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Upstate’s new community partnership

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Maxine ThompsonMozart GuerrierMaxine Thompson, LCSW-R, and Mozart Guerrier, MSW, talk about Upstate’s new community partnership, the Resident Health Advocates program – how the partnership was built and the role of peer leaders in community health. The leadership program was developed by the Healthy Neighbors Partnership, a collaboration between Upstate and the Syracuse Housing Authority. Thompson is Assistant Vice President in Upstate’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Guerrier is the Healthy Neighbors Partnership coordinator. Read the story: Graduates of Upstate resident health program advocate for community health


Heroin use on the rise in Central New York

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Michele CalivaNicholas E Nacca, MD Michele Caliva, RN, administrative director of the Upstate New York Poison Center at Upstate Medical University, is joined by medical toxicology fellow Nicholas Nacca, MD, to discuss the alarming increase in heroin use and heroin-related deaths. They also talk about the use of naloxone, a life-saving nasal spray that immediately reverses the effects of heroin.  Read the story: Heroin in CNY: Firefighters put out users’ high    


How technology will change health care delivery

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Kent Bottles, MDDr. Kent Bottles is a physician executive who has held leadership positions in academia, biotechnology and community health systems, and shares some ideas about what the future holds for medicine.  Encore presentation from February 2011. 


Research findings will help in the fight against dengue fever

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Anna M Stewart, PhD, MPAAnna Stewart-Ibarra PhD, MPA will talk about a study by an international team of researchers she led, on dengue fever. The research provided public health officials with information that will help decrease the risk of dengue, a life-threatening mosquito-borne viral disease that is now one of the fastest spreading tropical diseases globally. Stewart-Ibarra team discovered that certain household risk factors, combined with changes in rainfall and minimum temperature, could be used to predict the presence and abundance of the mosquito that transmits dengue fever. Stewart-Ibarra works in the Center for Global Health and Translational Science (CGHATS) at Upstate Medical University.
Read the story: Research findings will help in the fight against dengue, one of the fastest spreading tropical diseases
Learn more: Dengue fever research at Upstate
Upstate Active Clinical Trials Seeking Participants – Dengue Fever vaccine
For more information, call (315) 459-303


Confidence boost from teachers can help improve student performance

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhD Sharon ContrerasUpstate psychologist Richard O’Neill PhD is joined by Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras, to discuss a study that shows how a confidence boost from teachers can help improve student performance. 
Read the study: Breaking the Cycle of Mistrust: Wise Interventions to Provide Critical


The benefits of pre-kindergarten education

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Retired Syracuse University psychology professor Peter Knoblock, PhDPeter Knoblock, PhD, is a leading authority on autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Forty years ago, he founded the Jowonio School to serve students with special needs and advocate for inclusive classrooms. Knoblock shares his perspective on the value of a pre-kindergarten education, and his views on full-day versus half-day kindergarten.  Read the story.


An overview of adaptive physical education

Friday, October 11th, 2013

James Rimmer, PhDJames Rimmer, PhD, the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, was the keynote speaker for a recent conference on adaptive physical education. He shares a broad overview of where we are nationally with adaptive physical education in terms of policy and practice. Dr. Rimmer also directs the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. For more information, call 1-800-900-8086.


How health care provider’s cultural competency can influence their outcomes

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Luis Castro, MDLuis Castro, MD, medical director of the Westside Family Health Center in Syracuse, and clinical associate professor in the department of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University, will share his perspective on how health care providers’ cultural competency can influence their outcomes. 


Organizing a medical mission to Ghana

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Lauri Rupracht, RNUpstate pediatric nurse Lauri Rupracht, RN, will be embarking on her third trip to Ghana, Africa for a two week medical mission.  She shares her past experiences working in rural medical clinics and orphanages, and learning about the culture and their healthcare delivery system.  Anyone wishing to participate or donate to a future volunteer trip should contact Lauri Rupracht at ruprachl@upstate.edu.


Understanding the clinical correlates of school violence

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Kevin Antschel, PhDClinical psychologist Kevin Antshel, PhD, helps us understand the clinical correlates, or relationship, between certain behavioral traits and school violence. Antshel is an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at Upstate, and director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Syracuse University.


Firearms safety

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

George Starr, MDRetired Upstate pediatrician George Starr, MD, fills us in on the current status of firearms safety efforts, including guidelines for responsible firearms ownership.
Firearm Safety — 10 Rules of Safe Gun Handling, from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
www.safekids.org


Upstate’s Partners in Clergy program in need of volunteers

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Rev. Kevin AgeeReverend Kevin Agee, presiding elder of the Washington-Virginia district of the CME Church and former pastor of Hopps Memorial CME Church in Syracuse, describes his experiences as a volunteer on-call chaplain at Upstate University Hospital, and the need for additional volunteers. He also helps us understand the connection between spirituality and healing/health, and the importance of spiritual support for patients near the end of life and families who have just suffered loss.   Read the article: The departure of Rev. Kevin Agee: As Syracuse grapples with a Taser incident, he’s already missed.  For more information about Upstate’s Partners in Clergy program, call 315-464-4687.