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April 17, 2013


Honors roll in for John DiBartolomeo

basketball playersSenior guard John DiBartolomeo received several honors at the end of the 2012–13 basketball season.

The Westport, Conn., native was named the Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and a First Team All-American. He was also named the DIIINews Player of the Year, and he achieved First Team All-American honors from four groups: the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC),, DIIINews, and the U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association.

He was named Player of the Year by the University Athletic Association and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (for Upstate New York). He was named the East Region Player of the Year by D3hoops. com and the NABC. DiBartolomeo was named a First Team honoree by the UAA, ECAC Upstate New York, the NABC, and

He was selected to play in the Reese’s NABC Division III All-Star Game. Previously, he was named a finalist for the Josten’s Trophy, given by the Salem Rotary Club.

DiBartolomeo finished his senior campaign with a career-best 22.6 points per game scoring average. He led Rochester in scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals.


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Thomas PearsonThe American Heart Association has released a new set of guidelines designed to help policymakers and community leaders develop and implement programs that prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. The effort was cochaired by Thomas Pearson, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, senior associate dean of Clinical Research, and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

The Neuromedicine Pain Management Program at the Medical Center was recently honored for its outcomes, multidisciplinary care, and research by the American Pain Society. The Medical Center was named a Clinical Center of Excellence for pain management, the only academic medical center in the nation to earn designation this year.

The website for The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester, produced by University Advancement, won the best overall award in the Rochester Business Journal’s 2013 Best of the Web competition. The site also took the top award in the education category. Judges recognized the site’s “clear story lines, intuitive navigation, and crisp and highly visual design.” Advancement also received several accolades from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, District II, including awards for the “Faculty Perspectives” online lecture series; the “Learn, Discover, Heal, Create” advertising campaign; and for the Campaign newsletter Endeavor.

Sophomore guard Ally Zywicki has been cited as an Honorable Mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. She was also named First Team All-University Athletic Association, Second Team All-ECAC Upstate New York, and First Team All-East Region by

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