News Archives of October 2011

October 28, 2011
Upstate shines a light on lung cancer Nov. 1
Candlelight ceremony marks the beginning of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and highlights need for more research funding for one of the most lethal of cancers. Lung cancer accounts for more than 30 percent of all cancer deaths.

October 28, 2011
Pumpkin decorating contest at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! Kathleen Valentino, along with her coworkers in Suite 12409, designed this Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin as part of the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital pumpkin decorating contest. To view a slideshow of all the pumpkins, visit www.upstate.edu/whatsup.

October 26, 2011
Upstate researcher lands $1.5M NIH grant for vision research
Andrea Viczian is investigating new pathways for the discovery of improved therapies to treat age-related macular degeneration.

October 25, 2011
Upstate announces new faculty appointments
Specialists in cancer surgery, urology, critical care and infectious diseases join Upstate Medical University faculty.

October 18, 2011
Hospital issues therapy dog trading cards
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital has introduced trading cards, featuring photos and statistical information of the hospital’s three therapy dogs, who visit regularly with patients.

October 12, 2011
Central New York Biotechnology Research Center expected to open June 2012
Work continues on the Central New York Biotechnology Research Center, located on East Fayette Street near Irving Avenue. The center, dedicated to biotechnology, educational and research programs, is expected to open Summer 2012 and is a joint project of Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

October 6, 2011
Upstate University Hospital traffic circle reopens next week
Closed since the summer for Upstate Cancer Center related work, Upstate University Hospital plans to reopen its main traffic circle next week, allowing for patients and family members to once again be dropped off at the hospital’s main entrance.

October 6, 2011
Hospital traffic circle reopens as cancer center work continues
Closed since the summer for Upstate Cancer Center related work, Upstate University Hospital reopens its main traffic circle allowing for patients and family members to once again be dropped off at the hospital’s main entrance.

October 5, 2011
Golisano Children’s Hospital joins national quality effort
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is part of a collaboration of more than 80 hospitals nationwide that has worked to reduce and prevent central line infections in hospitalized children.

October 4, 2011
Upstate researcher helped discover new kidney disease gene
Upstate Medical University researcher Mira Krendel, PhD, has been a key contributor to a study that identified a new gene, MYO1E, that is associated with kidney disease.

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