Monthly Archives: September 2015

Suzanne M. Badman receives President’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Advancement of Affirmative Action was given to Suzanne M. Badman. Below is her biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie DeJoseph Suzanne … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, history, patient story, public health

Upstate welcomes Gould, Masoud to region’s first stroke team

Joining Central New York’s first and only comprehensive stroke center are two physicians with expertise in interventional clot retrieval. The addition of Grahame Gould, MD, and Hesham Masoud, MBBCh, strengthens the team of professionals who provide round-the-clock stroke care at … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, emergency medicine/trauma, stroke, surgery

Danielle Porter, RN , receives Chancellor’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service was given to Danielle Porter, RN. Below is her biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie … Continue reading

Posted in community

Michele Henderson receives Chancellor’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service — was given to Michele Henderson. Below is her biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, history

Cancer symposium focused on consequences of the disease

Husband and wife cancer experts from New York City spoke at the 11th annual Upstate Cancer Center symposium this morning in Weiskotten Hall. James Holland, MD, (left) specializes in hematology and medical oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he also … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, research

Patient with rare disease joins scientists at international symposium

Tracy Graham of Grandview, Ind., was diagnosed with Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome in 2013. The rare disorder—the condition has been reported in only about 400 families—affects the skin and lungs and raises the risk of kidney cancer. So when Tracy found out … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, genetics, research, urology

Research brings us closer to learning how to halt cell death

A project on which Xin Jie Chen, PhD, has been working for a decade provides insight into the physiological impact of mitochondrial dysfunction, which is associated with an increasing number of aging-related neuromuscular degenerative diseases. Chen is a professor of … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, research

Vincent Frechette, MD receives Chancellor’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16  awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service was given to Vincent Frechette, MD. Below is his biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, community, education, fundraising, health care, history, medical student

Bringing back house calls for urgent medical care

Emergency physicians and nurse practitioners from Upstate University Hospital offer a new service that is centuries old: house calls. Called Upstate at Home, the service began Sept. 10 in DeWitt, Fayetteville, Manlius and Minoa, north of Route 20; Kirkville, south … Continue reading

Posted in community, emergency medicine/trauma

Collegiate athletes assist in concussion assessment study

Collegiate athletes in the communities near Upstate Medical University are helping researchers improve the identification and assessment of head injuries in sports. Students playing sports at Cazenovia, Le Moyne and Onondaga Community colleges, Syracuse University and other schools may participate in … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, community, fitness, research