News Archives of June 2016

June 30, 2016
Oncology physicians at Upstate Cancer Center selected by CMS for initiative to promote better cancer care
The Oncology Care Model encourages improved care and lower costs that reward high-quality patient care

June 30, 2016
Video offers tips on how to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne illness
Experts discuss Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses that can be spread from the bug bite.

June 27, 2016
Upstate autism expert pens children’s book to help kids connect with friends with autism
Carey & Sally, Friends with Autism, is a colorful companion piece to Upstate's popular puppet workshop, featuring characters with autism.

June 27, 2016
Upstate is part of statewide initiative to increase breastfeeding rates
"Despite the many benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and infants, only about 16 percent of American mothers breastfeed exclusively for six months," an Upstate expert notes.

June 27, 2016
Upstate Foundation receives national distinction
Guidestar recognizes Upstate Foundation for the information it offers donors on charitable giving, mission, finances.

June 16, 2016
LEON Festival to showcase Upstate services for kids and families June 23
National singing sensation Kidz Bop will headline festival that will include fireworks and information on keeping your child safe in the summer and all year long.

June 16, 2016
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center partners with Upstate University Hospital to provide stroke services
Claxton joins River Hospital and Carthage Area Hospital in partnering with Upstate for stroke care.

June 14, 2016
Upstate launches fellowship program in addiction psychiatry
The fellowship is one of only eight in New York and comes at a time when addiction to pain meds is a nationwide epidemic.

June 14, 2016
National Cancer Survivors Day
Hundreds attended the Upstate Cancer Center's National Cancer Survivor Day event June 12. It was the 20th annual gathering of cancer survivors hosted by Upstate, and this year it was celebrated at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. Open to cancer survivors, their families and friends, the event featured animal demonstrations, a picnic dinner and face painting.

June 6, 2016
Largest crowd ever set to attend Upstate’s National Cancer Survivor Day Celebration June 12
More than 850 survivors and friends are expected to attend event at Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park to celebrate winning the battle against cancer.

News Archives of May 2016

May 27, 2016
For its stroke care, Upstate University Hospital earns Gold Plus Award and Honor Roll Elite Plus
Awards, from American Heart Association, show that Upstate exceeds quality measures.

May 27, 2016
Two receive SUNY distinguished faculty honors
Upstate's Patricia Kane, PhD, and David Lehman, MD, Pharmd, are awarded SUNY highest faculty rank.

May 19, 2016
Upstate Medical University is tops again at Heart Walk
Upstate fielded biggest team and was top fundraiser Heart Association's annual charity walk/run, held last month. Top fundraiser from Upstate was Patti Warga

May 18, 2016
482 students to receive degrees, certificates at Upstate Medical University Commencent May 22
Speakers and honorary degree recipients are Cleveland Clinic President 'Toby' Cosgrove and Syracuse University Professor and ethicist Samuel Gosovitz.

May 12, 2016
Transplant ladies meet for first time
Jody Adams, RN, right, a nurse at Upstate’s Community Campus, donated her kidney to Victoria Fitzpatrick, after reading about Fitzpatrick’s need for a new kidney from a Facebook post, which showed Fitzpatrick and her infant son. Adams and Fitzpatrick met for the first time May 12, minutes before sharing their compelling story with the local [...]

May 12, 2016
Upstate awarded nearly $200K for Zika virus research
NSF funding will support research into a variety of issues, such as what other mosquitoes might transmit the Zika virus

May 11, 2016
More than 200 expected for Upstate’s EMS Teaching Day May 16
A presentation on the top five poisonings for kids and demonstrations of life-saving techniques for on-scene medical care will highlight event.

May 7, 2016
Upstate supports the Ecuador earthquake relief effort
Upstate research team in earthquake-ravaged country helps raise funds for medical supplies, assists with medical relief effort

May 7, 2016
Upstate celebrates National Nurses and National Hospital weeks
National Hospital and Nurses Week features recognition activities, presentations

May 7, 2016
Sen. Schumer urges more funding for Zika virus research
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at Upstate Medical University urging passage of $1.9 billion in emergency funding so medical centers like Upstate can begin or continue research on the Zika virus. Upstate is already doing significant research on a several mosquito-borne illnesses. Among the Upstate faculty participating in the May 4 press conference are, from [...]

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