News Archives of February 2015

February 26, 2015
Estate of Robert M. McElfresh donates $100,000 in support of Upstate’s Community Campus
More than 60 years after Robert M. McElfresh received care at what is now the Upstate University Hospital Community Campus, his philanthropic gift will help patients of today.

February 25, 2015
U.S. Rep. John Katko visits the Upstate campus
U.S. Representative John Katko met with faculty, administrators and students during his visit Feb. 24 to the Upstate Medical University campus.  The Syracuse-area congressman received briefings from Upstate officials on academic medicine and Upstate’s role as a health care and health education resource for the region.

February 25, 2015
Upstate takes center ice for health awareness at Syracuse Crunch game Feb. 27
Billed as Hockey and Heels: A Night of Women’s Health, the special event will feature free blood pressure, body mass index and cardiac risk assessment screenings that will take place in the War Memorial.

February 25, 2015
Elizabeth Blackwell and Sarah Loguen Fraser lectures presented in February
Two key lectures at Upstate reflect and honor Upstate graduates Elizabeth Blackwell and Sarah Loguen

February 12, 2015
Upstate medical students celebrate Compassionate Care day
Students in the Gold Humanism Honor Society at Upstate will deliver pill boxes to patients as a small gesture of kindness reinforcing the need to show compassionate care to patients.

February 10, 2015
New shoulder replacement implant provides more secure, longer last bond for bone growth
Upstate is one of two health care facilities in New York and among only six facilities nationwide to use this FDA-approved implantable device for shoulder replacements.

February 10, 2015
NYU displays healing masks created by Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital patients
Art therapy helps pediatric patients safely express feelings about their illness and pain, teaches a positive coping mechanism and builds self-confidence.

February 9, 2015
College of Nursing looks to expand clinical experiences for graduate students
Nurse Practitioner student Phitsamai Thatvihane is completing her clinical experience hours at Upstate University Hospital’s GemCare, the special emergency department for individuals over the age of 65, located on Upstate’s Community Campus.

News Archives of January 2015

January 29, 2015
Upstate celebrates Black History Month in February
Black Life, History and Culture is the theme of Upstate Medical University’s Black History Month celebration in February.

January 27, 2015
Upstate University Hospital’s stroke team featured on Bridge Street
Upstate University Hospital's Comprehensive Stroke Center featured on WSYR's Bridge Street.

January 20, 2015
Upstate University Hospital earns Comprehensive Stroke Center designation by national healthcare accrediting agency
Upstate is only hospital in CNY to receive this designation.

January 20, 2015
Donna Bacchi talks about tracking your fitness with News Channel 9
Donna Bacchi, MD, MPH, director of the Central New York Master of Public Health program at Upstate Medical University, talked with Caitlin Nuclo and Jim Kearns from News Channel 9 Jan. 21 about the benefits of tracking your fitness efforts with devices like the Fitbit, or with something as simple as a pedometer. Even without 100 percent accuracy, there are many benefits. To see the story, visit

January 16, 2015
Upstate’s Women’s Imaging Department named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Upstate's Women's Imaging sought and earned full accreditation from the American College of Radiology in all of their accreditation programs.

January 15, 2015
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development funds molecular study at Upstate
Francesca Pignoni, PhD, leads the study awarded $161,000 in funding that could have a significant impact on stem cell research, developmental biology and the study of human diseases.

January 15, 2015
Bellevue Hospital critical care chief visits Upstate to discuss Ebola preparedness
Laura Evans, M.D., right, director of critical care at Bellevue Hospital and the physician charged with leading the Ebola team at Bellevue, made a special visit to Upstate Jan. 9.

January 15, 2015
OASIS offers hundreds of enrichment opportunities in winter, spring programs
OASIS provides learning and social activities to those 50 years of age and older here in central New York.

January 15, 2015
CNYMPH student project empowers Syracuse refugees
Rozlynn Jakes-Johnson, a student in Upstate Medical University’s Master of Public Health program, introduces refugees who participated in her PhotoVoice project.  Armed with cameras, the refugees, most living on the North Side of Syracuse, took photos aimed at capturing three elements in their daily lives—community, connection and belonging.  The photographers then offered their views on [...]

January 9, 2015
Donated artwork now on display at the Community Campus
This painting, “Cosmic Symphony,” is a wonderful and welcoming addition to this facility and will certainly engage visitors for years to come, said an Upstate Foundation official.

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