News Archives of April 2012

April 27, 2012
Paul Seale signs Donate Life pledge 2012
Paul Seale, chief operating officer of Upstate University Hospital, signs his name to a pledge encouraging Upstate employees to consider joining the New York state Donor Registry and raising awareness for the need for organ donation. Seale's signature joined those of other area hospital leaders on the pledge. Upstate is the area's only hospital providing kidney transplants. More than 270 individuals in Central New York are waiting for a kidney transplant.

April 27, 2012
Upstate cheered for campaign excellence by United Way
Upstate Medical University wins the agency’s Spirit of Caring Award for Campaign Excellence after raising $650,000 for local human service agencies.

April 23, 2012
Hall of Fame bowler to attend Upstate stroke fundraiser
Mark Roth, one of the winningest professional bowlers who is also a stroke survivor, will be on hand at Upstate’s Strikes Against Stroke fundraiser May 6.

April 20, 2012
Syracuse hospitals join in celebration of Donate Life Month April 25
Syracuse hospitals and local organ, tissue and eye donation organizations will honor donors and recipients whose lives have been touched by organ and tissue donation.

April 20, 2012
Colleges Against Cancer members share knowledge at Relay for Life
Upstate's College of Health Professions students help raised nearly $150,000 for cancer patient programs.

April 18, 2012
Relay for Life
Students and faculty from Upstate's College of Health Professions' Radiation Therapy Classes of 2012 and 2013 joined 2,000 participants in Syracuse University's Relay for Life at the Carrier Dome. The event raises money for cancer research and helps fund free services for cancer patients. This year, more than 5,000 relay events will take place in more than 50 countries.

April 17, 2012
Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover, M.D., left, with Steven Goodman, Ph.D., Upstate vice president for research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies
Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover, M.D., left, with Steven Goodman, Ph.D., Upstate vice president for research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies, spent two days on the Upstate Medical University campus, meeting with students and researchers and delivering a standing-room only presentation on his research. Ciechanover won the 2004 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation that has revolutionized today's approach to treating cancer.

April 16, 2012
Upstate partners with CNYAHEC for web-based CME program
Upstate Medical University joins Central New York Area Health Education Center to provide online access to its continuing medical education courses and programs to healthcare providers throughout Upstate New York.

April 16, 2012
Scoop surprises patient Gordon Heagle
Syracuse University basketball guard Scoop Jardine (#11) made a surprise visit to Upstate University Hospital patient Gordon Heagle. Heagle has been a patient since June 2011 and watched every Syracuse University basketball game from his hospital bed. Heagle and his family were overjoyed. Jardine also signed autographs for Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital patients. To see more pictures, visit

April 16, 2012
Upstate is recognized for enhancements in care
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Hospital Incentive Program recognizes Upstate University Hospital for enhancements in patient safety, clinical care and other areas.

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