UR Scientist Wins Novo Nordisk Award to Develop Obesity Drug

University of Rochester Medical Center researcher Richard P. Phipps, Ph.D., won a top scientific award from the pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk, to collaborate on a new obesity therapy based on his laboratory’s discoveries.

Phipps, the Wright Family Research Professor of Environmental Medicine, is the first UR faculty to receive the competitive Novo Nordisk Diabetes and Obesity Biologics Science Forum Award. The drug company is providing substantial financial support for the two-year project, which is designed to quickly move basic science in diabetes and obesity to an early stage of drug development known as proof-of-principle.

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UR Start-up Takes Aim at Memory and Cognitive Problems

Camber NeuroTherapeutics Inc., founded based on discoveries made in the laboratories of Harris “Handy” A. Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D. and Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D., plans to attack the cognitive component of neurodegenerative diseases using a completely new approach: stopping the inflammation in the brain, so-called neuroinflammation, that impairs the function of nerve cells and the vast networks they create. These neural networks allow us to store and recall memories, plan and prioritize, focus on particular tasks, and process sensory information.

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Eagle Dream Health Acquires Focused Medical Analytics

Rochester, NY – May 15, 2015 – EagleDream Health, Inc., a healthcare analytics software solutions company today announced it has acquired Focused Medical Analytics, LLC, (FMA) a company specializing in data analysis to identify, understand, and address clinical variation. The acquisition strengthens EagleDream Health’s analytics solution designed to provide both broad and deep access to clinical, financial, claims and patient generated health data that enables measurement of clinical quality and outlines areas of cost reduction across the health care continuum.

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