Monthly Archives: November 2015

Here’s how your brain can help improve Alzheimer’s diagnoses

The world’s largest Alzheimer’s research project is the brainchild of a neuroimaging professor at the University of California, San Francisco who graduated from Upstate in 1965. Michael Weiner, MD, hopes to monitor millions of people online in a long-term study … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, Alzheimer's/dementia, brain/neurology, community, HealthLink on Air, research, volunteers

Fit and Fun: Corporate Challenge race winners extol the joys of running

The female runners from Upstate who won first place in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge’s Syracuse division say they run for fun and for fitness. Winning is nice, too. Mandy Brown, Meghan Dwyer, Ellen Furnari and Christina Phelan had a … Continue reading

Posted in community, fitness, volunteers

Grateful patient gives back in honor of her ‘new life’ after transplant

When she was 22, Michelle Mastropolo learned she had polycystic kidney disease, an incurable genetic disease that took the lives of her mother and then her brother. Thirty years later, in early 2014, she was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure. … Continue reading

Posted in community, genetics, organ donation/transplant, patient story, surgery

Recipe: Couscous With Cranberries, Mint and Pine Nuts

This simple dish combines cranberries and toasted pine nuts with fluffy, protein-rich couscous (wheat granules or semolina), which is lower in calories than rice or other pastas. Ingredients 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive … Continue reading

Posted in community, recipe

Upstate duo earn International Citizen Awards for research

An Upstate student and an instructor — Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero and Christina Lupone, MPH — were recognized for their involvement in research on infectious diseases. Both were awarded for their work at the International Center of Syracuse’s annual dinner, held on … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, community, infectious disease, public health, research

New drug for cystic fibrosis patients may reduce organ damage

Upstate patients with cystic fibrosis were part of the national clinical trial that led to approval of one of the first drugs designed to treat the underlying cause of the disease, an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and … Continue reading

Posted in community, drugs/medications/pharmacy, genetics, research

Students, fall sunshine greet incoming president in courtyard

Incoming President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, had a chance to meet informally with Upstate students in the courtyard of Weiskotten Hall today during her visit to campus. The students, all from New York state, include Meredith Petit, physical therapy ’17; Kousai … Continue reading

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

Meet Upstate’s newest stroke experts

Physicians armed with skill and knowledge can be the difference between life, death and whether a patient recovers his or her abilities after a stroke. After completing medical school and residency training, these doctors spend additional years in specialized fellowships … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, HealthLink on Air, medical imaging/radiology, stroke

Smoke-free policy cleared the air, set standards, improved health

Upstate University Hospital was the first health care facility in New York state to kick the smoking habit by banning cigarettes in 2005. The campus was also the first within the State University of New York system to become entirely … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, education, HealthLink on Air, public health

The return of the house call: urgent care to the patient’s home

Emergency physicians and nurse practitioners from Upstate University Hospital now offer a new service that is centuries old: house calls. Upstate at Home began in September, providing urgent medical care to people who become injured or ill but don’t require … Continue reading

Posted in community, emergency medicine/trauma, health care, public health