News Archives of November 2014

November 26, 2014
Upstate’s first donor kidney chain is celebrated
Thanksgiving is a little extra special this year for four individuals who were part of Upstate University Hospital’s first ever donor kidney chain.

November 26, 2014
Cancer survivor develops career in cancer research at Upstate
Diagnosed with cancer at 17, Lucchesi now looks for cures for cancer as a pharmacology grad student at Upstate.

November 22, 2014
Spencer Wallace, 91, donates historical items to Joslin Diabetes Center
Donated items include a 1936 newspaper article announcing the first intermediate-acting insulin; a 1948 Joslin Diabetes Manual; a Glucagon kit from 1967; an old autoinjector and sterilizer unit for glass syringes.

November 21, 2014
College of Nursing degree programs, post-graduate certificate earn 10-year accreditation
The accreditation by the CCNE contributes to the improvement of the public’s health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.

November 20, 2014
Upstate celebrates Great American Smokeout
Upstate Medical University is celebrating the Great American Smokeout by making a recommitment to its smoke and tobacco-free policies.

November 19, 2014
Upstate Cancer Center Pharmacy offers quality assurance and education services
Cancer Center Pharmacy team collaborates with the center’s medical staff to develop the best and safest medication treatment options each patient being treated at the Upstate Cancer Center.

November 19, 2014
Mahoney visits College of Health Professions
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney visits the Cardiovascular Perfusion teaching lab at the Upstate’s College of Health Professions.

November 17, 2014
Upstate Gala steps off Nov. 21
Annual Upstate event will benefit patient care amenities at the hospital's Downtown and Community campuses, as hospital and Foundation celebrate silver and gold anniversaries.

November 17, 2014
Early snow paints Weiskotten Hall courtyard white
Autumn and Winter shared the Weiskotten Hall courtyard recently as the turning leaves where frosted by an early snow.  Autumn doesn’t turn into Winter until Dec. 21.

November 13, 2014
Upstate’s Community Campus introduces area’s first robotic arm technology for hip and knee procedures
The robotic arm helps physicians provide different treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.

News Archives of October 2014

October 29, 2014
Susan Keeter at H.W. Smith Elementary School
Susan Keeter, assistant director of creative services at Upstate Medical University, painter and children's book illustrator, offered third-grade students at H.W. Smith Elementary School in Syracuse a hands-on opportunity to learn about art and history by creating a portrait of Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser, the first African American woman to graduate from Upstate Medical University. Keeter's painting of Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser hangs in the Health Sciences Library at Weiskotten Hall.

October 24, 2014
Fay and Roy Whitney establish lectureship at College of Nursing with historic contribution
The Whitney's $50,000 gift is the largest contribution received by the College of Nursing. The Nursing Alumni Association will match future gifts to the endowment.

October 23, 2014
Two Upstate medical students chosen as national leadership scholars
Students put their efforts behind projects to improve lives in central New York, from good nutrition for school-aged children to helping educate students on mental health issues.

October 23, 2014
William Joseph Brunken, PhD, named vice chair for research for Ophthalmology Department
Brunken also will lead Upstate's Center for Vision Research, where current research is analyzing a host of vision problems, including macular degeneration.

October 20, 2014
Weiskotten Hall is finally seeing some fall color
Finally, the first signs of fall color are on display at Upstate Medical University's Weiskotten Hall. If you see signs of fall color on our Upstate campus, share them on our Facebook page at

October 15, 2014
Conference room dedication honors heroine of 1913 Binghamton fire
Thirty workers were killed in the 1913 fire at the Binghamton Clothing Company. The fire led to the creation of New York's Workers Compensation system.

October 14, 2014
Happy Birthday, Myrtle! Upstate nurse celebrates 90th birthday
At 90 years of age, Bush began her nursing career 70 years ago. She works at the Community Campus, assisting with annual flu clinics, cardiac risk screening clinics and health fairs.

October 7, 2014
Upstate launches annual Community Giving Campaign to benefit area human service agencies
Last year, the Upstate community raised more than $585,000 to support local agencies that help improve the lives of others.

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