News Archives of April 2014

April 28, 2014
Weiskotten Hall courtyard looks like Spring
Everything's coming up roses, well maybe daffodils and hyacinth. The Weiskotten Hall courtyard is looking a lot like Spring has sprung at Upstate Medical University.

April 25, 2014
Upstate researcher awarded $50K grant from special SUNY fund to develop medical device
Gary Nieman's grant award, announced by the governor’s office April 21, is one of five Technology Accelerator Fund grants awarded to researchers at SUNY institutions to aid in the development of the next generation of life-saving technologies.

April 23, 2014
Donate Life celebration April 23
Donor families and transplant recipients came together today at Upstate University Hospital to celebrate life in recognition of National Donate Life Month. Marangeli Santiago-Freeman, above, talked with Time Warner Cable News reporter Katie Gibas about the day she and her wife, Gerry Freeman, received the call from Upstate Transplant Center, informing the couple that Gerry was a match. Marangeli received Gerry's kidney a year ago. They are both in great health today and spoke out about how the donation changed their lives for the better. There are currently 218 people on our kidney transplant waiting list. For more information on how to become a living kidney donor, visit Upstate Transplant Program.

April 23, 2014
Golisano gets CNY Community Foundation grant to aid children with hearing, vision loss
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital will use a $33,000 grant to support medical equipment and programs like hearing aids, glasses and KidWalk 2 mobility systems.

April 22, 2014
Upstate’s Community Campus ENT practice caters to all ages
Led by Brian Nicholas, MD, the office offers both comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care, including inner ear injections, PE tube insertion and debridement of outer ear infections.

April 16, 2014
National Health Care Decisions Day
April 16 marks National Health Care Decisions Day. On this day, we are reminded to designate a Health Care Proxy. Talk about your wishes with your family and your designated proxy, and sign the form. Empower your loved ones to make decisions for you, when you cannot.

April 16, 2014
Upstate celebrates Donate Life Month April 23
Donate Life celebrations will begin April 23 at 11 a.m. A silent auction and A Taste of Upstate will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. All events will take place at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

April 4, 2014
Upstate, Golisano Children’s earn verification for Level 1 trauma center from national panel
Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital are the first in the state to receive national verification as a Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in recognition of the optimal trauma care the center provides patients.

April 3, 2014
Robert Corona MD will lead Upstate MIND, a focused innovation center
Initial emphasis is to develop expertise in next-generation gene sequencing with the goal of collaborating with oncologists for personalized oncology treatments for patients.

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