Author Archives: Susan Cole

About Susan Cole

Susan Cole is the social media editor at Upstate Medical University. She manages Upstate's presence on multiple social media platforms, chairs the Upstate Social Media Committee and works to educate Upstate's internal team about social media. Susan previously worked in global public relations and marketing communications agencies in New York City and Rochester, NY. She has worked on integrated communications programs in a range of industries-- from the fine arts to agribusiness. Currently, she focuses on social communications and how people use digital platforms to share information. To stay healthy, Susan enjoys teaching and taking fitness classes at HardCore Fit, keeping pace with her kids and exploring plant-based recipes. She resides in her hometown of Fulton, NY with her husband and children.

FAST response: Swift recognition, treatment saves stroke patient

BY SUSAN COLE It had been a typical day for Joan Izyk, 72, of Oswego. She had enjoyed a breakfast out and was relaxing in her living room with a coloring project. When her husband arrived home, she stood up … Continue reading

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‘Black Man in a White Coat’ author speaks on race and medicine

As a first year medical student, Damon Tweedy, MD, noticed a theme echoing through his lessons on various conditions and ailments, from the common to the most complex and rare. Many conditions are described as more common in the black … Continue reading

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Cancer survivors, patients make their marks on the Upstate Cancer Center

Visitors to Upstate University Hospital get an up-close view of the construction at the Upstate Cancer Center. The now towering framework began rising out of the ground a little more than a year ago. Early this morning, its final steel … Continue reading

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Kicking the Habit: If I Can Do It, You Can, Too!

My first cigarette was one that I swiped from my mom. I was waiting in the car while she ran into the drug store and decided to try it out. That first one wasn’t so great, but with my interest … Continue reading

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Upstate breaks ground on CNY’s only public cord blood bank

Usually, when Upstate president David Smith, M.D. addresses a crowd, there is an attentive silence. At today’s groundbreaking for the Upstate Cord Blood Bank, Dr. Smith’s remarks were frequently, happily interrupted from the front row by the very energetic Luca … Continue reading

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Making miracles in the month of May

At Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, miracles are not just seen in positive patient outcomes or the ability to send a once debilitated child home with their family. One of the greatest miracles we witness is the outpouring of caring and … Continue reading

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Vote for Upstate as a Climate Leader

Upstate Medical University has been selected as a finalist for a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award. This honor comes with the opportunity to participate in a secondary competition: fan-voted video contest! To support Upstate in the video portion, please click … Continue reading

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A Delicious Kick-off to Black History Month

Healthy soul food was part of the Black History Month opening ceremony held at Upstate Medical University on February 1. Pictured is  Chef Bleu (Will Lewis)  serving healthy collard greens to Drenye Chandler, 6, and Alana Jo, 10, who attended the event to  sing “Life … Continue reading

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Upstate makes health records digital, accessible

In a first for the region, Upstate University Hospital outpatients will be able to access their own health records, request medical appointments and help to manage their own care from their home computer or smartphone through a new, confidential electronic … Continue reading

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