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Recent Coverage

Stephen Thomas was interviewed about Upstate's COVID vaccine clinical trial that was covered by various media, including CNY Business Journal,  CNYCentral, Spectrum News, Syracuse.com (July 29). Also WRVO and WAER

Kathryn Anderson was interviewed for a WRVO story on Frustration mounts as gyms remain closed: How risky is it for them to remain open. (Aug. 6).

Matt Elkins and Tim Endy were interviewed for the Syracuse.com story Syracuse hospital to bank coronavirus survivors' blood after remarkable recoveries

Previous Coverage

Harry Taylor was interviewed by the New York Times for the story The coronavirus could dodge some treatment, study suggests (July 28).

Jennifer Rapke was interviewed by NewsChannel 9 for a story on the mental health issues facing children over school reopenings (July 30).

Upstate announcement of its COVID-19 clinical trial featured interviews with Stephen Thomas were featured on NewsChannel 9, Spectrum News, CNYCentral. The clinical trial was also covered by Syracuse.com

Stephen Thomas was interviewed by WRVO for Syracuse hospital to collect from recovered COVID patients for treatment (July 29).

Stephen Thomas was a guest on NewsChannel 9 July 27 discussing the latest on COVID-19 clinical trial success.

Stephen Thomas was interviewed by Syracuse.com July 27 for the story Syracuse University reopening: What happens when a party school meets a pandemic.

Saravanan Thangamani was interviewed by NewsChannel 9 July 27 for Pilot program at Upstate looks to create tick blocking vaccine. 

Steven Blatt and Vito Losito were interviewed by NewsChannel 9 on the financial troubles facing area pediatrics practices that have lost income to the pandemic. They were also featured in the CNYCentral report Pediatrician visits plummet amid pandemic—Doctors have this warning for parents; WAER's report CNY Pediatricians Worried About Older Kids Getting Vaccinations; Struggle to Keep Their Doors Open 

Robert Corona was interviewed by WRVO for the report Officials hope new equipment will relieve backlog on COVID-19 test results. (July 21)

Baldwinsville Girl Scout creates wheelchair water bottle holders for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital was highlighted on Syracuse.com (July 23

Lafayette CSD Class of 2020 donates senior class funds to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital was featured on a NewsChannel 9 report (July 21).

Previous Coverage

Jana Shaw was interviewed for the Syracuse.com story Coronavirus: Teachers worried about schools reopening say they’re preparing wills (July 16).

 Jana Shaw's participation in a Facebook live chat with Syracuse.com is focus of the story Upstate pediatrician: Opening schools not 100 percent safe, but benefits outweigh the risk. (July 16).

Stephen Thomas is quoted in the Vox story Covid-19 vaccine trials are showing promising results. A lot can still go wrong (July 16).

Stephen Thomas is quoted in the story on Safety concerns persist as IOC says Olympics without fans ‘something we don’t want’  broadcast on Nexstar affiliates across the country, including NewsChannel 9.

Stephen Thomas and Frank Middleton were interviewed for the CNY Central story on
An inside look at COVID-19 research labs at Upstate Medical University (July 15).

Frank Middleton was interviewed for the WRVO story on Researchers working on pool testing for colleges to test returning students (July 15).

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul's visit to Upstate was featured in the NewsChannel 9 story Lt. Gov. tours Upstate labs researching ways to contain COVID-19 (July 14).

Elizabeth Domachowske was interview by WAER-FM88 for the story After Years Of Work, Local Advocates See New Legislation To Prevent Lead Poisoning (July 14)

Jana Shaw was interview by NewsChannel 9 for the story New study finds that children may be less likely to transmit COVID-19, but caution needed that ran on Nexstar affiliates across the country (July 13).

Jana Shaw was interviewed for the Syracuse.com story Cuomo sets test for school reopenings: How CNY’s grade fares (July 13).

Jana Shaw was interview by CNY Central for the story What to expect at Destiny USA after mall reopens (July 9).

Robert Gregory featured in Psychiatric News for the story Innovative Suicide Prevention Program Using Psychotherapy Shows Early Success about his role in developing dynamic destructive psychotherapy, which is currently used in Upstate's Psychiatry High Risk Program (June 2020).

Gregory Conners's appointment to the AAP's Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine was featured in the Central New York Business Journal (July 10).

Stephen Thomas writes in Forbes on Should We Experimentally Infect People With Covid-19 To Speed Up Vaccine Development? (July 8).

Frank Middleton was interview by Syracuse.com for the article How will Syracuse University test 20,000 students for coronavirus? By pooling their saliva. (July 8).

Jennalee Cizenski spoke with NewsChannel 9 and CNYCentral about how to stay cool during summer as COVID-19 restricts some businesses from opening (July 7).

Jana Shaw was interview for a Syracuse.com story on 2 CNY kids contracted rare, potentially deadly side effect of coronavirus, MIS-C (July 3).

Jana Shaw spoke to News Channel 9 about taking precautions against COVID-19 with children (July 6).

William Paolo spoke with NewsChannel 9 about staying safe during the July 4th holiday (July 3).

Previous coverage

Tamara Roberts spoke with Spectrum News about the increase in hospital admissions for burn injuries related to careless activity around fires. She also urged caution in using legal fireworks (July 2).

NewsChannel 9 covered Upstate University Hospital's call for increased safety around July fourth celebrations, noting that burn injuries admissions were way up over last month: Upstate sees more burn injuries in June, but it's not what you think (July 2).

Stephen Thomas was interviewed on the risk of COVID-19 in gyms for a report on CNY Central (June 30). 

The Upstate Mammography Van was noted in the Oneida Dispatch story: Another mobile COVID-19 testing clinic available July 2 in Madison County (June 30). 

Steven Knoll was quoted in the CBC coverage of Nova Scotia gunman liquidated assets, stockpiled gas and food due to COVID fears, RCMP says (June 29).

Ruth Weinstock was noted as one of the contributors to a study on "Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn't prove out in clinical trial" published in sciencemag. org and other online journals.

Kathryn Anderson discussed the new Upstate study that will monitor individuals living with COVID-19 positive family members with CNY Central, News Channel 9,  WRVO, CNY Business Journal. Anderson was also quoted in coverage by Syracuse.com/Post-Standard. (June 24).  The study was also highlighted in Politico.

Scott Ulberg penned the commentary that appeared in Syracuse.com/Post-Standard: Now that the crisis has passed, vulnerable kids need in-person counseling (June 24).

Suzanne Brisk was a guest NewsChannel 9’s Bridge Street discussing the importance of hydrating on National Hydration Day (June 23).

Robert Corona is featured on Becker’s Healthcare Podcast, discusses his journey to becoming CEO, his advice to people trying to develop their career, and more (June 18).

Rome Sentinel and News Channel 9 reported on a visit by Upstate Medical University Mammography Van visit to Wampsville to conduct COVID-19 testing (June 16).

Stephen Thomas was interviewed by NewsChannel 9 during the evening news to provide an update on COVID-19 in the community (June 15).

Ronald Pies cowrote Psychiatric Diagnosis 2.0: The Myth of the Symptom Checklist that appears online in Psychology Today. (June 14).

An Upstate study, led by Margaret Turk, on the COVD-19 death rate for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities, was noted in a Westchester Journal News article about group home visitation restrictions (June 13).

Patricia Goodyear and her work on the frontlines of COVID-19 at Queens Central Hospital was featured in Syracuse.com/Post-Standard (June 13).

Stephen Thomas is quoted in the Reuters article about How a vaccine made of mosquito spit could help stop the next pandemic (June 11).

Owen Shapiro appeared on NewsChannel 9's Bridge Street to discuss a new treatment technique, SpaceOAR Hydrogel, to prostate cancer patients (June 11).

Stephen Thomas appeared on NewsChannel 9's Newsmakers program (June 11) and Bridge Street (June 15) to discuss the COVD-19 (June 11).

Stephen Thomas discussed the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19 in large gatherings for a report on WAER radio (June 8).

Margaret Turk was interviewed about her study on the COVID-19 mortality rate by Spectrum News (June 11). The study was also covered by Rome Sentinel, Syracuse.com/Post-Standard and various national media, such as U.S. News and World Report.

CNY Central reported on Upstate Mammography Van on the road to Madison County for COVID testing. (June 10).

Paul Waltz is featured in coverage from NewsChannel 9 on Upstate's rally in support of Black Lives Matter (June 7).

Saravanan Thangamani told WRVO News "we are seeing an increase in Lyme positive ticks" during an interview for a story on the restart of the Citizen Science Tick Testing program.

NewsChannel 9 Upstate workers show support for protestors as the Black Lives Matter movement march passed Upstate University Hospital (June 8).

Coverage on Upstate Mammography Van providing COVID-19 testing was featured in the Rome Sentinel, Observer-Dispatch, NewsChannel 9.

Ronald Pies authored What is Meant by a Psychiatric Diagnosis in Psychology Today online (June 7).

Saravanan Thangamani was interviewed about the restart of the Citizen Science Tick Project by WAER FM88, Syracuse.com/Post-Standard and NewsChannel 9.

Stuart Wright is quoted in a Syracuse.com/Post-Standard story on Patients, workers are coming back to Syracuse hospitals; the financial bleeding continues (June 1)

Stephen Thomas was quoted in a story for Syracuse.com/Post-Standard and other Advance Publication websites: No-symptom cases grow here: What is coronavirus’ puzzling, risky wild card telling us?


Mobile testing clinic with Upstate Mammography van returns to Madison County (Rome Sentinel, June 1).


SUNY Upstate brings mobile COVID-19 testing back to Madison County (News Channel 9, June 1).

William Paolo is quoted in a story on CNY Business Journal on Upstate University Hospital offers same day virtual emergency room visits (May 27).

Amy Tucker was quoted in a Syracuse.com/Post-Standard story on Dozens of coronavirus patients well enought to leave Syracuse hospitals stuck in limbo (May 23).

William Paolo was interviewed for a CNYCentral story on Upstate University Hospital now offering virtual emergency room visits (May 22).

William Paolo was interviewed by NewsChannel 9 for a story on Upstate University Hospital launches same-day Telehealth services (May 21).

Oswego County, Upstate Medical University partner to provide COVID 19 testing (Watertown Daily Times, May 21).

Upstate University Hospital's mammography van to be used for covid-19 testing in CNY Business Journal (May 20).

Coverage on the mammography van being used for covid-19 also appeared in News Channel 9, CNY Central and Spectrum News, Oneida Daily Dispatch, and Syracuse.com

Jana Shaw was interviewed for a story on the likelihood of spreading the coronavirus while enjoying outdoors in CNY Central (May 20).

Birendra Sah was interviewed for the Syracuse.com/Post-Standard story CNY man battling coronavirus told doctors: 'This farmer isn't going down easy.' (May 21).

Terry Culbertson, Amir Duric, Charles Stewart, Linda Mulrooney were quoted in the Syracuse.com/Post-Standard story For may coronavirus victims in CNY's hospitals, these are the last reassuring voices they hear. (May 21).

A letter to the editor written by Ann Botash and Lisa Pekarsky on Child abuse doesn't stop during a crisis, but reporting it often does was featured on Syracuse.com/Post-Standard May 15.

Stephen Thomas writes in Forbes about There are though financial days ahead for U.S. healthcare in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic (May 18).

Saravanan Thangamani was interviewed for the Syracuse.com/Post-Standard story 'Aggressive' lone star tick invades CNY, raising fears of new diseases (May 14).

Patricia Goodyear is profiled in the CNY Central story Local Army Reserve nurse serving on the frontlines in New York City (May 14).

Kristopher Paolino was interviewed for the Syracuse.com/Post-Standard story Upstate Medical running three experiments on coronavirus drug touted by Trump (May 13).

Alicia Pekarsky was interviewed for the story A bad decline: child abuse reports drop across New York during pandemic (May 12).

Siobhan Keough and Cheryl  Waldron were interviewed by Spectrum News for the story Upstate University Hospital nurses aim to make a difference (May 12).

Mike Fegley and Kristin Bruce were interviewed for the NewsChannel 9 story Syracuse Chinese Community donates thousands of PPE to local hospitals (May 7).

Nancy Page was interviewed by NewsChannel 9 for the story Onondaga County Sheriff's deputies pay tribute to nurses at Upstate University Hospital (May 6).

Stephen Thomas was interviewed by ABC News affiliates for the story Olympic athletes balance coronavirus training challenges as future of Games uncertain (May 5).

Jana Shaw was interviewed by CNY Central for the story 15 children hospitalized in NYC with mysterious illness believe to be linked to COVID-19 (May 5).

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