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AstraZeneca COVID vaccine 100% effective at preventing severe disease

AstraZeneca COVID vaccine 100% effective at preventing severe disease

March 22, 2021

Since last July, the University of Rochester Medical Center has been a leader in the US national clinical trials for the COVID vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

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Rochester responds

Rochester responds

January 31, 2021

The University’s magazine, Rochester Review, spotlights the many ways our community responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Early signs indicate coronavirus vaccine is effective

Early signs indicate coronavirus vaccine is effective

November 9, 2020

An interim analysis of study data from a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech indicates that the vaccine is highly effective in preventing COVID-19. Researchers and volunteers in Rochester have been involved in the testing of the vaccine since May, when the first human studies were launched, and technologies used in the development of the vaccine can trace their origins to decades of infectious disease research conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Memorial to Paul Burgett installed on Eastman Quad

Memorial to Paul Burgett installed on Eastman Quad

July 24, 2020

The memorial honors one of the University community’s most recognized citizens. Paul Burgett ’68E, ’76E (PhD) was a musician, scholar, teacher, and leader for over half a century.

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

Celebrating the Class of 2020

May 14, 2020

On Friday, May 15, the University will officially confer degrees on graduating students in a video message from President Sarah Mangelsdorf that can be viewed and shared by graduates and their families anytime after noon EDT on the Class of 2020 degree conferral website.

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Class of 2020, we see you

Class of 2020, we see you

May 12, 2020

As we prepare to confer their degrees this week, we’re celebrating this year’s graduates by highlighting members of the class and their accomplishments.

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Novel coronavirus update: Latest resources and guidance

Novel coronavirus update: Latest resources and guidance

May 11, 2020

A new University website has launched as a resource for information on the global novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) health crisis.

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New URMC coronavirus research examines immune response

New URMC coronavirus research examines immune response

April 16, 2020

Researchers at the University of Rochester’s New York Influenza Center of Excellence, one of five such centers of excellence in the world, are launching a new study to determine if and when a person could be re-infected with the novel coronavirus and whether some people have pre-existing immunity.

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Anthony Fauci’s Meliora moment

Anthony Fauci’s Meliora moment

April 3, 2020

Before becoming the face of the fight against COVID-19, Anthony Fauci, a world-renowned AIDS researcher and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was the keynote speaker at the School of Medicine & Dentistry’s 1999 commencement, where he received an honorary doctor of science degree for his achievements in understanding and eradicating infectious diseases. (University of Rochester photo / Randall Tagg)

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Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy has no effect on reducing asthma in children

Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy has no effect on reducing asthma in children

February 13, 2020

In a six-year follow-up study, Medical Center researchers have found that prenatal vitamin D supplementation alone has limited effect on preventing asthma and wheezing in children.

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