News Archives of December 2000

December 25, 2000
Keating named associate dean for admissions and student academic affairs at SUNY Upstate’s College of Medicine
E. Gregory Keating, Ph.D., professor of cell and developmental biology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named associate dean for admission and student academic affairs in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate. In his post as associate dean, Keating will administer the academic aspects of student affairs, providing College of Medicine students with support [...]

December 17, 2000
SUNY Upstate physician wins honor from CNY Hospice organization
Colleen O’Leary, M.D., a faculty member at SUNY Upstate Medical University and chief medical officer of the perioperative division of University Hospital, has been named the winner of the Anita Award by Hospice and Palliative Care Associates, Liverpool. The Anita Award, presented annually, recognizes a physician for honest and sensitive communication with and support for families [...]

December 12, 2000
SUNY Upstate professor wins grant to investigate spinal cord injury
Dennis J. Stelzner, Ph.D., professor of cell and developmental biology and medical humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been awarded a 2-year $444,562 grant for spinal cord injury research by the New York State Spinal Cord Research Trust Fund. The grant awards were announced by New York State Health Commissioner Antonia Novello, M.D., and actor [...]

December 5, 2000
SUNY Upstate scientist awarded $650,000 for cancer research
David M. Gilbert, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been awarded $650,000 in two separate grants, both for research into understanding the control of cellular proliferation, a central goal of cancer research. Gilbert received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and a $250,000 grant from the [...]

December 5, 2000
Cell cycle checkpoints found to do double duty, according to researchers at the State University of New York
Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University have found that cell-cycle checkpoints may do double duty in preventing cells from irregular replication, which leads to cancer. David M. Gilbert, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at SUNY Upstate, found that when cells experience conditions that make it difficult for them to finish duplicating their DNA, [...]

December 5, 2000
University Hospital’s OASIS program receives $20,000 from Verizon Foundation for senior internet mentoring program
University Hospital’s OASIS program has received a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support an internet mentoring program for middle school students and senior citizens. The grant from Verizon Foundation will be used to purchase desktop computers and other hardware for a computer lab, to be located in OASIS’s Shoppingtown Mall site, which is expected [...]

December 3, 2000
SUNY Upstate’s Annual Report wins top rating
SUNY Upstate Medical University’s 1999 Annual Report was rated as the best annual report by an academic medical center by Profiles in Healthcare Marketing, a publication that yearly rates the annual reports of the nation’s hospitals, medical centers and medical schools. The announcement of the award appears in this month’s issue of Profiles in Healthcare [...]

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