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06.24.16: jazz festival; Souza elected to national board; Prasad named chief of cardiac surgery; certificate in regulatory science; postdoc coffee club

News and Announcements

Jazz Festival Starts Today

Gibbs Street is renamed “Jazz Street” during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which runs from today through Saturday, July 2. Numerous Eastman School of Music alumni, students, and faculty members will perform on the festival’s stages. Read more...

Jane Marie Souza Elected to National Assessment Organization Board

Jane Marie Souza, assistant provost for academic administration, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education for a five-year term. The professional association provides resources and a forum to support professional development and the open discussion of issues, strategies, policies, and processes associated with the use of assessment to foster student success.

Sunil Prasad Joins UR Medicine as Chief of Cardiac Surgery

Sunil Prasad has been appointed chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery. He will lead the cardiac surgery program at Strong Memorial Hospital and will serve as associate professor of surgery in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, pending approval of the University’s Board of Trustees. Read more...

CTSI Offers Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Science

The Clinical and Translation Science Institute, in partnership with the Department of Public Health Sciences, is rolling out a new advanced certificate in regulatory science for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers. The program is one of several efforts by the CTSI to advance regulatory science and promote student and trainee interest in learning how new drugs and devices are developed and ultimately reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Rochester in the News

Fed’s Yellen Says Risks That Include Brexit Justify Cautious Interest-Rate Policy

MarketWatch, June 21
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said risks facing the economy justify a cautious policy approach. Former Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota, now the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics at Rochester, tweeted that he was critical of Yellen’s stance.


Postdocs: Network, Learn at Coffee Club Event

The UR Postdoctoral Association (URPDA) will host a "PM PDA Coffee Club" on Monday, June 27, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Forbes Mezzanine Lobby (near the Ryan Case Method Room, 1-9576), Medical Center. Enjoy free coffee with the postdoc community, grow your professional network, and learn about UR PDA and other postdocs.

Tickets for Survivors Night at Frontier Field on Sale

Join Wilmot Cancer Institute Friday, July 29, at the Rochester Red Wings game to celebrate cancer survivorship. Tickets cost $4 each and will be sold at Wilmot Cancer Center, Pluta Cancer Center, and Cafe 601 leading up to the game. Cancer survivors and patients and their families are invited to participate in a survivors parade during the national anthem. Fireworks will follow the game. For the list of sale dates and other details, visit Questions can be directed to Tiffany Paine-Cirrincione at 276-4715 or

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