Category Archives: entertainment

Black History ceremony features new president, honors Black National Anthem

Upstate’s Black History Month opening ceremony is being held at 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 3) at the Campus Activities Building. The event includes music, poetry, prayers, awards, a soul food-with-a-healthy-twist lunch and a speech by Upstate’s new president, Danielle … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, entertainment, health care, hospital, human resources, medical student, spiritual care | Leave a comment

Upstate’s music man: His ‘prescriptions’ target stress

BY AMBER SMITH Patients answer many questions on the paperwork they complete prior to an interventional radiology appointment at Upstate. But when they arrive for a biopsy, catheter installation or other procedure, if their doctor is Mitchell Karmel, MD, patients … Continue reading

Posted in community, entertainment, hospital, radiology, research, surgery, urology | Leave a comment

A big-screen cameo and real-life remembrances for an Upstate surgeon

In an indie movie appearing at film festivals, actor Evan Jonigkeit plays the role of David Halleran, MD, a young medical resident at midtown Manhattan’s Roosevelt Hospital on the night of Dec. 8, 1980, when police brought in a victim … Continue reading

Posted in community, entertainment, Health Link on Air, history, surgery, trauma | Leave a comment

OCD, addiction explored in ‘meaningful’ book

Kaushal Nanavati, MD, director of integrative medicine at Upstate, calls a book about uncontrolled self-abuse “sarcastic, witty and insightful.” The book is “Body Punishment: OCD, Addiction and Finding the Courage to Heal,” by Maggie Lamond Simone, a freelance writer living … Continue reading

Posted in community, entertainment, integrative medicine, mental health | Leave a comment

TOPS receives excellence in philanthropic service award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service, Corporate, was given to TOPS Friendly Markets. Below is the company’s profile, as it appears in the convocation program. By … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, entertainment, foundation, Golisano, health care, history, hospital, volunteers | Leave a comment

Baldwin Fund receives award for exemplary support of biomedical research

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Exemplary Support of Biomedical Research was given to Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York. Below is a profile of the … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, education, entertainment, foundation, history, hospital, research, volunteers, women's health | Leave a comment

Boeheims receive Upstate’s Distinguished Service award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Distinguished  Service was given to James A. and Juli G. Boeheim. Below is their biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, education, entertainment, fitness, foundation, Golisano, health care, history, hospital, volunteers, women's health | Leave a comment

Making music helps kids with autism connect with others

Zachary Cottell, 4, often wears earphones to muffle outside noise, which can be agitating and disruptive for children on the autism spectrum. But on a recent Friday night, Zachary put down his earphones, picked up plastic noise makers (boom whackers) … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, entertainment, Golisano, health care, hospital, mental health, patient stories, psychiatry, public health | Leave a comment

Meet writers, artists from this year’s ‘Healing Muse’ literary journal

Writers and artists whose work appears on the pages of this year’s double issue of ‘The Healing Muse” literary journal will appear at a launch party Wednesday, Oct. 14. Copies of the publication will be available for sale at the … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics, entertainment | Leave a comment

Sharon Brangman, MD, appointed SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Today, Upstate Medical University presents 16  awards at its fall convocation. The most prestigious of these — the SUNY Distinguished Service Award — is being given to Sharon Brangman, MD. Below is her biography, as it appears in the convocation … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, Alzheimer's disease, community, dementia, education, entertainment, health care, history, hospital, human resources, medical student, women's health | Leave a comment