News Archives of December 2012

December 21, 2012
Baldwin Fund supports five new breast cancer research activities
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Inc. is supporting five breast cancer research studies at Upstate Medical University as part of the fund’s 2012 allocations.

December 21, 2012
Upstate’s medicine department gets $1M gift
Upstate will create an endowed professorship in honor of retired nephrologist, thanks to gift by Nashville-based dialysis company.

December 21, 2012
Upstate Breast Care Center opens at Community Campus
Officials say location provides added convenience for patients with on-site mammogram available as well as same day surgeon consults.

December 19, 2012
Upstate earns NICHE designation
NICHE designation (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) highlights Upstate's commitment to provide enhanced care to older adult patients.

December 17, 2012
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tours Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, center, tours Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital with, from left, Linda McAleer, RN, director of nursing for pediatrics at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith, MD, and Robert Marzella, associate administrator of Upstate University Hospital.

December 10, 2012
Upstate to provide flu shots at Salvation Army Christmas Bureau registration Dec. 10 to 14
Families registering for the Salvation Army Christmas Bureau are eligible to receive free flu vaccine Monday through Friday at the Oncenter.

December 10, 2012
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital provides free flu shots during Christmas Bureau registration
Enrique Reyes prepares to receive a free flu shot while his sons, Yeik and Juniel, both 4, look on. Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital physicians and medical students will provide free flu shots to those registering for the annual Salvation Army Christmas Bureau Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 14 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. The effort, led by infectious disease specialists Manika Suryadevara, MD, and Joseph Domachowske, MD, is part of a program designed to study the public's understanding of influenza, influenza vaccine and vaccine safety.

December 7, 2012
Academic drug discovery and development is topic of Upstate symposium Dec. 11
Four university biomedical researchers will discuss their studies and how their findings can lead to the discovery and development of more effective therapies to fight cancer and other diseases.

December 7, 2012
Upstate students help Red Cross Holiday for Heroes program
Upstate Medical University students are participating in a Pathway to Wellness program designed to give students a break, activate their creative brain and delivery holiday joy. More than 28 cards will be delivered to veterans, military families and active-duty service members around the world as part of the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Students will continue to make cards for our own hospitalized patients throughout the holiday season.

December 6, 2012
Upstate oncologist honored by local hospice center for compassionate care
Ajeet Gajra, MD, is this year’s recipient of the Anita Award, an accolade that recognizes the physician’s compassion and commitment to caring for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

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