News Archives of August 2015

August 31, 2015
It’s all in the numbers: medical coding change important to this job
The international numerical code assigned to document the diagnosis and procedures for every hospital patient will be updated for the first time in more than 40 years, as hospital's prepare with advanced training.

August 31, 2015
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital garden starts to bloom in its first year
With the help of Carol Watson Greenhouse, the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital garden grows, nurtures and inspires.

August 31, 2015
Upstate Stroke Team is at the fair
Members of Upstate University Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center team, from left, Russell Kinzig, Kristen Billodeau and Bob Venturino (all emergency department nurses), answer questions of New York State Fairgoers at Upstate’s exhibit in the Science & Industry Building. Upstate will have experts on a variety of health issues out at the fair each day during [...]

August 27, 2015
Upstate study featured on cover of The Journal of Neuroscience
The paper that describes a study into the cellular and molecular processes of cerebral cortex development—the brain’s outer layer of neural tissue—is featured on a recent cover of the July 29 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

August 24, 2015
Upstate to showcase regional services at New York State Fair
Visit Upstate's booths from Aug. 27 to Sept. 7 in the Science and Industry Building. Helmet giveaway is Aug. 29.

August 13, 2015
First-year medical students at Upstate receive white coats
First-year medical students at Upstate Medical University received their white coats Aug. 6 during a special ceremony that marks the beginning of a student's journey to becoming a physician. The ceremony is made possible by the Parents' and Family Association of the Medical Alumni Foundation, with support from the Onondaga County Medical Society.

August 13, 2015
Empire Innovation Scholar comes to Upstate, by way of Harvard, to unlock mysteries of the brain
Yao is studying diseases like schizophrenia and autism, and how they affect the brain.

August 13, 2015
Upstate is awarded federal grant to help catch disease-carrying mosquitoes
Trapping the dengue fever-carrying mosquito would provide soldiers with protection against disease when deployed to areas where mosquitoes are common.

August 11, 2015
Upstate’s Derek Cooney honored as CNY’s EMS Physician of Excellence
Cooney's numerous responsibilities includes serving as director of Upstate's Physician Response Team, medical director for Rural/Metro and an associate professor of emergency medicine

August 10, 2015
Upstate receives $1.5M state grant to expand programs for HIV-positive individuals
Expanded programming will target those individuals who are new to care, likely to withdraw from care, at risk of dropping out of care and those who are not virologically suppressed.

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.

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