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@Rochester: Dec. 19, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 19, 2008

Today's Forecast: Heavy Snow, High 26°

Tomorrow: Cloudy, High 22°

In Today's Issue

  • NIH Awards Rochester $1.7M for Measuring Nursing Home Quality
  • Modified Gene Targets Cancer Cells More Often Than Healthy Cells
  • Tools Can Help You Manage Health-Related Information
  • Life Coaching Empowers Eating Disorder Survivors
  • Special Holiday Hours for 'Russian Icons' Exhibit
  • Event Highlight: RPO Holiday Concert at Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Rochester in News: Richard Pomerantz on a Clot-Dissolving Drug
  • In Higher Education: Exam Week Zen

News and Announcements

NIH Awards Rochester $1.7M for Measuring Nursing Home Quality

A $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund a national study that aims to assess end-of-life care in nursing homes. Read more...

Modified Gene Targets Cancer Cells More Often Than Healthy Cells

A research team from the department of biology has designed a gene that produces a thousand times more protein in cancer cells than in healthy cells. The findings may help address the prime challenge in anti-cancer therapy—improving treatments' ability to specifically and effectively target cancer cells. Read more...

Tools Can Help You Manage Health-Related Information

The Benefits office announces the latest educational series to explain the tools available to obtain information regarding your health. Representatives from Aetna and Excellus will demonstrate how to obtain estimated health care costs, locate a doctor, view deductibles (if applicable to your plan), and other useful information. Session dates and times

Life Coaching Empowers Eating Disorder Survivors

An 8-week program offered through the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders and the School of Nursing will help people transition through the often difficult time following treatment for eating disorders. Read more...

Special Holiday Hours for 'Russian Icons' Exhibit

Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, on view at the Memorial Art Gallery through Jan. 4, is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m on Thursdays. The gallery has added holiday hours on Tuesdays, Dec. 23 and 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Admission $10; college students with ID and senior citizens, $6; children 6-18, $4. Free to members, University students, and children 5 and under. Admission reduced to $6 for Thursdays, 5-9 p.m. 

Events

Friday, Dec. 19

RPO Holiday Concert: Wilmot Cancer Center Atrium. 1;15 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Business Week (Dec. 17)

"Clot Dissolver Doesn't Boost Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients"

Richard Pomerantz, clinical chief of cardiology, talks about the pros and cons of a  clot-busting drug. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 18)

"Exam Week Zen"

"Colleges aren't just offering late-night coffee and cookies during finals week, but massages and other perks to soothe the stressed-out student." Read more...

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