@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
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 online
. Read 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
Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.
Men's and Women's Track:
April 4: 10 a.m. UR Invitational.
April 4: 4 p.m. Stevens Institute of Technology.
April 5: 10 a.m. St. Lawrence.
April 5: 10 a.m. St. Lawrence.
April 5: 1 and 3 p.m. Pitt-Bradford
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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