News Archives of October 2012

October 30, 2012
Experts gather to speak on breakthroughs in lung cancer treatments, screenings Nov. 3
Free lung cancer conference will highlight new treatments for lung cancer as well as Upstate's new lung cancer screening program that detects lung cancer in early stages.

October 26, 2012
Upstate honored for work-life balance practices for academic physicians
Upstate earns national recognition for its trackless promotion system for medical faculty who excel in patient care, service, research or education.

October 24, 2012
Upstate celebrates nursing excellence
Sixty-two nurses are honored for a range of accomplishments, from patient care initiatives to community outreach, during Upstate's annual Nursing Excellence Celebration.

October 24, 2012
Dr. Deshaies speaks to YNN about the rise of strokes in young patients
Upstate University Hospital neurosurgeon Eric Deshaies speaks to YNN's Sarah Blazonis about the increase in stroke for people between 15 and 34 years old. A national study found that the rate of stroke in individuals younger that 55 has increased to nearly 20 percent in 2005. Deshaies says healthy eating habits and exercises can lower one's stroke risk. Check out the report at:

October 22, 2012
Upstate has largest class in its pharmacy residency program
During National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week, Upstate's residency program finds itself supporting students from 10 national pharmacy schools, including SUNY schools in Albany and Buffalo.

October 19, 2012
Upstate’s Center for Vision Research celebrates 15 years of excellence
Since its founding in 1997, the center has attracted world-class researchers and created significant collaborations that have garnered millions of dollars in research funding, resulting in important breakthroughs into the causes of eye disease.

October 19, 2012
Upstate physicians encourage screenings during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In addition to screenings, physicians suggest women learn more about lifestyles choices that can decrease breast cancer risk, such as making healthy eating choices and proper exercise.

October 17, 2012
Shine the Light on Domestic Violence campaign at Upstate
As part of its support of the statewide Shine the Light on Domestic Violence campaign, Upstate Medical University is featuring the Silent Witness exhibition that tells the stories of local victims of domestic violence. The exhibition seeks to heighten awareness and provide information on domestic violence and its toll on the community. The exhibit is on display in Weiskotten Hall through Oct. 19 and Oct. 22 to 26 on Upstate's Community Campus.

October 12, 2012
Masks of Hope and Healing on display at children’s hospital art gallery
Images of colorful masks that young patients created to express their emotions about their journeys of healing and recovery are on display at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital through October.

October 11, 2012
Research at the interface of physics and biology
Researchers from Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University team up to publish joint review in Science.

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