News Archives of September 2016

September 30, 2016
Kim Wallenstein, MD, PhD, is Upstate’s new pediatric trauma medical director
The focus of Dr. Wallenstein's work will as Upstate's new pediatric trauma medical director will be injury prevention outreach.

September 30, 2016
Baldwin Breast Cancer Research lectures set for Oct. 4, 12
An acclaimed breast cancer researcher and surgical oncologist will deliver two lectures this month.

September 29, 2016
Therapy Thursdays with Willis
Willis is registered as a pet therapy dog through Pet Partners, CNY. Willis visits Upstate Medical University's Health Sciences Library during Therapy Thursdays, held the last Thursday of every month. The program is designed to offer relaxation and stress reduction for Upstate students. Questions about Therapy Thursdays? Email Amy at

September 29, 2016
Upstate Portrait Collection cleaning process underway
Westlake Conservators will clean the entire Upstate Portrait Collection, which totals 55, Oct. 3 to 7 in the Scholars' Den on the second floor of the Health Sciences Library.

September 27, 2016
Sociol-ecological system approach leads to new information in study of mosquito-borne viruses
Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, MPA, describes how a collaborative approach by researchers of varying disciplines is being used as a framework for studying the mosquito-borne viruses, zika, dengue and chikungunya.

September 22, 2016
College of Medicine alumni return for Reunion Sept. 23, 24
Theme of this year's event is Celebration, Tradition, Connection

September 22, 2016
Radiothon for Kids to benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to be broadcast live
Money raised during Radiothon will go to support purchase of many things, including infusion chairs, distraction toys, specific family assistance

September 21, 2016
Leading cancer experts to speak at Cancer Symposium Sept. 23
Upstate Medical University’s 12th annual Upstate Cancer Symposium will be held Friday, Sept. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. To register for the symposium, call Upstate Connect at 464-8668.

September 15, 2016
Upstate recognizes outstanding service at Fall Faculty Convocation
Twenty-two members of Upstate's faculty and staff joined community leaders in receiving awards for distinguishing service to the university at Convocation Sept. 14.

September 14, 2016
The Salvation Army honors UGCH staff
Today at The Salvation Army's 45th annual Civic Celebration at the OnCenter, Manika Suryadevara, MD, and Joseph Domachowske, MD, received the Other's Award, the organization's highest civic honor, for their work to vaccinate children and families in Central New York. Cynthia Bonville, senior research support specialist, received a Certificate of Appreciate for her work with the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital team. Their outreach has assisted thousands of people in the community at vaccine clinics held during The Salvation Army Christmas Bureau for the past six years. Richard Gere was the keynote speaker at the event, which drew approximately 800 people.

News Archives of August 2016

August 26, 2016
Upstate goes to the New York State Fair
Upstate's exhibit is a great opportunity for fairgoers to get their health questions answered and to learn about educational opportunities at the area's only academic medical center.

August 23, 2016
Banjo in the courtyard
Greg Bales plays the banjo under a tree in the courtyard of Weiskotten Hall Aug. 23. Bales is a senior in the Medical Technology Program at Upstate's College of Health Professions. Today Upstate welcomes students to campus with a picnic in the courtyard.

August 19, 2016
Destination Downtown: Upstate relocates 170 employees to the Galleries
A total of 400 Upstate employees are expected to work downtown by fall.

August 19, 2016
New medical college curriculum enhances integration of basic and clinical sciences
New curriculum for first-year medical students will also include problem-solving classes to increase discussion of clinical, ethical, social and population health-related cases.

August 17, 2016
Richard Cantor named Physician of the Year by NY American College of Emergency Physicians
Director of Upstate's Pediatric Emergency Department since 1984, Dr. Richie Cantor has been named Physician of the Year by the New York American College of Emergency Physicians.

August 11, 2016
Gov. Cuomo names Upstate president as co-chair of CNY Regional Economic Development Council
Gov. Cuomo announces appointment of President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, to co-chair of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council.

August 8, 2016
Upstate’s Nicky Jennings speaks on HIV efforts in CNY
Upstate’s Certified Health Education Specialist Nicky Jennings spoke at an Aug. 8 press conference at City Hall about the first-year accomplishments of Mayor Stephanie Miner’s End the Epidemic Task Force. Jennings is a member of the task force and helps to run PrEP in CNY, an organization working to end new HIV infections with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

August 5, 2016
Upstate welcomes new students to campus
The arrival of first-year students to the Upstate Medical University campus Aug. 4 marks the start of a new academic year.

August 5, 2016
Boston IVF, Upstate announce fertility care partnership
Partnership will benefit patients and play role in Upstate's residency program.

August 4, 2016
Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates opening of special unit to treat children’s medical emergencies
New unit, separate from the adult emergency room, opens to patients Aug. 9.

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