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Findings of major Upstate-led clinical trial provide patients with new treatment options
Findings of major Upstate-led clinical trial provide patients with new treatment options
January 26, 2023

Study led by Dr Jeffrey Bogart found similar outcomes in once and twice-a-day radiation for small-cell lung cancer.

A trio of Upstate winners highlight major ADHD conference
A trio of Upstate winners highlight major ADHD conference
January 26, 2023

A resident, medical student and faculty members are honored for their ADHD research.

Upstate researcher awarded grant to study retinal diseases
Upstate researcher awarded grant to study retinal diseases
January 10, 2023

The EMZ Foundation aims to support outstanding investigators at the early stages of their careers who show innovation and promise in vision research.

Upstate MD/PhD student awarded 2-year NIH grant for lupus research
Upstate MD/PhD student awarded 2-year NIH grant for lupus research
December 29, 2022

Akshay Patel will use the funding to continue his work aimed at discerning the role played by a specific enzyme that is associated with the onset and worsening of lupus.

The Upstate Foundation receives $230,000 donation from Paiges Butterfly Run to support ped…
The Upstate Foundation receives $230,000 donation from Paiges Butterfly Run to support pediatric cancer care, research and family services
December 28, 2022

Since 1997, Paiges Butterfly Run has raised more than $4.5 million dollars in support of pediatric cancer care at Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital and the Waters Center for Childrens Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate.

Upstate study finds Lyme disease alters tick behavior
Upstate study finds Lyme disease alters tick behavior
December 22, 2022

Study shows that ticks infected with pathogens carrying Lyme disease prefer to bite humans in different areas than uninfected ticks.

John A. Hoepner, MD, Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences created at t…
John A. Hoepner, MD, Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences created at the Upstate Foundation
November 30, 2022

Peter D. Calvert, PhD, has been named the inaugural Hoepner professor

Upstate research leads to patent for saliva concussion test
Upstate research leads to patent for saliva concussion test
November 29, 2022

Patent for saliva test is awarded to Quadrant Biosciences, SUNY Research Foundation and Penn State College of Medicine, also a research collaborator.

Upstate researcher awarded over $2M to begin first studies of TM cells mechanical memory, …
Upstate researcher awarded over $2M to begin first studies of TM cells mechanical memory, improving understanding of its role in glaucoma
November 14, 2022

Dr Samuel Herberg will study how and why trabecular meshwork cells in the eye react differently to stressors when an individual has glaucoma.

Dr. Eric Olson awarded $1.8M federal grant for study of fetal alcohol syndrome
Dr. Eric Olson awarded $1.8M federal grant for study of fetal alcohol syndrome
November 08, 2022

Olson will use the grant to address why the wiring of the fetal brain can be so deeply impacted by exposure to alcohol during development.

Upstate researcher earns national recognition for work developing an AI-based diagnostic t…
Upstate researcher earns national recognition for work developing an AI-based diagnostic tool
October 27, 2022

Tamara Jamaspishvili, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology, has been named a 2022 Young Investigator by the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Upstate researchers advance experimental Dengue Human Infection Model to safely test vacci…
Upstate researchers advance experimental Dengue Human Infection Model to safely test vaccines and drugs
October 26, 2022

The severity of dengue can range anywhere from mild flu-like symptoms to life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Center for Vision Research marks 25th anniversary
Center for Vision Research marks 25th anniversary
October 20, 2022

Symposium today celebrates 25-year commitment to the development of new and advanced treatments for blinding disease.

Former Gov. Paterson to deliver keynote address at Upstates Center for Vision Research 25t…
Former Gov. Paterson to deliver keynote address at Upstates Center for Vision Research 25th anniversary celebration Oct. 21
October 13, 2022

In addition to Paterson, the event will feature presentations from researchers across the country who will report on progress using genetics to improve glaucoma treatments, optic nerve injury, retinal disease, and other vision afflictions.

Dr Stewart Loh awarded $1.5 million federal grant for project combining protein and DNA en…
Dr Stewart Loh awarded $1.5 million federal grant for project combining protein and DNA engineering
October 11, 2022

Study may uncover potential to fight the most common cause of illness and death for transplant patients.

Upstate leads the way in creating diverse clinical trials
Upstate leads the way in creating diverse clinical trials
September 29, 2022

Dr Sharon Brangman and Community Research Liason Kathy Royal, backed by a federal grant, are poised to make progress in ensuring clinical trial participants represent broad diversity.

$2M federal grant to fund study of microbiome
$2M federal grant to fund study of microbiome
September 22, 2022

Professor Joel Wilmore, PhD, will study the microbiome with an eye toward potentially creating more effective vaccines.

Students create group aimed at bridging the gap between medicine and industry
Students create group aimed at bridging the gap between medicine and industry
September 21, 2022

The group is looking to connect medical students who want to gain hands-on experience working with companies that contribute to the progression of medicine and science.

Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital joins premier network for autism
Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital joins premier network for autism
September 19, 2022

Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital joins the Autism Care Network with other leading autism centers aimed at improving the health and quality of life for children with autism and their families.

Upstate researcher makes discovery in the Fragile X syndrome, receives funding to research…
Upstate researcher makes discovery in the Fragile X syndrome, receives funding to research genomic defects
September 01, 2022

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs when mutations in the FMR1 gene cause the absence or loss of function of FMRP, a protein needed for brain development.

Faraone tapped as one of five experts to recommend guidelines for the diagnosis and treatm…
Faraone tapped as one of five experts to recommend guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults
August 24, 2022

As there are currently no guidelines in the United States, the guidelines will address this critical need for health care providers, patients, and the public.

Buffalo Sabres star Alex Tuch visits Upstate Golisano Center for Special Needs with $120,0…
Buffalo Sabres star Alex Tuch visits Upstate Golisano Center for Special Needs with $120,000 gift to support multisensory room
August 23, 2022

Tuch served as honorary co-chair of the Upstate Foundations campaign for the Golisano Center for Special Needs, which has raised more than $6.5 million.

Upstate neuroscientists awarded $3.6 million NIH grant to study role of new brain protein …
Upstate neuroscientists awarded $3.6 million NIH grant to study role of new brain protein involved in social memory
August 18, 2022

Drs. Julio Licinio and Ma-Li Wong say the funding supports research at Upstate that strengthens the university's "standing at the forefront of neuroscience and psychiatry research.

ALS Centers at-home monitoring program, launched during pandemic, wins funding to expand a…
ALS Centers at-home monitoring program, launched during pandemic, wins funding to expand and further assess benefits
August 11, 2022

As part of study, center hopes to monitor up to 100 patients to further assess benefits of the at-home monitoring.

Educational exchange program in Kenya restarts after Covid interruption
Educational exchange program in Kenya restarts after Covid interruption
August 04, 2022

In Kenya, the Upstate team engages in bedside clinical teaching and case-based learning.

Upstate researcher receives prestigious award, named 2022 Klingenstein-Simons Fellow
Upstate researcher receives prestigious award, named 2022 Klingenstein-Simons Fellow
August 04, 2022

Marie Bechler, PhD, is one of 13 investigators across the United States who received the prestigious award, given to highly promising, early career scientists to support research that may "lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Upstate, Binghamtons Watson College agree to closer collaborations
Upstate, Binghamtons Watson College agree to closer collaborations
July 29, 2022

Five-year pact promises joint biomedical, health systems research.

Upstates newest Empire Scholar to focus on Alzheimers treatment
Upstates newest Empire Scholar to focus on Alzheimers treatment
July 28, 2022

Computational neuroscientist Chris Gaiteri brings his expertise in computation and biology to studying Alzheimers disease to Upstate

CNYBAC selects Medical Device Innovation Challenge teams
CNYBAC selects Medical Device Innovation Challenge teams
July 27, 2022

Selection as MDIC Challenge team often is precursor to greater success for these medical device innovators

Upstate gets VIP visit at Ecuador site
Upstate gets VIP visit at Ecuador site
July 26, 2022

Ecuadors health minister expresses support for Upstates research in dengue and respiratory syncytial virus, two key areas of investigation at the site.

Kittle takes on long-vacant post as research scientist nurse
Kittle takes on long-vacant post as research scientist nurse
July 20, 2022

Jolene Kittle, PhD, RN, who currently serves as the trauma program manager for the Adult Trauma Program, will take over the position in September.

Upstate's She Matters and You Matter programs awarded grant from medical technology firm
Upstate's She Matters and You Matter programs awarded grant from medical technology firm
July 20, 2022

Grant comes from Hologic, a medical technology firm focused on improving womens health and well-being through early detection and treatment.

Can surgery reduce ovarian cancer risk?
Can surgery reduce ovarian cancer risk?
July 15, 2022

A study of women with BRCA1 gene mutation is underway

Upstate program proves key for students pursuing research-focused doctoral programs
Upstate program proves key for students pursuing research-focused doctoral programs
July 14, 2022

Upstate's Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program, known as PREP-Up allows students to earn a salary, gain experience as apprentice scientists.

Upstate presents Presidential Employee Recognition Awards
Upstate presents Presidential Employee Recognition Awards
July 07, 2022

Individual and team awards and an award for contribution of the yearCovid Testing Initiativehonored the best of Upstate campus and clinical missions

Will cancer spread?
Will cancer spread?
July 01, 2022

Upstate researchers work on predicting whether breast cancer will metastasize

Upstate doses first patient in national clinical trial of regenerative human cell therapy …
Upstate doses first patient in national clinical trial of regenerative human cell therapy for treatment of epilepsy
June 29, 2022

'This regenerative cell therapy approach has the potential to provide a single-administration, non-destructive alternative for the treatment of drug-resistant focal epilepsy.'

Upstate contingent seeks connections with Kingston, Ontario
Upstate contingent seeks connections with Kingston, Ontario
June 28, 2022

Experts share knowledge on vaccines, global health, infectious diseases, health care systems and COVID-19.

Upstate researcher honored as a 2022 Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Sch…
Upstate researcher honored as a 2022 Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar
June 14, 2022

Mariano Viapiano is one of just over two dozen researchers from across the country to receive this honor in 2022.

How family history can relate to cancer
How family history can relate to cancer
June 10, 2022

Most cancers are not hereditary, but in some cases, genetics plays a role.

Upstates Department of Public and Health and Preventive Medicine and its chair, Christophe…
Upstates Department of Public and Health and Preventive Medicine and its chair, Christopher Morley, honored for work on Covid.
June 07, 2022

Various state associations honor department with award for Outstanding Leadership in Public Health in New York state.

Have you heard of the stroma?
Have you heard of the stroma?
May 31, 2022

This tissue network can complicate chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Upstate study examines factors behind increased risk of Covid-19 of older adults with deme…
Upstate study examines factors behind increased risk of Covid-19 of older adults with dementia
May 26, 2022

The relationship between dementia and Covid-19 was primarily explained by functional impairment, income, and residential setting.

Painless swelling a hallmark symptom of testicular cancer
Painless swelling a hallmark symptom of testicular cancer
May 24, 2022

Timely evaluations improve odds of cure and survival

Upstate physician awarded $50,000 grant for sarcoidosis research
Upstate physician awarded $50,000 grant for sarcoidosis research
May 19, 2022

Auyon Ghosh, MD, MPH, will look to identify possible genes, particularly from a part of the cell machinery called mitochondria, that could be associated with multiorgan sarcoidosis.

Brangman honored with the 2022 Edward Henderson Award for her research and clinical achiev…
Brangman honored with the 2022 Edward Henderson Award for her research and clinical achievements by the American Geriatrics Society
May 10, 2022

Brangman delivered the societys Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture at the AGS 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting, held this week in Orlando.

Upstate receives $780,000 grant to study genetic risks for brain disorders
Upstate receives $780,000 grant to study genetic risks for brain disorders
May 10, 2022

The study by Dr. Chunyu Liu's research team will help improve understanding of biological mechanisms of schizophrenia

Upstate scientists collaborate on hydrocephalus research
Upstate scientists collaborate on hydrocephalus research
May 04, 2022

REaCH Organization contributes $20,000 in support of work of Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, and Frank Middleton, PhD,

Upstate medical student launches first CNY Brain Cancer Research Walk
Upstate medical student launches first CNY Brain Cancer Research Walk
May 03, 2022

Nneka Onwumere came up with the idea for the walk, which steps off Sunday, May 8.

Upstate professor awarded grant to expand work on addressing bias in health care education
Upstate professor awarded grant to expand work on addressing bias in health care education
April 20, 2022

Dr. Amy Caruso Browns Bias Checklist promotes self-reflection, educator development and quality improvement in education, while preventing the harm that comes when biased content reaches learners

Upstate report says occupational disease in New York is an epidemic in plain sight
Upstate report says occupational disease in New York is an epidemic in plain sight
April 12, 2022

The report by Michael Lax, MD, and Jeanette Zoeckler, PhD, of Upstate's Occupational Health Clinical Center, is the first study to examine occupational disease in the state in 30 years.

Two Upstate neurologists among authors of new guideline for stroke prevention in some pati…
Two Upstate neurologists among authors of new guideline for stroke prevention in some patients
April 06, 2022

Medications and exercise recommended to prevent stroke in people with symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis over placing a stent in the blood vessel or doing bypass surgery.

Upstate tick expert predicts huge season for ticks
Upstate tick expert predicts huge season for ticks
March 24, 2022

The number of ticks sent to the Upstate lab as part of its citizen science program has skyrocketed with more than 30 percent found to be carrying Lyme disease.

Upstate Distinguished Professor Stephen V. Faraone elected to Norwegian Academy of Science…
Upstate Distinguished Professor Stephen V. Faraone elected to Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
March 15, 2022

International honors have been bestowed on Faraone before. In 2019, he was elected president of the World Federation of ADHD.

Upstate expert part of major study on defining standard of care for people with autism
Upstate expert part of major study on defining standard of care for people with autism
March 07, 2022

Currently, no large-scale studies have evaluated a clinical framework to assess and treat behavioral issues in autistic children and adults

Novel epigenetic saliva test for autism developed in part at Upstate receives patent
Novel epigenetic saliva test for autism developed in part at Upstate receives patent
March 03, 2022

Collaborators on the research were Upstate, Quadrant Biosciences, and Penn State College of Medicine.

The 12th annual Beyond the Doctorate Research Day will be held virtually March 2
The 12th annual Beyond the Doctorate Research Day will be held virtually March 2
February 27, 2022

It is a day to celebrate the research of postdoctoral associates.

Discoveries by Upstate researchers could impact breast cancer treatments
Discoveries by Upstate researchers could impact breast cancer treatments
February 16, 2022

'By analyzing the primary tumor gene expression, we can predict, with very high potential to be correct, whether this tumor metastasizes in the future, in ten years, in 20 years.'

CNY Biotech Medical device competition won by start-ups targeting autism, bedsores
CNY Biotech Medical device competition won by start-ups targeting autism, bedsores
February 11, 2022

Annual event is held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator

Upstate doctors offer report on hallucination in stroke patient
Upstate doctors offer report on hallucination in stroke patient
February 10, 2022

Article was published in BMJ Case Reports

Science Is Art: Flowery reflections
Science Is Art: Flowery reflections
February 08, 2022

Springtime sight bears resemblance to microscopic image

Do probiotics benefit growth in children? Upstate study has an answer
Do probiotics benefit growth in children? Upstate study has an answer
February 04, 2022

Overall, there was no evidence that probiotics had a clinically meaningful effect on any of the growth outcomes in children from high-income countries.

Auerbach's research of sudden unexpected death of epilepsy patients attracts attention
Auerbach's research of sudden unexpected death of epilepsy patients attracts attention
January 26, 2022

Young TV star who died after a seizure in 2019 is honored in Auerbach's grantThe CURE Epilepsy Cameron Boyce Foundation SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy Patients) Award.

Katko urges Biden to look at Upstates success with pandemic research, testing to guide nat…
Katko urges Biden to look at Upstates success with pandemic research, testing to guide nations response to omicron
January 20, 2022

In Central New York, medical centers like SUNY Upstate Medical University have been on the forefront of our COVID-19 response," Katko offered in his letter to Biden.

Emergency opioid program documents success
Emergency opioid program documents success
January 19, 2022

Clinic offers buprenorphine treatment

Bright-light therapy is simple, safe and cost-effective, Upstate researchers conclude
Bright-light therapy is simple, safe and cost-effective, Upstate researchers conclude
January 06, 2022

The study included 100 patients and was conducted over 150 days, between January and August 2020.