Making a Difference

Together We Will Ensure the Gift of Sight

November 6, 2014

James Aquavella, M.D., treats blindness in infants and children. He is also helping to treat thousands of others by supporting faculty research through endowed professorships.

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Minehan and Corrigan Add to Scholarship Fund

The scholarship provides assistance for students in the School of Arts & Sciences. Recipients must have significant financial need, and preference is given to underrepresented minorities and/or athletes in good academic standing...


Barowsky Foundation Establishes Fellowship

The Andrew P. Barowsky Foundation, Inc. has committed $1 million to establish a fellowship benefiting students of Dominican University of California pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Rochester.


Goldbergs, Nathans Support DM2 Research

A $1.25 million gift from Lilyan (Lil) and Albert (Alfy) Nathan of Florida and Michael and Sherry Goldberg of Chicago will support research on myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.


Together We Will Take Research to New Heights

Faculty and research support help scientists like Lynne Maquat, Ph.D., develop therapies that may prevent or cure many diseases caused by RNA mutations.


Fine Family Supports Alzheimer's Care, Research

A $2 million gift from the Robert Fine Trust establishing the new Fine Professorship will be used to support care and research for Alzheimer’s disease.