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In Today's Issue

  • What Matters to Patients and Doctors Can Differ
  • University Mourns Loss of Lawrence Sahler
  • CTSI Offers Weekly Update
  • Course Addresses Challenges of Urban Health Care

News and Announcements

What Matters to Patients and Doctors Can Differ
A new study headed by Medical Center neurologist Chad Heatwole indicates that there is often a disconnect between physicians and patients over which symptoms of myotonic dystrophy are more important. “In order to design better therapies we must first develop a clear understanding of what patients think are the key mental and physical burdens of this disease,” Heatwole says. Read more...

University Mourns Loss of Lawrence Sahler
The University flag will be flown at half staff on Thursday, Aug. 2, to remember Lawrence Sahler, an interventional radiologist at the Medical Center and one of nine generations of physicians in his family.  Sahler died suddenly July 20. He was 57. Sahler joined the Medical Center faculty in 1993. Learn more about Sahler's career and click here to read an obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

CTSI Offers Weekly Update
The Weekly Update, produced by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), is a source of information about events and opportunities for collaboration, career development, and funding related to clinical and translational science. The Weekly Update is delivered every Friday via email. Click here to join the CTSI-News Listserv. To publicize an item in the Weekly Update, contact Nicole O'Dell.

Course Addresses Challenges of Urban Health Care
"Race, Poverty and Health in the Urban Setting," a course offered this fall by the Family Therapy Training Program, will examine how a region's history, patterns of institutional racism, and legacies of legal discrimination affect health and use of health care services, and how mental and physical health are not only intertwined but impacted by culture, economics, health care policies, and other factors often ignored in traditional academic and medical training. Register by Aug. 22 by contacting Diana Julian. Read more...

July 27, 2012
Chance Showers

Today's Forecast:
Morning Showers, 81°
Scattered Thunderstorms, 81°

Today's Event Highlight
Kearns Center Research Day
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Goergen Hall (Sloan Auditorium and Munnerlyn Atrium). Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
New Scientist (July 26)
AI Predicts When You're
About to Get Sick

After analyzing 4.4 million tweets, postdoctoral fellow Adam Sadilek and his colleagues were able to predict when healthy people were about to fall ill—and then tweet about it—with about 90 percent accuracy out to eight days in the future.

Democrat and Chronicle (July 25)
University of Rochester to Open
College Prep Center at Franklin

In a push to better prepare city students for the college admissions process, the University is opening a new college prep center on the Franklin High School campus.

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