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Halting the Rise of Parkinson’s

  • Apr. 24, 2023
The University of Rochester’s leadership in the field of environmental medicine stretches back to toxicology research programs developed at the University under the Manhattan Project. These programs ...
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UR Medicine’s Batavia Campus Opens

  • May. 11, 2022
The new campus will open its doors to patients on May 16, strengthening the health system’s commitment to increase access to specialist and primary care for patients in Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming ...
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Heatwole Appointed Director of CHeT

  • Apr. 27, 2022
Chad Heatwole, M.D., M.S., has been appointed the new director of the Center for Health + Technology (CHeT) at the University of Rochester, one of the nation's leading academic centers in clinical ...
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When Does a Pandemic Become Endemic?

  • Feb. 28, 2022
Ann Falsey, M.D., addresses the question of what life may look like once COVID takes its place among other circulating respiratory diseases that, while dangerous for some, do not produce spikes in ...
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The intersection of science and surgery

  • Jul. 29, 2021
The Program for Translational Brain Mapping that represents a unique nexus between science and neurosurgery to improve care and outcomes. It brings together neuroscientists and neurosurgeons to ...
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Irwin Frank, Leading Urologist, Dies at 93

  • Oct. 19, 2020
Irwin N. Frank, M.D. – one of the most influential urologists in the last half-century – has died at the age of 93. Frank, who spent his entire academic and medical career at the University of ...
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Circadian Rhythms Help Guide Waste from Brain

  • Sep. 2, 2020
New research details how the complex set of molecular and fluid dynamics that comprise the glymphatic system – the brain’s unique process of waste removal – are synchronized with the master internal ...
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New Frontiers in Neuroimaging

  • Jan. 29, 2020
Read about professors in the School of Nursing, Department of Neurology, and Department of Psychology who are harnessing state-of-the-art technology and data science to advance our knowledge of the ...
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Radiation Breaks Connections in the Brain

  • Dec. 16, 2019
One of the potentially life-altering side effects that patients experience after cranial radiotherapy for brain cancer is cognitive impairment. Researchers now believe that they have pinpointed why ...
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URMC Designated as a Duchenne Care Center

  • Feb. 11, 2019
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing care and research for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has named the University of Rochester Medical ...
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Men’s Health Day Promotes Healthy Aging

  • May. 30, 2018
UR Medicine’s 14th Annual Men’s Health Day will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018. Providers from across UR Medicine will discuss a range of important health topics that will give men the knowledge and ...
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URMC Investigating New Parkinson's Drug

  • Feb. 27, 2018
The University of Rochester Medical Center Clinical Trials Coordination Center (CTCC) has been tapped to help lead a clinical trial for a potential new treatment for Parkinson’s disease. The study ...
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Joseph to Head Urology Department

  • Dec. 7, 2017
Jean Joseph, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., a pioneer in the field of robotic surgery, will become the next chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Urology. Joseph will assume the ...
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Taubman Tapped to Chair AMSNY

  • Nov. 20, 2017
Mark Taubman, M.D., CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been selected as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY). The 3-year ...
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Parkinson’s Disease: A Looming Pandemic

  • Nov. 13, 2017
New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson’s disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester ...
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URMC Joins Landmark Brain Development Study

  • Sep. 25, 2017
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is participating in what is being characterized as the largest long-term study of brain development and child health. The study will follow the ...
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Eye Test Could Help Diagnose Autism

  • Jul. 24, 2017
A new study out in European Journal of Neuroscience could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders. The test, which consists of measuring ...
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Gene May Hold Key to Hearing Recovery

  • Apr. 24, 2017
Researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure. The findings, where were published in the journal Scientific ...
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Challenges Remain in HIV Care in Africa

  • Dec. 21, 2016
Barriers to diagnosis and lack of access to modern medications have combined to place caregivers and HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa between a rock and a hard place. A new study shows ...
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Neurosurgeon Bhalla Joins Stroke Team

  • Aug. 29, 2016
Tarun Bhalla, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Services in the Department of Neurosurgery and director of Inpatient Stroke and Cerebrovascular Services at UR ...
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Hearing Test May Identify Autism Risk

  • Jul. 25, 2016
Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with Autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings, which were published in the journal Autism Research, could ...
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When the Physical World is Unreliable

  • May. 10, 2016
A new study out today in the journal Translational Psychiatry sheds further light on the idea that schizophrenia is a sensory disorder and that individuals with the condition are impaired in their ...
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Dozier Named Chair of Public Health Sciences

  • Dec. 15, 2015
Ann Dozier, Ph.D., has been named chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Public Health Sciences. Dozier has served as interim chair since July 2014 and will formally ...
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UR Medicine Honored for Stroke Care

  • Jul. 24, 2015
UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s highest award for stroke care, including a new designation that recognizes excellence ...
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Study: Virtual Research Studies Feasible

  • Jul. 15, 2015
A new pilot study in Parkinson’s disease suggests a new era of clinical research which removes the barrier of distance for both scientists and volunteers. The research, which appears in the journal ...
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Men’s Health Day Explores Healthy Aging

  • Jun. 17, 2015
UR Medicine’s 11th Annual Men’s Health Day will be held on June 19, 2015. Caregivers from UR Medicine will address a wide range of topics, focusing on how older men can prolong a healthy and active ...
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Study: Porches an Overlooked Lead Hazard

  • Jan. 27, 2015
A new study in the journal Environmental Research indicates that porches in older homes can be a significant source of lead dust and that housing regulations – which have been instrumental in lower ...
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Implantable Diagnostic Technology Advances

  • Oct. 21, 2014
The University of Rochester has received a second patent for an implantable biosensor that can provide physicians with real time information on their patients’ health. The technology is licensed to ...
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Men’s Health Day Returns on June 13

  • May. 27, 2014
UR Medicine’s 10th Men’s Health Day will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014. During this informal event, physicians from UR Medicine will address a series of health topics of particular importance to ...
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Biomarker Points to Alzheimer’s Risk

  • Mar. 9, 2014
A study involving Rochester-area seniors has yielded the first accurate blood test that can predict who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. This discovery – which appears today in the ...
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Kieburtz Named AAAS Fellow

  • Dec. 10, 2013
Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H. has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Kieburtz, the Robert J. Joynt Professor in Neurology, serves as director of the ...
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URMC Plays Role in New Epilepsy Technology

  • Dec. 2, 2013
Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center Strong Epilepsy Center were involved in the recent approval of a new treatment for epilepsy. The implantable medical device – called the ...
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To Sleep, Perchance to Clean

  • Oct. 17, 2013
In findings that give fresh meaning to the old adage that a good night’s sleep clears the mind, a new study shows that a recently discovered system that flushes waste from the brain is primarily ...
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Personality a Key Factor in Health Care Use

  • Sep. 20, 2013
Psychiatrists and psychologists have long understood that an individual’s personality can define how he or she views the world around them, reacts to situations, and interacts with others. It now ...
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Holloway Appointed New Chair of Neurology

  • Jul. 24, 2013
Robert G. Holloway, Jr., M.D., M.P.H. has been tapped as the next chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Neurology. Holloway had been serving as interim chair of the ...
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Pearson Leaving for New Position in Florida

  • Jun. 21, 2013
Thomas Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. will be leaving the University of Rochester Medical Center to become the executive vice president for Research and Education at the University of Florida Health ...
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URMC Honored for Stroke, Cardiac Programs

  • May. 28, 2013
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Strong Memorial Hospital as having met its highest standards of care ...
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New Memorial Wall Honors Nation's Veterans

  • Jan. 31, 2013
A wall to honor veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces was dedicated today in a ceremony in the University of Rochester Medical Center Saunders Research Building. The wall was inspired by philanthropist ...
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Study: Model for Brain Signaling Flawed

  • Jan. 10, 2013
A new study out today in the journal Science turns two decades of understanding about how brain cells communicate on its head. The study demonstrates that the tripartite synapse – a model long ...
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Houston, We Have Another Problem

  • Dec. 31, 2012
As if space travel was not already filled with enough dangers, a new study out today in the journal PLOS ONE shows that cosmic radiation – which would bombard astronauts on deep space missions to ...
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New Network Will Advance Neurological Care

  • Oct. 27, 2011
The University of Rochester Medical Center has been tapped by the National Institutes of Health to play a critical role in a new national initiative to accelerate the process of turning promising ...
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New Multiple Sclerosis Drug has URMC Ties

  • Jan. 22, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug fampridine-SR for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have been evaluating the ...
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Impact of FDA Safety Warnings Examined

  • Jan. 11, 2010
A study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine examines the impact of a safety warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration for commonly prescribed antipsychotic medications. The ...
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Drug Improves Mobility for Some MS Patients

  • Feb. 26, 2009
The experimental drug fampridine (4-aminopyridine) improves walking ability in some individuals with multiple sclerosis. That is the conclusion of a multi-center Phase 3 clinical trial, the results ...
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High Tech Rochester Appoints New President

  • Jan. 28, 2009
James S. Senall has been selected to head High Tech Rochester (HTR), the region’s lead organization in fostering the creation and growth of entrepreneurial companies. Senall, who currently serves as ...
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Pfizer Joins URMC Drug Safety Initiative

  • Jan. 11, 2009
Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide the University of Rochester Medical Center with a unique set of electrocardiographic data that will help researchers develop new methods to ensure the safety of ...