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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.


The American Nurse project

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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


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.


Upstate’s new “Try on a White Coat” program

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Sharon HuardSharon Huard discusses Upstate’s new “Try on a White Coat” program that gives students from backgrounds under-represented in medicine a hands-on chance to learn more about health care professions. Huard is associate dean of Student and Multicultural Affairs at Upstate. Read the story: Try on a White Coat program wins funding


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 and child health

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Richard H Aubry, MD, MPH

An encore presentation of Dr. Richard Aubry’s May 2013 interview, in memory of his recent passing.

Retiring 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.

Upstate Medical University released this statement on his passing:

“The Upstate Medical University community is deeply saddened at the loss of a true pioneer in field of women’s health.  Dr. Richard Aubry has been a mentor to multiple generations of physicians interested in public health, baby’s well-being and safe motherhood.  He has been a leader in public health for more than half a century. He has trained hundreds of residents and medical students always with passion and conviction. He was a pioneer in the field of maternal fetal medicine and helped to shape the direction of medical care in obstetrics and Gynecology. He was a skilled diagnostician who developed an amazing bond with patients and a genuine interest in their lives. As a medical community, we have lost one of the best.”

Read the story: Aubry Motherhood Fund established at Foundation for 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.