News Archives of 2011

Firefighters contribute 15,000 to cancer research

November 18, 2011

The Retired Professional Firefighters Cancer Fund has contributed $15,000 to support lung and breast cancer research at Upstate Medical University.

Upstate Gala will support scholarships, renovations

November 18, 2011

Gala, first since acquisition of Community General Hospital, will benefit both campuses by supporting student scholarships and renovations at Upstate's Community General campus.

Upstate Bariatric Surgery Center earns five-star rating

November 14, 2011

Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse has been named among the top hospitals in the nation for bariatric surgery, receiving a 5-star rating in a recent report by HealthGrades.

OASIS marks 10th anniversary of enriching lives

November 14, 2011

Syracuse program, sponsored by Upstate Medical University, now boasts 8,900 members who participate regulary in educational programming and community service outreach.

Study will see if vitamin D supplement decreases breast density, reducing breast cancer risk

November 8, 2011

Upstate Medical University is recruiting women for a clinical trial to see if taking vitamin D daily for one year will decrease breast density and alter biomarkers associated with a risk for breast cancer.

HHS deputy secretary to speak at Upstate Nov. 9

November 3, 2011

Bill Corr, the second-highest ranking official at the Department of Health and Human Services, will speak on Public Health Implications of Health Care Reform Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. at Upstate Medical University.

Noted Upstate surgeon Dr. Patricia Numann, now president of the American College of Surgeons

November 3, 2011

Patricia J. Numann, MD, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, and a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, is now leading the American College of Surgeons.

Upstate shines a light on lung cancer Nov. 1

October 28, 2011

Candlelight ceremony marks the beginning of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and highlights need for more research funding for one of the most lethal of cancers. Lung cancer accounts for more than 30 percent of all cancer deaths.

Upstate researcher lands $1.5M NIH grant for vision research

October 26, 2011

Andrea Viczian is investigating new pathways for the discovery of improved therapies to treat age-related macular degeneration.

Upstate announces new faculty appointments

October 25, 2011

Specialists in cancer surgery, urology, critical care and infectious diseases join Upstate Medical University faculty.