News Archives of September 2011

September 28, 2011
Upstate’s Think Green Fair 2011
Free apples and energy efficient light bulbs are among the items that are available to attendees at Upstate’s Think Green Fair. The annual event features vendors from various environmental organizations, including the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency. The fair also helps Upstate highlight its environmental initiatives.

September 27, 2011
Upstate’s new paramedic program intensifies training
Upstate Medical University has introduced a new paramedic program to Central New York that offers intensive training in life-safety skills in actual emergency situations, as well as in a hospital environment with simulated patients.

September 27, 2011
Dr. McCabe earns ranking as top healthcare executive
Upstate University Hospital CEO John McCabe, M.D., has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know,” which recognizes individuals leading prominent American healthcare organizations.

September 22, 2011
Upstate alumnus Dr. Murray Grossman unveils FDR historical marker
Upstate alumnus Dr. Murray Grossman, left, and Dan Hurley, assistant vice president for government and community relations, unveil a historical marker that highlights President Franklin D. Roosevelt's role in laying the cornerstone of what is now Weiskotten Hall, home of Upstate Medical University's College of Medicine. Grossman attended the cornerstone ceremony 75 years ago, on Sept, 29, 1936.

September 22, 2011
Alumni Reunion features talk on space medicine
A talk by a NASA flight surgeon and honors for two alumni who made key contributions to the fight against cancer are features of Upstate’s Medical Alumni Reunion Sept. 23 and 24.

September 21, 2011
Upstate to play key role in historic cancer study
Upstate Medical University will partner with the American Cancer Society to enable Central New Yorkers to participate in a unprecedented cancer prevention study that researchers hope will provide answers to what causes cancer in certain individuals.

September 21, 2011
The cornerstone of Weiskotten Hall was put into place by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936, 75 years ago this month
The cornerstone of Weiskotten Hall was put into place by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936, 75 years ago this month. Upstate is celebrating this anniversary, noting that it marked the beginning of medical education on University Hill.

September 21, 2011
Upstate celebrates 75th anniversary of FDR visit
This month, 75 years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt stepped on what is now the campus of Upstate Medical University to lay the cornerstone to a building that marked the introduction of medical education on University Hill.

September 16, 2011
Upstate launches $650K United Way Campaign
Upstate Medical University, the area’s largest employer, will seek to raise $650,000 for the upcoming United Way/Community Giving Campaign that gets under way this month. Last year, Upstate raised more than $609,000 for the campaign; up from $527,947 in 2009.

September 14, 2011
Lion King cast visits Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
Rob Parks, part of Lion King's ensemble cast, and Alia Crutcher-Zachery, who plays Swing in the Lion King, visited with Olivia, from Cato, at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. The cast members signed autographs and talked with patients and staff about what it's like to be part of an award-winning musical production. The Lion King, part of the Famous Artists Broadway Theater Series, is in Syracuse through Oct. 2. For tickets, visit

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