News Archives of 2012

Strong Women, Strong Hearts debuts Feb. 4

Strong Women, Strong Hearts debuts Feb. 4

January 24, 2012

The special event was created by Upstate nurses who wanted to better educate women about heart disease. The event will feature presentations from healthcare professionals and a variety of heart-healthy food-tastings and exercise tips. The event is free and open to the public.


First snowfall of 2012 blankets Weiskotten Hall

First snowfall of 2012 blankets Weiskotten Hall

January 13, 2012

It finally looks like January in Syracuse as the front yard of Upstate Medical University's Weiskotten Hall is covered in a blanket of snow. Many area schools closed because of the winter weather, but there were no such delays or closings on campus.


Upstate commits to first lady's Joining Forces initiative

Upstate commits to first lady's Joining Forces initiative

January 13, 2012

Upstate is one of 105 academic medical centers to join with the federal government in increasing research and teaching into post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury to better serve patients, especially the U.S. servicemen and women.


Upstate opens clinical trial for treatment of foot drop

Upstate opens clinical trial for treatment of foot drop

January 13, 2012

Study will compare benefits of an electrical stimulation device or ankle-foot brace in treatment for common side effect of stroke, call foot drop. Upstate is one of 30 sites in the nation participating in the study.


NHL star gives $100K to Upstate Cancer Center

January 10, 2012

Tim Connolly, a Baldwinsville native who has played professional hockey for 10 years and is now a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, has contributed $100,000 to the Upstate Cancer Center fundraising campaign, bringing the campaign closer to its $15 million goal.


Smith and Zimpher 2012

Smith and Zimpher 2012

January 10, 2012

Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith, M.D., left and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, Ph.D., talk to David Wakelyn, New York's deputy secretary for education, prior to the chancellor's State of the University Address Jan 9 in Albany. In her remarks, Zimpher talked about "systemness" and how SUNY would harness the power of the system to create a more effective and accessible university, while helping to power the state's economy.


225-gallon fish tank at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

225-gallon fish tank at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

January 3, 2012


Gala, radiothon raise nearly $500,000 to benefit pediatric care, scholarships and hospital enhancements

Gala, radiothon raise nearly $500,000 to benefit pediatric care, scholarships and hospital enhancements

January 3, 2012

Two December events, Upstate's annual black-tie gala and its Radiothon for Kids, find robust community support for students, patients.


Upstate alumni create scholarship to honor professor

Upstate alumni create scholarship to honor professor

January 3, 2012

Scholarship honors N. Barry Berg for 40 years of service to students, as educator, mentor and advisor. Scholarship will be awarded for the first time this fall.


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