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  • SILVERMAN SPOTLIGHT: Respiratory therapy students in the College of Health Professions, from left, Maxwell Naples, Francesca Naples, Nicole Wilkins, demonstrate to SUNY Chancellor John King and SUNY Provost Melur Ramasubramanian, right, how the new four-bed teaching ICU, one of the many new features of the renovated Silverman Hall, offers real hands-on learning scenarios.
    SILVERMAN SPOTLIGHT: Respiratory therapy students in the College of Health Professions, from left, Maxwell Naples, Francesca Naples, Nicole Wilkins, demonstrate to SUNY Chancellor John King and SUNY Provost Melur Ramasubramanian, right, how the new four-bed teaching ICU, one of the many new features of the renovated Silverman Hall, offers real hands-on learning scenarios.
  • GIVING BACK: Professor Emeritus Bob Sunheimer ’74, right, has established the Robert L. Sunheimer Clinical Laboratory Sciences Endowment with a gift of $25,000 to the Upstate Foundation. Above Sunheimer, right, presents a check to Russ Corbin, the new director of alumni for the College of Health Professions. Sunheimer dedicated more than 25 years to Upstate as a professor in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program (formerly Medical Technology), and currently serves as treasurer for the Health Professions Alumni Association. “I remember receiving a scholarship when I went to college and how meaningful it was for me. After being in the classroom for over 25 years and witnessing the rising costs of education, I wanted to support current students and inspire others to do the same,” Sunheimer said.
    GIVING BACK: Professor Emeritus Bob Sunheimer ’74, right, has established the Robert L. Sunheimer Clinical Laboratory Sciences Endowment with a gift of $25,000 to the Upstate Foundation. Above Sunheimer, right, presents a check to Russ Corbin, the new director of alumni for the College of Health Professions. Sunheimer dedicated more than 25 years to Upstate as a professor in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program (formerly Medical Technology), and currently serves as treasurer for the Health Professions Alumni Association. “I remember receiving a scholarship when I went to…
  • THREATENING SKIES: Looking west from atop Weiskotten Hall, threatening storm clouds gather as tornado warnings were posted throughout Central New York July 10. (Photo submitted by Christopher Morley, PhD)
    THREATENING SKIES: Looking west from atop Weiskotten Hall, threatening storm clouds gather as tornado warnings were posted throughout Central New York July 10. (Photo submitted by Christopher Morley, PhD)
  • SPELLING U-P-S-T-A-T-E: Work crews hoist letters into place atop of Upstate Community Hospital. The new sign is part of a campus beautification project.
    SPELLING U-P-S-T-A-T-E: Work crews hoist letters into place atop of Upstate Community Hospital. The new sign is part of a campus beautification project.
  • HYDRANGEA HELLO: Big white hydrangea blossoms showcase the seasonal beauty of Upstate Medical University in June.
    HYDRANGEA HELLO: Big white hydrangea blossoms showcase the seasonal beauty of Upstate Medical University in June.
  • GAME ON: Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital patients and staff members had a blast at a special  Gaming Party this week sponsored by Dunkin' and ELITE Gaming and supported by the Upstate Foundation in advance of Dunkin’s Ice Coffee Day, where a $1 from every drink sold locally went to support the children’s hospital and it’s gaming systems and game library. Video game-playing for patients helps combat anxiety, boredom and helps distract from pain.
    GAME ON: Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital patients and staff members had a blast at a special Gaming Party this week sponsored by Dunkin' and ELITE Gaming and supported by the Upstate Foundation in advance of Dunkin’s Ice Coffee Day, where a $1 from every drink sold locally went to support the children’s hospital and it’s gaming systems and game library. Video game-playing for patients helps combat anxiety, boredom and helps distract from pain.
  • WALK WITH A DOC: Participants for Upstate’s inaugural Walk with a Doc program meet in Onondaga Lake Park for the mile walk led by Upstate physician Jarrod Bagatell MD, left. The next walk is set for July 13, same location. Upstate is one of more than 500 other institutions worldwide to sponsor a chapter.
    WALK WITH A DOC: Participants for Upstate’s inaugural Walk with a Doc program meet in Onondaga Lake Park for the mile walk led by Upstate physician Jarrod Bagatell MD, left. The next walk is set for July 13, same location. Upstate is one of more than 500 other institutions worldwide to sponsor a chapter.
  • UPSTATE MATTERS: A helicopter lifts off from the Upstate University Hospital’s helipad following a patient transport. June starts the busiest season for Upstate’s trauma center. Upstate sees the second most trauma cases in the state. Helicopter transports to Upstate from outlying hospitals or accident scenes are the highest in June, July and August.
    UPSTATE MATTERS: A helicopter lifts off from the Upstate University Hospital’s helipad following a patient transport. June starts the busiest season for Upstate’s trauma center. Upstate sees the second most trauma cases in the state. Helicopter transports to Upstate from outlying hospitals or accident scenes are the highest in June, July and August.
  •  UPSTATE HONORS: Nearly 900 employees—the largest gathering ever—attend Upstate’s Employee Recognition Day luncheon at the Oncenter June 6. Dr Donald Blair and Francine Fischer led the list of honorees by celebrating a half-century of service to Upstate. Six employees were honored for 45 years of service: Daniel Hmiel, Physical Plant; Candia Keehfus, Infection Prevention; Edward Major, Psychiatry; Karyn Plante, Upstate Triage Center; Darlene Schick-Waller, Upstate Cancer Center; and Bonnie Toms, Pediatrics.
    UPSTATE HONORS: Nearly 900 employees—the largest gathering ever—attend Upstate’s Employee Recognition Day luncheon at the Oncenter June 6. Dr Donald Blair and Francine Fischer led the list of honorees by celebrating a half-century of service to Upstate. Six employees were honored for 45 years of service: Daniel Hmiel, Physical Plant; Candia Keehfus, Infection Prevention; Edward Major, Psychiatry; Karyn Plante, Upstate Triage Center; Darlene Schick-Waller, Upstate Cancer Center; and Bonnie Toms, Pediatrics.
  • PARADE PARTICIPANTS: Officials from the Upstate Cancer Center get ready to lead off the cancer survivors’ parade at Upstate’s National Cancer Survivors Day celebration, held June 1 at NBT Bank Stadium. More than 1,000 survivors and their guests were hosted to the Syracuse Mets game, refreshments  a baseball cap and a fireworks show.
    PARADE PARTICIPANTS: Officials from the Upstate Cancer Center get ready to lead off the cancer survivors’ parade at Upstate’s National Cancer Survivors Day celebration, held June 1 at NBT Bank Stadium. More than 1,000 survivors and their guests were hosted to the Syracuse Mets game, refreshments a baseball cap and a fireworks show.

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