sign up receive a free T-shirt and pedometer. The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Staybridge Circle, by the pedestrian bridge at the corner of Genesee Street and Plymouth Avenue South. Enroll online or email well-u-info@rochester.edu for more information.

African American Network Holds Meetings Today
The African American Network at the University will hold two meetings today for its general membership. The first meeting will run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Helen Wood Hall 1W510. The evening meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Community Health, 46 Prince Street. For more information and to RSVP, contact the African American Network at 276-3259, ext. 2, or africanamericannetwork@urmc.rochester.edu.

Seminar Aims to Assist First-time Homebuyers
Chase will host a free First-time Homebuyer Seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at its Todd Union building branch. Topics will include preparing for home ownership, mortgage programs, and a question-and-answer session with mortgage specialists. Seating is limited. Call 275-4560 to RSVP.

Reception Marks Opening at Sage Art Center
Artwork from students in Advanced Painting will be on display at the Sage Art Center’s ASIS Gallery. An opening reception will take place  from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. For more information visit http://sageartcenter.com.

Nov. 16, 2011
Rainy/Sunny
Today’s Forecast:
AM Showers, High 53°
Tomorrow:
Rain/Snow, High 38°

Today’s Event Highlight
Susan B. Anthony Institute Focus on the Future
Jennifer Creech, an assistant professor of German, presents “Happily Ever After? The East German Marital Problem Film.” Noon. Lattimore 540. Read more...


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Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (Nov. 15)
A Short Econ Quiz for the Super Committee
“The government’s debt is the American people’s debt. If we pay down that debt through higher taxes, we will, for the most part, pay those taxes by drawing down our savings. That’s no more ‘responsible’ than drawing down those savings to finance overconsumption within the household,” writes Steven Landsburg, a professor of economics. Read more...

Rochester Business Journal (Nov. 14)
URMC Researchers Win Funding for Chronic Pain Study
Medical Center researchers have won up to $4.5 million in federal grant money to investigate chronic pain treatments. Read more...


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