Churchville-Chili airman completes basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman Ryan Thomas, a 2018 graduate of Churchville-Chili Senior High School, recently completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

Thomas completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.


UR researchers receive Breast Cancer Coalition grants

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester presented 2019 Research Initiative grants to Danielle Desa, a third-year biomedical engineering doctorate student at the University of Rochester, and Mark Noble, a professor in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

The grants annually fund new projects with the potential to yield significant medical breakthroughs in the cause and prevention of breast cancer, prevention of metastasis, and cure.

Desa received the $25,000 Pre and Post-Doctoral Grant to support her proposal, “Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying a Novel Predictor of Metastasis.” She will investigate how the way light scatters off fibrillar collagen helps predict metastasis in certain breast cancers.

Noble received the $50,000 Faculty Grant for his proposal, “Biomarker and Treatment Development for Breast Cancer with Acquired Tamoxifen Resistance.” The research will advance understanding of how resistance to the drug tamoxifen, which is used to treat ER-positive breast cancer, may develop.