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University of Rochester News (July 16, 2008) 07/16/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 16, 2008

@Rochester: July 16, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 90°

Tomorrow: T-Storms, High 92°

In Today's Issue

  • Chemo Pill Shows Promise for Advanced Lymphoma
  • Reminder: Select Auto Save Retirement Option by July 19
  • Rochester Experts Discuss Men's Health on 1370 Connection
  • Keep the Kids Active This Summer
  • Event Highlight: Mitzie Collins and Friends
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Gramling on Optimism and Heart Health
  • In Higher Education: Scientists for a New Age

News and Announcements

Chemo Pill Shows Promise for Advanced Lymphoma

A new chemotherapy pill for people with stubborn lymphomas is showing promise in early clinical studies, according to scientists at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

Reminder: Select Auto Save Retirement Option by July 19

Faculty and staff who would like to sign up this year for the new Auto Save feature through the Retirement Program will need to enroll by July 19. The feature automatically increases voluntary contribution by 1 percent once each year in July. To enroll, select the Auto Save option through Retirement Program Self-Service via HRMS or by calling (800) 410-6497. Read more...

Rochester Experts Discuss Men's Health on 1370 Connection

Eric Caine, the John Romano Professor of Psychiatry and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and Ganesh Palapattu, assistant professor of urology, will discuss men's health on Thursday July 17, on Bob Smith's 1370 Connection on WXXI AM 1370. The program, scheduled to air at 1 p.m. (with repeat broadcasts at 9 and 11 p.m.) will cover topics such prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and other health problems. 

Keep the Kids Active This Summer

Registration is open for the Fun Fitness Camp, a day camp for children between the ages of 7 to 12 offered at the Medical Center's Fitness & Wellness Center. Registration can be for single days, multiple days, or the entire week. The camp runs from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. through August 28. For details, visit the Fitness Center's Web site or call 275-2437. 


Wednesday, July 16

Mitzie Collins and Friends: Eastman School. 7:30 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (July 14)

"Optimism About Heart Risk Pays Off"

Robert Gramling, assistant professor of family medicine, discusses his recent findings that indicate men who believed they were at lower-than-average risk for cardiovascular disease actually experienced a three times lower incidence of death from heart attacks and strokes. The lesson of the study isn't that men can cheerfully ignore what their doctors tell them about risk factors such as cholesterol, smoking, and obesity, says Gramling. It does say that physicians could do a better job of describing risk factors and what to do about them, Gramling adds. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (July 14)

"Scientists for a New Age"

"There's a growing need for scientists who are as comfortable in the boardroom as they are in the laboratory, and this new breed of thinkers won't need doctorates, according to a new report released by the National Research Council." Read more...

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