News Archives of July 2014

July 24, 2014
Teens learn about health care through Upstate’s Summer Teen Volunteer Program
For teens who are undecided about their career paths, volunteering helps to broaden their field of education and their perspectives on health care career opportunities.

July 18, 2014
Upstate Cancer Center ribbon cutting
Upstate, local and state officials were joined by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Upstate Cancer Center July 18. Upstate Cancer Center encompasses 90,000 square feet and will occupy three of the five floors inside the new facility that adjoins Upstate University Hospital. The center features new cancer-fighting technology, a four-season rooftop healing garden, meditation room, 27 infusion chairs and a high-tech intraoperative suite combining an OR, MR and IR.

July 18, 2014
Upstate Cancer Center fundraising campaign surpasses goal, raises $17.4M
Give Hope a New Home, the fundraising campaign that was launched to help support the Upstate Cancer Center, has surpassed its $15 million goal, raising $17.4 million.

July 18, 2014
Upstate Cancer Center’s innovative design merges nature and advanced cancer-fighting technology
Local and state officials and patients cut the ribbon on the new Upstate Cancer Center Friday, in advance of the public preview set for Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 10, 2014
Upstate Medical University among nine SUNY campuses to share $900,000 funding
Sharon Brangman, MD, will serve as principal investigator to develop the SUNY Network Aging Partnership to collaborate research on aging across SUNY's medical schools.

July 10, 2014
CNY teens try out health care careers at Upstate’s MedQuest camp
Upstate Medical University’s MedQuest Health Careers Exploration Camp teaches students what it's like to work in many health-related fields through hands-on learning.

July 3, 2014
CNYMPH program receives five-year accreditation
The Central New York Master of Public Health Program, a joint program of Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University is accredited through July 1, 2019.

July 2, 2014
Researchers offer insight into needs, risks of low-wage workers and the impact on public health
Report surveys issues related to health and safety in the workplace and access to health care

July 2, 2014
$120K in support for hospital programs comes courtesy of the Advocates for Upstate Medical University
Support includes funds for living donor transplant outreach program and the Jim and DeeDee Walsh Family Birth Center at the Community Campus.

July 2, 2014
Black Hawk landing
A Black Hawk helicopter from Ft. Drum army post near Watertown, N.Y., prepares to land on the helipad atop Upstate University Hospital June 26.  The Black Hawk helicopter was part of a training exercise for Upstate trauma and emergency services staff in loading and unloading patients into the helicopter.  The training session also helped familiarize [...]

News Archives of June 2014

June 26, 2014
Project SEARCH partners Syracuse teens with Upstate departments for perfect results
Upstate’s Project SEARCH partnership with the Syracuse City School District is supported by ARC of Onondaga’s Employment Options and CNY Developmental Services Office.

June 26, 2014
Robert Lotkowictz named physical plant director
He previously served as director of municipal operations for Skaneateles and in management roles at Carrier, Welch Allyn and Cornell University.

June 24, 2014
Mica Owens honored for perfect attendance at Project SEARCH
Mica Owens, a senior in the Syracuse City School District, shows off his perfect attendance certificated he earned during Upstate Medical University’s Project SEARCH program. Owens never missed a day or even a hour of his internship at Upstate, which ran from September 2013 to June 2014. Owens served as an intern in Upstate’s Environmental [...]

June 24, 2014
Respiratory therapy, medical students to volunteer in Nicaragua
Mid-July excursion will take students to Central American nation to aid health care providers in rural villages with health assessments, other tasks.

June 20, 2014
Joslin Diabetes Center to expand, increase patient capacity
The center sees approximately 30,000 patient visits annually and expects to add 6,400 new visits with the renovation.

June 19, 2014
Try on a White Coat program wins funding
Upstate's new program to highlight health care careers for students under-represented populations has been awarded a $10,000 grant from SUNY.

June 18, 2014
Upstate receives $32,000 gift to support therapeutic music in Cancer Center
Cancer survivor and her husband established Alive! Foundation to support programs that promote healthy living for cancer survivors.

June 17, 2014
Leon Festival to offer free fun and health information to keep kids safe this summer
Upstate will present celebration marking unofficial start to summer with Kidz Bop performance, fireworks and information on how to keep kids safe this summer by Upstate experts.

June 12, 2014
Upstate Sleep Center
At a recent health fair, the Upstate Sleep Center showcases some of its treatment options, including “nasal pillows,” right, that are used during studies to treat patients with sleep apnea, and electrodes that are used to monitor brain waves, eye movements, breathing and chin and muscle tone during sleep studies. The center, located at Medical Center West in Camillus, was recently reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

June 11, 2014
Thomas K. Swoboda, MD, joins Binghamton Campus as associate dean for academic affairs
Swoboda has held faculty positions in emergency medicine and as residency program director for emergency medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center.

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