News Archives of August 2012

August 30, 2012
Upstate brings Zipcar ride-sharing program to campus
Based at the Upstate campus, Zipcars are available to faculty, staff, students and other Zipcar members from the local community

August 29, 2012
Upstate relocates bariatric surgery services to accommodate increased demand
New location more than doubles the space dedicated to patient care. Upstate expects to perform more than 500 bariatric surgical procedures this year.

August 29, 2012
Welcome Back Student BBQ, 2012
John Knack, a second-year Medical Imaging student, rides the mechanical bull during Upstate Medical University's Texas-themed Welcome Back Student BBQ, held in the Weiskotten Hall courtyard. Classes for some students began Aug. 27.

August 24, 2012
Chancellor visits the fair 2012
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher talks with Dr. Alexander Garrard, a clinical pharmacologist with Upstate Medical University's Poison Center, outside Upstate's exhibit at the New York State Fair. Zimpher visited the fair as part of the fair's SUNY Day. Upstate's health experts will offer medical information and free health screenings through the run of the fair, which ends Sept. 3.

August 24, 2012
Advocates celebrate banner year in fundraising
Upstate group provides donations to ALS treatment and research, as well as Upstate Golisano After Hours Care and the Upstate Cancer Center.

August 23, 2012
Upstate offers new treatment for painkiller addiction after back surgery
Neuropsychoanalytic treatment seeks to restore individual's natural ability to deal with pain, and break addiction to painkillers.

August 21, 2012
Upstate’s New York State Fair exhibit to feature experts and free health screenings
Upstate’s exhibit in the Science and Industry Building will spotlight more than 25 of its newest healthcare services for people at all stages of life.

August 17, 2012
Inaugural class of Academy of Upstate Educators announced
The inaugural class of the Academy of Upstate Educators features a cross-section of faculty representing numerous academic and clinical specialties.

August 10, 2012
Upstate Medical University medical students receive their white coats during ceremony Aug. 9
Incoming students at Upstate’s College of Medicine received their white coats to symbolize the beginning of their medical education, during a ceremony Aug. 9. White coat ceremonies are a rite of passage at medical schools across the country. Upstate will hold white coat ceremonies for incoming students in the College of Nursing Aug. 22 and [...]

August 9, 2012
Upstate’s bariatric surgery program honored for excellence
For the second year in a row, Upstate has been recognized by HealthGrades as having one of the top bariatric surgery programs in the nation. Only 48 hospitals in the nation received such a designation from the national organization. Upstate is expected to perform more than 500 procedues this year.

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