Dr. Thomas Campbell, chair of the UR Medicine Department of Family Medicine, says one goal is to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over a five-year period. Campbell says right now, many patients are re-hospitalized after an illness because they’re not getting proper follow-up care.
Last week was an opportunity to get hands dirty – for Rochester teenagers, mucking around in the Genesee River, and for the beginner University of Rochester graduate teaching students who brought them there.
Both participated in a program called Get Real!, where science teachers in training at the UR Warner School of Education paired with summer students ages 12 to 15.
The University of Rochester has been awarded two grants totaling nearly $4.5 million for cancer and heart research. The university is to get more than $3.7 million to fund cancer research projects through the National Cancer Institute, and $742,413 to further develop treatment of Long QT Syndrome Type 3, a disorder affecting the hearts electrical activity.
Mental health professionals are often especially vulnerable to injury because their first impulse is to help, said Dr. Michael Privitera, a psychiatrist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York state.
“There is this conflict in your thinking right away,” said Privitera, editor of a book on workplace violence in mental health facilities. “What you’re trained to do is to try to help the person. To make it click in your mind — that you are under threat now — it takes a while.”
Business schools that aren’t highly ranked and are in smaller cities feel a squeeze because fewer American students are taking the Graduate Management Admission Test, and they have a wider range of B-school choices, says Andrew Ainslie, dean of University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.
In mid-July, Jonathan Binstock was named the next director of the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, following Grant Holcomb’s 29-year tenure. Over the years, Holcomb accomplished much for the art museum, seeing it through expanded facilities and collections while arts funding took serious hits.
Hill and his colleague Nicholas Turiano of the University of Rochester Medical Center looked to see how more than 6,000 people answered questions like “Some people wander aimlessly through life, but I am not one of them,” and other questions that gauged positive and negative emotions.
A special board meeting will be held on Wednesday to review the education plan for this upcoming school year for East High School.
The meeting is being held to enable board members to review and discuss the plan for East High School prior to its submission to the New York State Education Department. The state is requiring the district to submit the plan by Thursday July 31.
Much has changed at the University of Rochester in the nine years since it became the regions largest employer. In 2005, UR employed approximately 16,000 people. It now has more than 25,000 staffers. With 399 people added over the past year, the university is not only the Rochester regions largest employer but also one of its fastest-growing.
In a recent interview with RBJ reporters Will Astor and Nate Dougherty, Seligman and Berk spoke about URs role as the areas top employer, its linked destiny with the region and how they see that destiny playing out.