News Archives of March 2003

March 30, 2003
Marshall to head Upstate Medical University’s health professions and nursing alumni associations
Andrea Marshall has been named director of health professions and nursing alumni associations at Upstate Medical University. The two organizations represent over 5,000 of the College of Health Professions and the College of Nursing, two of four colleges at Upstate Medical University. “We’re very happy to welcome Andrea to our development team,” said Eileen Pezzi, [...]

March 23, 2003
Frankenstein exhibition opens at SUNY Upstate April 2
A traveling exhibition featuring photos of artifacts and other oddities surrounding one of the most enduring myths of the Western world — Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein — will begin a six-week stay at SUNY Upstate Medical University April 2. The free exhibition will be on display through May 16, in the university’s Health Sciences [...]

March 19, 2003
SUNY Upstate students get matched with residencies on national Match Day
At noon on Thursday, March 20, 157 fourth-year students from SUNY Upstate Medical University’s College of Medicine joined graduating medical students from across the country in learning where they will spend their first year of training (or residency) in their chosen specialty. This annual rite of passage, known as Match Day, was established in 1952 [...]

March 16, 2003
City, county leaders to proclaim March as Poison Prevention Month
Onondaga County Executive Nicholas Pirro and Syracuse Mayor Matthew Driscoll will sign a proclamation Wednesday, March 19, acknowledging March as Poison Prevention Month. The 10 a.m. ceremony will take place in the County Executive’s Office in the John Mulroy Civic Center. [b]Editors: Representatives from the Central New York Poison Center will be at the proclamation [...]

March 13, 2003
University Hospital marks Child Life Month with celebrations
University Hospital will celebrate March as National Child Life Month with a week of events beginning March 16 to honor and acknowledge the work of the hospital’s five child life specialists. Certified child life specialists are specially trained non-medical members of the health care team who dedicate their days to ensuring that a child’s hospital stay [...]

March 11, 2003
Richard Hunt, M.D., to head new national EMS organization
Richard Hunt, M.D., FACEP, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named president of the Advocates for EMS (Emergency Medical Services). Advocates for EMS is a new organization established by the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors to promote emergency medical services, [...]

March 6, 2003
SUNY Upstate forum on crime will hear from City council member and others on how to curb local violence March 12
Syracuse City Council member Kate O’Connell, chair of the Mayor’s Intervention Task Force will discuss ways to curb local violence during the last of four public forums titled “Violence in the Streets,” sponsored by SUNY Upstate Medical University, Wednesday, March 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in the ninth floor auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 [...]

March 5, 2003
SUNY Upstate Medical University previews million dollar surgery robot
SUNY Upstate Medical University, exploring whether it will soon offer patients minimally invasive cardiac surgery, will bring to campus a million dollar surgical robot and the pioneering physician whose clinical trial paved the way for FDA approval in 2002 of robotic surgery for mitral valve repair. The da Vinci Surgical System and Randolph Chitwood, M.D., will [...]

March 4, 2003
Free diabetes screenings at the Joslin Diabetes Center March 25
The Joslin Diabetes Center of SUNY Upstate Medical University will offer free diabetes screenings in recognition of Diabetes Alert Day, Tuesday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Joslin Center is located in the University Health Care Center at 90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse. Walk-ins are welcome. Registration is not required. Individuals [...]

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