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In Today’s Issue

  • Pioneer in Infectious Disease Research Remembered
  • Video: Med Students, Doctors Serve City’s Homeless
  • Talk: ‘How Technology Could Transform Clinical Trials’
  • Young Leaders @UR Casual Lunch
  • Gift-wrapping Event Benefits Children’s Hospital

News and Announcements

Pioneer in Infectious Disease Research Remembered
Caroline (Caren) Breese Hall, an internationally recognized expert in pediatric infectious diseases, died at home Dec. 10. A professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical Center, Hall was widely recognized for her contributions and her devotion to science, clinical care, and teaching. University flags will be lowered Dec. 18 in her honor. Read more...

Video: Med Students, Doctors Serve City’s Homeless
Students and doctors participating in UR Street Outreach, the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s street medicine program, say they get back much more than they give to the homeless population they serve. Learn more about the medical outreach effort by watching the first episode of The Street Medicine Chronicles

Talk: ‘How Technology Could Transform Clinical Trials’
Ray Dorsey, associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins, will present “How Technology Could Transform Clinical Trials” at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. The talk is part of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar Series.

Young Leaders @UR Casual Lunch
Join Young Leaders @UR from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, for lunch in the first floor lounge of the Alumni and Advancement Center. Matt Haag, assistant vice president of advancement, will discuss his role at the University as well as fundraising and campaign planning. RSVP to

Gift-wrapping Event Benefits Children’s Hospital
A holiday gift-wrapping event to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital will take place Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Benedettos on Alexander Street. Have up to 10 gifts wrapped while you and your friends enjoy free appetizers and a glass of wine from the cash bar. Read more...

Dec. 14, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Sunny, High 43°
Cloudy, High 38°

Weekend Event Highlight
Creative Workshop Open House
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 12)
Upstate Stem Cell cGMP Facility Opens
“One of the critical barriers to moving cell-based therapies into clinical trials is the requirement that these cells be manufactured in a facility that meets strict federal requirements,” Stephen Dewhurst, Dean’s Professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and author of the state grant application, said. “Without this resource, much of this science gets stuck in the lab.” (Dec. 13)
Belmont’s Sara Spielman Strong on Board at University of Rochester
Sara Spielman ’13 did her share to help the women’s swimming and diving team at the University  captured its fourth consecutive Liberty League championship.

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