News Archives of January 2014

January 31, 2014
Opening ceremony Feb. 5 begins Upstate’s Black History Month celebration
Entertainment and a heart healthy soul food lunch with vegetarian options will complete the event that is free and open to the Upstate Medical University community.

January 30, 2014
Vision research at Upstate receives $110,000 grant
This recent award brings support from the Research to Prevent Blindness to more than $2.6 million since 1998.

January 24, 2014
Upstate seeks participants for dengue vaccine trial
Clinical trial is open to those in good health between the ages of 18 and 45 to test effectiveness of vaccine against the dengue virus, once only found in the tropics that is now emerging as a health threat to in the United States.

January 24, 2014
Upstate receives $56,100 grant from St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Grant helps make clinical trials available to children undergoing treatment for cancer

January 23, 2014
Strong Women Strong Hearts set for Feb. 8
A free day of education on women's heart health, including entertainment, health screenings, and local vendors, will be held at Upstate's HealthLink/OASIS Center, 6333 Rt. 298, Easy Syracuse.

January 22, 2014
11-year-old patient donates air hockey table to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
Kayleigh raised $6,865 with a Go Fund Me fundraiser to purchase new air hockey table for children's hospital patients.

January 21, 2014
History-making election to AMA for Upstate student Sam Mackenzie
Mackenzine, of Groton, N.Y., is first Upstate Medical University student to hold an AMA trustee seat in the 30 years students have served in that role.

January 17, 2014
President Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, meets with new leaders at SU and ESF
The new leaders of University Hill's three higher education institutions got together for the first time Jan. 17 when Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud, JD,center, hosted a breakfast for Greg Eastwood, MD of Upstate Medical University, left. and and Quentin Wheeler, PhD, of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Eastwood became interim president of Upstate in November while Syverud and Wheeler were in their first week as campus leaders. "I had a very cordial meeting with Chancellor Syverud and President Wheeler," said Eastwood. "They both seem to be remarkably capable leaders and they are eager to develop more educational and research programs and other interactions among our three institutions. We agreed to meet frequently. I look forward to that and to seeing ESF, SU, and Upstate develop a more 'functional unit' on The Hill."

January 17, 2014
Photojournalist highlights Upstate University Hospital in series of films
Three powerful and poignant stories of patients, their families and caregivers at Upstate University Hospital have been captured on video by Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Ross Taylor.

January 15, 2014
Barnes and Noble Clay donates 1,205 new books
The Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Clay donated 1,205 new books to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. The books were collected during the fourth annual holiday book drive, held from Thanksgiving through the new year, and are valued at more than $9,000. Dan Griffin, store manager of Barnes and Noble Clay, has organized the book drive for three years. The books will be distributed to patients and families through the children's hospital Family Resource Center, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders and Upstate's Pediatric and Adolescent Center. Displaying some of the new titles are, from left: Rev. Jane Dasher, Kathleen Valentino, Mary Laverty, SaraLee Brown from Barnes and Noble-Clay, Michelle Brown and Sarah Irish.

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