News Archives of June 2013

June 27, 2013
Insulin pump tested at Upstate represents ‘major advance’ toward artifical pancreas
An insulin pump system with automatic insulin suspension safely reduced nighttime hypoglycemia for people with diabetes without increasing blood glucose, show study results.

June 26, 2013
Upstate opens area’s first emergency department for older adults
Jaime Ciaccio, MD, director of the emergency department at Upstate’s Community Campus, with Meredith Price, chief administrative officer of the Community Campus, cuts the ribbon June 26 to open Gem Care, the first emergency department in the region designed for people over the age of 65. Gem Care is located on Upstate’s Community Campus at [...]

June 26, 2013
Upstate’s Community Campus opens region’s first emergency department for older adults
New eight-bed unit features comfortable surroundings and comprehensive care from staff specially trained in geriatric medicine. Goal is to deliver care aimed a keeping older adults in their own homes as long as possible.

June 21, 2013
Rieger talks concussions in baseball with News Channel 9
Brian Rieger, PhD, director of the Upstate Concussion Center, talks with Caitlin Nuclo and Mark Folsom from News Channel 9 about concussions in baseball and other sports. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was hit in the head with a line drive Saturday. Some are calling on Major League Baseball to take steps to protect [...]

June 21, 2013
Mark Schmitt, PhD, named dean of the College of Graduate Studies
“Mark brings a passion for science, sound judgment, collegiality and a strong commitment to student success to this position,” said College of Medicine Dean David Duggan, MD, in announcing Schmitt's appointment said. “I look forward to his leadership of the college.”

June 18, 2013
Upstate to offer Medical Toxicology consult service July 1
Service will help in the diagnosis and evaluation of patients who experience a poison and or toxic exposure.

June 14, 2013
Upstate’s Advocates group awards $175,000 to support Upstate’s mission
Programs, services on receiving end of support include midwifery, Joslin Diabetes Center and Poison Center.

June 14, 2013
Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant supports Upstate Golisano Children’s Center
$75,000 grant will benefit hospital's Survivor Wellness Center and accelerate research into improving the lives of children battling cancer.

June 12, 2013
Upstate shares in special SUNY funding to create Institute for Environmental Health & Environmental Medicine
President Smith says funding announcement shows how SUNY can help power economic recovery.

June 12, 2013
Strikes for Stroke
Upstate University Hospital employees gather at the annual Strikes for Stroke fundraiser to benefit patient programs for the Upstate Stroke Center. The bowling event, held at Flamingo Lanes in Liverpool, N.Y., June 9, featured PBA Tour Hall of Fame bowler and stroke survivor Mark Roth, seventh from right. The Upstate Stroke Center is one of the state's designated stroke centers. It offers intensive stroke treatment, such as the new Solitaire 2 blood clot retrieval system, not available elsewhere in Central New York.

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