News Archives of January 2012

January 31, 2012
Upstate surpasses $650,000 Community Giving Campaign goal
Upstate Medical University employees have raised $650,043 for its 2011 United Way/Community Giving Campaign, exceeding the goal of $650,000. The campaign supports hundreds of community programs and services, including those offered at Upstate.

January 25, 2012
Upstate makes health records digital, accessible

Upstate University Hospital outpatients will be able to access their own health records, request medical appointments from their home computer or smartphone through a new, confidential electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management system.

January 24, 2012
Strong Women, Strong Hearts debuts Feb. 4
The special event was created by Upstate nurses who wanted to better educate women about heart disease. The event will feature presentations from healthcare professionals and a variety of heart-healthy food-tastings and exercise tips. The event is free and open to the public.

January 13, 2012
Upstate commits to first lady’s Joining Forces initiative
Upstate is one of 105 academic medical centers to join with the federal government in increasing research and teaching into post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury to better serve patients, especially the U.S. servicemen and women.

January 13, 2012
First snowfall of 2012 blankets Weiskotten Hall
It finally looks like January in Syracuse as the front yard of Upstate Medical University's Weiskotten Hall is covered in a blanket of snow. Many area schools closed because of the winter weather, but there were no such delays or closings on campus.

January 13, 2012
Upstate opens clinical trial for treatment of foot drop
Study will compare benefits of an electrical stimulation device or ankle-foot brace in treatment for common side effect of stroke, call foot drop. Upstate is one of 30 sites in the nation participating in the study.

January 10, 2012
NHL star gives $100K to Upstate Cancer Center
Tim Connolly, a Baldwinsville native who has played professional hockey for 10 years and is now a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, has contributed $100,000 to the Upstate Cancer Center fundraising campaign, bringing the campaign closer to its $15 million goal.

January 10, 2012
Smith and Zimpher 2012
Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith, M.D., left and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, Ph.D., talk to David Wakelyn, New York’s deputy secretary for education, prior to the chancellor’s State of the University Address Jan 9 in Albany. In her remarks, Zimpher talked about “systemness” and how SUNY would harness the power of the system to create a more effective and accessible university, while helping to power the state’s economy.

January 3, 2012
Upstate alumni create scholarship to honor professor
Scholarship honors N. Barry Berg for 40 years of service to students, as educator, mentor and advisor. Scholarship will be awarded for the first time this fall.

January 3, 2012
Gala, radiothon raise nearly $500,000 to benefit pediatric care, scholarships and hospital enhancements
Two December events, Upstate's annual black-tie gala and its Radiothon for Kids, find robust community support for students, patients.

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