News Archives of November 2015

November 25, 2015
A ‘Thanksgiving with renewed significance’ helps shine light on need for living donors
Rita Higgins received a kidney from her niece, Nicole Doty, after four years of dialysis three days a week.

November 24, 2015
Renowned pathologist to deliver the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture about ‘Estrogen, Obesity and Breast Cancer’ Dec. 3
Dr Hironobu Sasano is consider as one of the top 20 most influential researchers in breast cancer. His presentation is made possible with support of the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.

November 23, 2015
Upstate Medical University, U.S. Army to partner on grant up to $12M to develop dengue virus vaccine
Dengue is mosquito-borne viral disease that affects about half of the world's population, according to the World Health Organization. There are no licensed dengue vaccines or antiviral therapies currently available.

November 20, 2015
In spirit of giving, Upstate prepares 1,300 lunches for the Rescue Mission
Upstate Orthopedics prepared 1,300 sandwiches for distribution to local individuals, to be served by the Rescue Mission.

November 20, 2015
Upstate earns designation as a VHL Clinical Care Center
International organization cites Upstate's medical expertise, from clinical services to genetic counseling and social support.

November 19, 2015
Syracuse Housing Authority properties are now smoke free
Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta, left, speaks with Dr. Leslie Kohman, medical director of Upstate Cancer Cancer, at a press event to announce that all Syracuse Housing Authority properties are now smoke free. Upstate has provided SHA residents with free smoking-cessation classes. The announcement was made Nov. 19 in celebration of the Great American Smokeout.

November 13, 2015
Upstate celebrates Great American Smokeout with Lung Cancer Awareness Day Nov. 19
Event highlighting newest treatments for lung cancer, a vigil and art show are among the day's offerings.

November 12, 2015
Baldwin Fund to support five breast cancer research projects and two lectures
Upstate using funds raised locally to fuel breast cancer research on a number of fronts, including identify new drugs to inhibit breast cancer.

November 12, 2015
Upstate earns StormReady designation from National Weather Service
Designation means Upstate is ready for wind, snow, sleet rain or whatever weather comes its way.

November 4, 2015
Weiskotten Hall courtyard looks beautiful in November
The Weiskotten Hall courtyard looks gorgeous this first week of November. Stop by to see the colors when you are on campus.

News Archives of October 2015

October 30, 2015
Halloween parade at the children’s hospital
The Child Life Program at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital pulled off the party of the year today for our pediatric patients. The annual Halloween parade brought together more than 125 volunteers and employees, and 45 stops for tricks and treats in our Halloween village. Upstate's Office of Marketing and University Communications dressed as party animals for the event.

October 30, 2015
Upstate, Harvard, Syracuse study shows how better indoor environments enhance cognitive function
Upstate's Usha Satish is among the principal investigators. Upstate and Harvard will collaborate on next phase of study, moving from lab to real buildings.

October 27, 2015
Upstate Cancer Center to host performances by Syracuse University musicians
Students and faculty from Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University are expected to begin performances at Upstate Cancer Center Nov. 4.

October 27, 2015
Upstate Gala, set for Nov. 20, to support palliative care services
Upstate's palliative care services for adults and children facing serious illness or requiring end-of-life care to benefit from Upstate Gala Nov. 20.

October 23, 2015
Upstate Cancer Center receives $50K grant from Ovarian Cancer Research Fund to launch support program for patients with gynecologic cancers
The Woman to Woman program at Upstate will provide emotional support, as well as promote education and advocacy for women suffering from gynecologic cancers.

October 22, 2015
Upstate sponsors Crunch home opener
Nearly two dozens nurses from Upstate University Hospital escorted Syracuse Crunch players to the ice during festivities to mark the Crunch home opener, which was sponsored by Upstate.

October 15, 2015
Upstate, area SUNY institutions share in $18M state grant to enhance education, training
The funding, part of the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program, is earmarked to create innovation lab space for education with applications for use by area businesses.

October 15, 2015
Trio of students from Syracuse City School District unite in incoming College of Medicine class
Upstate officials believe this is the first time that three students from the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) have been members of the same College of Medicine class.

October 15, 2015
Upstate’s Cancer Care magazine wins national award for excellence
Association of Women in Communications honors Cancer Care with its Clarion Award.

October 8, 2015
For Community Campus nurse, patient care extends to Guatemala
Volunteer journey takes registered nurse Barbra Kalaina-Brown from bedside at Upstate's Community Campus to clinic in Guatemala.

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