News Archive for 2017


Upstate is one of 39 institutions to share $2.2 million St. Baldrick's grant

Upstate is one of 39 institutions to share $2.2 million St. Baldrick's grant

December 8, 2017

Grant will provide Upstate patients with access to clinical trials.


Upstate researchers tracking infant development and 'tummy time'

Upstate researchers tracking infant development and 'tummy time'

December 8, 2017

Placing an infant on its stomach for the purpose of developing physical strength is considered an important tool for proper development.


Cancer-fighting technology being installed in advance of Radation Oncology opening

Cancer-fighting technology being installed in advance of Radation Oncology opening

November 27, 2017

The TrueBeam Radiotherapy System, will be the feature of Upstate Radiation Oncology opening in Oneida in mid-January.


NIH's Dr. Nora Volkow to speak via videocast at Addiction Symposium Nov. 28

NIH's Dr. Nora Volkow to speak via videocast at Addiction Symposium Nov. 28

November 27, 2017

Presentation by Volkow, one of the nation's foremost authorities on drug addiction, will be followed by Upstate experts and others discussing addiction issues, including cocaine cravings.


The Nappis provide Upstate Foundation and Upstate Medical University with largest gift in history

The Nappis provide Upstate Foundation and Upstate Medical University with largest gift in history

November 18, 2017

The $8-million dollar gift from Sam and Carol Nappi of Jamesville, N.Y., will support the creation of an eight-floor, 360,000 square foot health and wellness complex at Upstate Medical University.


Austin-Ketch named Dean of the College of Nursing

November 14, 2017

Tammy L. Austin-Ketch, PhD, FNP, BC, FAANP, clinical professor and assistant dean of the MS/DNP programs at the University of Buffalo's School of Nursing, has been named dean of the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University.


Cans for Cancer

Cans for Cancer

October 28, 2017

Volunteers fill another truck load of bottles and cans dropped off at DestinyUSA for the Cans for Cancer drive Oct. 23. Proceeds from event will benefit cancer care and research programs at American Cancer Society, Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund of CNY and the Upstate Cancer Center.


Katherine Beissner tapped to lead College of Health Professions

Katherine Beissner tapped to lead College of Health Professions

October 28, 2017

Beissner has served as interim dean of the college since December 2016, She was a former member of the Ithaca College faculty.


Kids' cancer experts from across NY gather for first time to talk collaboration

Kids' cancer experts from across NY gather for first time to talk collaboration

October 28, 2017

Thruway cancer conference takes its name from key cancer centers that dot NY's major highway from Albany to Buffalo.


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