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Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

August 23, 2016

Hard-driving, uncompromising, and ferociously devoted to every mission he tackled, the School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus is credited with the global eradication of smallpox.

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Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

August 23, 2016

Earning an honor previously awarded to Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg, and Jonathan Ive of Apple, Hoque has been recognized as one of the first to show that people can improve their social skills by interacting with automated systems.

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The University president who was an Olympian

The University president who was an Olympian

August 4, 2016

Before he became the University of Rochester’s youngest president, Alan Valentine played a part in one of the great upsets in Olympic Games history.

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Restoring a River Campus original

Restoring a River Campus original

August 2, 2016

This summer, a team of experts, engineers, and facilities crew worked together to painstakingly restore 90 panels of stained glass originally designed in 1928 for Strong Auditorium.

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Study finds ‘heart-brain’ link between LQTS, seizures

Study finds ‘heart-brain’ link between LQTS, seizures

July 29, 2016

Patients carrying certain mutations that cause long QT syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures, according to a new study from the Medical Center. The study is the first to demonstrate a link between LQTS and seizures.

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URMC tapped for national initiative to improve training for residents

URMC tapped for national initiative to improve training for residents

July 26, 2016

The Medical Center is one of only eight institutions selected to lead a four-year, nationwide effort to improve residency training for doctors. The new model focuses on patient safety.

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In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

July 22, 2016

Susan Gustafson’s recently published book examines Johann Goethe’s depiction of family in his literary works, which were cutting-edge compared to the actual state of marriage and family in early 19th-century Germany.

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Come on baby, (re)light my fire

Come on baby, (re)light my fire

July 20, 2016

New research indicates that there are ways that couples can sustain—or relight—their passion. The study suggests that when men and women perceive their partners as responsive, they feel special and think of their partner as a valuable mate, which in turn boosts sexual desirability.

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