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Engaging the Rochester community in research

Engaging the Rochester community in research

October 2, 2017

When we think of research, many of us picture test tubes in a laboratory or manuscripts in a library. But some research projects—especially in the fields of health, education, and the social sciences—involve people as they go about their daily lives. How, then, can the University conduct community-engaged projects that are effective, evidence-based, and sustainable? Rochester students, researchers, and community members explored this question as part of the fifth annual Community Engagement Symposium.

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Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

August 8, 2013

The system combines machine-learning and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze millions of tweets to find people reporting food poisoning symptoms following a restaurant visit.

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Socioeconomic Status Impacts Pain Control

Socioeconomic Status Impacts Pain Control

June 26, 2013

Patients in moderate to severe pain in U.S. emergency rooms are less likely to receive opioid pain medications if they are black, Hispanic, poor, or have less education.

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Charles and Dale Phelps Endow Professorship

Charles and Dale Phelps Endow Professorship

April 4, 2013

Theodore (Ted) Brown, professor of history, public health sciences, and medical humanities at the University, is the first to hold the honor.

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Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

February 8, 2013

At the heart of their work is how they are training an algorithm to distinguish between tweets that suggest the person tweeting is sick and those that don’t.

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