News Archives of August 2016

August 26, 2016
Upstate goes to the New York State Fair
Upstate's exhibit is a great opportunity for fairgoers to get their health questions answered and to learn about educational opportunities at the area's only academic medical center.

August 23, 2016
Banjo in the courtyard
Greg Bales plays the banjo under a tree in the courtyard of Weiskotten Hall Aug. 23. Bales is a senior in the Medical Technology Program at Upstate's College of Health Professions. Today Upstate welcomes students to campus with a picnic in the courtyard.

August 19, 2016
Destination Downtown: Upstate relocates 170 employees to the Galleries
A total of 400 Upstate employees are expected to work downtown by fall.

August 19, 2016
New medical college curriculum enhances integration of basic and clinical sciences
New curriculum for first-year medical students will also include problem-solving classes to increase discussion of clinical, ethical, social and population health-related cases.

August 17, 2016
Richard Cantor named Physician of the Year by NY American College of Emergency Physicians
Director of Upstate's Pediatric Emergency Department since 1984, Dr. Richie Cantor has been named Physician of the Year by the New York American College of Emergency Physicians.

August 11, 2016
Gov. Cuomo names Upstate president as co-chair of CNY Regional Economic Development Council
Gov. Cuomo announces appointment of President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, to co-chair of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council.

August 8, 2016
Upstate’s Nicky Jennings speaks on HIV efforts in CNY
Upstate’s Certified Health Education Specialist Nicky Jennings spoke at an Aug. 8 press conference at City Hall about the first-year accomplishments of Mayor Stephanie Miner’s End the Epidemic Task Force. Jennings is a member of the task force and helps to run PrEP in CNY, an organization working to end new HIV infections with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

August 5, 2016
Upstate welcomes new students to campus
The arrival of first-year students to the Upstate Medical University campus Aug. 4 marks the start of a new academic year.

August 5, 2016
Boston IVF, Upstate announce fertility care partnership
Partnership will benefit patients and play role in Upstate's residency program.

August 4, 2016
Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates opening of special unit to treat children’s medical emergencies
New unit, separate from the adult emergency room, opens to patients Aug. 9.

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.

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