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Aging Reimagined: URMC Embraces Age-Friendly Focus
The UR Aging Institute, led by director Annie Medina-Walpole, M.D., is transforming the care of older adults through research and innovation that is helping people live fuller lives at advanced ages. A series of stories in Rochester Medicine feature "Aging Reimagined: A New View of Old Age," the possibilities of "yes", the four M's of the age-friendly health system, and in-depth articles on Vital Care, Vital Living, and Vital Discovery where you'll get to know many of our incredible geriatricians.
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DOM is Impactful at Two GI Meetings
Faculty, APPs, and residents recently attended two national conferences and made an impression with multiple sessions and poster presentations. Congratulations to poster award winners: Timothy Lee, Jr., M.D., from Hospital Medicine, Monica Patel, M.D., M.B.A., and Abigail Schubach, M.D., M.S, both Internal Medicine residents.
A "Love Letter" to SMH
Charles Gay and his wife, Mary Jane Brooke, visit Strong often due to Charles' complex health issues. Mary Jane became enamored with all UR Medicine people she encountered and recognizes how every single person shared the "sacred responsibility" of caring for her husband. In this letter, she expresses her deep gratitude and enduring confidence in our care teams and support staff. (Note: Article is on the intranet. VPN connection required.)
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Appointments: Valerie Newman, M.D., from Primary Care, was named the Rochester District President of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP).

Publications: Ashley Jenkins, M.D., from Hospital Medicine, co-authored the editorial "Should we worry about the growing number of adults in children’s hospitals?" in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Research: From the division of Nephrology, "TMEM27 expression and clinical characteristics and survival in clear cell renal cell carcinoma" was published in Acta Oncologica. Authors include Rickinder Grewal, M.D., fellow Lisa Roberts, M.D., Luojing Chen, Ph.D., and Thu Le, M.D.

In the News: Sandhya Khurana, M.D., from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, is featured in the video series "Take Homes in Asthma" on Healio. She highlights key takeaways from the annual CHEST meeting.

In the News: Dave Dobrzynski, M.D., from Infectious Diseases, spoke with Men's Health about RSV in adults for the article "Why Doctors Say You Probably Don't Need an RSV Test," noting that people in high-risk groups should get tested when they're sick.

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December Dean's Lecture Features RNA Expert Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.

Maquat, the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics and founding director of the UR Center for RNA Biology, will present "Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay and Human Disease." Maquat's work has elucidated the role of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) in destroying faulty, disease-causing mRNAs. She'll discuss recent efforts that have revealed surprising mechanisms by which NMD influences normal and disease-associated metabolism, possibly opening new avenues for the development of therapeutics. SMD Dean Mark Taubman, M.D. and Jeff Hayes, Ph.D., the Shohei Koide Professor and chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics, will welcome and introduce Maquat.

Monday, December 12 from 4 to 5 p.m., Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576).
The talk will be followed by a reception on the Forbes Mezzanine (1-9580).
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Meet George Bailey! (No, not THAT George Bailey, although he is named after him.) This seven-year-old Manx/seal point Siamese is the furry friend of Jess Syposs, executive administrative assistant to Ruth O'Regan. He is a rescue from Colorado, who loves fresh cat nip, backyard exploring and/or lounging, chasing his toy mouse, and napping. His birthday is December 21, so he is also called the Christmas Cat, which was an inspiration for his namesake of "It's a Wonderful Life" fame.
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