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News Archives of 2009

Twenty-six named as Student Ambassadors

October 8, 2009

Twenty-six students have been selected as Upstate Medical University's newest student ambassadors. As ambassadors, students will represent the university at various community events to help broaden the understanding of Upstate's mission.

NASA flight surgeon to address Upstate medical alumni during Reunion Weekend

September 30, 2009

Joseph Dervay, M.D., who has provided medical care on eight Space Shuttle and two International Space Station missions, will speak at Upstate Medical University's Medical Alumni Reunion Oct. 2 and 3. In addition, three alumni will be honored for their service to the medical profession.

Upstate announces new award offered for mid-career research faculty members

September 18, 2009

David Amberg, Ph.D., Wendy Kates, Ph.D., and Barry Knox, Ph.D., receive Jacobsen Scholar Award in recognition of their ongoing research accomplishments.

Ceremony dedicates Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital to community

September 11, 2009

A new era in pediatric medicine begins this fall with the opening of the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, which was dedicated this week. The two-story, 71-bed children's hospital crowns the top of University Hospital's new $150 million East Tower addition. University Hospital is part of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Upstate creates global biomedical research institute with universities in Israel, Taiwan

September 8, 2009

Upstate Medical University, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and National Cheng Kung University bring top scientists together to accelerate biomedical research in areas such as cancer infectious diabetes; diabetes and cardiovascular disease and nervous system disorders.

University Hospital receives $40,000 grant from Hyundai dealers to fund childhood cancer study

August 26, 2009

Hyundai's Hope on Wheels campaigned rolled into town with support for a study at University Hospital examining the longterm health effects of cancer treatments on childhood cancer survivors.

Public tours of Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital are set for Sept. 12 and 13

August 25, 2009

Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital features 71 private rooms with sleeper sofas for in-room overnight accommodations for parents. Other features include family lounges, café, performance center, solarium, family resource center and whimsical décor.

Free health screenings and medical information highlight Upstate's annual State Fair exhibit

August 24, 2009

Pulmonary function testing, smoking cessation programs and information for keeping your kids healthy, including an update on the soon-to-open Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, take center stage at New York State Fair exhibit.

Upstate's Sharon Brangman, M.D., to serve as president of the American Geriatrics Society

August 20, 2009

Sharon Brangman is a leading voice on the care of the elderly, especially those living with Alzheimer's disease.

Patricia Kane, Ph.D., to lead the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

August 19, 2009

Patricia Kane, an award-winning researcher and teacher, will lead one of Upstate Medical University's key basic science department.