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@Rochester: June 10, 2009

@Rochester: June 10, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 67°

Tomorrow: Thundershowers, High 67°

In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman's Community Address Focuses on 'Transforming Ideas into Action'
  • Medical Center Announces New Dental Institute
  • Dioxins in Food Chain Linked to Breastfeeding Ills
  • Learn How to Build Better Credit
  • Employees Can Now Pay Medical Bills Online
  • 'Eastman Summer Sings' Returns to Kilbourn Hall
  • Event Highlight: Clinical Ethics Conference
  • Rochester in the News: Optimism May Have Dramatic Impact on Healing
  • In Higher Education: NIH Is Deluged With 21,000 Grant Applications

News and Announcements

President Seligman's Community Address Focuses on 'Transforming Ideas into Action'

In his annual Garden Party address on Tuesday at the Memorial Art Gallery, President Seligman spotlighted University researchers, clinicians, scholars, and students who are applying their work to improve the lives of people, both in Rochester and around the world. By fostering such transformative ideas, research universities, he told the audience, "are the most important social institutions in our society today because their research, teaching, performing arts, and community service have so profound an impact in creating the democratic, economically vibrant, tolerant, and dynamic society that we all seek." Read the speech and hear the presentation. 

Medical Center Announces New Dental Institute

The Medical Center debuted its Eastman Institute for Oral Health, a new entity that fully integrates its dentistry patient care services, $8.1 million oral health research enterprise, and dental academic components. Read more...

Dioxins in Food Chain Linked to Breastfeeding Ills

A Medical Center study finds that exposure to dioxins during pregnancy harms the cells in rapidly-changing breast tissue, which may explain why some women have trouble breastfeeding or don't produce enough milk. Read more...

Employees Can Now Pay Medical Bills Online

Employees now have the ability to pay hospital and physician bills with a credit card online at paybill.urmc.edu. Patient statements were changed on June 8 to direct patients to the new Web site to pay their bills. 

'Eastman Summer Sings' Returns to Kilbourn Hall

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in "Eastman Summer Sings," a series of choral music reading sessions. Sings are held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Kilbourn Hall beginning July 7. Each program features one choral masterwork and scores are provided at the door. Read more...

Learn How to Build Better Credit

A representative from Canandaigua National Bank and Trust will offer tips on how to build better credit as part of the Financial Health Bites series. The seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today in Room 2-7545 in the Medical Center. Attendees are welcome to bring brown bag lunches. For more information, call 275-2084. 

Events

Wednesday, June 10

Clinical Ethics Conference: Noon to 1 p.m. K-207, Medical Center.

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

Rochester in the News

News 8 Austin (June 7)

"Optimism May Have Dramatic Impact on Healing"

Medical Center researchers find that men who believe they were at a lower-than-average risk for cardiovascular disease actually experienced a three-times lower incidence of death from heart attacks and stroke. Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 9)

"NIH Is Deluged With 21,000 Grant Applications for Stimulus Funds"

The National Institutes of Health has received about 21,000 applications for its main category of grants through the federal economic-stimulus measure, both thrilling and overwhelming agency reviewers. Read more...

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