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HealthLink On Air radio show: Oct. 26, 2014

October 17th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

HealthLink on Air radio show Coming up on Oct. 26:

Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD, discusses epilepsy in older adults. Prateek Wali, MD, talks about pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Administrative coordinator Carrie Roseamelia explains what entices medical students to practice medicine in rural areas.


HealthLink On Air radio show: Oct. 19, 2014

October 9th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

HealthLink on Air radio show art in pinkBreast cancer researchers share their projects. Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, and Steve Landas, MD, explore which drugs will work best in each patient. Megan Oest, PhD, investigates how to better protect bone from radiation therapy. Debashis Ghosh, PhD, explains the best way to inhibit estrogen. Christopher Turner, PhD, and Nicholas Deakin, PhD, search for ways to halt the spread of breast cancer.


A kidney transplant story

October 17th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Tim and Brandon Hudson

Tim Hudson and son Brandon

Vaughn Whittaker, MD

Vaughn Whittaker, MD

Transplant surgeon Vaughn Whittaker, MD is joined by patient Timothy Hudson to share a compelling story of survival. Hudson received a living donor kidney transplant from his son Brandon, and Whittaker was part of the transplant team for the paired exchange. Whittaker is assistant professor of surgery, specializing in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant services at Upstate Medical University. Read the blog: A life-saving gesture: Son donates kidney to father

New art club for students of Upstate

October 16th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Karen HowardKaren Howard, a fourth-year student in the MD/PhD program at Upstate, tells how she and some other students started an art club on campus. Howard is serving as president of the club, which currently has 25-plus active members from all four colleges. Read the blog: Student art club provides creative outlet, support at Upstate


Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program

October 16th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Kelly Dolan and Deb WillsonRegistered nurses Kelly Dolan and Deb Willson describe the “Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders” (NICHE) program, the largest national geriatric nursing care program for hospitals. As a NICHE-designated hospital, Upstate University Hospital is committed to improving care for geriatric patients. Dolan is the program’s coordinator and Wilson is the clinical training specialist.


A visit from the healing muse: ‘Your Breast A Unicorn’

October 16th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse” every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Read The Healing Muse Cafe Blog.

Today’s selection is ’Your Breast A Unicorn’, by Bonnie St. Andrews, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 5. Order your copy of “The Healing Muse” today!


Indigenous peoples

October 15th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Brian W Thompson, MDBrian Thompson, MD recently attended the first United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples as a representative of Upstate Medical University. The conference was held to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the basic civil rights of indigenous peoples. Thompson talks about programs at Upstate designed to attract diverse young people to careers in healthcare.

Thompson is director of obstetrics at Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus and medical director of the Upstate Midwifery Program, and assistant dean for diversity at Upstate Medical University.


The American Nurse project

October 10th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Carolyn JonesAmerican Nurse CoverAward-winning photographer and filmmaker Carolyn Jones talks about The American Nurse, a project she conceived with the hope of elevating the voice of nurses through their personal stories and photographs.  She explains how the idea was conceived, and how it came to be a book and film. Read more: The American Nurse Project, Watch the trailer


New Emergency Department director talks about what lays ahead

October 9th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Jeremy D Joslin, MD Jeremy Joslin, MD, new medical director of the emergency department at Upstate Medical University, tells what to expect when you visit a level 1 trauma center, the specialty services available, and his vision and goals for emergency medicine at Upstate. Joslin is assistant professor and fellowship program director of Emergency Medicine at Upstate. 


Changes in perception among rural medicine students

October 9th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Carrie RoseameliaCarrie Roseamelia tells us about Upstate Medical University’s Rural Medical Education (RMED) program, and what the clinical experiences mean for medical students. She also describes a student photo research project where medical students and physician assistant students from Upstate’s College of Health Professions, captured their experiences through photos and vignettes. Roseamelia is the administrative coordinator of the RMED program at Upstate Medical University.
Read the story: Upstate study looks at interactions between rural setting and the clinical training experiences of RMED students.


New dangers: e-cigarette cartridges, and heroin-laced oxycontin

October 9th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Michele CalivaMichele Caliva, RN, administrative director of the Upstate New York Poison Center at Upstate Medical University, shares the newest dangers related to e-cigarette cartridges, and heroin-laced oxycontin. Read more: combatheroin.ny.org


Epilepsy in older adults

October 9th, 2014 by Rebecca Cerio

Rebecca O'Dwyer, MDNeurologist Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD, talks about the increase in prevalence of epilepsy among older adults, and how symptoms in the elderly are often not recognized as seizures and thus treated incorrectly. O’Dwyer is a clinical instructor and epilepsy fellow in the Department of Neurology at Upstate Medical University. For more information, call 315 464-4243 and ask for Dr. O’Dwyer.