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Wikipedian offer insights into online medical information

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Lane Rasberry is confident that Wikipedia, the most consulted source of medical information, is of comparable value to online medical sources such as WebMD and the Mayo Clinic. As the Wikipedian in residence at Consumer Reports, specializing in health information, he visited Upstate to explain the free online encyclopedia and show how people can become involved. Rasberry notes his history with Wikipedia, how its medical and other information is edited and the importance of citing reliable sources.

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Getting to know Upstate’s new president

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Being born in a poor country, training as a pediatrician, teaching medical students and working in impoverished areas have all contributed to the background of Upstate Medical University’s new president. Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, tells of her birth in Haiti, her upbringing from age 7 in New York City and her passion for the rigors of medical research as well as the need for doctors to get real-life experience and for medical care to reach the underprivileged. She also takes a look at the future of medical education and health care.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: March 6, 2016

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

March 6, 2016

Infectious disease expert Timothy Endy, MD, discusses the Zika virus. Upstate Medical University’s new president, Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, introduces herself to the community. Colorectal surgeon David Halleran, MD, tells about colorectal cancer prevention. Leslie Kohman, MD, explains a program that offers free kits to test for colorectal cancer.

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Demand for additional training by nurses driven by many factors

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Nurses today are likely to have more training and to seek further training than their counterparts a generation ago, say Upstate’s chief nursing officer, Nancy Page, RN (pictured, right), and clinical coordinator for palliative care, Archie McEvers, NP. The nursing profession recognized that higher levels of training brought higher skill levels and better patient care, Page says. Today’s shorter hospital stays and advances in technology demand nurses with ever higher levels of education and efficiency, so the incentive for additional training will continue, McEvers adds.

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HealthLink on Air radio show: Jan. 3, 2016

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

January 3, 2016

Upstate cardiologist Harold Smulyan, MD, and infectious disease expert Donald Blair, MD, take a historical look at a deadly heart infection. Upstate assistant vice president Thomas Pelis shares how big institutions, such as Upstate Medical University, are going green. Bioethics and humanities assistant professor Thomas Curran, MD, and associate professor Robert Olick, JD, PhD, discuss the importance of the health care proxy.

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Exposure to rural medicine impresses future doctors

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Sally Hartwick & Rebekah SteinkeSally Hartwick and Rebekah Steinke are second-year medical students at Upstate taking part in the Rural Medical Education program, which encourages doctors to settle in underserved areas. Both students, natives of small towns themselves, renewed their dedication to becoming rural doctors after taking part in a weeklong pilot project in Oswego and Cayuga counties that allowed them to observe the area, its people and its impressive medical practitioners firsthand.

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“She Matters” breast education program

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Maxine Thompson & Linda VeitThe death rate from breast cancer is 41 percent higher for black women compared to white women. To help improve that rate, Upstate sponsors a breast education program called She Matters. The goal is to get more women in for mammography screening, to find and treat any breast cancers early. She Matters is made possible through a grant from the Susan G. Komen Central New York Affiliate. For information on obtaining a mammogram, call: 315-217-5825. Hear about the program in this segment from organizers Linda Veit, a special projects manager in the Upstate Cancer Center, and Maxine Thompson, assistant vice president in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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New art club for students of Upstate

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Karen HowardKaren Howard, a fourth-year student in the MD/PhD program at Upstate, tells how she and some other students started an art club on campus. Howard is serving as president of the club, which currently has 25-plus active members from all four colleges. Read the blog: Student art club provides creative outlet, support at Upstate

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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.

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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.

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Fitness enthusiast tackles a triathlon

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Heather NelsonUpstate graduate student and fitness enthusiast Heather Nelson shares her inspirational story of how she trained, and eventually finished first place for her age group and tied for fourth overall, in her first Iron Girl triathlon. Read the blog: Upstate students show their mettle in Iron Girl triathlon

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College of Medicine grad brings his ukelele to Commencement

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Dan Harris, MDUpstate Medical University College of Medicine graduating student, Dr. Dan Harris, brought down the house with his personalized version of the classic anthem, “American Pie” at the University’s recent 2014 Commencement ceremony.

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