Brian Rieger PhD, director of the Upstate Concussion Center, participates in CNY Central's in-depth coverage of head injuries Sept. 29. Rieger was interviewed and answered calls from viewers seeking information on concussions and other types of head injuries.
Lions District 20-Y1 donated a corneal topographer, valued at nearly $16,000, to the Department of Ophthalmology’s University Center for Vision Care. The topographer determines quality of vision and corneal health. The donation was made possible through the fundraising initiatives of Kermit Mott, past governor of Lions District 20-Y1 and Timothy Bush, immediate past governor of Lions District 20-Y1. Looking over the new acquisition are, from left, Mott; William Brunken, PhD, professor and vice chair of Ophthalmology; Ann Barker-Griffith, MD, professor and interim chair of Ophthalmology; John Hoepner, MD, professor and chair emeritus of the Ophthalmology; and Bush.
Upstate’s Emergency Medicine residents, faculty and medical students from the Emergency Medicine Interest Group prepared and served a meal at the Oxford Inn homeless shelter Sept. 23. The national Emergency Medicine Resident Association inaugurated a National Day of Service in September to encourage emergency medicine providers to reach out and serve communities through volunteer efforts. In addition to this initiative, the students are conducting a sock donation drive to benefit Syracuse’s homeless population.