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Outstanding dissertations honored with PhD student awards

Outstanding dissertations honored with PhD student awards

May 22, 2018

Each year Arts, Sciences & Engineering and the School of Medicine and Dentistry recognize outstanding research and dissertations by PhD students.

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Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

April 16, 2018

Kathryn Knowles, assistant professor of chemistry, and Martina Poletti, assistant professor of neuroscience, are this year’s recipients of University Furth Fund awards.

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Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

April 5, 2018

The University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students and postdocs to summarize their research with just three minutes and one slide.

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Match made in medicine

Match made in medicine

March 16, 2018

“I almost couldn’t believe my eyes,” said Nichole Roxas, as she opened her envelope and learned she was heading to Yale-New Haven Hospital to train as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Roxas joined 100 of her peers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry on Match Day, the day when medical students across the country get the results of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which matches the preferences of students with the preferences of residency programs. “I started crying happy tears because it’s a dream come true for me,” said Roxas.  “The education I received in Rochester has irrevocably shaped my moral compass and the direction of my career.”

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Hidden passions, creative lives

Hidden passions, creative lives

October 5, 2017

URMC’s Kishan Pandya kicks off this season’s “Hidden Passions: Inspiring Conversations about Hyphenated Lives,” a series sponsored by Memorial Art Gallery to showcase Rochesterians whose lives feature intriguing and unusual creative outlets.

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Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

September 14, 2017

Krystel Huxlin has developed rigorous visual training that can restore some of the basic vision lost to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a tumor. Here Huxlin discusses how this therapy teaches undamaged parts of the brain to take over.

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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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