News Archives of December 2014

December 15, 2014
Upstate is part of national innovative shoulder replacement implant study
Study seeks patients who are over 21 years of age, and have significant pain and functional impairment of the shoulder as a result of arthritis or other illness.

December 12, 2014
Upstate receives $49,600 from St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research
“The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is an invaluable resource to the Upstate community in our long-term goal of caring for all children with cancer and the short-term challenge of curing one child at a time," says children's cancer physician Karol Kerr.

December 10, 2014
Community Campus welcomes new vascular services office
New office provides evaluation, diagnostic management and treatment of vascular system diseases

December 10, 2014
Weiskotten Winter Wonderland
The Weiskotten Hall courtyard is transformed into a winter wonderland from the Syracuse area’s first major winter storm.  More than 8 inches of snow had fallen in Syracuse since Tuesday evening.

December 9, 2014
Two nurses honored with inaugural DAISY award
Ashely Adams and Shannan Morrisey are first at Upstate to receive the international honor that recognizes exemplary care from nurses.

December 4, 2014
NIH awards four grants over $1M to Upstate researchers in 2014
NIH grants are funding research into diseases, such as diabetes and cancer and global health challenges like dengue.

December 4, 2014
New Designated AIDS Center director ready to help state end AIDS epidemic
New York wants to decrease new HIV infections to 750 from 3,000. Reddy says more outreach and significant increases in HIV testing can put the goal within reach.

December 4, 2014
Health care hearing at Upstate
Upstate Medical University hosted the first public hearing on the New York Health bill that proposes a single-payer health care system.  Others will be held throughout the state through mid-January. The hearing was chaired by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried. Other Assembly members in attendance at the hearing were Al Stirpe, Sam Roberts and Barbara Lifton.

December 2, 2014
Movember Check Presentation
The Upstate Prostate Cancer team and the Syracuse Crunch faced off in a Movember challenge during the month of November. Participants from each team grew mustaches and posted progress photos of their facial hair on the Crunch website. Fans voted for their favorites and made donations to support the Prostate Cancer Care and Research Fund [...]

December 2, 2014
Upstate is named 2014 Customer of the Year by New York State Industries for the Disabled
Award recognizes Upstate for creating jobs for people with disabilities. This year Upstate employed 181 individuals with disabilities through NYSID member agencies.

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.

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