News Archives of July 2015

July 30, 2015
Upstate celebrates 10th anniversary of smoke-free initiative
In 2005, Upstate became the first health care facility in New York, and the first SUNY campus to be completely smoke-free. Since then, Upstate has partnered with Central New York organizations to encourage other institutions to protect the health of the community by going smoke-free.

July 28, 2015
A sea of summer blossoms paints a color picture in the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital gardens.
A sea of summer blossoms paints a color picture in the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital gardens.

July 27, 2015
Retiring dean tells what drives demand for CHP grads
Hugh Bonner, PhD, says high demand for health careers will highlight job market for foreseeable future, especially as population of those older 65 increases.

July 24, 2015
Upstate faculty member is honored with St. George National Award from America Cancer Society
Leslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center is one of 23 to win the honor that recognizes leadership in helping to further the society's fight against cancer.

July 24, 2015
Researchers at Upstate make new discovery into cell death and a possible protective mechanism
Study, published in the online edition of Nature, has key implications for human disease, especially aging-related neuromuscular degenerative diseases, like ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

July 23, 2015
Consulting with hospitals across the country lands Jennifer Speicher close to home as Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital’s new administrator
Born in Canada, educated at Syracuse University, Jennifer Speicher joins the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital team.

July 22, 2015
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie visits Upstate Medical University
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, center, visited Upstate Medical University July 21 to learn more about the academic medical center’s impact in Central New York and issues related to academic medicine. While on campus he toured Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Upstate Cancer Center, where he was flanked by, from left, Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations Dan Hurley; Assemblyman William Magnarelli, Distinguished Service Professor Leslie Kohman, MD, and College of Medicine Dean David Duggan, MD.

July 21, 2015
Medical school mission statements may influence graduate student outcomes, Upstate study finds
Professor Christopher Morley, PhD, is lead author on the medical school mission statement study, which was published in a recent edition of the journal Family Medicine. Coauthors, also from Upstate Medical University are Emily Mader, MPH, MMP, and medical student Timothy Smilnak.

July 21, 2015
Summer volunteer program gives teens insight into the delivery of health care
More than 100 high school students will spend their summer exploring the medical field and learning the value of caring for others through Upstate Medical University’s Teen Volunteer Program.

July 16, 2015
Upstate creates Transitional Care department
Department will enhance after-hospital care for patients by strengthening collaboration between caregivers and outside agencies.

News Archives of June 2015

June 23, 2015
Upstate names chief quality officer and chief experience officer
Hans Cassagnol, MD, MMM, FACOG, was named chief quality officer and Amy Marie Gressler Szczesniak was named chief experience officer at Upstate University Hospital.

June 22, 2015
New prostate surgery option now available at the Community Campus
The procedure, called holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), uses a high-power laser to remove the obstructive portion of an enlarged prostate in its entirety.

June 22, 2015
Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center receives top honors from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
The Honor Roll Elite award recognizes Upstate's commitment to providing stroke patients the highest level of care.

June 18, 2015
Upstate sponsors LEON Festival June 25
National singing sensation Kidz Bop will headline the second annual LEON Festival, NOEL spelled backwards, presented by Upstate Medical University June 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Park.

June 18, 2015
Upstate earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation
Upstate has earned the CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees.

June 18, 2015
Komen grant to expand Upstate Cancer Center’s breast cancer screening program
In addition to extending this program to other Syracuse Housing Authority properties, the Komen grant continues the program at Pioneer Homes, which began last year, also funded by Komen.

June 17, 2015
Advocates for Upstate Medical University awards $120,000 to support Upstate’s mission
The funding supports programs that enhance patient care and advocate for the health and wellness of the Central New York community. Since 2000, the Advocates have provided Upstate with 662 grants, totaling $1,216,000.

June 12, 2015
CEOs gather
All five former Upstate University Hospital chief executive officers, whose tenure of leadership date back to the opening of the hospital, joined current CEO John McCabe, MD, June 10 for a celebration and the naming of the hospital’s main lobby the James H. Abbott Lobby, in recognition of the hospital’s first leader.  Attending this historic [...]

June 12, 2015
Upstate Medical University alumnus is new president-elect of American Medical Association
Andrew Gurman, MD, who graduated from Upstate in 1980, is set to head one of the nation's largest physician organizations.

June 12, 2015
Chairs of Neurology and Anesthesiology named
Luis Mejico, MD, professor of neurology and ophthalmology, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology, and Sebastian Thomas, MD, professor of anesthesiology, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology.

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