News Archives of May 2012

May 30, 2012
Upstate deploys ‘game-changing’ device in treatment of stroke symptoms
Called the Solitaire FR Revascularization Device, it provides physicians with the ability to restore blood flow and retrieve clots in patients experiencing acute ischemic stroke.

May 30, 2012
16th Annual Paige’s Butterfly Run benefiting Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is June 2
Join Team Upstate for the 16th Annual Paige's Butterfly Run Saturday, June 2 in Clinton Square. Paige’s Butterfly Run is the only walk/run in central New York benefitting pediatric cancer care and research at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. at the event. For more information, contact Toni Gary at or 4-4264.

May 23, 2012
Upstate Stroke Center earns second consecutive Gold Plus Award for stroke care
Upstate is the only hospital in the region that has the ability to treat stroke patients beyond the three-hour window with clot-retrieval technology.

May 23, 2012
Dr. Ruth Weinstock, founder of Upstate Joslin Diabetes Center, earns SUNY’s highest honor
Weinstock is named a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in recognition of her leadership, and academic and research endeavors, including coordinating diabetes care for more than 25,000 Central New Yorkers.

May 23, 2012
Upstate graduates celebrate at Commencement 2012
Julie Hyojung Lyou, who graduated from Upstate Medical University May 20, is the the first recipient of Upstate's joint doctor of medicine and master of public health degree.

May 18, 2012
Two win Chancellor Awards for Student Excellence
Chigozie Onyinana and Kasandra L. Scales are honored for their scholarship, student leadership an civic engagement.

May 17, 2012
Upstate Medical University confers degrees
Upstate will confer 506 degrees and 18 professional certificates to graduates of its colleges of Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing May 20.

May 14, 2012
Midwifery service wins grant to expand services
Grant from the Community Health Foundation will expand midwifery services for low-income women. The provider-based midwifery program is set to fully launch by early fall 2012, with all babies being delivered at the Jim and DeDe Walsh Family Birth Center in Upstate University Hospital at Community General.

May 14, 2012
Upstate Medical University Commencement 2012
Upstate Medical University will award 506 degrees and 18 professional certificates to graduates of its colleges of Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing at its Commencement Sunday, May 20. Pioneering female surgeon Patrician Numann, MD, and physician and best-selling author Abraham Verghese, MD, will receive honorary degrees.

May 14, 2012
Psychotherapy pioneered at Upstate earns listing on national registry of evidenced-based practices
Listing will help raise awareness of new method for treating borderline personality disorders and other complex behavioral problems as well as lead to increase in number of practitioners trained in Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy.

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