In Today's Issue
- Blood Transfusion Study: Less is More
- Assistant Professors Win National Science Foundation Awards
- University Mourns Loss of David Messmer
- Strong Children’s Summer Research Program Students Present Projects
- Summer Sports Camps Continue
News and Announcements
Blood Transfusion Study: Less is More
Blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last
resort because they double the risk of infection and increase by nearly
five times the risk of death, according to a new study coauthored by
Neil Blumberg, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Medical Center.
Assistant Professors Win National Science Foundation Awards
University Mourns Loss of David Messmer
Three assistant professors have received CAREER awards from the
National Science Foundation. David McCamant, assistant professor of
chemistry, Andrew Jordan, assistant professor of physics, and Mathews
Jacob, assistant professor of biological engineering, each received a
five-year grant to further develop their research.
The University flag will be lowered today in memory of David Messmer,
who was an analyst/programmer in the Medical Center's Information Systems
department. Messmer, who lived in Rochester, was 51. He died Aug. 1.
Messmer joined the University in 1984.
Strong Children’s Summer Research Program Students Present Projects
Students who took part in the Strong Children’s Summer Research Program
will present their projects from noon to 1 p.m. today in
the Flaum Atrium. Student participants are from nine universities and
four medical schools and include undergraduates who have completed
their junior and senior year and first- or second-year medical students.
The event is open to the public. For more information, visit the Strong Children’s Research Center Web site.
Summer Sports Camps Continue
Openings are available in the boys basketball "big man" and guard
clinic on Aug. 8 and 9 and in field hockey camp Aug. 10-13. Information
and registration materials are available on the Rochester Athletics Web site by choosing "summer camps" in the left column.
August 6, 2009
Mostly Sunny, High 74°
Mostly Sunny, High 76°
Today's Event Highlight
Creative Workshop Faculty Show
Memorial Art Gallery. All day. Read more...
Rochester in the News
ABC News (August 4)
"For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later"
"The early incidence of respiratory disease could be directly related to the intensity of the exposure over the first few days," says Jacob Finkelstein, professor of pediatrics, environmental medicine, and radiation oncology at the Medical Center. Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (August 5)
"The Engineering Dropout Myth"
Two studies suggest that for the engineering discipline overall, and female students in particular, the challenge is recruitment, not retention. Read more...
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