News Archives of April 2015

April 23, 2015
Upstate student is one of only 57 to receive U.S. Public Health service excellence award
Cifra is on track for a dual MD-MPH degree in 2016. She is one of only 57 medical students nationwide to earn the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award that recognizes a commitment to public health leadership.

April 23, 2015
Upstate study uncovers new information on genomic instability
Work will help researchers understand causes of some the most debilitating diseases.

April 23, 2015
Campus enhancements on tap for Upstate
Upgrades to entranceways and walkways across campus with enhance safety and improve campus design.

April 21, 2015
Upstate students win honors from SUNY Chancellor for leadership and academic excellence
Samuel John Mackenzie and Thomas A. Franzon received Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence from the State University of New York April 2 in Albany.

April 21, 2015
Miss Syracuse and Miss Liberty 2015
Miss Syracuse 2015 Annaliese Trust, left, and Miss Liberty 2015 Meghan Sinisi participate in a crown-making craft during their visit to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Also visiting with patients were members of Miss Syracuse's court: Miss Empire Rose 2015 Madison Manuel, Miss Heart of New York 2015 Nina Zesky and Miss Onondaga County 2015 Jessica Brofsky.

April 18, 2015
Upstate New York Poison Center experts talk with local media about the sudden spike in synthetic drug use in our area
Ross Sullivan, MD, PharmD, Upstate New York Poison Center and Upstate University Hospital, talks about the sudden and alarming spike in synthetic drug use in Onondaga County with Jim Mulder from The Post-Standard and Ellen Abbott from WRVO. Patients using products known as synthetic drugs are presenting with various symptoms, including: agitation, paranoia, anxiety, tremors, seizures, high blood pressure and high heart rate, along with some cases of coma and slow heart rate. Poison experts are available at 1-800-222-1222.

April 14, 2015
Upstate puts its volunteers in the spotlight during National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Upstate has more than 500 volunteers ranging in age from 14 to 94. Events will run April 12 to 18 at downtown and community campuses.

April 8, 2015
Researchers identify subtype of lethal prostate cancer
Researchers at Upstate Medical University and Harvard University have linked the loss of key gene, WAVE1, to a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a study published in the journal Oncotarget.

April 7, 2015
Linda Burnes Bolton to receive honorary degree at Upstate Medical University Commencement
Burnes Bolton, who has been named as one of the top 25 women in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine, will speak at commencement ceremonies for colleges of Medicine and Nursing.

April 7, 2015
Mystery, Malt & Merlot set for April 17 at Oncenter
Proceeds from annual fundraiser will benefit Upstate's Regional Perinatal Center that provides prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies throughout Central New York.

News Archives of March 2015

March 31, 2015
Syracuse city lights turn blue in recognition of World Autism Day April 2
Autism experts from Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will lead the countdown to a blue skyline and raise awareness of developmental disability

March 27, 2015
Upstate Foundation supports pediatric services at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
Foundation allocates more than $300,000 to benefit 19 pediatric programs, including the Family Resource Center.

March 27, 2015
Upstate’s Lisa M. Allen named Distinguished Sonographer of the Year
Award recognizes Allen for significantly contributing to the growth and development of ultrasound.

March 27, 2015
SU basketball team visits Upstate
Members of the Syracuse University Men's Basketball team visit with patients at Upstate Cancer Center, before heading over the the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. The team members, accompanied by Head Coach Jim Boeheim, his wife, Juli, and other members of the coach staff, signed autographs and distributed team posters.

March 20, 2015
Medical students at Upstate Medical University get residency assignments
Forty-nine percent will stay in New York for their residency.

March 19, 2015
Upstate Medical University’s downtown residence hall achieves LEED Silver certification
Once a former dilapidated high-rise, Geneva Tower now showcases an environmental and energy-efficient design

March 18, 2015
Upstate Women’s Health is hosting Just for Women: Take control of your Pelvic Health on March 24
Just for Women: Take Control of Your Pelvic Health will be held March 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Upstate's Community Campus. The event is free.

March 17, 2015
Medical student wins Welch Allyn’s Ripple Effect Award; will travel to Haiti on humanitarian medical mission this summer
Kathleen Iles, a first-year medical student at Upstate Medical University and Skaneateles native, submitted award-winning video to the national contest, cosponsored by Heart to Heart International.

March 17, 2015
Upstate celebrates first anniversary of Epic roll out
Upstate reaches all targets and deadlines, receives $305,200 rebate and MVP award from Epic.

March 13, 2015
Wake up! It’s World Sleep Day
Upstate physician, who cochairs World Sleep Day, says if you like to nap, do not exceed more than 45 minutes of daytime sleep.

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