News Archives of May 2011

May 26, 2011
Mary Nelson receives the Woman of Distinction Award from NYS Senate
Mary Nelson, of Upstate's radiology department, receives the 'Woman of Distinction' Award from local state Sen. David Valesky. Nelson was honored for her community service that includes her annual Youth Day Barbecue, which distributes thousands of school supplies to Syracuse children. Her other initiatives includes advocacy against youth violence.

May 25, 2011
Upstate, SU graduate first class in joint MPH program
Eight students are the first to earn MPH degree in joint program between Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University. MPH degree opens doors to many careers, including community healthcare and biostatistics.

May 24, 2011
Mary Nelson named ‘Women of Distinction’
Mary Nelson, an Upstate Medical University employee and longtime community activist whose efforts to provide Syracuse youth with brighter beginnings have been widely recognized, has added the New York state Senate’s “Women of Distinction” award to her accolades.

May 24, 2011
Upstate professor awarded Fulbright grant
James Dwyer, Ph.D., has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship grant to teach bioethics at the Medical School of National Taiwan University in Taipei. He also will lead discussions on the ethical decisions made in end-of-life care as well as ethical issues that arise in the context of Taiwan’s universal healthcare and public health sectors.

May 24, 2011
Mary Ann Shaw receives assistance with her doctoral hood from Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith, M.D., right, and her husband, Kenneth Shaw
Mary Ann Shaw receives assistance with her doctoral hood from Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith, M.D., right, and her husband, Kenneth Shaw, during Upstate's Commencement May 22. Mary Ann Shaw was honored with an honorary doctorate for her lifelong dedication to community service and children's issues. She was instrumental in the successful fundraising campaign that helped build the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

May 20, 2011
Upstate participates in Program Your Cell Phone campaign
Upstate Medical University employees participate in a "Program Your Cell Phone" campaign to raise awareness for the toll-free national poison prevention hotline—1-800-222-1222. By programming the hotline into cell phones, poison prevention and care is at your fingertips. The Upstate Poison Center is one of only two centers in the state, serving 54 New York counties.

May 19, 2011
Upstate Medical University Commencement is May 22
University will award 445 degrees and 18 professional certificates to graduates of its colleges of Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing during commencement May 22.

May 13, 2011
Happy Birthday to Upstate University Hospital volunteer Margaret Long, who turns 95 on May 19.
Happy Birthday to Upstate University Hospital volunteer Margaret Long, who turns 95 on May 19. Long, who worked as an executive assistant to a former Upstate Medical University president, Richard Penrose Schmidt in the mid-70s, will be recognized along with all of the hospital's volunteers at an annual recognition luncheon May 21.

May 12, 2011
Two win Chancellor’s Award for academic excellence
Upstate Medical University students Dominick Gregory Maggio and Kimberly Zaccaria are recognized by the chancellor for their academic achievement, student leadership and community service.

May 6, 2011
Addiction Medicine program launched
Program helps people recover from addictions with help of what is called a Sober Support Person, family member or friend who plays a key role in the recovery process.

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