News Archives of April 2014

April 16, 2014
National Health Care Decisions Day
April 16 marks National Health Care Decisions Day. On this day, we are reminded to designate a Health Care Proxy. Talk about your wishes with your family and your designated proxy, and sign the form. Empower your loved ones to make decisions for you, when you cannot.

April 16, 2014
Upstate celebrates Donate Life Month April 23
Donate Life celebrations will begin April 23 at 11 a.m. A silent auction and A Taste of Upstate will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. All events will take place at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

April 4, 2014
Upstate, Golisano Children’s earn verification for Level 1 trauma center from national panel
Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital are the first in the state to receive national verification as a Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in recognition of the optimal trauma care the center provides patients.

April 3, 2014
Robert Corona MD will lead Upstate MIND, a focused innovation center
Initial emphasis is to develop expertise in next-generation gene sequencing with the goal of collaborating with oncologists for personalized oncology treatments for patients.

News Archives of March 2014

March 27, 2014
Upstate’s Center for Global Health and Translational Science signs MOU with Enfarma
Upstate will aid in the creation of a research center in Ecuador where clinical trials for vaccines and diagnostics could be conducted, especially for dengue and other neglected infectious diseases, according to Anna Stewart Ibarra, Ph.D.

March 27, 2014
Patients express their gratitude on Doctor’s Day
Letters from patients filled with heartfelt gratitude are making their way to physicians across Upstate in recognition of Doctor's Day.

March 26, 2014
Clare Arezina talks about music therapy at OCC
Clare Arezina, music therapist at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, was recently a guest speaker at Onondaga Community College. Her discussion drew nearly 90 people. Clare was the first to present as part of a new series called Careers in Psychology, developed by OCC's Social Sciences Department. Arezina uses music therapy as a tool to heal pediatric patients. She enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge with students who are interested in combining a love for music with therapy. Arezina is a certified child life specialist and a board-certified music therapist. She holds active memberships with the Child Life Council and the American Music Therapy Association.

March 21, 2014
Upstate to offer Health Careers Open House March 29
Upstate's Health Careers Open House will be held Saturday, March 29 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Weiskotten Hall. No registration is required. The event is free and open to the public.

March 21, 2014
Team Upstate steps out in 2014 Heart Walk March 22
Team Upstate, made up of 550 participants, has raised more than $28,000 in donations for the American Heart Association Heart Walk this year.

March 19, 2014
Onondaga County Public Library book donation
Onondaga County Public Library employee, Theresa Mannes, donates a collection of books to the Family Resource Center at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital for our Book Buddies program.

March 12, 2014
Winter storm begins at Weiskotten Hall
As winter storm Vulcan moves into Syracuse, the crews at Upstate Medical University work to keep sidewalks clear of snow.

March 12, 2014
Retired administrator and volunteer share memories of Upstate’s hospitals
For forty years, Charles and Rose Calligaris drove together to work at either Community-General Hospital or Upstate University Hospital. Charles was an administrator and Rose was a volunteer at both hospitals.

March 12, 2014
Community Campus pharmacy now a 24-hour operation
Expanded hours at Community Campus pharmacy responds to the needs of patients, says pharmacy Director Beth Szymaniak.

March 12, 2014
Dr. Ran Anbar is honored by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The first person ever to be honored by the Foundation, Anbar is being recognized for his work with patients and his research contributions aimed at finding better treatments for CF sufferers.

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