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In Today’s Issue

  • Poor Sleep Affects Reaction to Stress in Older Adults
  • Undergrads Row Their Way to World Record
  • Lecture: ‘The New Future of Harley-Davidson’
  • Research Building Recognized for Green Design
  • Dyson Day Addresses Decline for County’s Children
  • Events to Raise Awareness of Colorectal Cancer
  • Course Offers Introduction to Medical Terminology

News and Announcements

Poor Sleep Affects Reaction to Stress in Older Adults
Older adults who sleep poorly have an altered immune system response to stress that may increase risk for mental and physical health problems, according to a study including Medical Center researchers.

Undergrads Row Their Way to World Record
Ross Pedersen ’13 and Joe Prosack ’14 set an indoor rowing world record for the lightweight tandem 100K division.

Lecture: ‘The New Future of Harley-Davidson’
Harley-Davidson President and CEO Keith Wandell will discuss “The New Future of Harley-Davidson” with Simon School students today from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Schlegel Hall, Room 207.

Research Building Recognized for Green Design
The Medical Center’s Saunders Research Building has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification in recognition of a design that promotes sustainability and the health of its occupants. It’s the first building at the University to receive a LEED certification.

Dyson Day Addresses Decline for County’s Children
A recent report from The Children’s Agenda revealed that, in 2009, children in Monroe County had worse outcomes in a number of important areas of health, development, and success than they did in 1999. At the 12th annual Anne E. Dyson Memorial Grand Rounds, set for Wednesday, March 7, local health care providers will explore the issue in depth to understand how to better serve the community’s children and youth.

Events to Raise Awareness of Colorectal Cancer
The Cancer Services Program of Monroe County, part of the Medical Center’s Center for Community Health, is partnering with community businesses and organizations to get a total of 100 men screened for colorectal cancer during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March.

Course Offers Introduction to Medical Terminology
The Center for Lifelong Learning is offering an online course, Introduction to Anatomy and Application of Medical Terminology, through April 30. The non-credit course, created by the School of Nursing, is intended to help current staff and those wishing to enter health care as a secretary, ambulatory patient rep, biller, or procedure room scheduler. If you have any questions or to register, visit, call 275-0446, or email

March 2, 2012
Mostly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 52°
Partly Cloudy, High 44°
Today’s Event Highlight
No Jackets Required Presents Beatles Tribute Concert
8 p.m., May Room, Wilson Commons.

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Rochester in the News
Popular Science (Feb. 28)
Does a Splash of Red Make a Woman More Attractive?
In 2008, Andrew Elliot, professor of psychology, and colleagues showed that men perceive women in red to be more attractive and sexually desirable than those wearing other colors. Two years later, Elliot documented that men sit closer to women in red and ask them more intimate questions. One thing Elliot hadn't answered—until now—is why a lady in red is so hard to resist. Also reported by Discovery News, Cosmopolitan, Gizmodo, and more.

MyHealthNews Daily (March 1)
Vitamin A May Slash Melanoma Risk, Especially for Women
Vitamin A supplements could reduce the risk of developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma, according to a new study. “This is promising evidence that in addition to sun protection, there’s another option that can help prevent melanoma,” said Mary Gail Mercurio, associate professor of dermatology, who was not involved with the study.

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