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News Archives of 2011

Upstate alumnus Dr. Murray Grossman unveils FDR historical marker

September 22, 2011

Upstate alumnus Dr. Murray Grossman, left, and Dan Hurley, assistant vice president for government and community relations, unveil a historical marker that highlights President Franklin D. Roosevelt's role in laying the cornerstone of what is now Weiskotten Hall, home of Upstate Medical University's College of Medicine. Grossman attended the cornerstone ceremony 75 years ago, on Sept, 29, 1936.

Upstate to play key role in historic cancer study

September 21, 2011

Upstate Medical University will partner with the American Cancer Society to enable Central New Yorkers to participate in a unprecedented cancer prevention study that researchers hope will provide answers to what causes cancer in certain individuals.

The cornerstone of Weiskotten Hall was put into place by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936, 75 years ago this month

September 21, 2011

The cornerstone of Weiskotten Hall was put into place by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936, 75 years ago this month. Upstate is celebrating this anniversary, noting that it marked the beginning of medical education on University Hill.

Upstate celebrates 75th anniversary of FDR visit

September 21, 2011

This month, 75 years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt stepped on what is now the campus of Upstate Medical University to lay the cornerstone to a building that marked the introduction of medical education on University Hill.

Upstate launches $650K United Way Campaign

September 16, 2011

Upstate Medical University, the area's largest employer, will seek to raise $650,000 for the upcoming United Way/Community Giving Campaign that gets under way this month. Last year, Upstate raised more than $609,000 for the campaign; up from $527,947 in 2009.

Lion King cast visits Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

September 14, 2011

Rob Parks, part of Lion King's ensemble cast, and Alia Crutcher-Zachery, who plays Swing in the Lion King, visited with Olivia, from Cato, at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. The cast members signed autographs and talked with patients and staff about what it's like to be part of an award-winning musical production. The Lion King, part of the Famous Artists Broadway Theater Series, is in Syracuse through Oct. 2. For tickets, visit http://www.lionking.com.

Annual convocation brings honors to Upstate employees

September 12, 2011

Upstate Medical University honors 21 individuals, the Carol M. Baldwin Family and Key Bank for outstanding service to the university at its annual Fall Faculty Convocation.

Upstate to offer music for healing course

September 12, 2011

A course that train musicians on how to use music to create a healing environment for those with acute and chronic illness will be offered by Upstate Medical University next Spring. An informational session on the course is set for Sept. 26.

Radio show reflects on 9/11 anniversary

September 9, 2011

Members of the Upstate Medical University community who cared for victims of the 9/11 attack will reflect on their experiences in special segment of HealthLink on Air Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.

Upstate, SU study assesses hearing needs of older patients

September 8, 2011

Findings show that assisted listening devices can aid patients in hearing the doctor more clearly and greatly enhance privacy. Researchers say findings might encourage hospitals to consider providing such devices to older hearing-impaired patients.