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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • Patent Awarded for Pioneering HPV Vaccine Work
  • Conference Covers Management of Risk
  • Simon School Hosts 19th Annual Gift Wrapping Party
  • Children’s School Now Enrolling
  • Happy Thanksgiving

News and Announcements

Patent Awarded for Pioneering HPV Vaccine Work
The University has been awarded a U.S. patent for research essential to both human papillomavirus vaccines on the market. The patent recognizes the work by three University virologists—Richard Reichman, William Bonnez and Robert Rose—for the discovery that HPV virus-like particles provoke a protective immune response against the HPV types included in the current vaccines.

Conference Covers Management of Risk
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt will join fellow industry notables and preeminent faculty to examine “Economic Action and the Management of Risk: Critical Decisions Hanging in the Balance” on May 3 in New York City. The third annual conference hosted by the Simon School also will include the presentation of the Executive of the Year Award.

Simon School Hosts 19th Annual Gift Wrapping Party
A Secret Santa Gift Wrapping Party is set for Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall. Simon School volunteers will partner with three organizations that assist children and families in the neighborhood surrounding the University: Catholic Family Center, the South Wedge Planning Committee, Pathways to Peace, Monroe High School, and Rochester Childfirst Network.

Children’s School Now Enrolling
The Children’s School at URMC, a nationally accredited and New York State–licensed child-care center, is currently accepting enrollments for all ages (infants through 6 years of age). Click here for more information about the center and its offerings.

Happy Thanksgiving
Check out a special holiday-themed University homepage later today. Look for the next issue of @Rochester after the holiday weekend, on Monday, Nov. 28.

Nov. 23, 2011
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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Nov. 22)
Body Speaks through UR-Developed Biosensors
Seven years ago, Spencer Rosero, an associate professor of medicine, was seeing patients at the Medical Center cardiology clinic. As he did, it occurred to him that there was a preventable time lapse between the onset of problems with patients and his and other physicians’ knowledge of them. Rosero helped devise an implantable device able to collect this sort of information within the body and transmit the data outside quickly. Changes in status could be detected and dealt with much faster and to better effect. Read more...

Democrat & Chronicle (Nov. 22)
University of Rochester Returns as Area Team to Beat
For years, Mike Neer and Rochester dominated local men’s college basketball. Meanwhile, his former UR team is loaded again after a surprising run to the Division III Sweet 16 behind Neer's replacement, Luke Flockerzi. Rochester is seventh in the preseason poll, while Hobart is among others receiving votes. Read more...

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