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SUNY Research Spotlight – Saravanan Thangamani, PhD – Upstate Medical University

Upstate Medical University's Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, is finding new ways to prevent disease transmission from mosquitos and ticks.

The Second Annual Dengue Endgame Summit – Aug. 7-9, 2024

This exclusive event will focus on recent advancements and challenges in dengue research, including virology, immunology, epidemiology, and countermeasure development.

Local teens testing pediatric Lyme disease vaccine

Upstate Medical University researcher Mark Miller and his family live in a wooded area where they like to hike with their dog-making them a prime target for ticks.

Global Health Institute opens new location off campus

Upstate’s Global Health Institute has moved most of its operations off campus to a 13,000-square-foot space in an East Syracuse office park.

The CDC could soon change COVID-19 isolation guidance: The potential impact in CNY

The CDC could soon change the guidelines for COVID-19 isolation, raising some eyebrows for local medical experts.

Interview with Upstate Global Health Director Dr. Stephen Thomas on respiratory illness

COVID-19 cases near last year’s peak in CNY following holiday season

COVID-19 cases are rising across the country; the same can be said here in Central New York. Doctors warned of a spread of COVID-19 cases following holiday gatherings, and the numbers are starting to reflect that.

Dr. Stephen Thomas on leadership: ‘It’s helping people discover their courage’ to do great things

Dr. Stephen Thomas, then the division chief of infectious disease at SUNY Upstate Medical University, became a household name in Central New York when Covid-19 was declared a global outbreak in March 2020.

Upstate to host conference on combating mosquito-borne illness

Upstate Medical University's Institute for Global Health and Translational Sciences will host a summit in August dealing with dengue, a serious mosquito-borne illness.

Dr. Kristopher Paolino on National Public Radio discussing Lyme disease and the Clinical Trial for ages 12-17

Check out another important conversation with Dr. Paolino from SUNY Upstate Medical.

Dr. Kristopher Paolino discusses Lyme Vaccine Trial ages 12-17 on Local News!

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Check out Dr. Stephen Thomas on News Channel 9!!

Watch and Listen as Dr. Stephen Thomas discusses COVID-19 and the Lyme Vaccine Trial that SUNY Upstate Global Health is doing for ages 12-17.

Teens sought out for Lyme Vaccine Study

Kids and teens can help test a vaccine against Lyme disease that is being studied in a clinical trial in Syracuse. Kristopher Paolino, MD, leads that study and explains how it will be conducted. He’s an assistant professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology at Upstate, and he specializes in Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Upstate seeking participants for a pediatric Lyme disease vaccine clinical trial

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Upstate Medical seeking 100 teens to participate in Lyme disease vaccine clinical trial

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Warmer weather means ticks are back: How to prevent getting bit this spring

Check out Dr. Stephen Thomas discussing Lyme Disease on News Channel 9

SUNY Upstate Physician and Scientist Dr. Stephen Thomas to Give Le Moyne Graduate Commencement Address

Stephen J. Thomas, M.D., an infectious diseases physician and researcher who serves as a professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, will be the speaker at Le Moyne’s graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in the Event Center.

Check out the Latest Podcast from SUNY Upstate’s Health Link on the Air

Microbiologist and researcher Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, explains the dangers of ticks that carry multiple disease-causing agents.

Upstate will launch a Multidisciplinary Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Treatment Center

Upstate Medical University will launch a Multidisciplinary Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Treatment Center, thanks to a federal grant secured by Upstate’s federal delegation, U.S. Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand and Rep Katko.

Story-time with Santa

Dr. Stephen Thomas reads "Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas" by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. From all of us at the Institute for Global Health and Translational Science we hope you have a safe, joyous and great holiday season.

Two Upstate physicians honored with Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Upstate Medical University physicians Gennady Bratslavsky, MD, and Kristopher Paolino, MD, have been selected as winners of the 2022 Excellence in Healthcare Awards.

What medical trials accomplish, and how to volunteer for one

Clinical trials -- involving human subjects -- can lead to advances in medicine. Explaining how these multi-stage tests work is Stephen Thomas, MD, who has run a variety of clinical trials, including some that are ongoing, such as one for a dengue fever vaccine. He is a professor of microbiology and immunology and infectious disease, and he also leads Upstate’s Institute for Global Health and Translational Science.