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Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

October 10, 2018

Four grants from the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Data Science are helping companies translate the cutting-edge science of University researchers into improved health care, while also benefiting the region’s economy.

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Mark Taubman reappointed dean of School of Medicine and Dentistry

Mark Taubman reappointed dean of School of Medicine and Dentistry

October 9, 2018

Taubman has been appointed to new term as dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and will continue his joint responsibilities as University senior vice president for Health Sciences, and CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center and UR Medicine.

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Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

September 21, 2018

The Medical Center is partnering with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the nation’s first program dedicated to the study of one of the fastest-growing trends in tobacco use, flavored tobacco.

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Drug shows promise in slowing multiple sclerosis

Drug shows promise in slowing multiple sclerosis

September 5, 2018

The results of a clinical trial led by Rochester neurologists show that a new drug therapy for multiple sclerosis slowed the brain shrinkage associated with progressive forms of MS.

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Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

September 5, 2018

Using Hollywood-inspired motion capture technology, Medical Center researchers are learning about the movement difficulties that often accompany autism, Alzheimer’s, and traumatic brain injury.

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Supriya Mohile appointed Philip and Marilyn Wehrheim Professor

Supriya Mohile appointed Philip and Marilyn Wehrheim Professor

September 4, 2018

Supriya Mohile, a professor of medicine and director of geriatric oncology, has been jointly appointed as the Philip and Marilyn Wehrheim Professor.

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Erika Augustine appointed Robert J. Joynt Professor

Erika Augustine appointed Robert J. Joynt Professor

September 4, 2018

Erika Augustine, an associate professor of neurology specializing in the care of children with movement disorders, has been jointly appointed as the Robert J. Joynt Professor in Neurology.

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‘This is literally the place that saved my life’

‘This is literally the place that saved my life’

August 23, 2018

Befikadu Mekonnen ’22 is 7,000 miles from home and hasn’t seen his family in two years. But the Ethiopia native and cancer survivor feels at peace at the University of Rochester, where he’ll begin classes next week as a biomedical engineering major.

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Study supports blood test to help diagnose brain injury

Study supports blood test to help diagnose brain injury

July 24, 2018

For the first time in the U.S., a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who’ve experienced a blow to the head could have a traumatic brain injury such as brain bleeding or bruising.

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Talking science so the public will listen

Talking science so the public will listen

July 12, 2018

Madeline Sofia ’16M (PhD), an assistant producer for National Public Radio, helps scientists—whom the public trusts more than the media or elected officials—to broaden their reach.

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