News Archives of December 2011

December 22, 2011
Upstate Toy Drive
The Upstate Medical University community collected hundreds of toys during the Upstate Toy Drive, sponsored by the College of Health Professions. The drive supports Toys for Tots, a joint project between the United Way, The Salvation Army and many community partners. Toys are distributed locally to the children who need them most. Pictured from left to right are: Doreen Spencer, Respiratory Therapy Education; Adam Rufa, Physical Therapy Education; and Patricia Duffy, Medical Imaging Sciences.

December 22, 2011
Upstate vaccinates more than 450 against flu and pneumonia at Christmas Bureau registration clinics
Free vaccines are part of Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital study that hopes to reduce barriers to immunizations.

December 20, 2011
Upstate New York Poison Center issues holiday warnings
‘Tis the season to be careful. The Upstate New York Poison Center is issuing an alert for families to be aware of potential holiday dangers.

December 16, 2011
Christmas trees may harbor unwanted presence, study says
Upstate Medical University study shows that molds are prevalent in conifers and may be responsible for increase in respiratory illness around the Christmas holiday.

December 16, 2011
Salvation Army Christmas Bureau registration and immunization
Peter Osgood, a fourth-year medical student at Upstate, administers the influenza vaccine to Krystal Jackson, while her daughter Iridessa Homer looks on. Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital pediatric infectious disease specialists partnered with The Salvation Army to bring immunizations to children and their families during the Christmas Bureau registration.

December 13, 2011
Upstate Cancer Center construction Dec. 13, 2011
Construction continues at the site of the new Upstate Cancer Center. Expected to open in Fall 2013, the five-story $74 million facility will bring all pediatric and adult outpatient cancer services under one roof. For more on the project, visit

December 13, 2011
Upstate faculty member is SUNY Distinguished Professor
Christopher E. Turner, Ph.D., professor of cell and developmental biology and a member of the Upstate Cancer Research Institute at Upstate Medical University, has been afforded the State University’s highest academic rank as SUNY Distinguished Professor.

December 9, 2011
Upstate Toy Drive runs through Dec. 14
The Upstate Toy Drive will collect new toys for local children who need them most through Dec. 14. Collection boxes are located throughout campus. Monetary donations are also accepted. For donation details, visit

December 9, 2011
Pediatrician pens road map for healthy teens
Dying to be Perfect: How Teens Can Stay Happy, Healthy and Alive is a call to arms to combat the powerful societal pressures that threaten the health and well being of young people today.

December 8, 2011
Two Upstate Medical University projects win state economic development funding
The Central New York Biotechnology Research Center and Loguen's Crossing development share $5.6 million in state economic development support

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