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In Today's Issue

  • 'Miracle Kids' Represent Golisano Hospital
  • Financial Health Bites: Building Better Credit
  • Yuhchyau Chen Named Fellow in Leadership Program
  • PCORI Funding Opportunities Released
  • Pharmacology Symposium Scheduled Friday
  • Well-U Sponsors National Trails Day Event on Friday

News and Announcements

'Miracle Kids' Represent Golisano Hospital
Arie Beasley, Grace Esposito, Charlie Levin, Gavin Steel, Nathan VanDeVoorde: Five children who confronted life-threatening health problems are this year's "Miracle Kids," chosen to represent the 74,000 children treated each year at Golisano Children's Hospital. Read more about these five children and the Miracle Weekend events coming up Saturday and Sunday. 

Financial Health Bites: Building Better Credit
A representative from M&T Bank will discuss building better credit from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the Medical Center's Northeastern Conference Room. Lunches are welcome. Registration is required.

Yuhchyau Chen Named Fellow in Leadership Program
Yuhchyau Chen, the Philip Rubin Professor and chair of Radiation Oncology at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, has been accepted into the 2012 class of fellows for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine. Read more . . . 

PCORI Funding Opportunities Released
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has released its first funding opportunity announcements. The four announcements involve up to $96 million in funding and correspond to the first four areas of focus in the institute's National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda.  For more information click here

Pharmacology Symposium Scheduled Friday
A symposium on pharmacology-based modeling and simulation will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, June 1, at the Medical Center's Ryan Case Method Room. Hosted by the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics in collaboration with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, it will offer an opportunity to hear from both academic and industry leaders. Email additional questions to Charles Venuto, senior instructor in the Department of Neurology, Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics.

Well-U Sponsors National Trails Day Event on Friday
Free health screenings and a group walk on the Genesee Valley Park Trail will be part of a Well-U program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 1, featuring Monroe County parks and trails around the University. Meet at the Carlson Library Porch on the River Campus. Email Well–U or call 273-5240 with any questions.

May 30, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 76°
Partly Cloudy, 64°

Today's Event Highlight
International Viola Congress
Starting at noon, Eastman School.
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Rochester in the News
The New York Times (May 28)
Babies' Hunger to Learn
Has a 'Goldilocks Effect'

A study by University researchers suggests that infants are much more active in seeking out information from the world than previously thought, says Celeste Kidd, lead author.

Democrat and Chronicle (May 26)
UR Making its Digital Mark
The University is taking on a higher profile in the digital world, with a new major and a building that will have state-of-the-art digital equipment to promote collaboration in multimedia studies. The three-story center will be available both for students in the new digital media studies major and any other student wanting to take advantage of the new facility.

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