News Archives of April 2000

April 23, 2000
University Hospital offers new non-invasive technique to detect recurrent tumors at their cellular level
A non-invasive imaging technique used to find recurrent tumors at their cellular level, is now available to select patients at University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University. The use of the technique, especially for certain types of cancer, has demonstrated to be superior to other diagnostic tools in detecting primary and recurrent disease as well as [...]

April 19, 2000
SUNY Upstate’s David Murray, M.D., named honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
David G. Murray, M.D., professor and chair of the department of orthopedic surgery at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, has been named an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The Royal College of Surgeons is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities in the field [...]

April 17, 2000
Joseph J. Morfei named chair of cardiorespiratory sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University
Joseph J. Morfei, associate professor of respiratory care for the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been appointed chair of the college’s Department of Cardiorespiratory Sciences. The announcement was made by Hugh Bonner, dean of the College of Health Professions. Morfei has served as vice chair of cardiorespiratory sciences since 1992 [...]

April 16, 2000
Appeal is made for more individuals to fill out organ donor cards during National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week
The largest number of Central New Yorkers ever

April 16, 2000
Symposium honored controversial psychiatrist Thomas Szasz on the occasion of his 80th birthday April 15
Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., one of the most controversial thinkers in behavioral science whose provocative 1961 text, “The Myth of Mental Illness,” revolutionized thinking about the psychiatric profession and its moral implications of its practices, was honored April 15 on the occasion of his 80th birthday with a symposium featuring remarks from psychiatrists and scholars [...]

April 10, 2000
SUNY Upstate to participate in national depression study
A therapy proven successful in controlling epilepsy is being tested at SUNY Upstate Medical University as a possible breakthrough therapy for treatment-resistant depression. SUNY Upstate is one of 20 sites nationwide to participate in this Food and Drug Administration-approved three-year study of vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for depression. The study is funded by Cyberonics [...]

April 2, 2000
College of Nursing at Upstate Medical University holds reunion, April 29
Alumni from SUNY Upstate Medical University’s College of Nursing will celebrate Upstate’s four decades of nursing education at the Nursing Reunion 2000, to be held Saturday, April 29, beginning at noon, at the Wyndham Syracuse (formerly the Syracuse Marriott). Guest speaker Maryam Wasmund will open the program by presenting a talk titled “Time is the [...]

April 2, 2000
Syracuse firefighters and police play charity hockey game to benefit University Hospital’s Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders April 9
Syracuse firefighters and police will compete in charity hockey game Sunday, April 9 to benefit the Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at University Hospital. The Sixth Annual “The Finest vs. The Bravest” charity hockey match will begin at 6 p.m. in the Onondaga County War Memorial, Montgomery Street, Syracuse. Tickets are $5 and are available [...]

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