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Notes from the RCR Registered Dietitian

Posted on April 14, 2021 in General

Meet Vicky Fink, our guest blog author, and RCR’s Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator. She works closely with many of our study participants, especially those in our weight loss studies to help them develop lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits. Maybe you find yourself cooking and eating at home more during the covid pandemic? Are […]

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Meet the CEO – Patricia Larrabee

Posted on March 23, 2021 in General

RCR is proud to be a woman-owned business, meet the CEO, Patricia Larrabee. Patricia Larrabee MSN, NP-S Patricia founded RCR in 1994 with a vision. To provide the residents of the greater Rochester area access to clinical research studies, and to advance new medical treatments that improve quality of life. Patricia has done exactly that. […]

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#HealthHistory- Dr. Patricia Bath

Posted on March 15, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Dr. Patricia Bath is known for being an innovative research scientist and advocate for blindness prevention, treatment and cure. Dr. Bath’s most well-known invention was the Laserphaco Probe, a device frequently used for cataracts. She received a patent for the device in 1988, becoming the first […]

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#HealthHistory- Dr. Audrey Evans

Posted on March 3, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Dr. Audrey Evans is known as a pioneer in the clinical study and treatment of childhood cancers. She made historical medical advancements more specifically in neuroblastoma, the most common of childhood cancers.  Dr. Evans, originally from Britain, came to the US as a fellow at Boston […]

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“I tested negative for COVID-19 antibodies after the vaccine? Why?”

Posted on February 25, 2021 in General

Our very own Dr. Tammi Shlotzhauer explains why this can happen. Dr. Shlotzhauer is the Assistant Medical Director of Rochester Clinical Research as well as a practicing rheumatologist. She is board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology. By Dr. Tammi Shlotzhauer To understand this, you need to understand a little about immunology, viruses, and vaccines […]

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#HealthHistory- Otis Boykin

Posted on February 19, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Otis Boykin Meet Otis Boykin, an American Inventor, and Engineer Boykin is known for several important contributions to pacemakers and cardiac rhythm devices. Pacemakers are small devices that help the heart beat regularly by delivering small electric stimulation that controls the heartbeat. This device helps control […]

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#HealthHistory-Dr. Charles Richard Drew

Posted on February 12, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Dr. Charles Richard Drew Meet Dr. Drew, also known as the “Father of the Blood Bank”. Dr. Drew made numerous contributions to medicine, including organizing America’s first large scale blood blank, finding new ways to preserve blood plasma as well as introducing mobile blood collection units. […]

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What Does the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Efficacy Data Mean?

Posted on February 11, 2021 in General

With Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine efficacy data released this past week, and the announcement of their submission to the FDA for Emergency Use Authorization, many are left with questions regarding how good this vaccine truly is. In a nutshell, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine candidate was 72% effective in the US and 66% effective […]

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#HealthHistory – Dr. Jane C. Wright

Posted on February 4, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Dr. Jane C. Wright Dr. Jane C. Wright made historical medical advancements in cancer research and treatment and is noted for contributions to chemotherapy. During Dr. Wright’s time, chemotherapy was mostly experimental. She was one of the first to test many cancer chemotherapy treatments. Dr. […]

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What Are mRNA Vaccines?

Posted on January 25, 2021 in General

Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic has become a worldwide effort to produce effective and safe vaccines as quickly as possible. Some vaccine developers have used messenger RNA (mRNA) technology to do this. Both of the current EAU COVID-19 Vaccines being distributed, Pfizer and Moderna, utilize mRNA technology. While COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are new, they are not […]

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