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News Archives of 2011

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.

Bill Corr, deputy secretary for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services visits Upstate

November 11, 2011

Bill Corr, deputy secretary for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, speaks with a student at Upstate Medical University, following his presentation on health care reform Nov. 9. In his remarks, Corr noted that 32 million uninsured will enter the healthcare system by 2014. Corr's visit was sponsored by Upstate's Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

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.

Lung Cancer Vigil 2011

November 3, 2011

Families touched by lung cancer joined Upstate Medical University faculty and students for a candlelight ceremony raising awareness of lung cancer. The Nov. 1 event coincided with the beginning of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung and bronchus cancers are the most lethal, accounting for 16.1 percent of cancer diagnosis and 30.5 percent of all deaths.

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.

Pumpkin decorating contest at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

October 28, 2011

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! Kathleen Valentino, along with her coworkers in Suite 12409, designed this Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin as part of the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital pumpkin decorating contest. To view a slideshow of all the pumpkins, visit www.upstate.edu/whatsup.

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.