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Donning the white coat

Donning the white coat

August 18, 2017

David Lambert, senior associate dean for medical student education at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, takes a selfie with first-year students as they assemble after the twelfth annual Dr. Robert L. & Lillian H. Brent White Coat Ceremony marking the start of their medical careers. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Houhui Xia appointed Paul Stark Professor in Pharmacology

Houhui Xia appointed Paul Stark Professor in Pharmacology

July 7, 2017

Xia’s research focuses on molecular and signaling mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in memory formation and mental health.

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Steve Georas appointed Walter & Carmina Mary Parkes Family Endowed Professor

Steve Georas appointed Walter & Carmina Mary Parkes Family Endowed Professor

July 7, 2017

Georas is board certified in both pulmonary and critical care medicine, and has been caring for patients with a variety of acute and chronic lung diseases for more than 20 years.

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Emma Ciafaloni appointed Robert C. and Rosalyne H. Griggs Professor in Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disease

Emma Ciafaloni appointed Robert C. and Rosalyne H. Griggs Professor in Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disease

July 7, 2017

Ciafaloni, professor of neurology, is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases and in clinical trials in both adults and children.

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Annette Medina-Walpole appointed Paul H. Fine Professor in Medicine

Annette Medina-Walpole appointed Paul H. Fine Professor in Medicine

July 7, 2017

Medina-Walpole is medical director of Monroe Community Hospital, a county-owned skilled nursing facility, one of the premier teaching nursing homes in the country.

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The brain’s “garbage truck” also does deliveries

The brain’s “garbage truck” also does deliveries

March 9, 2017

The brain’s waste removal system serves as both trash collector and delivery service, providing neurons with a protein important to maintaining cognitive function while simultaneously cleaning brain tissue.

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Maquat receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society

Maquat receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society

February 7, 2017

Lynne E. Maquat, the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has spent her career unraveling what happens in our cells during disease.

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Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

December 9, 2016

A team of University researchers is exploring the possibility that stem cells on the outer edges of the cornea, given the right stimulation, can replace damaged cells. The work raises the possibility of restoring vision without the need for cornea transplants.

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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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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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