In Today’s Issue
- New Technology Detects Precancerous Cells
- Students Garner Scholarship for Summer Research
- Study Aims to Sort ‘Dud’ Vaccines from Workable Ones
- App Allows Access to Journal Subscriptions
- Live Cooking Demo Today
- Financial Health Bites: First-time Home Buying
News and Announcements
New Technology Detects Precancerous Cells
Gastroenterologists at the Medical Center’s Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy have been using an innovative technology to detect precancerous cells and prevent progression of esophageal adenocarcinoma, the fastest growing form of cancer in the United States. Read more...
Students Garner Scholarship for Summer Research
Aaron Cravens ’14 and Benjamin Goulet ’14 will engage in independent biological science research experiences this summer, thanks to a scholarship from the Amgen Foundation. Read more...
Study Aims to Sort ‘Dud’ Vaccines from Workable Ones
Infectious disease researchers at the Medical Center are recruiting 20 volunteers for a 12-day isolation study testing two bird flu vaccines. Their hope: Turning up a “marker” of sorts that would let scientists know, in short order, whether or not future pandemic vaccines would actually work. Read more...
App Allows Access to Journal Subscriptions
The River Campus Libraries and Edward G. Miner Medical Library are sponsoring a subscription to BrowZine, an iPad app that provides a new way to browse through and access many of the libraries’ journal subscriptions. You can download the free app through the iPad App Store, authenticate with your NetID or URMC AD account, and access PDFs of articles. If you have questions about BrowZine, contact Tyler Dzuba or visit the reference desk at any of the libraries.
Live Cooking Demo Today
Well-U, in partnership with Food and Nutrition, will host a live cooking demo today in the Seneca Room (1-2604) at the Medical Center from noon to 1 p.m. The topic will be “Eating Locally-Grown Foods and Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition.” Enroll online. Direct questions to email@example.com.
Financial Health Bites: First-time Home Buying
Learn about buying your first home at a session planned from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. Conducted by a representative from M&T Bank, the session be held in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) in the Medical Center. Lunches are welcome. Registration is required.
May 21, 2013
Today’s Event Highlight
Understanding the University of Rochester Retirement Program
Scattered T-storms, High 85°
Scattered, T-storms, High 85°
Noon, Saunders Research Building Room 3432, Medical Center. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (May 20)
University of Rochester Grads Share Last Hugs, Memories
“Take some chances,” Nobel laureate physicist and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu told more than 1,200 bachelor and master’s candidates assembled Sunday morning on the Eastman Quadrangle at the University’s 163rd commencement ceremony.
WXXI (May 19)
Douglas Lowry Reappointed Eastman School Dean
Douglas Lowry has been reappointed as dean of the Eastman School. The announcement came Sunday from President Joel Seligman. Lowry was appointed to a second, five-year term. Seligman called Lowry “an inspiring leader” who recognizes the school’s role in shaping the future of music professions and training.
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