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November 2010

Esther Conwell with President ObamaRochester Democrat and Chronicle (November 16)

Local scientists to be honored at White House

The University of Rochester’s Esther M. Conwell and retired Eastman Kodak researcher Steven J. Sasson will receive the nation’s highest science awards in what is believed to be firsts for Rochester at a White House ceremony from 5:20 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Wednesday.  (Also Reported in:ABC News, NPR, CBS News, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, Yahoo! News, Huffington Post, RealClearPolitics, Rochester Business Journal, 10WHEC-TV, YNN, 8WROC-TV, and others)

CNN (November 16)

Doctor becomes patient

Medicine has always been Dr. Brad Berk’s passion. A cardiologist and CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Berk was known as a real go-getter. But that changed in May of 2009 when Berk had a bicycle accident. (November 19)

Human Factor: A doctor, his injury, and healing insights

In the Human Factor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces you to a survivor who has overcome tremendous odds. Confronting a life obstacle – injury, illness or other hardship – they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn’t know they possessed. Be inspired by their successes, as we have been.
After having walked a mile in the shoes of my patients, I now have a unique perspective as the CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center, a physician and a patient with chronic illness. As CEO I can work with physicians and employees to champion the kind of medicine that will benefit patients, families, and providers alike. It is this rare opportunity that has driven me to work so hard to come back from my injury.
Post by: Brad Berk M.D.

Fox News (November 23)

Scientists Learn Why Alcohol Can Be Good for You

The molecules, called “Notch” proteins, are vital to embryonic development, and in adults, they help control the tiny, involuntary muscles that regulate blood flow through arteries. When Notch molecules are stimulated – by high levels of cholesterol, smoking or changes in blood flow – they spur these smooth muscle cells to multiply, which can lead to development of arterial plaques, said study researcher Eileen Redmond, an associate professor in the department of surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  (Also Reported in: MSNBC, Yahoo! News)