Monthly Archives: April 2014

Creativity conference designed for those in psychiatry

The curious and the creative are invited to attend the Naomi Chernoff, MD, Creativity Conference on May 29 and 30 at the Hutchings Psychiatric Center Auditorium. This year’s title is “The Theater The Clinic: Parallels and Reverberations.” The conference, sponsored … Continue reading

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Sign up now for free trauma, prehospital medicine teaching day

Upstate invites paramedics and EMTs, nurses and emergency providers to the first annual Upstate Prehospital Medicine & Trauma Teaching Day Monday, May 19 at Onondaga Community College.4585 West Seneca Turnpike in Syracuse. The event is free, but registration is required … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, emergency medicine/trauma

Anatomical gift ceremony set for Saturday

Upstate presents its annual Anatomical Gift Program ceremony Saturday, April 26 in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel. The event draws hundreds of family members and loved ones of people who donated their bodies to Upstate for medical research and education. Each … Continue reading

Posted in community, education

One pint of blood can help three people; donate Thursday or Friday downtown

Make a blood donation — Thursday or Friday at Upstate University Hospital — and you can potentially save the lives of three individuals. That’s because four types of transfusable products can be derived from blood: red cells, platelets, plasma and … Continue reading

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Time Warner Cable News broadcasts ‘Dying with Dignity’ series

  Nurse practitioner Pat Knox, a clinical assistant professor at Upstate, was interviewed about Upstate’s No One Dies Alone program for a Time Warner Cable News series. “Dying with Dignity” airs this week of April 21. Knox specializes in palliative care. … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, community

Upstate’s Zipcars are frequently zipping

If you want to see Upstate’s Zipcars, you’ll have to come to the Think Green Fair Thursday, May 22. The two Zipcars are often missing from their designated parking spaces at Geneva Tower because they’re being driven by Upstate students, medical … Continue reading

Posted in community, medical student, sustainability/environment

‘Changing Sports Changing Lives’ symposium includes Upstate pediatrician

An adapted sports documentary that premieres at Syracuse University April 28 includes footage from a unified wheelchair basketball event involving Upstate caregivers. Admission is free to the “Changing Sports Changing Lives” symposium at 4 p.m. April 28 at SU’s Watson … Continue reading

Posted in community, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Three governors, one hospital, three cheers

In our April 3 blog, we described the personal experiences that prepared Upstate President Carlyle “Jake” Jacobsen, PhD to oversee the building of our state-funded hospital at 750 East Adams Street in downtown Syracuse. His Minnesota childhood helped, and so … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, health care, history

Chaplain interns graduate noon Thursday

Interns from Upstate’s Clinical Pastoral Education program will graduate at noon, Thursday, April 10 in the Interfaith Chapel of the downtown hospital. The ceremony is open to the public. Upstate is one of 350 nationally accredited training centers by the Association … Continue reading

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50 years ago, air conditioning was a draw for new recruits

The “entirely new” 300-bed Community Hospital of Greater Syracuse is “completely air conditioned” and “designed for maximum satisfaction of patient and nurse,” says a recruiting advertisement from 1964. It offers nursing salaries ranging from $4,400 to $5,400. Of course pay … Continue reading

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