News Archives of November 2012

November 29, 2012
Musicians with Upstate’s therapeutic music program set to play for patients
Six local musicians, including a former clarinetist, on the cusp of being the first to be certified as music practitioners from Upstate will begin playing for patients all across CNY as part of the program's final requirements.

November 28, 2012
December Radiothon to benefit pediatric patients
Listeners to ClearChannel's Radiothon for Kids can benefit Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital's during three-day program that features interviews with patients and their families, physician and other children's hospital staff members.

November 28, 2012
Upstate launches Meatless Mondays program
As part of its wellness programming, Upstate Medical University has instituted "Meatless Mondays," where the university dining centers and cafe will highlight a meatless entree, such as broccoli tofu stir-fry and brown rice, every Monday. Meatless options are available every day at Upstate, but wellness planners say highlighting the meatless menu can help promote healthy eating. Syracuse University helped launch the Meatless Monday idea in the Syracuse area.

November 16, 2012
Upstate names 23 as student ambassadors
Student ambassadors, selected from the university’s four colleges — Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing — serve as goodwill ambassadors representing Upstate at various community and campus events.

November 14, 2012
Upstate holds Lung Cancer Candlelight Vigil Nov. 13
Paper luminaries decorate the entrance of Upstate University Hospital as part of the Lung Cancer Candlelight Vigil, held Nov 13.  Lung cancer kills more people that any other cancer.  Upstate has launched a new weapon in the fight against lung cancer, a comprehensive lung cancer screening program that detects small tumors, allow doctors to begin [...]

November 14, 2012
Two breast surgeons join Upstate’s Community Campus
Drs. Greco and Keeney join Upstate University Hospital's Community Campus and will work to treat a range of conditions from cancer to genetic testing to lactation issues.

November 14, 2012
CNY Community Foundation awards $100,000 to Upstate Cancer Center
Funds have been designated for the construction of an infusion playroom at the Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders to be housed in the new Upstate Cancer Center.

November 13, 2012
Upstate’s Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center celebrates 30 years
Puppeteers from the Open Hand Theater perform during the 30th anniversary celebration of the Upstate Medical University's Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center Nov. 3. The center has provided diagnosis and treatment for autism and other disorders since 1972.

November 13, 2012
Upstate celebrates Great American Smoke Out Nov. 15
Upstate employee survey shows employee smoking has dropped 7 percent since 2002. Cold turkey sandwiches are on the menu for employees who quit smoking for the Great American Smoke Out.

November 2, 2012
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital hosts Halloween parade for patients and their families
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital's Child Life Program hosted a Halloween parade for patients and their families. The event is an annual tradition at the children's hospital. Staff volunteer their time and goodies to help create a sense of routine and normalcy for patients who unable to trick-or-treat outside of the hospital. Nurses like Jenelle Vargulick, 11G, escort patients through a maze of treat stops in the children's hospital "neighborhood" created by our own child life specialists. It's a certain bright spot for patients like Shyea, pictured above. To see the album, visit

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