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Five appointed to named professorships

Five appointed to named professorships

August 4, 2019

Several members of the University faculty were recently appointed to named or endowed professorships by the Board of Trustees.

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Public health joins dance to put arts into action

Public health joins dance to put arts into action

January 10, 2019

In an effort to understand how to initiate change in a community, students in an Arts and Activism course, and their counterparts in an Environmental Health and Justice course, met up in Rochester dance studio to create some new moves.

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Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

July 18, 2018

How will climate change affect the health and well-being of City of Rochester residents? This summer, students in a new sustainability fellowship program worked with city officials to help answer the question.

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Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

November 17, 2016

In the the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their effect on oral health at the cellular level, Medical Center research suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes.

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Toxicology student sweeps awards at Three Minute Thesis competition

Toxicology student sweeps awards at Three Minute Thesis competition

May 17, 2016

“When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters,” Jennifer Judge said at the end her presentation, which won over both the panel and audience at the University’s first “Three Minute Thesis” competition.

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Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce lung infections

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce lung infections

March 15, 2016

Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids—like those found in salmon—might be the key to helping the body combat COPD-related lung infections, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. (CC BY-SA 4.0 photo / Marco Almbauer)

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Report recommends more treatment, research for Gulf War vets

Report recommends more treatment, research for Gulf War vets

February 15, 2016

Deborah Cory-Slechta, acting chair of the Medical Center’s Department of Environmental Medicine, is the lead author of the latest national Institute of Medicine report on Gulf War illness.

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Toxic chemicals may weaken infants’ response to TB vaccine

Toxic chemicals may weaken infants’ response to TB vaccine

December 18, 2015

The study focused on two common toxins: PCBs, an industrial chemical; and DDT, used in pesticides. These so-called “persistent” pollutants are not easily broken down and remain a health threat years after being banned.

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Is chemical exposure linked to poor infant vaccine response?

Is chemical exposure linked to poor infant vaccine response?

December 9, 2015

Early life exposures to toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT dampen an infant’s response to the tuberculosis vaccine, according to a new study from the University’s Environmental Health Sciences Center.

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Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

April 29, 2015

Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics — when officials strictly controlled air pollution — gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday.

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