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  • RESPECT & HEAL: Upstate President Mantosh Dewan, MD, opens the first Respect & Heal Summit that brought together more than 90 area hospital executives and other health care leaders to discuss ways to reduce violence against front line health care employees. Eleven institutions have joined Respect & Heal since Upstate launched the collaborative effort to ensure the safe and respectful treatment of health care workers.
    RESPECT & HEAL: Upstate President Mantosh Dewan, MD, opens the first Respect & Heal Summit that brought together more than 90 area hospital executives and other health care leaders to discuss ways to reduce violence against front line health care employees. Eleven institutions have joined Respect & Heal since Upstate launched the collaborative effort to ensure the safe and respectful treatment of health care workers.
  • GLOBAL HEALTH GREETING: Global Health Institute Director Dr Stephen Thomas, second from right, speaks with Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Kathryn Anderson, left, Upstate President Dr. Mantosh Dewan and Dongmei Liu at the institute’s open house May 10.
    GLOBAL HEALTH GREETING: Global Health Institute Director Dr Stephen Thomas, second from right, speaks with Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Kathryn Anderson, left, Upstate President Dr. Mantosh Dewan and Dongmei Liu at the institute’s open house May 10.
  • HONORARY DOCTORATES: Receiving honorary degrees at Upstate’s Commencement May 5 are, from left, Jose Jalife, MD, PhD, of the University of Michigan and the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, and Nader Rifai, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, with Upstate President Mantosh Dewan, MD. Jalife and Nadir were honored for their lifelong work in medicine, especially their research on cardiac arrhythmias (Jalife) and biomarkers of cardiovascular disease.
    HONORARY DOCTORATES: Receiving honorary degrees at Upstate’s Commencement May 5 are, from left, Jose Jalife, MD, PhD, of the University of Michigan and the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, and Nader Rifai, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, with Upstate President Mantosh Dewan, MD. Jalife and Nadir were honored for their lifelong work in medicine, especially their research on cardiac arrhythmias (Jalife) and biomarkers of cardiovascular disease.
  • SIM CENTER VISIT: Henninger High School students visit Upstate’s Simulation Center to learn about jobs in health care simulation. The students took part in three programs, Stop the Bleed, Moulage Magic and Immersive Simulation. The May 8 visit was sponsored by Manufacturers Association of Central New York.
    SIM CENTER VISIT: Henninger High School students visit Upstate’s Simulation Center to learn about jobs in health care simulation. The students took part in three programs, Stop the Bleed, Moulage Magic and Immersive Simulation. The May 8 visit was sponsored by Manufacturers Association of Central New York.
  • AWARD WINNER: Lauren Calloway, BSN, RN, ONC, an oncology nurse at Upstate, left, receives the Beth Baldwin Oncology Nurse award during the Upstate Cancer Center retreat April 26. The award, presented by Baldwin, right, is awarded to the oncology nurse who represents excellence in care and passion for cancer patients. The award is named for Baldwin, the executive director of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, which has raised more than $4 million to fund breast cancer research at Upstate.
    AWARD WINNER: Lauren Calloway, BSN, RN, ONC, an oncology nurse at Upstate, left, receives the Beth Baldwin Oncology Nurse award during the Upstate Cancer Center retreat April 26. The award, presented by Baldwin, right, is awarded to the oncology nurse who represents excellence in care and passion for cancer patients. The award is named for Baldwin, the executive director of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, which has raised more than $4 million to fund breast cancer research at Upstate.
  • WITH A LITTLE HELP: Area mascots—from Syracuse University, the Syracuse Crunch and the Syracuse Mets—showed up in force April 19 for a campus clean in advance of Earth Day. The group gathered in the Upstate Cancer Center before heading out to clean up campus. From left, are Otto the Orange, Crunchman, Scooch, Mr Butts and Hero from Upstate Medical.
    WITH A LITTLE HELP: Area mascots—from Syracuse University, the Syracuse Crunch and the Syracuse Mets—showed up in force April 19 for a campus clean in advance of Earth Day. The group gathered in the Upstate Cancer Center before heading out to clean up campus. From left, are Otto the Orange, Crunchman, Scooch, Mr Butts and Hero from Upstate Medical.
  • IN MOURNING: Flags in front of Upstate University Hospital fly at half-staff earlier this week in honor of a Syracuse City Police officer and Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy who were killed the line of duty Sunday in Salina.
    IN MOURNING: Flags in front of Upstate University Hospital fly at half-staff earlier this week in honor of a Syracuse City Police officer and Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy who were killed the line of duty Sunday in Salina.
  • RAISING AWARENESS:  Gina Richardson, whose son Ty’Sean was struck and killed by a car in December 2022, speaks at an Upstate Donate Life awareness event April 19 urging people to sign up to be organ donors. She said her son loved superheroes and became one as his organ and tissue donation benefitted the lives or more than a dozen people. The green superhero cape on the podium is now given to parents of pediatric donors in a nod to Ty’Sean’s family’s decision to donate.
    RAISING AWARENESS: Gina Richardson, whose son Ty’Sean was struck and killed by a car in December 2022, speaks at an Upstate Donate Life awareness event April 19 urging people to sign up to be organ donors. She said her son loved superheroes and became one as his organ and tissue donation benefitted the lives or more than a dozen people. The green superhero cape on the podium is now given to parents of pediatric donors in a nod to Ty’Sean’s family’s decision to donate.

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