News Archives of July 2016

July 28, 2016
Upstate makes list of ‘Most Wired’ hospitals
Investments in technology strengthen patient safety and and health care and leads to greater operational efficiency.

July 28, 2016
First-year medical students in WSK courtyard
The Weiskotten Hall courtyard has been filled with people soaking up the sunshine, studying and eating lunch picnic-style this summer. This group of first-year medical students were doing all three of these things, but mainly studying (of course). While on your lunch or break, take a walk to the courtyard, snap a photograph and post it to our Upstate Medical University Facebook page. Show us how you are enjoying these glorious summer months on campus!

July 27, 2016
SPD Chief Fowler and SWAT Commander Belgrader present Seth Dukes, MD, with service award
Upstate's Emergency Medical Services Instructor W. Seth Dukes, MD, closes out his yearlong fellowship with a service award for his work with the Syracuse Police Department's SWAT Team and Upstate's EMS and Disaster Medicine Physician Response Team.

July 26, 2016
Upstate researcher to participate in NIH grant research on epigenetic autism spectrum disorder diagnostic test
Upstate's Frank Middleton, PhD, is working with Upstate alumnus and former medical resident Steven Hicks, MD, PhD, on developing an autism diagnostic test for kids aged two to six.

July 26, 2016
Upstate receives Komen grant to support breast cancer education, awareness at Syracuse Housing Authority
The funding supports the She Matters program, which began in 2014 and has interacted with more than 470 women with nearly 200 undergoing mammograms.

July 18, 2016
Upstate receives $1M state grant for program to keep vulnerable populations free of HIV
Funding is part of governor's plan to reduce annual number of HIV infections.

July 18, 2016
Upstate reinstates pancreas transplant program
Transplant remains best option for brittle diabetics and those with underlying kidney disease.

July 18, 2016
College students learn about the biomedical sciences through SURF program
Students interested in the biomedical sciences spend the summer at Upstate through the College of Graduate Studies’ Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program.

July 15, 2016
Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, attended Cancer Moonshot event
Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Urology and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, discussed President Obama's Cancer Moonshot initiative, led by Vice President Joe Biden, today with WAER 88.3 reporter Christian Unkenholz. Cancer Moonshot aims to unite efforts and accelerate cancer advancements in the United States. Combining public education and outreach with an increase in funding for focused research, Dr. Kotula believes this initiative will revitalize patient participation in clinical trials and increase collaboration between cancer research experts. Dr. Kotula said he believes we will see, "a significant decrease in mortality from cancer with a significant increase in the quality of life for those diagnosed within the next decade or two."

July 6, 2016
Community Campus celebrates fifth anniversary in ceremony July 11
Upstate University Hospital's Community Campus will mark its fifth anniversary as part of Upstate Medical University Monday, July 11 at 11 a.m. outside the front entrance. The entire Upstate community is welcome to attend.

News Archives of June 2016

June 30, 2016
Oncology physicians at Upstate Cancer Center selected by CMS for initiative to promote better cancer care
The Oncology Care Model encourages improved care and lower costs that reward high-quality patient care

June 30, 2016
Video offers tips on how to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne illness
Experts discuss Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses that can be spread from the bug bite.

June 27, 2016
Upstate autism expert pens children’s book to help kids connect with friends with autism
Carey & Sally, Friends with Autism, is a colorful companion piece to Upstate's popular puppet workshop, featuring characters with autism.

June 27, 2016
Upstate is part of statewide initiative to increase breastfeeding rates
"Despite the many benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and infants, only about 16 percent of American mothers breastfeed exclusively for six months," an Upstate expert notes.

June 27, 2016
Upstate Foundation receives national distinction
Guidestar recognizes Upstate Foundation for the information it offers donors on charitable giving, mission, finances.

June 16, 2016
LEON Festival to showcase Upstate services for kids and families June 23
National singing sensation Kidz Bop will headline festival that will include fireworks and information on keeping your child safe in the summer and all year long.

June 16, 2016
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center partners with Upstate University Hospital to provide stroke services
Claxton joins River Hospital and Carthage Area Hospital in partnering with Upstate for stroke care.

June 14, 2016
Upstate launches fellowship program in addiction psychiatry
The fellowship is one of only eight in New York and comes at a time when addiction to pain meds is a nationwide epidemic.

June 14, 2016
National Cancer Survivors Day
Hundreds attended the Upstate Cancer Center's National Cancer Survivor Day event June 12. It was the 20th annual gathering of cancer survivors hosted by Upstate, and this year it was celebrated at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. Open to cancer survivors, their families and friends, the event featured animal demonstrations, a picnic dinner and face painting.

June 6, 2016
Largest crowd ever set to attend Upstate’s National Cancer Survivor Day Celebration June 12
More than 850 survivors and friends are expected to attend event at Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park to celebrate winning the battle against cancer.

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