News Archives of September 2012

September 21, 2012
Fall Festival and Health Fair to offer screenings, free flu shots, a bike helmet giveaway and more Sept. 29
Along with free health screenings and car seat safety inspections, the public will have an opportunity to get their health questions answered from dozens of medical experts who be featured at the health fair.

September 21, 2012
Expert panel to address issues related to seniors Sept. 27
Three women—Lisa Alford, Roslyn Bilford and Marilyn Pinsky—who have combined to provide nearly 40 years of leadership and service to Onondaga County’s senior population, will present “From Tarnished to Golden: 40 years of Polishing Service to Seniors in Onondaga County” Thursday, Sept. 27.

September 20, 2012
Medical alumni gather for Reunion Weekend
Among the many expected back are a husband, wife and son, all who earned degrees at Upstate in a span of 35 years. NASA flight surgeon Joseph Dervay, who served on the crew of eight Space Shuttle mission, will present the weekend's key lecture.

September 17, 2012
Upstate Cord Blood Bank will open Fall 2014
Upstate Medical University broke ground for the $15 million Upstate Cord Blood Bank that will collect, process and store umbilical cord blood donated by families throughout central and northern New York to be used by those in need of life-saving medical treatments and for medical research. The two-story building will be located on Upstate's Community Campus and open in 2014. The building's design, construction work and equipment is made possible by a $15 million state grant obtained by Senator John DeFrancisco.

September 17, 2012
Upstate breaks ground for umbilical cord blood bank
Upstate Medical University will begin construction on a $15 million Upstate Cord Blood Bank that will collect, process and store umbilical cord blood donated by families throughout Central and northern New York to be used by those in need of life-saving medical treatments and for medical research.

September 13, 2012
Upstate to recognize outstanding service at Convocation Sept. 19
A woman whose tribute to her son turned into a successful cancer fundraiser and a local labor union that has offered longtime support to patient care initiatives are among those being honored at Upstate's annual award's ceremony.

September 10, 2012
Upstate Medical University students participate in Day of Service Sept. 8
Claire Lewkowicz, left, and Kelly Cummings, both second-year medical students at Upstate Medical University, were among the 150 Upstate students who participated in the university’s Day of Service Sept. 8. Lewkowicz and Cummings helped create a community garden for the Brady Faith Center in Syracuse. In total, Upstate students aided nine non-profits, including Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, Southwest Community Center and the Syracuse Parks Conservancy.

September 7, 2012
Upstate launches Lung Cancer Screening Program
Upstate will use low-dose CT scans to detect early lung cancer tumors. According to a national study, screening for lung cancer using low-dose CT scans can reduce lung cancer mortality by 20 percent.

September 4, 2012
Upstate medical students launch volunteer day Sept. 8
About 150 students will fan out through Onondaga County Saturday, Sept. 8 for a day of volunteer service aiding nine area non-profits, from Habitat for the Humanity to a local farm.

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