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July 2011

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (July 15)

Tom Golisano amidst confettiTom Golisano donates $20 million for new children’s hospital

The vision of modernizing the University of Rochester Medical Center that began several years ago moved 20 million steps closer to reality Thursday with a gift from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano for a new children’s hospital that will bear his name.  (Also Reported in: 13WHAM-TV, 8WROC-TV, WXXI, YNN, Rochester Business Journal, Buffalo Business First, Syracuse Post-Standard)

New York Times (July 21)

injectionStudy Examines High Drug Costs vs. Benefits for M.S. Patients

“These are very expensive and marginally effective,’’ said Katia Noyes, chief of the division of health policy and outcomes research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She is the lead author of the study.  (Also Reported in: Reuters, MSNBC, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and others)

Washington Post (July 14)

Admission dean pulls back curtain on merit aid (blog)

I was surprised to see the admission dean at University of Rochester pen an unusually candid list of 12 “steps that mattered” in merit awards at his school this year, and the approximate dollar value of each factor in shaping the merit award. Jonathan Burdick, dean of admission and financial aid at Rochester, analyzed merit award data at his school to discern “some rules of thumb about how the mythical ‘average’ student succeeded in earning a scholarship this year,” he writes in the June 11 post, titled “What kind of scholarship can I get?”

Washington Post (July 25)

Risky Business

“I was very discouraged,” recalled [Chris] Cove, assistant chief of the cardiac catheterization lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. “I wasn’t 100 percent convinced it would work, but I didn’t expect that.” Cove remembered what he had told his patient Jamie Arliss: “‘If it failed, we could try something else.’ Of course, I didn’t know what that was.”

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (July 22)

Grant to help teens girls with depression

Sheree Toth, executive director of the University of Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center, received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to help disadvantaged teen girls who are struggling with the early signs of depression.  (Also Reported in: Rochester Business Journal, Fairport Post)