News Archives of October 2014

October 24, 2014
Faye and Roy Whitney establish lectureship at College of Nursing with historic contribution
The Whitney's $50,000 gift is the largest contribution received by the College of Nursing. The Nursing Alumni Association will match future gifts to the endowment.

October 23, 2014
Two Upstate medical students chosen as national leadership scholars
Students put their efforts behind projects to improve lives in central New York, from good nutrition for school-aged children to helping educate students on mental health issues.

October 23, 2014
William Joseph Brunken, PhD, named vice chair for research for Ophthalmology Department
Brunken also will lead Upstate's Center for Vision Research, where current research is analyzing a host of vision problems, including macular degeneration.

October 20, 2014
Weiskotten Hall is finally seeing some fall color
Finally, the first signs of fall color are on display at Upstate Medical University's Weiskotten Hall. If you see signs of fall color on our Upstate campus, share them on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UpstateMedicalUniversity.

October 15, 2014
Conference room dedication honors heroine of 1913 Binghamton fire
Thirty workers were killed in the 1913 fire at the Binghamton Clothing Company. The fire led to the creation of New York's Workers Compensation system.

October 14, 2014
Happy Birthday, Myrtle! Upstate nurse celebrates 90th birthday
At 90 years of age, Bush began her nursing career 70 years ago. She works at the Community Campus, assisting with annual flu clinics, cardiac risk screening clinics and health fairs.

October 7, 2014
Upstate launches annual Community Giving Campaign to benefit area human service agencies
Last year, the Upstate community raised more than $585,000 to support local agencies that help improve the lives of others.

News Archives of September 2014

September 29, 2014
Kohl’s donates $230,031 to Upstate Foundation for autism education and awareness
Kohl's has provided more than $1.6 million in support of Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital autism services since 2004.

September 26, 2014
Aubry Motherhood Fund established at Foundation for Upstate Medical University
Long-serving obstetrician, Dr. Richard H. Aubry, creates fund to aid those who help disadvantaged and high-risk mothers achieve successful outcomes of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.

September 26, 2014
An assortment of cupcakes, decorated with the hospital name, are a featured confection at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital fifth birth day celebration, held Sept. 26.  The children’s hospital has cared for more than 20,000 patients since it opened in 2009.

September 26, 2014
Look who’s 5! Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital celebrates birthday
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital has cared for more than 20,000 patients since it opened in September 2009 and has won accolades for its design and patient care.

September 24, 2014
Tom Welch and Laura Hand
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital Medical Director Thomas Welch, MD, talks with Laura Hand from CNY Central about human enterovirus-D68, a virus that spread widely across the United States. The children's hospital, along with the Onondaga County Department of Health, was the first in New York state to announce confirmed cases of EV-D68. Children with asthma have been hardest hit by the respiratory virus, as it can complicate breathing issues with asthmatics. At this time, those 16 years of age and under are being asked to refrain from visiting patients in the hospital to avoid spreading the illness.

September 23, 2014
Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, Upstate Medical University honored by American Cancer Society group as public health champion
Eastwood will receive the network’s Donald A Gemson Cancer Prevention Public Policy Award Oct. 2 at ceremony in New York City.

September 23, 2014
‘Catering to You’ program now available at Upstate’s Community Campus
The Catering to You daily menu offers many choices for all three meals, and includes a la carte choices as well as daily chef samples.

September 18, 2014
Upstate’s Rural Medical Education program celebrates 25th anniversary, with visit to Oswego Health
Oswego Health is one of Upstate's longest and strongest supporters of the RMED program provides medical students with the ability to study medicine in the rural setting.

September 15, 2014
Upstate to recognize outstanding service at Fall Faculty Convocation Sept. 17
In all, 23 individuals will be recognized by President Eastwood for distinguished service to Upstate Medical University. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. A reception will follow in the Weiskotten Hall courtyard.

September 5, 2014
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital patient goes to class
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital patient, seven-year-old Kane Wolf, did not miss a beat on his first day of second grade. Kane has been hospitalized for two weeks while he receives chemotherapy to treat neuroblastoma. The dedicated school room and teacher, Mary Ellen Michalenko, help to bridge the gap between hospitalizations and the classroom. Michalenko said allowing patients to continue schooling during treatments is both empowering and comforting.

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