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URMC Professor, Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., Joining Global Community of Innovative Teachers!

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Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., is Named “Apple Distinguished Educator”

This year, the University of Rochester Medical Center’s School of Medicine and Dentistry became one of the nation’s first medical schools to implement a fully electronic curriculum. Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, was instrumental in making that happen. Lyness is now being asked to share his passion and ideas for innovative teaching with educators around the world.

Apple Inc. has invited Lyness to join the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013. Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE’s) collaborate on solutions to global education challenges, advise Apple on technology integration in learning environments, share their expertise with educators and policymakers, and motivate one another to continually transform education. Selected through a competitive process, ADE’s reside in nearly 40 countries worldwide.

“I hope to learn much about the ways people at other institutions, and in other parts of the world, are using technology,” says Lyness. “I will bring back what I learn to share with my colleagues at URMC. I’ll also spread the word about the incredible things we are doing here.”

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Siemens CEO to Speak at URMC!


SIEMENS CEO TO SPEAK AT URMC – Monday, Feb. 25TH at 12:30pm

SIEMENS President and CEO Gregory Sorensen, M.D., will lecture at URMC at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, discussing how new payment models hinder technical innovation – and how smart companies are facing those challenges.

His hour-long talk, titled “Pursuing Innovation with PET-MRI in an Era of Value-based Healthcare,” takes place in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) and focuses on Biograph mMR, or PET-MRI technology. Sorensen, who holds seven patents, has a deep understanding of the value medical technology provides to clinical practitioners – and a keen appreciation of the vital role measurable outcomes play in modern health care delivery.

Lunch will be provided at noon. The special lecture is presented jointly by the Department of Imaging Sciences and SIEMENS Healthcare North America. You can view and print a flyer to help promote the talk in your area, here.

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Scott Catlin to Head University’s Combined Office of Technology Transfer

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Scott Catlin has been appointed associate vice president for innovation and technology commercialization. He will oversee the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Rochester.

“Scott Catlin’s breadth of knowledge, expertise, and corporate experience will serve us well and advance the mission of the Office of Technology Transfer,” said Robert Clark, interim senior vice president for research.

Catlin is currently legal section head for Abbott Medical Optics Inc. in Santa Ana, Calif., where he managed a team of 18 attorneys and support staff. Catlin earned his B.S. in optical engineering at the University of Rochester in 1992, graduating summa cum laude. Three years later, he graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School with his Juris Doctorate. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and American Intellectual Property Association.

“I look forward to building bridges between the University’s researchers and the commercial world,” said Catlin. “The goal is to turn the University’s cutting-edge innovation into products and services that benefit patients, society and the environment, while also helping to create jobs in the local community.”


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