News Archives of August 2011

August 25, 2011
Medical and nursing students marked the beginning of their educational journeys by receiving the traditional white coat in ceremonies at Upstate Medical University
Medical and nursing students marked the beginning of their educational journeys by receiving the traditional white coat in ceremonies at Upstate Medical University.

August 24, 2011
Students return to campus
More than 500 new and returning students made their way to the Upstate Medical University campus as Fall 2011 Orientation began. After moving in to their residence hall, students participated in numerous events designed to highlight university activities and introduce them to faculty members.

August 24, 2011
Upstate offers good health at the New York State Fair
Free health screenings and information on various topics, from autism to whooping cough, will be available at Upstate Medical University’s exhibit at the New York State Fair. A highlight of the exhibit will be the free bike helmet giveaway Sept. 3. The Upstate exhibit is in the Science and Industry Building.

August 23, 2011
Upstate names four to head clinical departments
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Upstate Medical University has named four individuals to lead various clinical departments at the academic medical center. The appointments were made by Upstate Senior Vice President and College of Medicine Dean Steven J. Scheinman, M.D. John Epling, M.D., M.S.Ed., has been named chair of the department of Family Medicine. Epling succeeds Andrea [...]

August 23, 2011
Upstate Medical University welcomes new students
More than 500 new students arrive on the Upstate Medical University campus in anticipation of a new academic year. Classes begin Aug. 29, but before they do, students participate in a various orientation events, including white coat ceremonies that mark the beginning of a student’s medical education.

August 12, 2011
Area’s longest-serving pediatrician hangs up stethoscope
One of Central New York’s longest-serving pediatricians is finally hanging up his stethoscope. After treating generations of youngsters for more than 65 years, and training countless medical students in pediatric medicine, 92-year-old Frederick Roberts, M.D., is retiring.

August 12, 2011
Miss New York Kaitlin Monte visits Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
Miss New York 2011 Kaitlin Monte visits with patients Julian, 6, and Ryan, four-and-a-half months, at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Monte was crowned June 18 and will compete for Miss America next year. She has been a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) hospital supporter for more than five years. Before stopping by in Syracuse, Monte visited CMN hospitals in Buffalo and Rochester. For more on her visit, check out the blog What's Up at Upstate.

August 12, 2011
Upstate’s VCFS Center attracts patients from afar
First the Internet, then Skype and a young girl and her family travel 2,300 miles—from Panama City to Syracuse—to get care at Upstate’s Velo-Cardio-Facial International Center.

August 10, 2011
Upstate Medical University hosts stalking conference is Aug. 11
Stalking: risk, prevention and victim services will be discussed by a panel of experts at The Third Annual Forensic Psychiatry Conference, Thursday, Aug 11, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the ninth floor auditorium at Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse.

August 10, 2011
Upstate Pediatrician Frederick Roberts retires
Pediatrician Frederick Roberts is congratulated by Upstate Medical University's Pediatrics Chief Dr. Thomas Welch on the occasion of Roberts retirement from the medical profession. Roberts, 92, has treated patients in the Syracuse area for nearly 70 years in various practices, including Upstate's Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic. He has been a member of Upstate's voluntary faculty since 1954.

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