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September 24, 2014

In Brief

Campus-wide flu vaccine clinic is Oct. 30

The University Health Service will hold a campus-wide flu-vaccine clinic for all students, staff, and faculty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Goergen Athletic Center. All River Campus– based students and employees are encouraged to participate in the clinic and receive their flu shot this year. The clinic aims to issue 5,000 vaccinations throughout the day. The purpose is to serve as a test of campus-emergency preparedness by practicing the delivery of mass quantities of a vaccine in response to an urgent public health concern. In addition to UHS, the effort is sponsored by the River Campus Medical Emergency Response Team, University Environmental Health and Safety, and the Monroe County Office of Emergency Preparedness. Students with high-risk health conditions and those who may not be on campus Oct. 30 can receive flu shots at UHS any time, by appointment.

University IT offers tips for backing up data

To protect your important data in case of computer theft or malfunction, University IT recommends backing up information that cannot easily be replaced, such as email, address books, bookmarks, personal projects, documents, and digital photographs— and backing up data to removable media, such as an external hard drive, and storing it in a secure location. If sensitive or confidential data is contained within your backups, use additional protection measures.

University recognized at Gay Pride Parade

More than 100 University faculty, staff, and students participated in this year’s Rochester Gay Pride Parade, earning the event’s Ruby Slipper Award for “most imaginative depiction of the 2014 parade theme by a walking unit.” See photos at

Kool & Gang set for Golisano fundraiser

Tickets are available for UR Medicine’s jungle-themed 27th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala Oct. 18. The evening will feature a performance by the band Kool and the Gang, a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner, and dancing. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.urmc.rochester. edu/childrens-hospital/giving/events/gala.aspx.

Security alert issued for Google users

University IT is encouraging those with Gmail and other Google accounts to change their passwords, after news agencies reported that five million Google passwords have been compromised. If a Google password is used for any non-Google University accounts, the recommendation is to change the passwords to those, as well. University IT cautions employees against using University passwords for non-University accounts. Contact the appropriate help desk with questions: University IT at 275-2000 or the ISD Help Desk (Medical Center) at 275-3200.

Bookstores to close for move to College Town

The River Campus and Medical Center bookstores will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in order to move to the new College Town location. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to make necessary purchases before the stores close because there will be no physical bookstore until the new Barnes & Noble store opens at 1305 Mt. Hope Avenue on Monday, Oct. 13. The bookstore’s website will be operational during the move and will offer current-term textbooks, a selection of school supplies, and University clothing and gifts. Online orders may take more than 48 hours to fulfill during the move; arrangements for “pickup at store” orders will be made on an individual basis. Email or call 275-4012 with questions.

Nominations open for women’s award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards. Six awards are presented annually to women students in recognition of their “achievements, service, and contributions to the common good.” The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Thursday, October 2. More information is available at

Opioid overdose prevention program begins

The Medical Center’s Strong Recovery has begun an opioid overdose prevention program this month to help people recognize the symptoms of opioid overdose and how to react to it. Those who complete an hour-long training will be equipped with an overdose reversal kit containing naloxone, a prescription medicine used by emergency responders to help save suspected overdose patients. The program is open to the public and free of charge. The program is offered the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Strong Recovery, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Registration is required; to sign up contact Michele Hermann at 275-1829 or

Behavioral Health Partners moves to Saunders

Behavioral Health Partners moves to Saunders Behavioral Health Partners (BHP) has relocated to the Saunders Research Building, 265 Crittenden Blvd., suite 1302. BHP aims to provide high-quality mental health care that is personalized, accessible, and affordable. Services are available to regular full and part-time faculty and staff, spouses, domestic partners, and children age 18 and older enrolled in a University health care plan, as well as non-Medicare eligible retirees enrolled in a University health care plan. To learn more, visit

UR Medicine, YMCA form partnership

UR Medicine, YMCA form partnership The Eastside Family YMCA in Penfield will be the first medical and wellness complex of its kind in the northeast, and one of the largest YMCAs in the United States, thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Greater Rochester and UR Medicine. A significant expansion of the facility will provide UR Medicine with 6,000 square feet to offer services such as primary care for children and adults; occupational therapy; preventive care with flu vaccinations, biometric screenings, nutrition education, and disease interventions and management; and access to sports rehab and physical therapy specialists.

Eastman Institute expands partnerships

The Eastman Institute for Oral Health has established advanced general dentistry faculty development and training programs with universities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Two dentists from both Kuwait University and Dammam University will participate in a four to five- year program at the institute. Participants will also be enrolled in graduate courses in education at the Warner School. “This initiative fits perfectly with our mission for faculty development and training in clinical-translational research, clinical care and teaching,” says Hans Malmstrom, professor and chair of general dentistry. “It also fits their need for highly trained faculty to accommodate the several dental schools they are opening in both countries.”

Farmers market continues this fall

The University Farmers Market will continue through Oct. 15. Each Wednesday, from 3 to 6 p.m., more than 20 vendors offer seasonal produce, baked goods, artisan crafts, spices, meats, and more in Flaum Atrium at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Market customers can also meet with vendors, sample goods, and receive nutrition education and cooking tips.

Discount cards available

As a member of the Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services Association, University employees can take advantage of discounts on hundreds of area and national products and services such as amusement parks, hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, museums, and online shopping. Cards are available at several on-campus and off-site locations. Read more at

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