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News Archives of 2009

Upstate Medical veterans step off in Veterans Day parade for first time

November 5, 2009

More than two dozen veterans with connections to Upstate Medical University will march in the Syracuse Veterans parade. It's the first time a group of veterans from the university have participated in the parade.

Upstate Medical University recognizes 29 individuals and Kohl's Department Stores for excellence at Fall Faculty Convocation

November 4, 2009

Twenty-nine individuals and Kohl's Department Stores were honored for distinguished service to Upstate Medical University at the university's 2009 Fall Faculty Convocation and Presentation of Awards, held Sept. 16 on the Upstate campus.

Mental health is key predictor of the resilience in seniors from rural areas, study finds

November 3, 2009

The resilience of older adults living in rural communities is most likely associated with their mental health, according to a new study by Upstate Medical University published in the Fall 2009 issue of Journal of Rural Health.

Upstate named to research network to create database on healthcare reimbursement

October 28, 2009

Upstate, SUNY Buffalo, Cornell University and the University of Rochester join Syracuse University in the development of a new healthcare database for consumer reimbursement aimed at bringing "transparency, accountability and fairness to the reimbursement system.

Governor names Fayetteville resident to Upstate Medical University Council

October 23, 2009

Gwyn Mannion, a quality engineer with SRCTec and an oft-honored community volunteer, will be part of president's advisory panel at Upstate Medical University.

Upstate's Bariatric Surgery Center earns top accreditation for quality of care

October 21, 2009

American College of Surgeons gives high marks to center after after rigorous review. Center performs laparoscopic adjustable gastric -banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Upstate shines spotlight on spiritual care mission for Pastoral Care Week

October 20, 2009

Upstate's Center for Spiritual Care, opened in 2004, has expanded to meet the needs of patients, but also academic medicine, by holding Spiritual Care Grand Rounds and supporting a training program for pediatric chaplains.

Upstate taps bariatric, trauma surgeon with research expertise as surgery chief

October 19, 2009

Robert Conney, M.D., comes from Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where he led patient safety initiatives. His extensive research provides insight into how bariatric surgery can resolve type 2 diabetes.

Upstate study to test new device to treat moderate lumbar spinal stenosis

October 16, 2009

Patients are sought for study that will investigate whether Superion ISS device is a suitable minimally invasive alternative to spinal decompression surgery. Study volunteers will be followed for two years after treatment to measure effectiveness.

University Gastroenterology receives three-year accreditation from key panel

October 13, 2009

University Gastroenterology at the Philip G. Holtzapple Endoscopy Center at University Hospital earns the highest level of accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.