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Ongoing challenges of families touched by mental illness

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

LLoyd Sederer, MDSpecial guest Lloyd Sederer, MD, medical director of the NY State Office of Mental Health, talks about the ongoing challenges of families touched by mental illness, and his new book The Family Guide to Mental Health Care.   What’s Up At Upstate: How to recognize mental illness in a loved one

 

 

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‘Peds to Parents’ – Ballet therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Nienke P Dosa, MD, MPHLisa Neville OTRUpstate developmental pediatrician Nienka Dosa, MD, talks about a new guidebook written by dancers for dancers, using ballet therapy for children with cerebral palsy. She is joined by occupational therapist and ballet instructor Lisa Neville, OT, who is collaborating to put the program into practice at Jowonio preschool, with the help of Syracuse Nottingham high school dancer students.  View the guidebook: Ballet for Children with Cerebral Palsy
The Center for Development, Behavior, and Genetics at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers

To donate to the Madeline Cote Endowment, a fund to support pediatric patients with cerebral palsy and their families during treatment at Upstate Medical University, go to the Foundation for Upstate Medical Universityand search for ‘Cote’.  For more information: 315-464-7561.

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Upstate MD graduate performs high profile double arm transplant

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Patrick Basile, MD2003 Upstate College of Medicine graduate Patrick Basile, MD, describes a remarkable 13-hour double arm transplant he performed, as part of a large team, on an infantryman who lost all four limbs in Iraq. Dr. Basile is the assistant chief of plastic surgery and director of microsurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Read more about Dr. Basile at What’s Up At Upstate blog, read the story: Staten Island soldier and double-arm transplant recipient Brendan Marrocco prepares to leave hospital

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What is 22q deletion syndrome?

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Robert Roger Lebel, MD,Robert Roger Lebel, MD, professor and chief of medical genetics at Upstate Medical University, will describe a genetic disorder called the chromosome 22q deletion, also known as velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS).  The syndrome may cause a variety of health problems, ranging from heart defects and cleft palate to feeding difficulties, immune problems, a unique pattern of learning disabilities and more.  

More information: The Center for Developmental Behavior and Genetics at Upstate Medical University, or call 315-464-6395 or 315-464-6395.   The 22q Foundation

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Civil rights of people with disabilities

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Peter BlanckPeter Blanck, PhD, JD, University Professor and chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, discusses the civil rights of people with disabilities, including the basis and history of the discrimination.

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Somatic experiencing therapy to treat post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Bill Cross, PhDBill Cross, PhD, will discuss somatic experiencing therapy, which is aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client’s perceived body sensations, or somatic experiences.  Cross is a New York state- licensed marriage and family therapist and an officer at the Zen Center of Syracuse, where he teaches conscious stress reduction. Dr. Cross may be reached at 315-474-3762.

Read more about somatic experiencing:
www.traumahealing.com

www.traumaresourceinstitute.com
www.supporttroopsnetwork.org 

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Research study to develop a new medical treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Burk Jubelt, MDDr. Burk Jubelt, professor of Neurology, Microbiology/Immunology and Neuroscience, and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program at Upstate, will discuss multiple sclerosis (MS) — the chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.  Dr. Jubelt is the principal investigator in a collaborative research study to develop a new medical treatment for the disease.  

Upstate is part of research collaborative recommended for $12M for study on stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment study for Multiple Sclerosis

 Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

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8/26/12 Keeping the physically challenged active

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Matthew CaraherMatthew Caraher, 3rd year student in the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program at Upstate’s College of Health Professions, talks about the Move 5K - a run/walk/wheelchair race coming up in September at Green Lakes State Park. The event is a fundraiser for Move Along Inc, a program devoted to enhancing the abilities of individuals with medically documented limitations, and Upstate’s Physical Therapy Club.  For more information, contact Matt at caraherm@upstate.edu.

 

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