News Archives of August 2014

August 26, 2014
Katie Martino, 14 year-old Westie who served as a therapy dog at Upstate for more than a decade, retires
With an Upstate ID badge hanging from her collar, Katie Martino spent 13 years greeting patients in the hospital's physical therapy unit.

August 26, 2014
Upstate Cancer Center welcomes patients
The Upstate Cancer Center welcomed patients for the first time Aug. 25.  The new 90,000 square foot facility features 27 infusion stations four linear accelerator vaults for radiation therapy, a high-tech intraoperative suite, which includes a 3T MRI, a four-season rooftop healing garden, meditation room, family resource center, multidisciplinary practice locations and private space for [...]

August 25, 2014
Three Upstate studies receive SUNY Brain Network of Excellence funding
In these awards, there is a clear recognition of the strength of Upstate Medical University’s vision research group as SUNY leaders in eye research, said Upstate officials

August 22, 2014
Upstate researchers report on air quality concerns for at-risk adults
Researchers say considering safety in the home for older adults, should include air quality, since older adults may spend up to 90 percent of the day indoors and suffer adverse effects from particulate matter in the air.

August 21, 2014
Upstate goes to the New York State Fair
Daily health tips and screenings, plus a free bicycle helmet giveaway, highlight Upstate Medical University's large exhibit at the New York State Fair, which runs through Sept. 1. It's all located in the Science and Technology Building.

August 20, 2014
Upstate Medical University goes to the New York State Fair
Crowd gathers at Upstate Medical University's exhibit at the New York State Fair, where last year 800 bike helmets were handed out. Upstate's Trauma Services staff made sure each child's helmet fit perfectly. This year, Upstate will again offer free bike helmets, Saturday, Aug., 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until supplies last. Upstate's fair exhibit is in the Science and Technology Building.

August 20, 2014
Steel rises on site of new academic building
The five-story building will be home to Upstate Medical University's College of Nursing and select programs of Upstate's College of Health Professions.

August 10, 2014
Katie Retires
Katie, a West Highland White Terrier, gets last-moment pets from a patient at Upstate University Hospital.  Katie retired after 13 years of service as a therapy dog, aiding patients in Upstate’s Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation area.  Looking on are Katie’s owner, Linda Martino, and holding Katie is Donna Sims, a recreational therapist.

August 10, 2014
Study looks at interactions between rural setting and the clinical experiences of students
Upstate medical students who trained in rural settings explore, through a special photo research project, how this experience changed their perspectives of medicine and their future practices.

August 10, 2014
Region’s top cancer-fighting technology housed at Upstate Cancer Center
Cancer-fighting technology, not available in the region, such as the VERO Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy System, has a home at the Upstate Cancer Center

News Archives of July 2014

July 30, 2014
With $50,000 Komen grant, Upstate Cancer Center seeks to increase mammography screening with special program at Pioneer Homes
The Upstate Cancer Center has received a $50,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen CNY Affiliate to help increase the rates of mammography screening in low-income, underserved women, with a specific focus on African-American women.

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.

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