Tag: UR Medicine

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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Rochester hospitals collaborate to reduce Medicaid costs

Rochester hospitals collaborate to reduce Medicaid costs

July 7, 2014

The goal is to reduce avoidable hospital admissions by 25 percent over five years by keeping patients healthier.

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Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists receive $2M award

Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists receive $2M award

June 26, 2014

The grant from The National Cancer Institute awarded will fund continued study of a gene network that controls cancer progression, with a focus on pancreatic cancer.

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Grant extends reach of URMC smoking cessation efforts

Grant extends reach of URMC smoking cessation efforts

June 23, 2014

Through the $1.49 million grant, Health Systems Change for a Smoke Free NY — Finger Lakes Region will help health centers identify and intervene with every tobacco user seeking care.

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U.S. News: Golisano Children’s Hospital Orthopaedics among nation’s best

U.S. News: Golisano Children’s Hospital Orthopaedics among nation’s best

June 10, 2014

In the recently-released 2014-2015 rankings, the service ranked 44th among 183 eligible pediatric centers. This is the sixth year in a row the team has earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals listing.

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Carbon regs will help your health more than the planet’s

Carbon regs will help your health more than the planet’s

June 9, 2014

The EPA says that the regulations will reduce those conventional pollutants by more than 25% over the lifetime of the rules as a co-benefit.

That might just be the beginning—the more we learn about air pollution, the more dangerous it seems even at lower levels. A new study from the University of Rochester found that exposure to air pollution at a young age caused changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement in the parts of the brain that is seen in humans with autism and schizophrenia.

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New evidence links smog to autism, schizophrenia

New evidence links smog to autism, schizophrenia

June 6, 2014

exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement of part of the brain that is seen in humans who have autism and schizophrenia.

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Wilmot Cancer research effort gets $4 million donation

Wilmot Cancer research effort gets $4 million donation

May 12, 2014

The Wilmot family and the James P. Wilmot foundation are giving $4 million to support cancer research. The announcement was made at the Discovery Ball Saturday night at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The money will be part of a $30 million dollar research-focused campaign at UR Medicine.

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