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Indigenous peoples

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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.


Changes in perception among rural medicine students

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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


Dengue fever from a personal and professional perspective

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Timothy Endy, md, phdTimothy Endy, MD, MPH, shares his professional and personal experiences with Dengue fever, a growing global health problem. Endy is professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine and division chief of Infectious Disease at Upstate Medical University.
Read recent papers on Dengue: Dengue human infection model performance parameters and Human immune responses to dengue virus infection: lessons learned from prospective cohort studies.


Human Enterovirus 68 is a growing problem in U.S.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Jana Shaw, MD MPHPediatrician Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, explains human enterovirus 68 (HEV68), a virus that is becoming a growing problem across the country, as well as here in central New York.  It presents like the common cold, and those children with asthma are impacted because of the respiratory complications. Read the story: Human enterovirus 68: Severe respiratory illness expected to hit kids across the U.S.


Golisano Children’s Hospital celebrates 5th birthday

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Thomas R Welch, MDTo celebrate the 5th birthday of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, medical director Thomas Welch, MD talks about what the hospital has meant to our community, the unique care and specialty services provided, plus a look ahead at the next 5+ years.  Welch is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University.


Understanding the Ebola virus

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Timothy P Endy, MD, MPHTimothy Endy, MD, MPH, helps us understand the Ebola virus, a severe, often fatal illness in humans, and discusses the international outbreak. Endy is professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine and division chief of Infectious Disease at Upstate Medical University.


The rise in chronic hepatitis

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Ajay Jain, MDAjay Jain, MD, associate director of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at Upstate, explains the reasons for the rise in chronic hepatitis and helps us understand the connection between hepatitis B, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and liver cancer.  


Welcome to the new Upstate Cancer Center

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Leslie J Kohman, MDRichard KilburgLeslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the new Upstate Cancer Center, is joined by administrator Dick Kilburg, MBA, to share exciting details about the center, which is set to open this summer. Kilburg will talk about what it took to bring this building to fruition – the biggest challenges, the unique building features, where we are today, and how much money was raised for construction. Kohman will describe the new services and technologies that will be available, how the building will facilitate multidisciplinary care, and what it will mean for patients who have cancer and their loved ones. The Upstate Cancer Center will be the only facility in the region to offer outpatient care and treatment for cancer and blood disorders in all ages – child through adult.


Ethics of contraception legislation

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Susan WoodSusan Wood, PhD, former Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health at the Food and Drug Administration, reviews the history of the approval of Plan B emergency contraception as an over-the-counter product for all women in need of it. Wood resigned her position when the Bush administration chose to delay indefinitely a decision on whether emergency contraceptives should be sold over the counter. She is now Executive Director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at George Washington University’s School of Public Health.


Should nurse practitioners be permitted to practice independently?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN Upstate’s David Duggan, MDJoyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing, and David Duggan, MD, dean of the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University, discuss the controversial issue of allowing nurse practitioners to break free from doctors and working independently.  Read the story: Take our poll: Should NY allow nurse practitioners to break free from doctors?


Preparing for the Corporate Challenge championship race in London

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Upstate CC winners

Upstate's Corporate Challenge mixed team winners (l-r): Chris Loughlin, Kristy Kmack, Cara Lavier, John Kolh

Team Upstate’s winning 2013 J.P.Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge mixed team, comprised of Chris Loughlin, Kristy Kmack, John Kolh and Cara Lavier, will soon be heading to London to compete in the 2014 championship race. Kmack and Loughlin share their team’s excitement and preparations as they prepare to compete with 156 of the best corporate runners in the world.  Read the story: London is selection for 31st Championship; Field of 39 teams announced for July 9 race