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In Today’s Issue

  • ‘Rochester Model’ in Spotlight for Hypertension Program
  • Psychiatrist Wins Award for Book on Workplace Violence
  • Program Allows Teens to Explore Careers in Education
  • University Mourns Loss of Patricia Terra
  • Toastmasters Guest Day Is Feb. 2
  • Registration Open for Spring Fitness Challenge
  • Events Support Wilmot Cancer Center

News and Announcements

‘Rochester Model’ in Spotlight for Hypertension Program
The “Rochester Model” created by the Finger Lakes Health Collaborative—a partnership of the Rochester Business Alliance, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, and area hospitals and leaders—to reduce the cost of local healthcare was featured online by the Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

Psychiatrist Wins Award for Book on Workplace Violence
Michael Privitera, associate professor of psychiatry, will receive the 2012 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, which is given for an outstanding contribution to the literature of forensic psychiatry. Privitera, director of the Psychiatry Consultation Service at the Medical Center, edited Workplace Violence in Mental and General Healthcare Settings and wrote several chapters in the book.

Program Allows Teens to Explore Careers in Education
Launched in 2010, the Exploring Teaching and Other Education Careers program is offered by the Warner School, in conjunction with the Seneca Waterways Council of the Boy Scouts of America, to Monroe County area high school students interested in careers in K–12 teaching or other education-related fields.

University Mourns Loss of Patricia Terra
University flags will be lowered Thursday, Feb. 2, in memory of ambulatory technologist Patricia Terra, who served the urology team at the Medical Center. Terra, who joined the University in 2004, died Jan. 15 at age 61. She lived in Rochester. Her obituary appeared in the Democrat & Chronicle.

Toastmasters Guest Day Is Feb. 2
If speaking in front of an audience—or even at a weekly staff meeting—makes you nervous, stop by the upcoming Toastmasters guest day event. The Daybreakers’ Toastmasters club (a public group that meets at the Medical Center) is eager to help you hone your speaking and leadership skills.

Registration Open for Spring Fitness Challenge
Registration is open for the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center’s Spring Fitness Challenge, which runs from March 5 to April 29. This year, the challenge has been modified to allow for participants at beginner, intermediate, and advanced fitness levels to have the chance to compete for cash prizes. The challenge is a team activity in which 5 to 20 University affiliates join together to compete. Points are awarded based on choice of activity and duration or weight loss. For details, click here or call the fitness center at 275-2437.

Events Support Wilmot Cancer Center
Two events next weekend will benefit the Wilmot Cancer Center. Join the Cunliffe family at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb, 3, for the 4th annual “Evening for the Captain,” a Jimmy Buffet–themed cancer benefit at Ricks’s Prime Rib House (898 Buffalo Road) in memory of “Captain Jack” Cunliffe. Tickets are $15 at the door. Reserve your tickets at 276-4717 using your credit/debit card. Email Nancy Cunliffe for more information. Saturday, Feb. 4, is the 5th annual Keeping Hope Alive fundraiser to support the Comprehensive Breast Care Center. Held at the Burgundy Basin (1361 Marsh Road), the evening begins at 6 p.m. and includes silent auctions and raffles, a grazing dinner, 1-hour open bar, and entertainment. Tickets are $45 per person and are available using your credit/debit card at 276-4717. Tickets will also be available at the door. Email Paula Bokman for details.

Jan. 31, 2012
Mostly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 47°
Showers, High 44°
Today’s Event Highlight
Kilbourn Concert Series: Imani Winds
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman Theatre.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Jan. 29)
If Rochester is Losing, These Guys Will Take More of It
Joel Seligman calls it the Rochester miracle. The University president says it's nothing short of miraculous that the region could lose all the jobs it did as Eastman Kodak and other large companies drastically downsized over the past 30 years—and yet show an increase in employment. “We've transformed ourselves,” he told a Rochester Downtown Development Corp. luncheon Thursday.

Democrat & Chronicle (Jan. 30)
UR to Extend Benefits to All Couples
The University announced that effective July 1 it is extending benefit coverage to opposite-sex domestic partners, as it does for same-sex partners of its employees.  President Joel Seligman said that including opposite-sex domestic partners was “the right thing to do. ... This approach to our benefit policy reflects our university's fundamental commitment to diversity and to fairness for all of our employees regardless of sexual orientation.”

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