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Building a jobs machine

While the facility is just in its planning stages, Alexis Vogt already is touting the impact of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. Since news broke last summer that the $600 million federal facility would have its headquarters in ...

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Photonics resource directory

A listing of businesses and organizations involved in photonics and optics Industry Associations and Societies American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) Federally funded consortium uniting government, industry and the academic community that seeks to advance manufacturing technology for ...

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American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics: Where it is

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics will have three homes in Rochester. The center, first announced in July, is spread out in the city of Rochester with different locations for each of its functions. The business headquarters and technology ...

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Photonics’ new focal point

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics officially came to life last July when the federal government announced a consortium led by Rochester institutions won a competition from the Department of Defense to serve as headquarters for an advanced manufacturing ...

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In many roles, he strives to improve geriatric care

“When someone’s been living for 90 years, and I hear her talking about the three different husbands that she had and the different things they’d done, it’s an incredible experience,” said renowned geriatrician Robert McCann M.D., Highland Hospital’s chief of ...

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A career in listening to others’ concerns

Carole Farley-Toombs R.N.  took a couple of years off after high school to move to New York City in the early 1970s. After two years there, she moved to a small town in Vermont where she found a job in ...

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A sense of mission in a stressful environment

Michael Kamali M.D. relishes the challenge of running Strong Memorial Hospital’s busy emergency department. “In all of medicine, I hope that everyone finds a noble type of aspect to what they do,” said the chairman of the Department of Emergency ...

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Director determined to provide best care

In her nearly four decades with Finger Lakes Health, Sharon Galasso R.N. has established a special rapport and bond with the nurses and residents she is charged with overseeing. “I just developed a love of long-term care and the residents,” ...

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Using skills to heal out in the community

After many years as a family doctor, Colleen Fogarty M.D. still looks forward to coming to work. “Community health has really been the place where I most want to use my clinical skills,” the family physician said. Though employed by ...

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An entrepreneurial approach to the grueling work of ICU

There is not a lot of glory in the work Joshua Smith R.N. does every day. As clinical leader of the intensive care unit at Unity Hospital/Rochester Regional Health, Smith said he and the other professionals on his team work ...

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Doctor intent on keeping seniors independent

Stephen Ryan M.D. has dedicated much of his adult life to keeping the elderly in their own homes and out of nursing homes. As medical director for ElderONE, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health, Ryan oversees the medical and quality ...

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‘Laughter, music, hugs’ at Marian’s House

When Mary Fazio R.N. was 14 years old, she was hospitalized for six weeks. While there she became intrigued with the hospital setting. So, after her release, she volunteered as a candy striper at a local hospital. She enjoyed the ...

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At Unity hospital, ‘Terry teaches us compassion’

Don’t ask Dorette “Terry” Clein how old she is because she won’t tell you. It’s not because she’s embarrassed about her age; rather, she’s a firm believer that age is just a number. It’s how you spend your years and ...

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Helping Hillside balance evolution of care, quality

Becoming a nurse was a natural decision for Ann Brennan Cott R.N. Cott, who is one of four nurses in her family, has always enjoyed working with people and helping them through challenging times. “It is extremely rewarding work,” she ...

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