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Seeking medical volunteers for a mission trip to Ghana

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Sue Converse & Laurie RuprachtNurse Laurie Rupracht is recruiting medical professionals to accompany her on her fifth trip to Ghana through the Americans Serving Abroad Project. As in previous years, her group will staff a mobile medical clinic in villages at least 100 miles from a hospital in the west African nation of Ghana. “People are afraid to go anywhere in Africa, thinking Ebola is everywhere. Ghana has not had one case of Ebola,” she says. Volunteers can learn more at the ASAP website: http://www.americansservingabroad.com/

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.

Exciting new partnership to benefit women’s health and education in Sierra Leone

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Robert K Silverman, MDUpstate pediatrician Robert Silverman, MD, reveals an exciting new partnership between the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University and Worldwide Healing Hands, that will benefit women’s health and education in Sierra Leone. Silverman is professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division Chief of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Upstate Medical University. Read the story: Exciting New Partnership with SUNY 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.

Medical mission to Ethiopia

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Richard Kelley, MDsam woods, mdUpstate otolaryngologists Richard Kelley, MD and Sam Woods, MD, talk about their recent trip to Mekelle, Ethiopia as part of a medical team to train Ethiopian ENT doctors how to safely perform ear, nose and throat surgeries. Ethiopia has a population of 85 million people, but only 20 ENT doctors, so supplies and training from the international community is essential.  Learn more: Hearing loss prevention in Ethiopia.

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

A visit with Nobel laureate Aaron Ciechanover

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Robert J Corona Jr, DO,Aaron CiechanoverRobert Corona, DO, chair of Upstate Medical University’s pathology department, had the rare opportunity to sit down with Israeli biologist Aaron Ciechanover, who won the Nobel prize in chemistry for characterizing the method that cells use to degrade and recycle proteins using ubiquitin.

Teaching medical ethics in Taiwan

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Upstate bioethicist James Dwyer PhD, talks about his recent year spent as a Fulbright scholar teaching medical ethics in Taiwan.

8/5/12 Upstate’s Center for Global Health and Translational Science

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Mark Polhemus, MDDr. Mark Polhemus, director of The Center for Global Health & Translational Science at Upstate Medical University, talks about the research center that focuses on diseases of the developing world. This Center has partnerships with industry, academic institutions, and philanthropists; raises research funds; conducts novel research and develops new diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines.

8/5/12 Upstate’s Global Health Clinic

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Bradley Olson MDDr. Bradley Olson and 4th year medical student Connie Vernetti talk about Upstate’s Global Health Clinic, which provides vital medical care to the local refugee population as they start out in our community.

Medical student represents Upstate at national meeting

5/27/12 Providing medical care to the refugee population

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Geralyn HallFamily Nurse Practitioner Geralyn Hall talks about her passion for “cross-cultural” health care, and the work she does with the refugee population at Upstate’s University Health Care Center outpatient clinic. She also speaks about a recent trip that she and her daughter took to El Salvadore, and the relief work she does on her own time.

1/22/12 Medical Mission in Nepal

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Timothy Damron, MD

Dr. Timothy Damron is one of a team of orthopedic surgeons who recently returned from a medical mission in Nepal. He will speak about his role in Nepal, the surgeries they conducted and the patients whom they helped through ‘Operation Walk Syracuse’.

Read more about:
Operation Walk Syracuse
Syracuse doctors to give free care in Nepal, the Post-Standard, August 1, 2011