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In Today’s Issue

  • Pediatrician Honored by American Pediatric Society
  • Warner Professor Awarded Grant to Study Chicago Schools
  • Philadelphia Fed President to Present Economic Seminar
  • Staff Awards Deadline Is Feb. 7
  • Noted Neurosurgeon to Discuss Diversity in Medicine
  • Video Series Chronicles Street Medicine Program
  • New Radio Series Focuses on Baseball
  • Conference: New Methods for Diabetes Treatment
  • Call for Art: ‘Beyond Barriers’
  • Children’s School to Host Science-themed Open House

News and Announcements

Pediatrician Honored by American Pediatric Society
Elizabeth (Lissa) McAnarney, professor and chair emerita of pediatrics, will receive the 2013 John Howland Medal from the American Pediatric Society, the American Pediatric Society’s highest honor. Read more...

Warner Professor Awarded Grant to Study Chicago Schools
Kara Finnigan, associate professor and director of educational policy at the Warner School, has received a $463,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation to examine how formal and informal relationships among school district leaders support and constrain improvement. Read more...

Philadelphia Fed President to Present Economic Seminar
Charles Plosser, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and former dean and professor at the Simon School, will present his 34th annual Economic Seminar at a noon luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Read more...

Staff Awards Deadline Is Feb. 7
Nominations for three staff awards—the Witmer Award for Distinguished Service, the Meliora Award, and the Staff Community Service Award—are being accepted through Feb. 7. Full- and part-time active staff from any division of the University are eligible. Details and nomination materials are available here. Direct questions to Human Resources at 273-4320 or 275-4642.

Noted Neurosurgeon to Discuss Diversity in Medicine
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa will give the second annual Tana Grady-Weliky, M.D. Lecture on Women and Diversity in Medicine from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. Read more...

Video Series Chronicles Street Medicine Program
The second episode of the Street Medicine Chronicles follows Emma Lo, a third-year student at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, as she works with Mel Dynek to explore how she might help him control his high blood pressure—despite being homeless and keeping warm in a local parking garage. Read more...

New Radio Series Focuses on Baseball
Curt Smith, former presidential speechwriter and senior lecturer in English, and columnist Scott Pitoniak will launch a new weekly baseball radio show, A Talk in the Park, at noon Saturday, Jan. 12, on WYSL 92.1 FM and 1040 AM. The 60-minute show will also be available on www.wysl1040.com.

Conference: New Methods for Diabetes Treatment
The 14th University diabetes conference, “Young, Old, Thin and Obese: New Methods for the Treatment of Diabetes,” will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Sponsored by the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and hosted by the Center for Experiential Learning.

Call for Art: ‘Beyond Barriers’
The Bridge Gallery in the Department of Psychiatry is seeking artwork for its upcoming exhibition, “Beyond Barriers.” Submissions requirements and other details are available on the gallery’s website.

Children’s School to Host Science-themed Open House
The Children’s School at URMC is hosting its January open house—a science social at which families can meet with teachers and explore the intricacies of sound, learn scientific definitions, and other activities. For more information, call 273-3677 or email tvanauker@cclc.com.

Jan. 10, 2013
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Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 40°
Tomorrow:
Rain, High 46°

Today’s Event Highlight
Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3
Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Prevention (Jan. 8)
The Happiest Dollar You’ll Ever Spend
Recent research shows that spending your discretionary income on life experiences yields greater happiness than buying material possessions. “If you take our research seriously, then it doesn’t matter what the activity is,” says study author Harry Reis, professor of psychology. “As long as you're doing it with someone else.”

LiveScience.com (Jan. 8)
Drinking Diet Soda Linked to Depression
A new study has found a link between drinking diet soda or diet fruit drinks and an increased risk of depression. Although the researchers took into account factors that could affect the results, such as age, sex, education, smoking status, physical activity, body mass index, and energy intake, it's possible other circumstances, such as a family history of depression or stressful life events, could explain the association. A family history of depression and stressful life events are some of the biggest predictors of depression, says Emma Robertson-Blackmore, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Medical Center, who was not involved in the study.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Women’s Basketball
Jan. 11: 6 p.m. vs. University of Chicago
Jan 13: 1:30 p.m. vs. Washington University (St. Louis)

Men’s Basketball
Jan. 11: 8 p.m. vs. University of Chicago
Jan. 13: 11:30 a.m. vs. Washington University (St. Louis)

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