Tag: UR Medicine

Broken hearts on the mend

Broken hearts on the mend

October 17, 2014

After they got their new hearts, 68-year-old Esther FitzRandolph and 68-year-old Danny Pszczolkowski both suffered from complications and depression. But a few months ago, both these patients started improving — dramatically. Cardiologist Dr. Leway Chen and the rest of the staff here were pleasantly confounded.

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Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

October 17, 2014

The University of Rochester is partnering with the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) in sponsoring a conference, with the goal raising understanding of schizophrenia in our community.

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UR Medicine a leader in LGBT health care

UR Medicine a leader in LGBT health care

October 15, 2014

Strong Memorial and F.F. Thompson Hospitals are the only Western New York hospitals to earn this distinction from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF), , which is the nation’s largest organization devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights issues.

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Leader goes beyond the numbers

Leader goes beyond the numbers

October 10, 2014

A lot has changed, Michael Goonan concludes as he considers a three-decade career overseeing the finances for the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital and medical center.

Goonan, 61, URMC’s chief financial officer, is slated to retire at the end of this year. He leaves the medical center in the best financial shape it has been in for some time.

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Strength of leadership

Strength of leadership

September 19, 2014

When he selected Bradford Berk M.D. to take the reins at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2006, UR president Joel Seligman described his choice as “a great research scientist (who also is) a superb strategist, who can lead UR’s clinical enterprises.” The past eight years have proved him right.

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Berk to step down as URMC CEO to head new research institute at UR

Berk to step down as URMC CEO to head new research institute at UR

September 18, 2014

University of Rochester Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk M.D. plans to step down at the end of this year to establish and head a new UR research organization, the Rochester Neurorestorative Institute, officials said Wednesday.

The university has named Mark Taubman M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, to take over as medical center CEO.

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Berk completes service as URMC CEO

Berk completes service as URMC CEO

September 17, 2014

Bradford C. Berk announced today that he intends to make a transition from his role as senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the medical center on Jan. 1, 2015 to launch a new Rochester Neurorestorative Institute at the Medical Center. He will be succeeded by School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean Mark B. Taubman.

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Psychiatry department chair says there is no one root cause of depression

Psychiatry department chair says there is no one root cause of depression

August 13, 2014

The unexpected death of actor and comedian Robin Williams of an apparent suicide has many talking about the roots of depression, but the chair of the psychiatry department at the University of Rochester said Tuesday there is no one cause.

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Strong West ribbon-cutting celebrates first year, looks forward to new services

Strong West ribbon-cutting celebrates first year, looks forward to new services

August 1, 2014

The New York State Department of Health is expected to grant final approval soon for the off-campus Emergency Department (ED), making it the first such model in Upstate New York. The opening of the new Strong West Emergency will mean a return of higher-level, 24-hour emergency care to the Brockport area.

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RBJ 75: A shared vision for the region’s No. 1 employer

RBJ 75: A shared vision for the region’s No. 1 employer

July 25, 2014

Much has changed at the University of Rochester in the nine years since it became the regions largest employer. In 2005, UR employed approximately 16,000 people. It now has more than 25,000 staffers. With 399 people added over the past year, the university is not only the Rochester regions largest employer but also one of its fastest-growing.

In a recent interview with RBJ reporters Will Astor and Nate Dougherty, Seligman and Berk spoke about URs role as the areas top employer, its linked destiny with the region and how they see that destiny playing out.

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