News Archives of September 2015

September 4, 2015
New software system speeds up equipment delivery throughout hospital
Software tracks 250 equipment delivery requests daily, involving more than 800 items, from wheelchairs to IV pumps.

September 2, 2015
Upstate faculty member named honorary member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Valencia
Neurologist Antonio Culebras was inducted this summer into the prestigious medical academy, whose founding dates back to King Ferdinand in 1830.

September 2, 2015
Upstate keeps New York State fairgoers healthy
The State Fair infirmary is managed by medical professionals at Upstate with support from Rural Metro EMTs. Last year the infirmary treated 653 people. It busiest year was 2012 when it treated 762 people.

News Archives of August 2015

August 31, 2015
It’s all in the numbers: medical coding change important to this job
The international numerical code assigned to document the diagnosis and procedures for every hospital patient will be updated for the first time in more than 40 years, as hospital's prepare with advanced training.

August 31, 2015
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital garden starts to bloom in its first year
With the help of Carol Watson Greenhouse, the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital garden grows, nurtures and inspires.

August 31, 2015
Upstate Stroke Team is at the fair
Members of Upstate University Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center team, from left, Russell Kinzig, Kristen Billodeau and Bob Venturino (all emergency department nurses), answer questions of New York State Fairgoers at Upstate’s exhibit in the Science & Industry Building. Upstate will have experts on a variety of health issues out at the fair each day during [...]

August 27, 2015
Upstate study featured on cover of The Journal of Neuroscience
The paper that describes a study into the cellular and molecular processes of cerebral cortex development—the brain’s outer layer of neural tissue—is featured on a recent cover of the July 29 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

August 24, 2015
Upstate to showcase regional services at New York State Fair
Visit Upstate's booths from Aug. 27 to Sept. 7 in the Science and Industry Building. Helmet giveaway is Aug. 29.

August 13, 2015
First-year medical students at Upstate receive white coats
First-year medical students at Upstate Medical University received their white coats Aug. 6 during a special ceremony that marks the beginning of a student's journey to becoming a physician. The ceremony is made possible by the Parents' and Family Association of the Medical Alumni Foundation, with support from the Onondaga County Medical Society.

August 13, 2015
Empire Innovation Scholar comes to Upstate, by way of Harvard, to unlock mysteries of the brain
Yao is studying diseases like schizophrenia and autism, and how they affect the brain.

August 13, 2015
Upstate is awarded federal grant to help catch disease-carrying mosquitoes
Trapping the dengue fever-carrying mosquito would provide soldiers with protection against disease when deployed to areas where mosquitoes are common.

August 11, 2015
Upstate’s Derek Cooney honored as CNY’s EMS Physician of Excellence
Cooney's numerous responsibilities includes serving as director of Upstate's Physician Response Team, medical director for Rural/Metro and an associate professor of emergency medicine

August 10, 2015
Upstate receives $1.5M state grant to expand programs for HIV-positive individuals
Expanded programming will target those individuals who are new to care, likely to withdraw from care, at risk of dropping out of care and those who are not virologically suppressed.

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