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