News Archives of November 2011

November 30, 2011
Upstate secures $32M in funding for tower work
Upstate Medical University has secured $32 million from the sale of bonds to complete transformation of downtown apartment complex to residence hall

November 28, 2011
New post will seek international research collaborations
Ziwei Huang, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology and director of the Cancer Research Institute, has been named as Upstate’s new associate vice president for research partnerships and international collaborations.

November 28, 2011
Radiothon to benefit pediatric cancer care starts Nov. 30
Radiothon to air locally will support pediatric cancer services at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Last year, the radiothon raised more than $108,000.

November 18, 2011
Quilts for kidney donors and recipients
Frank Froschauer and Lyn Livermore present quilts to kidney donor Jim Miller and kidney recipient Lisa Stankus at Upstate University Hospital Nov. 18. Livermore's quilting guild is creating quilts for kidney donor/recipient pairs to raise awareness for the need for more living donors. Livermore also created the quilts as a tribute to her friend Mary Ellen Froschauer, who died of a heart condition in 2008. Livermore donated one of her kidneys to Mary Ellen Froschauer in 2002.

November 18, 2011
Firefighters contribute 15,000 to cancer research
The Retired Professional Firefighters Cancer Fund has contributed $15,000 to support lung and breast cancer research at Upstate Medical University.

November 18, 2011
Upstate Gala will support scholarships, renovations
Gala, first since acquisition of Community General Hospital, will benefit both campuses by supporting student scholarships and renovations at Upstate’s Community General campus.

November 17, 2011
Retired Professional Firefighters Cancer Fund donates $15,000 to the Upstate Cancer Center
The Retired Professional Firefighters Cancer Fund donated $15,000 to the Upstate Cancer Center. The donation will be earmarked for cancer research. Firefighters have a higher incidence of some cancers than the general population. Pictured are Binghamton firefighter Pat Eggleston, City of Syracuse fire chief Mark McLees, Upstate Cancer Center administrator Dick Kilburg, Retired Professional Firefighters Cancer Fund chairman Bill Newland, Fund board member Tricia Newland, Syracuse Firefighters Union president Jim Ennis, and Binghamton firefighter John Janos.

November 14, 2011
Upstate Bariatric Surgery Center earns five-star rating
Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse has been named among the top hospitals in the nation for bariatric surgery, receiving a 5-star rating in a recent report by HealthGrades.

November 14, 2011
OASIS marks 10th anniversary of enriching lives
Syracuse program, sponsored by Upstate Medical University, now boasts 8,900 members who participate regulary in educational programming and community service outreach.

November 11, 2011
Bill Corr, deputy secretary for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services visits Upstate
Bill Corr, deputy secretary for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, speaks with a student at Upstate Medical University, following his presentation on health care reform Nov. 9. In his remarks, Corr noted that 32 million uninsured will enter the healthcare system by 2014. Corr's visit was sponsored by Upstate's Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

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