University of Rochester News (May 21, 2008)
05/21/2008 05:45 AM
Today's Forecast: Showers, High 53°
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In Today's Issue
- Cardiologists Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Heart Rhythm Disorder
- Neuro-Endovascular Team Brings Lifesaving Options to Rochester
- Simon Creates Center for Leadership Development
- Submit Requests for Reimbursement by June 13
- Richard Farmer to Lecture on the Russian Health Care System
- Event Highlight: Schwartz Center Conference Talk
- Rochester in the News: Medical Center Alzheimer's Vaccine Study
- Inside Higher Ed: Girls' Gains Have Not Cost Boys
News and Announcements
Cardiologists Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Heart Rhythm Disorder
A team of cardiologists at the Medical Center has won a four-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its study of a cardiac condition that places teens at risk for sudden death. With the latest award, the team will have received continuous NIH funding for 23 years. (Also reported in the Democrat and Chronicle
.) Read more...
Neuro-Endovascular Team Brings Lifesaving Options to Rochester
While Superbowl Sunday started out like any other Sunday for Webster resident Christine Skolnick, by kick-off time things clearly went from bad to worse for the 42-year-old mother of two. An apparent stomach virus and mild headache at midday had, by 6 p.m., become deadly. Read more...
Simon Creates Center for Leadership Development
The Simon School has established a new Center for Leadership Development. The center is the first of its kind in the nation to include a required management communication course based on the theory that excellent communication skills are key to being a leader in the business world. Read more...
Submit Requests for Reimbursement by June 13
In preparation for the end of the fiscal year on June 30, staff and faculty are reminded to submit any requests for payment, including travel and conference expenses, by June 13. All payment forms require the signature of the requestor's immediate supervisor or the individual with FRS/ledger account responsibility. Up-to-date finance forms are available online
. Read more...
Richard Farmer to Lecture on the Russian Health Care System
The annual Pulsifer Lecture sponsored by the Department of Medicine features Richard Farmer, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology and hepatology. An expert on international medicine with extensive experience in Russia, Farmer will give a talk titled "The Russian Health Care System--Lessons for Chronic Disease Management," on Monday, June 2, at the Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue.
Rochester in the News
UPI (May 19)
"Alzheimer's Vaccine Effective in Mice"
Medical Center researchers have tested a vaccine that prevents the development of Alzheimer's disease-like pathology in mice. William Bowers
, associate professor of neurology and of microbiology and immunology and the study's lead author, says
the vaccinated mice "not only performed better, we found no evidence of signature amyloid plaque in their brains." Read more...
In Higher Education
New York Times (May 20)
"Girls' Gains Have Not Cost Boys, Report Says"
"The American Association of University Women, whose 1992 report on how girls are shortchanged in the classroom caused a national debate over gender equity, has turned its attention to debunking the idea of a 'boys' crisis.' 'Girls' gains have not come at boys' expense,' says a new report by the group." Read more...
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