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@Rochester: April 2, 2009

@Rochester: April 2, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 64°

Tomorrow: Rain/Thunder, High 55°

In Today's Issue

  • Distinguishing Single Cells With Nothing But Light
  • 'Brain Attack' Gets Fast Tracked at Strong Memorial
  • Rush and Check Pick-Up Fee Policy
  • Eastman Students Write New Scores for Silent Films
  • Stephen Dewhurst to Lead Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Conference Will Provide Updates in Neuro-Oncology
  • Conference Memorializes Biostatistics Chair
  • Pittsford Crew Will Row for Strong Kids
  • Last Chance to Join Medical Center for Heart Walk
  • Event Highlight: One-Act Play Festival
  • Sports Buzz: Track, Tennis, Softball, and Baseball Teams at Home
  • Rochester in News: Krystel Huxlin on Vision Exercises for Stroke Patients
  • In Higher Education: Are the Lab Rat's Days Numbered?

News and Announcements

Distinguishing Single Cells With Nothing But Light

Rochester researchers have developed a novel optical technique that permits rapid analysis of single human immune cells using only light. Read more...

'Brain Attack' Gets Fast Tracked at Strong Memorial

A multidisciplinary team of stroke experts at the Medical Center have created a new streamlined triage system at Strong Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department to provide rapid evaluation and specialized treatments to "brain attack," or stroke, patients. Read more...

Rush and Check Pick-Up Fee Policy

Due to the volume of checks processed in Accounts Payable (3,500+ per week), beginning April 1 all requests for "rush" checks and check pick-ups will be assessed a $30 processing fee. Please see the Finance Web site for the Accounts Payable request form and updated policy. 

Eastman Students Write New Scores for Silent Films

As part of a film scoring course at the Eastman School, students had the opportunity to compose music for an eclectic selection of recently preserved silent short films from the collections of George Eastman House. Their works will be performed live when the archival films are screened at Eastman House’s Dryden Theatre at 8 p.m. Monday, April 6. Read more...

Stephen Dewhurst to Lead Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Stephen Dewhurst, Dean's Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and senior associate dean for basic research for the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been chosen as the new chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Read more...

Conference Will Provide Updates in Neuro-Oncology

Geared toward primary care physicians, oncologists, nurse practitioners, neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, rehabilitation medicine physicians, and patients/family members, the Update in Neuro-Oncology conference on May 1 will summarize and relate new developments in care for patients suffering from malignant brain tumors.The session will be held at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua. Call 275-4392 or e-mail the Continuing Professional Education Office for details. 

Conference Memorializes Biostatistics Chair

The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology is sponsoring "Statistical Modeling for Biological Systems: A Conference in Memory of Andrei Yakovlev" on June 8 and 9. Register onlineRead more...

Pittsford Crew Will Row for 'Strong' Kids

Student athletes from Pittsford Crew will raise money for Golisano Children's Hospital during the Row for Strong Kids event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at Eastview Mall's Bon Ton Court. To make a donation or for details, visit www.pittsfordcrew.org

Last Chance to Join Medical Center for Heart Walk

The Start! Heart Walk, a three-mile walk through downtown Rochester that raises funds to fight heart disease and stroke, is Saturday, April 4. Register with the Medical Center group and get a free pedometer and T-shirt. For more information, contact Shaquana Divers

Events

Thursday, April 2

One-Act Play Festival: Todd Theatre. 8 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Men's and Women's Track: 
April 4: 10 a.m. UR Invitational.

Men's Tennis:  
April 4: 4 p.m. Stevens Institute of Technology.
April 5: 10 a.m. St. Lawrence.

Women's Tennis: 
April 5: 10 a.m. St. Lawrence.

Softball: 
April 5: 1 and 3 p.m. Pitt-Bradford

Baseball: 
April 7: 4 p.m. St. John Fisher.

Rochester in the News

Bloomberg News (March 31)

"Restoring Sight After Stroke Is Possible With Vision Exercises"

"This should become just as routine as physical therapy," says Krystel Huxlin, associate professor of ophthalmology at the Eye Institute. "My hope is down the road that this will be freely available." Also reported by ABC News, Canada CBC News, Science Daily, and more. Read more...

In Higher Education

Boston Globe (March 30)

"Are the Lab Rat's Days Numbered?"

"Bioengineers are striving to topple a scientific icon: the lowly lab mouse. And to replace bunnies, beagles, and other warm-blooded animals with insentient but biologically sophisticated substitutes." Read more...

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