News Archives of April 2003

April 27, 2003
SUNY Upstate study on volatility of cell protein published in Science
A protein (heterochromatin protein 1) needed to create a chromosome structure that directs chromosomes to their correct places during cell division has been proven to be more changeable than scientists first thought, according to a study by researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the National Institutes of Health. The findings, published in the January 2003 [...]

April 27, 2003
SUNY Upstate opens University In Vitro Fertilization Center
The University In Vitro Fertilization Center (University IVF) is SUNY Upstate Medical University’s newest initiative to provide Central New Yorkers with the most successful technologies and methodologies for assisted reproduction. University IVF, located in Suite 214 Physicians Office Building, 725 Irving Ave., Syracuse, is a component of SUNY Upstate’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology [...]

April 22, 2003
Chuck Simpson of SUNY Upstate receives highest honor from National Association of Campus Activities
Chuck Simpson, associate director of SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Office of Campus Activities, has received the Founders’ Award from the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA). The award was presented to Simpson at NACA’s national convention, held in February in Nashville. The Founders’ Award, the association’s highest honor given, is to individuals who have contributed [...]

April 21, 2003
Trauma, violence, obesity to be discussed at luncheon May 15
Paul R. G. Cunningham, M.D., will discuss “Community Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Department of Surgery: Trauma, Violence, Obesity, Robotics and More” at the annual luncheon of the Advocates for Upstate Medical University Thursday, May 15, at noon at the Genesee Inn, 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The luncheon and lecture are open [...]

April 21, 2003
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., and Irwin M. Weiner, M.D., to receive honorary degrees at SUNY Upstate Commencement May 18
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., the research scientist who discovered BRCAI, the gene for hereditary breast cancer, and Irwin M. Weiner, M.D., former dean of SUNY Upstate’s College of Medicine who is internationally respected for his research into renal physiology, will receive honorary degrees at SUNY Upstate Medical University’s 2003 Commencement Ceremony Sunday, May 18 at 1 [...]

April 15, 2003
SUNY Upstate researchers awarded $100,000 from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund
Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University have been awarded two grants totaling $100,000 from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York Inc. An additional $50,000 grant will endow a lectureship named for Carol Baldwin, a breast cancer survivor. The research grants are named for area women who have [...]

April 15, 2003
National Book Award finalist to discuss changes in public health May 1
Devra Lee Davis, M.P.H., Ph.D, a 2002 National Book Award finalist for her work “When Smoke Ran Like Water,” will discuss the need to change current approaches to public health at a free, public lecture Thursday, May 1, at noon in the Weiskotten Hall Ninth Floor auditorium, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. The lecture is [...]

April 3, 2003
SUNY Upstate finds conclusive evidence of link between clubfoot and a missing key leg artery
Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University say they now have found definitive proof of a link between clubfoot, a congenital deformity, and the absence of major artery in the leg. The study is published in the January issue of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. The SUNY Upstate study found that 45 percent of the children [...]

April 1, 2003
Cardella elected to national radiation protection council
John F. Cardella, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, was elected to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). This organization is responsible for measuring and monitoring radiation exposure to the U.S. population, both from occupational, environmental, and medical exposures. Cardella was nominated to the [...]

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