In Today's Issue
- Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences
- Diastolic Heart Failure Patients Sought for Clinical Trial
- From Phishing to Vishing (Voice Phishing)
- Brain Tumor Awareness Week
- New Clinical Research Tool Up and Running
- Dining Services Survey
- Weight Watchers Open House
News and Announcements
Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Elissa Newport, the George Eastman Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, has been elected chair of the psychology section of the National Academy of Sciences. Also, Porter Anderson, professor emeritus of pediatrics, and Richard Eisenberg, the Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry, have been elected to the academy.
Diastolic Heart Failure Patients Sought for Clinical Trial
From Phishing to Vishing (Voice Phishing)
The HOPE4HF study (John Bisognano, primary investigator) is now
enrolling patients to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the
Rheos Device to treat people with diastolic heart failure. The device
is being evaluated to determine whether it can: reduce heart failure
symptoms, improve heart function, help patients live longer, improve
quality of life, and reduce the number of hospitalizations from heart
failure. Call 341-7764 for more information.
is a scamming technique in which criminals call a consumer and say that
financial information has been compromised or needs attention. The
consumer is asked to validate financial account information. Here are some tips to protect yourself. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Brain Tumor Awareness Week
The Medical Center will observe Brain Tumor Awareness Week this week
with educational and celebratory events for patients, caregivers, and
physicians on Thursday, May 6, through Friday, May 8.
New Clinical Research Tool Up and
Dining Services Survey
The University is participating in ResearchMatch.org,
a Web site that connects researchers
with individuals interested in
learning more about clinical studies.
The site, first launched last
year, is now available for researchers
to query for potential study
Dining Services needs your opinion! Take a quick survey and the first 50 respondents will receive a free tall beverage from Starbucks.
Weight Watchers Open House
A Weight Watchers open house will be
held from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Thursday, May 13, in room 220 in the University Health Service
building on River Campus. A
new session begins May 20 and will run
for 17 weeks.
May 3, 2010
Partly Cloudy, High 72°
Showers, High 64°
The Week Ahead
Monday, May 3
Eastman Wind Ensemble concert
Tuesday, May 4
UR Press Talk:
Getting a book published
Wednesday, May 5
Thursday, May 6
Celebrate the ‘Book’
Friday, May 7
Rochester in the News
The New York Times (April 29)
‘Watching and Waiting, the U.S. Defers to Europe on a Debt Crisis’
“There’s a sense in the Obama administration that it’s Europe’s responsibility to straighten out problems in the euro zone,” says Randall Stone, an associate professor of political science and an authority on the I.M.F. “I suspect that any kind of overt interference wouldn't be appreciated very much.” Read more…
In Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 30)
‘College ‘Embassies’ Advance Interests Abroad’
A handful of American colleges are opening so-called liaison offices abroad, distinguished by their multiple missions to support international teaching, research, student exchange, and alumni engagement. Read more...
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