University of Rochester News (Dec. 17, 2008)
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@Rochester: Dec. 17, 2008
@Rochester: Dec. 17, 2008
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In Today's Issue
- Study of Placenta Unexpectedly Leads to Cancer Gene
- Strong Hospital Tallies 2,000 Robotic Surgeries
- Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
- 2008: The Year in Photos
- Rep. Louise Slaughter to Speak on Genetic Nondiscrimination Law
- Event Highlight: Healthcare Provider CPR
- Rochester in the News: President Seligman on the SEC
- In Higher Education: Late to Rise Seems to Make Students Wise
News and Announcements
Study of Placenta Unexpectedly Leads to Cancer Gene
Medical Center scientists have discovered a gene mutation that impairs the placenta and also is influential in cancer development. Read more...
Strong Hospital Tallies 2,000 Robotic Surgeries
Strong Memorial Hospital robotic surgeons have performed more than 2,000 robotic surgeries, collectively placing the institution among the top 10 in the country for its expertise in this specialized technology. Read more...
Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
The Division of Healthcare Management in the Department of Community & Preventive Medicine is offering a free "mini" certificate course designed specifically for health care professionals, trainees, and students from medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and health services research. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 30. Sessions begin Feb. 12 and will be offered twice a month on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Course materials and snacks will be provided. Parking fees will be the responsibility of the registrant. Register online
or contact Judy Hughes at 275-7712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2008: The Year in Photos
University photographer Richard Baker comments on his favorite images from the past year in a photo slideshow
Rep. Louise Slaughter to Speak on Genetic Nondiscrimination Law
U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter will hold a talk from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, in the Class of '62 Auditorium in the Medical Center on the topic of genetic discrimination in health care. Read more...
Rochester in the News
New York Times (Dec. 15)
"S.E.C. Image Suffers in a String of Setbacks"
“You are dealing with a commission whose effectiveness in fraud deterrence is open to serious question after cases such as Bear Stearns and Madoff,” said University President Joel Seligman, a leading authority on the history of the commission. Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 16)
"Late to Rise Seems to Make Students Wise"
A study finds that students earn higher grades in courses that are offered later in the day. Read more...
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