News Archives of May 2015

May 21, 2015
Bike Helmet outreach
Upstate Medical University Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, (with bike helmet) leaves podium after opening Upstate’s press conference on bike helmet safety. New York Assemblymen Al Stirpe, left, and William Magnarelli spoke about the need for better legislation on bike helmet usage.  Upstate physicians said 20 percent of children seen in Upstate’s Emergency Department [...]

May 20, 2015
Neurosurgeon Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, with Upstate’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, appears on NewsChannel 9′s Bridge Street
Neurosurgeon Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, with Upstate's Comprehensive Stroke Center, appears on NewsChannel 9's Bridge Street with hosts Jim Teske and Sistina Giordano to discuss stroke treatments and stroke warning signs as May is Stroke Awareness Month. Upstate is the only hospital in Central New York to be designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by a national healthcare accrediting organization.

May 19, 2015
NIH awards $2.2 million grant to William J. Brunken, PhD, for vision research
Brunken said findings from the study will advance the understanding of retinal development and could lead to new diagnostics and therapies for ocular diseases.

May 18, 2015
Upstate’s EMS week conference is May 18
Talks on life-saving techniques and dangerous substances, including powdered caffeine and liquid nicotine, highlight at Upstate’s EMS week conference May 18.

May 15, 2015
Seeing Double at Upstate Medical University
Identical twins with a lot more than looks in common to earn their medical degrees at Upstate's Commencement Sunday.

May 13, 2015
Upstate Medical University to award 506 degrees at Commencement May 17
Dr. Eastwood will present degrees and certificates to Upstate graduates Sunday, May 17 at the Civic Center in Syracuse.

May 12, 2015
Dr. Brangman gets PCORI grant; Katko supports
U.S. Rep. John Katko speaks at a press conference at Upstate Medical University announcing a communitywide research project on frailty that will be championed by F.O.C.U.S Greater Syracuse, Southwest Community Center, Healthe Connections and Upstate.

May 12, 2015
Federal award will enable key institutions to research frailty issues in Central New York aimed at finding ways to keep older adults living longer independently
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant money helps launch Central New York Citizen's Aging Research and Action Network (CNY-CAN).

May 6, 2015
Upstate celebrates National Nurses and National Hospital weeks
In celebration of its dedicated staff, Upstate Medical University will present a fun mix of wellness and recognition activities throughout National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week in May.

May 6, 2015
Living Donation Legacy Tree helps celebrate life and raises awareness of organ donation
The Living Donation Legacy Tree will be adorned with the names of individuals whose selfless acts as donors has benefited others greatly.

News Archives of April 2015

April 30, 2015
Three from Upstate tapped for regional pediatric mental health task force
Robert Gregory, MD; Linda McAleer, RN; and Jennifer March, LMSW, will serve on the task force, designed to examine current services and provide recommendations on improving access to care.

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.

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