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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?


Teaching Spanish to medical students

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Maria Lourdes FallaceMaria-Lourdes Fallace, MPA, teaches a medical Spanish elective to medical students, beginning in their first year. Fallace helps students become fluent with medical terms to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients, a population that is increasing demographically. Some students take Medical Spanish to prepare for “away electives” in Spanish-speaking countries.  Medical Spanish elective

Read more in an article on the Medical Spanish elective PDF document from the Summer 2007 Alumni Journal.


Meet the new dean of Upstate’s College of Nursing

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhDJoyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, who has more than 30 years of experience in academic nursing, has been named dean of the College of Nursing at Upstate Medical University. Griffin-Sobel shares her plans and goals for the college, which enrolls more than 400 students in a variety of programs, offering bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s certificate, and a new doctor of nursing practice degree. The college is accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Chaplain interns graduate from Clinical Pastoral Education program at Upstate

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Upstate Chaplains and Linda CohenChaplain interns Eric Haynes and Jorge Ramirez, recent graduates of Upstate Medical University’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program, will describe their experiences in the nationally accredited program that includes clinical experiences in addition to instructional hours as they learn the art of spiritual care.  Haynes is a seminarian and licensed minister in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, and Ramirez is a seminarian in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.  The program is one of the requirements for ordination in many faith traditions.


Walking- the newest, simplest and valuable hospital prescription

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Ann Hendrickson, RN BSNUpstate clinical nurse specialist Ann Hendrickson, RN, BSN, cares for medical/surgical, geriatrics, and oncology patients at Upstate.  She shares the results of a study she conducted for her masters capstone project at Upstate’s College of Nursing (CON), concluding that patients who get up out of bed and walk daily improved their recovery and decreased their length of hospital stay.  Hendrickson won second prize for her poster titled, ‘Developing and Implementing an Evidenced Based Nurse-Driven Mobility Protocol’, at the national conference of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She is the first student at the CON to win this national award, and the protocol she developed is being adopted throughout the hospital.


Reflections on a 50 year career in maternal/child health

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Richard H Aubry, MD, MPHRetiring obstetrician Richard Aubry, MD, MPH reflects on his 50 year career in maternal and child health, where he estimates he has presided over 8,000 births, taught OB care to over 8,000 medical students, and published 50 scientific publications.

Read more about The Center for Maternal & Child Health and The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University

 


Medical residents learn to be more effective communicators

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Stephen J Knohl, MDChristine GranatoLuke YuhicoStephen Knohl, MD, vice chair for education and program director for Upstate’s Department of Medicine, developed a program called ‘Learning to T.A.L.K.’ (Treat All Like Kin) to teach medical residents to be more effective communicators.  He is joined by Upstate chief medical residents Christine Granato, MD, and Luke Yuhico, MD, who will share their experiences using this innovative program.


Celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Susan S Graham, MS, MT(ASCP), SHCharlene HubbellNational Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.  Susan Graham, MS, associate dean of Upstate’s College of Health Professions, and chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program, and Charlene Hubbell, BS, Stem Cell Laboratory supervisor in Clinical Pathology, will describe the work done by technologists and technicians to determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.


Upstate study examines cost of preauthorizations to physician practices

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Christopher P Morley, PhDA more precise technique to determine non-reimbursed costs of preauthorizations  – also referred to as prior authorizations – to physician practices has been used in a study by researchers from the Department of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University.  Christopher Morley, PhD, vice-chair for research in Family Medicine, will join us to talk about their findings.

Read the study: The impact of prior authorization requirements on primary care physicians’ offices: report of two parallel network studies


What is a hospital systems engineer?

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Enderli FrederiksenMark TorresEnderli Frederiksen and Mark Torres describe their role as hospital systems engineers.  They examine the processes that happen in a hospital – for example what happens when a patient arrives – and determine how to streamline and eliminate redundancies, make jobs easier and more efficient, and improve the patients experience.


The role of Physician Assistants

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Eleanor H Abel, PAUpstate Physician Assistant Eleanor Abel Thomas J Antonini, PAnominated colleague Thomas Antonini for the PA of the Year Award, which he is receiving from the New York State Society of Physician Assistants. They talk about how the profession began, where it is headed, and what the training is like.

Read more about the Physician Assistant Program at Upstate Medical University’s College of Health Professions.


9/2/12 Upstate will offer doctorate in nursing degree program in the Fall of 2013

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Elvira Szigeti, PhD, RNDr. Elvira Szigeti, dean of Upstate’s College of Nursing, talks about a new degree program that will allow nurses to become PhD doctors, coming in the Fall of 2013.

For more information about the program, or to be placed on the mailing list, email admiss@upstate.edu or call 315-464-4570