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Chemicals in vaping flavors cause widespread damage to lung tissue

Chemicals in vaping flavors cause widespread damage to lung tissue

December 13, 2019

While names like mango, mint, and cucumber make vaping flavors sound natural or benign, new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center unpacks the list of chemicals that comprise flavored e-liquids.

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A commitment to inclusion at East

A commitment to inclusion at East

December 10, 2019

After a unique partnership with the University of Rochester, East Upper and Lower School’s special education programs have become more responsive to students, with the graduation rate for students with disabilities increasing from 26% in 2015 to 57% in 2019.

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Michael Burritt is Eastman’s first Paul Burgett Distinguished Professor

Michael Burritt is Eastman’s first Paul Burgett Distinguished Professor

November 27, 2019

Burritt has served as the Professor of Percussion at Eastman for eleven years. The Paul J. Burgett Distinguished Professorship was named to honor his deep appreciation for music and its power to transform lives,

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University of Rochester plans $240 million orthopaedics campus to expand surgical, outpatient care

University of Rochester plans $240 million orthopaedics campus to expand surgical, outpatient care

November 18, 2019

Patients with bone and joint conditions could receive treatment at one of the most comprehensive centers for orthopaedic care in the country upon completion of a medical campus to be built alongside the Marketplace Mall, in a project plan announced today.

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University of Rochester schools of medicine, nursing honored with HEED Excellence in Diversity Award

University of Rochester schools of medicine, nursing honored with HEED Excellence in Diversity Award

October 23, 2019

Two University of Rochester schools have been named recipients of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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For a union ‘better than it was’

For a union ‘better than it was’

September 13, 2019

He helped write the first anti-lynching law, and served as lead attorney for Homer Plessy, the defendant in the 1896 segregation case Plessy v. Ferguson. Long forgotten, Albion Tourgée, Class of 1862, is attracting renewed attention for his work for racial equality in the post-Civil War South.

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Congratulations, Class of 2019

Congratulations, Class of 2019

May 20, 2019

At celebrations and ceremonies throughout Commencement weekend, graduates and their friends and families shared the joy and accomplishment of this exciting milestone for the Class of 2019.

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Celebrating national student award winners for 2018–19

Celebrating national student award winners for 2018–19

May 10, 2019

Meet some of the Rochester students who have earned national honors and scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements this year.

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Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2019

Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2019

May 8, 2019

They’re engineers and artists. Activists and athletes. Meet just a few of the members of Rochester’s graduating class who are ready to make their communities—and our world—ever better.

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Listening to family stories helps cancer researchers identify gaps in care

Listening to family stories helps cancer researchers identify gaps in care

March 27, 2019

A Wilmot Cancer Institute study of more than 90 families and caregivers looked for common threads about their loved one’s final transition from active treatment to death and dying.

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