UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER NEWS



UR School of Nursing Launches Redesigned Distance NP Program to Address Mental Health Needs
In an effort to address critical shortages of mental health care providers in New York state and across the country, the University of Rochester School of Nursing has relaunched its Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program (FPMHNP) as a distance program.


Clinical Trials Aim to Reduce Stress Burden for Dementia Caregivers
A pair of studies at the University of Rochester Medical Center is exploring ways to help those caring for a loved one with dementia to manage their own stress and improve their health so they can more effectively provide care.


Research Shows Exercise is a Boon for Cancer Patients
Exercise and/or psychological therapy work better than medications to reduce cancer-related fatigue and should be recommended first to patients, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute-led study published in JAMA Oncology.


Metro Footcare Joins UR Medicine
Metro Footcare, which has four podiatry practices in the Rochester area that have served patients for more than two decades, has joined UR Medicine effective March 1. It has become a division of UR Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation and is now known as UR Medicine Podiatry.


Norton Honored with HPNA Distinguished Researcher Award
Sally Norton, a nationally recognized expert in research dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced illnesses, was honored with the prestigious Distinguished Researcher Award from the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association.


Nelson Appointed to National Alliance Focusing on Improving HIV Care for Youth in Africa
LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been selected to serve as a member of the Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA).


UR Medicine Vein Care Teams Secure IAC Accreditation
UR Medicine Vein Center is the region’s first Vascular Surgery-led team to earn Intersocietal Accreditation Commission accreditation for comprehensive vein care.


Schor to Receive Child Neurology Society's Highest Honor
Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics and the pediatrician-in-chief at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has been named the recipient of the Child Neurology Society’s 2017 Hower Award, the organization’s highest honor.


Morgan Named Assistant Dean for URMC Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion
Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D., will be a resource for residents, fellows and faculty, help to recruit and retain underrepresented groups, and further the Medical Center's strategic goal of building a more welcoming and inclusive culture. Morgan is also senior director of SMD's Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity and assistant professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics.


Maquat Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society
Maquat’s pioneering contributions to our understanding of RNA’s role in sickness and in health and her commitment to mentoring the next generation of researchers and advocating for young women in the sciences earned her the honor.


Shinaman Appointed URMC General Counsel
Aileen Shinaman has been appointed Associate Vice President and General Counsel to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Shinaman, who will assume the position effective March 1, succeeds Christine Burke who will be retiring from the University.


Evidence Points to Fish Oil to Fight Asthma
University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients.


HEAL Program Offers Holistic Care for Victims of Interpersonal Violence
Victims of interpersonal violence (IPV) in the Rochester area now have a new resource that for the very first time gives them access to social, emotional and legal services all in one place. Overseen by URMC’s Department of Psychiatry and headquartered on the Strong Memorial Hospital campus, the HEAL program is a collective endeavor of URMC and several partnering social service agencies.


URMC Drug Extends Effectiveness of HIV Therapy
A new drug developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center extends the effectiveness of multiple HIV therapies by unleashing a cell’s own protective machinery on the virus.


Vascular Surgery, Vein Center Relocate to Larger Offices
UR Medicine’s Vascular Surgery and Vein Center teams are opening new, larger and more convenient offices at 140 Canal View Blvd., off Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road., on Wednesday, Feb. 1.


URMC Launches World's First ECHO® Eating Disorders Clinic
Using videoconferencing, URMC experts train community providers to recognize and manage eating disorders.


URMC Awarded up to $9M to Study Infectious Threats
The award to the Center for Community Health renews the University’s role as a member of the CDC’s Emerging Infections Program, a national network that monitors the activity of several infectious diseases and conducts studies that guide policy related to prevention and treatment.


UR Mindfulness Expert Writes Book on Humanity in Medicine
Ronald Epstein, M.D., a University of Rochester Medical Center professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology, and Medicine, has written the first book for the general public about mindfulness in medical practice, providing an inside look at how doctors think and illustrating his points with true stories.


UR Medicine Primary Care, Strong West Emergency Named ‘Guardians of Excellence’
The UR Primary Care Network and Strong West Emergency Department have earned Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award, ranking in the top 5 percent for Patient Experience in care delivery compared with similar programs across the country. This nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care is awarded annually to Press Ganey clients who have sustained patient satisfaction scores in the 95th percentile or higher for a full year.


Doctors, Chefs Offer ‘Map’ to Drive Healthy Habits
Experts from the UR Program for Nutrition in Medicine will offer “Cooking with Docs: Changing Behavior and Cooking Inspired Plant-Based Meals,” on Saturday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, N.Y. The event combines an interactive behavior change and nutrition workshop with hands-on cooking instruction aimed at helping participants learn how to make healthful changes.


Philip W. Davidson Elected President of IASSIDD
Philip W. Davidson, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Pediatrics, has been elected president of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD).


Wilmot Cancer Institute to host Feb. 11 Survivorship Symposium
The event is open to those undergoing cancer treatment, those who have completed treatment and caregivers.


UR Medicine Restrictions Begin Due to Flu
Flu restrictions are now in effect at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, and Wilmot Cancer Center.


Temple Joins UR Medicine as Chief of Colorectal Surgery
Temple also will lead the Surgical Health Outcomes & Research Enterprise (SHORE) and serve as professor of Surgery in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.


URMC Chosen for National Community Health and Health Equity Initiative
The University of Rochester Medical Center is one of only eight institutions chosen by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to join an effort to improve health equity and the health of communities nationwide.