News and Announcements
A Tale of Tainted Tattoos
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine documents 19 cases in the Rochester area—the largest ever reported—of tattoos infected with a type of bacteria often found in tap water. Mary Gail Mercurio, associate professor of dermatology who saw 18 of the 19 individuals infected, says “I’ve seen people with tattoo-related issues over the years, but never this many: The volume of patients impacted makes this a real public health concern.” Read more...
CTSI Seminar Series Begins Sept. 11
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute will kick off its seminar series for the fall with a presentation by CTSI Director Thomas Pearson titled “UR-CTSI: State of the Science” on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The fall series will focus on “The Translational Potential of ‘-omics’ Research” and will feature presentations by both researchers from the Medical Center and outside the community. All lectures run from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W-304). View the full schedule. The seminars are also listed in the CTSI Weekly Update that comes out every Friday. To request a subscription to the Weekly Update or if you have an item you would like featured, contact Nicole O’Dell at Nicole O'Dell@urmc.rochester.edu.
Clothesline Festival Exhibit Features Hajim School
The Hajim School will host an exhibit at this weekend’s M&T Bank Clothesline Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery. The exhibit will feature winners of the 2012 Art for Technology contest—Jesse Schallek (postdoc, visual science), John Hinkel ’14 (computer science), Sergio Rodrigo (postdoc, optics)—and other selected images
and interactive projects contributed by students, faculty, and staff members of the school.
Gala Celebrates 20 Years of Liver Transplants
Marking the 20th anniversary of its liver transplant program, the Medical Center will host a fundraising gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The event will have a Bollywood theme and feature Bollywood star and humanitarian Priyanka Chopra as keynote speaker. Read more...
Lose Weight and Win Money
The Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center will host an 8.5-week program called the Amazing Weight Loss Race. Participants pay $43 and get personal training, weekly weigh-ins, sessions to help achieve a healthy lifestyle change and use of the fitness center (with locker). The top weight losers will win cash prizes. Registration ends Sept. 26. For more information, call 275-2437 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/wellness/weight-loss-race.cfm.