Upstate People

Robert Cooney, MD, takes office as president-elect of the Shock Society during the society’s annual meeting June 9 to 13 in Miami Beach. Cooney, a general and trauma surgeon, is professor and chair of Upstate’s Department of Surgery, During his one-year term, to begin in June, he will lead the society’s efforts to improve the care of victims of trauma, shock and sepsis. The society’s mission is to promote clinically relevant research and the dissemination of knowledge into the basic biology of trauma, shock and sepsis and promoting the education and mentoring of the next generation of investigators in the area of shock, trauma and sepsis.

Occupational  therapist Emily Costello, physical therapist Denali Remonda, speech language pathologist Bethany Roberts, and recreational therapist Donna Sims of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, each presented an informational display at the STEM-Engineering Career Event April 16 at the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse. The event attracted nearly 200 high school students, introducing them to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Upstate University Hospital was the only health organization to participate in the fair.

Upstate In the News

Brian Rieger, PhD, discussed sports concussions on 9WSYR’s Bridge Street program May 24.

Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, discussed the signs and symptoms of stroke May 20 on YNN.

Commencement ceremonies for Upstate Medical University were featured May 19 on Syracuse.com.