News Archives of September 2002

September 25, 2002
University Hospital to offer pulmonary function on-site testing for children and adolescents
While peak flow meters often are used in doctors’ offices for patients with asthma, a device called a spirometer is considered to be the most advanced and proven technology to determine pulmonary function accurately. University Hospital’s Pulmonary Function On-site Testing program (PFOST) is providing spirometry testing to children and adolescents through requesting physicians offices and community [...]

September 24, 2002
SUNY Upstate honors 22 individuals with service awards
SUNY Upstate Medical University present 22 individuals with achievement awards at its Fall Faculty Convocation Wednesday, Sept. 18. Bristol Myers Squibb Co. will be honored for excellence in philanthropic service. The following individuals will be honored at convocation: William J. Williams, M.D., of Jamesville, dean of the College of Medicine and the Edward C. [...]

September 23, 2002
SUNY Upstate and ESF receive $20M from state for biotech center
Funding Will Support New Central New York Biotechnology Center Syracuse, N.Y.–Governor George E. Pataki was joined today by Senator John DeFrancisco, local officials and industry and academic leaders in announcing $20 million in State support for the $35 million Phase 1 of the new Central New York Biotechnology Research Center — a project that will establish [...]

September 16, 2002
Colleges ink medical school admissions guarantee
Colleges pen agreement for Guaranteed Medical School Program SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Representatives of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Siena College, SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell University have collaborated on an agreement that guarantees qualified students placement at SUNY Upstate following their freshman year of college, without having to take the Medical College Admissions Tests (MCATS). Students who [...]

September 16, 2002
Plastic surgeon joins SUNY Upstate faculty
Plastic surgeon named to faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A plastic surgeon who trained at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City has joined the clinical faculty of the Department of Surgery at Upstate Medical University. Guillermo Quetell M.D., who completed medical school at Upstate in 1989, [...]

September 12, 2002
Oswego couple creates endowment for needy cancer patients
A year ago, Charlie and Mary Haney gave a $5,000 gift to the Oswego Hematology/Oncology office in honor of their doctor, Jonathan Wright, M.D., and the office staff. Little did they know that the donation, used to assist needy patients at the medical office, would inspire others to contribute as well. The Haneys, of County [...]

September 11, 2002
Syracuse Crunch help vision campaign at SUNY Upstate
The Syracuse Crunch helped raise nearly $4,000 for the Lions Clubs in District 20-Y1 (Central New York). The Lions worked with the Syracuse Crunch management to help sell Crunch season tickets, as well as foam “Chuck-a Pucks” at every home game. By accurately throwing pucks on the ice during Crunch game intermission, spectators [...]

September 11, 2002
SUNY Upstate honors John Rusinko of Lions Clubs District 20-YI
The University Vision Care and Research Center of the Department of Ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Upstate Medical University Foundation is paying tribute to Lions Club member John Rusinko of Liverpool who died earlier this year. Rusinko was an avid supporter of the Center and of Vision 2000, a $1.2 million campaign of [...]

September 9, 2002
University Hospital to hold free peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings Sept. 25
Individuals who suffer from leg pain when walking may have peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a circulatory condition that can be dangerous because it blocks the blood vessels in the legs. University Hospital will hold a free PVD screening, “Legs for Life,” Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at University Health Care Manlius, 102 [...]

September 8, 2002
Children’s Miracle Open Golf Tournament raises more than $61,000
More than 240 golfers participated in the 15th annual Children’s Miracle (CMN) Open Golf Tournament, raising more than $61,000 for pediatric services at University and Crouse hospitals. The event, held Aug. 9 at Foxfire at Village Green in Baldwinsville, was co-chaired by Richard Groth and JoAnn Shupe of SUNY Upstate Medical University. The CMN Open [...]

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