Category Archives: sustainability/environment

Mosquito control: Upstate scientists learn from success of malaria control effort

  Upstate scientists credit international collaboration with keeping a region along the border of Ecuador and Peru free of malaria since 2012. The coastal area of El Oro Province in Ecuador and the city of Tumbes, Peru, were once endemic … Continue reading

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Better air = better brains: Study shows cognitive function improves when indoor ventilation improves

Reducing carbon dioxide and other pollutants in the air can have a profound impact on decision-making, according to a research team from Upstate, Harvard and Syracuse universities. The team’s study shows that people working in “green” offices, with good ventilation … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, health care, mental health/emotional health, psychology/psychiatry, public health, research, sustainability/environment

Numbers paint varied portrait of people, projects, events, history at Upstate

Words tell stories, but so can numbers. The eight below help illustrate the missions of Upstate Medical University – medical care, education and research – and reveal the institution’s dedication to the Syracuse community through charitable donations and its environmental … Continue reading

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You could win a ‘green’ basket at Think Green Fair

Everyone who attends the Think Green Fair Thursday, May 22 will have the chance to win one of three “green” gift baskets containing about $100 worth of items. The fair takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Setnor … Continue reading

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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

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Syracuse Free Dispensary, Then and Now

In the days before Medicare and Medicaid, sick and injured Syracusans who had no money for doctors’ bills could be seen at the Syracuse Free Dispensary, located at 610 East Fayette Street in Syracuse. Howard Weinberger MD was a medical … Continue reading

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‘Sustainable Upstate’ Best in Category in Video Competition

Upstate Medical University’s a winner in the video competition for Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Awards. Upstate came in first place in the “Special Focus Institution” category. A total of 18 colleges and universities created and submitted short videos highlighting their … 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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