‘Community Hero’

This fall, Jose Perpignan Jr. got a big surprise: the Bronx resident was recognized as a “Healthcare Hero” on the...

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Those We Lost

Journalist. Pianist. Doctor. Candlemaker. Mother. Son. Daughter. Among the grim toll of the COVID-19 pandemic were several alumni from all...

Protecting the Public

Tony Vargas experienced firsthand the tragedy of the pandemic last spring, as it ravaged the New York City region. His...

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Central Park Hero

In addition to his role overseeing clinical research for emergency medicine for New York state’s largest health network, Timmy Li...

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The Calming Commissioner

What the NIH’s Anthony Fauci has been to the nation, Mike Mendoza—or, @DrMikeMendoza on Twitter—has been to the Rochester area:...

Wuwei Chen '11

Living in lockdown

Every year, Wuwei Chen ’11 goes home to celebrate Chinese New Year. This year was no different. Except, that is...

Jennie (Fagen) Malloy ’07

‘We have a say in our health’

When it comes to wellness, Jennie (Fagen) Malloy’s story starts with some questionable advice. While pursuing a Take 5 scholarship...

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Rowing for all

Before the pandemic, Cross Currents Minority Rowing Program made two gifts to support the University of Rochester’s women’s rowing program....

Kim Gorode '05

Getting the word out

Kim Gorode ’95 leads the public relations center of excellence at Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information...

Jamie Sokol ’05

COVID-19 and Public Health

When the pandemic hit, Jamie Sokol ’05 was pulled in early. As the manager for workforce development at the Allegheny...