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In Today's Issue

  • The Meliora Challenge Wins Industry Award
  • Nursing Team Receives Skin Safety Award
  • PCORI Letters of Intent Due Friday
  • Toxicology Training Program's Retreat Is Next Tuesday
  • Bursar's Office Closes at Noon Today

News and Announcements

The Meliora Challenge Wins Industry Award
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has awarded the University a CASE Grand Gold Circle of Excellence Award, the highest award in the category of Fundraising Publications Packages, for the concept and complete set of fundraising materials produced for the public launch of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester. Read more . . .

Nursing Team Receives Skin Safety Award
Strong Memorial Hospital’s Adult Critical Care Skin Care Team has received the inaugural 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety, awarded by 3M and the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society. Read more . . .

PCORI Letters of Intent Due Friday
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute reminds those interested in applying for funding from the institute that letters of intent are due Friday, June 15. Letters must be submitted through the institute’s online application system. The Center for Research Implementation and Translation at the Medical Center has initiated efforts to support applicants and will track all applications. Copies of letters of intent should be sent to Judy Principe. Applications are due July 31. Two additional funding cycles are planned, with application due dates of Nov. 30, 2012, and March 31, 2013.

Toxicology Training Program's Retreat Is Next Tuesday
Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will give a talk on future opportunities for environmental health and toxicology research from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 19, in the Medical Center's Class of '62 Auditorium as part of the Toxicology Training Program's annual retreat. A panel discussion on "Careers in Science: Choosing the Track for You," will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium, as will student and postdoc presentations from 9:30 to 11 a.m. A poster session will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium. To learn more, contact Bethany Winans.

Bursar's Office Closes at Noon Today
The Bursar’s Office will close at noon today. The office will reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

June 12, 2012
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Thundershowers, 78°
Sunny, 71°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: The Legends and Myths of Welsh Celtic Society
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rush Rhees Library Robbins Library. Read more . . .

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (June 10)
Fundraiser Helps Fund Research for Childhood Cancer
Students of a lab headed by Danielle Benoit, assistant professor of biomedical and chemical engineering, raised $730 this past weekend by selling lemonade for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Their goal: $4,000 to help find a cure for childhood cancer

U.S. News and World Report (June 7)
Ex-Players Sue NFL over Brain Injuries
"The magnitude of this problem is yet to be determined," says Jeffrey Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine. "From work that's being done among retired NFL players, they have a higher incidence of dementia and Alzheimer's than the general population. And those problems appear to be related to the number of concussions that they had when they played."

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