Monthly Archives: January 2014

A bird’s eye view of the site for the ‘State University Hospital’

This aerial photograph—taken on a snowless day in December 1958—was used in the site planning for the “State University Hospital,” now known as Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York.  Two and a half years after this photo was taken, … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, entertainment, health care, history

Who was Bruce Dearing, and why does a writing award bear his name?

This is the 28th year of the annual Bruce Dearing Writing Award Competition at Upstate. Staff, faculty and students may submit fiction, essay, memoir and poetry, and the winners are considered for publication in Upstate’s literary journal, The Healing Muse.  … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, community

It’s not too late to get a flu shot

Flu shots given now can still be effective this season, although the development of antibodies that will protect you against the flu takes about two weeks. Flu season can start as early as October and last into May. The number of … Continue reading

Posted in public health

Hospital construction this week, 50+ years ago

This week — 50+ years ago — both of our hospital construction projects made the news. Snow blanketed the construction site at 4900 Broad Rd., Syracuse, and a strike by marble industry workers caused a delay in the shipping  of … Continue reading

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Participants needed for dengue fever vaccine trial

People between the ages of 18 and 45 and in good health are needed to participate in an Upstate Medical University clinical trial to test the effectiveness of an investigational vaccine against the four types of dengue virus. The trial … Continue reading

Posted in community, research

Found in the Files: documents on the building of Upstate’s downtown hospital

Recently, Mary Lent, a 14-year employee of  Upstate’s physical plant department, unearthed a 3-inch-thick folder dating back to the 1960s. Inside she found news articles, hand-colored maps, letters, programs and proposals—all related to the construction of the hospital at 750 … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, community, history

Both Upstate University hospitals celebrate 50th anniversaries this year

  Community Hospital’s grand opening was June 30, 1963. University Hospital’s was May 24, 1965. So why is Upstate University Hospital celebrating 50 years THIS year? Because even though Community’s grand opening was in 1963, it wasn’t until Sept. 5, … Continue reading

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Staying safe in extreme cold weather

With single digit temperatures predicted for Tuesday morning in Central New York, here are some reminders from the emergency experts at Upstate about staying safe in the frigid cold. Jeremy Joslin, MD cautions looking out for seniors and the elderly … Continue reading

Posted in community, emergency medicine/trauma, public health

Add iron to your diet prior to blood donation

Several healthy people who signed up to give blood during Upstate University Hospital’s blood drive in October were turned away because of low levels of hemoglobin, a protein in the blood that carries oxygen. Abnormally low hemoglobin — also known … Continue reading

Posted in community, diet/nutrition