News Archives of November 2002

November 25, 2002
Regional Perinatal Center receives accreditation for ultrasound practice
The Regional Perinatal Center, which specializes in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, has received accreditation for its ultrasound practice by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. The center, located at University Health Care Center, 90 Presidential Plaza in Syracuse, cares for more than 2,500 expectant mothers a year. The accreditation recognizes the center’s ability to [...]

November 24, 2002
State University recognizes three SUNY Upstate faculty for scientific achievement
Three State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University faculty members have been recognized by SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King as New York’s most important and innovative scientists for their research in medicine, public health, genetics, engineering, environmental studies, physics, computer science and other fields. Richard L. Cross, Ph.D., of the Town of Onondaga, Maxwell [...]

November 20, 2002
SUNY Upstate president to head biodefense council
Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., president of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, has been named chair of a newly created Biodefense Council that will explore ways academic health centers can protect against terrorism. The Biodefense Council has been established by the Association of Academic Health Centers (AHC) to examine how academic health centers [...]

November 17, 2002
Oncology drug discovery in the 21st century is topic of Dec. 4 lecture
David Schenkein, M.D., will deliver the 10th Annual Charles R. Ross Research Memorial Lecture, “Oncology Drug Discovery in the 21st Century,” Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Weiskotten Hall Medical Alumni Auditorium, 766 Irving Avenue on the SUNY Upstate Medical University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Schenkein is the [...]

November 14, 2002
Cardiac assist system now available at University Hospital
A device now in use at University Hospital will keep heart transplant patients alive as they wait for a donor heart. The device, Abiomed’s BVS 5000, is a biventricular support system that operates blood pumps, temporarily taking over the heart’s pumping action until the heart can recover or be replaced by a transplant. “When heart failure is [...]

November 12, 2002
Fifth annual holiday concert to benefit abused children is Dec. 8
The Fifth annual Sounds of the Season holiday concert to benefit University Hospital’s C.A.R.E. (Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation) Program will be held at the Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Among those scheduled to perform are the Stan Colella All-Star Band, Melissa Hart, Morgan Road Elementary School Choir, Dan Elliot, the [...]

November 11, 2002
University Hospital pediatric heart surgeon honored for role in Rotary’s Gift of Life program
George Alfieris, M.D., a pediatric cardiac surgeon at University Hospital, has received one of Rotary International’s highest honors—the Paul Harris Award—for performing life-saving open heart surgery on needy children from abroad during a ceremony held today (Nov.12) at University Hospital. Alfieris received the award from the president of Rotary International Bhichai Rattakul, who has served as [...]

November 5, 2002
SUNY Upstate’s Richard Cantor named outstanding educator by American College of Emergency Physicians
Richard M. Cantor, M.D., FACEP, FAAP, associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics and director of pediatric emergency services at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has received the 2002 Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He received the honor Oct. 6 at ACEP’s annual convention, held in [...]

October 31, 2002
Local nurses win University Hospital’s William J. Painter Award
Three University Hospital nurses have been honored for excellence in the areas of nursing management and clinical service. Nancy Towne, R.N., Linda McAleer, R.N., and Kristen Kovalewski, R.N., have been name recipients of the William J. Painter Award. The awards were presented at the 16th Annual Nursing Recognition dinner, held Oct. 9. Towne, patient [...]

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