News Archives of January 2004

January 29, 2004
Interim chairs named for cell and developmental biology and radiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University has named David Feiglin, M.D., as interim chair of the Department of Radiology, and Dennis Stelzner, Ph.D., as interim chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Both appointments are effective immediately. Feiglin, professor of radiology, joined the SUNY Upstate faculty in 1995. Previously, he directed nuclear medicine departments [...]

January 28, 2004
John McCabe named chair of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate
John McCabe, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine who has held several key administrative positions at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. The appointment, effective Jan. 24, was announced by William J. Williams, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine. McCabe succeeds Richard Hunt, M.D., [...]

January 26, 2004
‘House of Joshua’ author to deliver Elizabeth Blackwell Day Lecture at SUNY Upstate Feb. 18
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, M.D., author of “The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place,” will present the Elizabeth Blackwell Day Lecture at SUNY Upstate Medical University Wednesday, Feb. 18, at noon in the Weiskotten Hall Medical Alumni Auditorium, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. The lecture is free and open to the public. In “The House [...]

January 20, 2004
Pope named director of SUNY Upstate’s Health Sciences Library
Cristina A. Pope has been named director of the Heath Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Pope joins SUNY Upstate from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), where she served since 1998 as assistant director for education and public services at the Oliver Ocasek Regional Medical Information Center, managing on-line library [...]

January 20, 2004
Pediatrician’s book on courageous children to benefit Central New York Children’s Hospital
In his nearly-60 year career, Frederick Roberts, M.D., an 84 year-old pediatrician from Syracuse, N.Y., has cared for more than 300,000 children, most of them in robust health. But not all. In his new book, “Children Courageous and Their Families” (North Country Books, 2003, $15), Roberts tells the stories of 23 families and [...]

January 14, 2004
University Hospital receives grant for children’s chaplaincy program
University Hospital has received a $5,000 grant from the Wilbert Foundation to supports its new children’s chaplaincy program. Bob Atkinson, president of Wilbert’s local licensee, Sunnycrest Wilbert of Auburn, N.Y., presented the check to University Hospital’s pediatric chaplain, the Rev. Louise Shepard. “We are grateful for the support of the Wilbert Foundation,” said [...]

January 11, 2004
University Hospital’s pilot program testing the use of a hands-free communications system was recently featured on WTVH-TV 5
Video: Vocera at UH as reported by WTVH: Also… Upstate Press Release on the Vocera initiative.

January 6, 2004
Zuber receives Research to Prevent Blindness award
Michael E. Zuber, Ph.D., a research assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, is one of four scientists nationally to receive a $200,000 Career Development Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the world’s leading voluntary health organization supporting eye research. The four year grant will further his study of retinal stem cells. “This RPB award [...]

January 4, 2004
SUNY Upstate, Syracuse University researchers develop program to help teachers support the needs of students with cancer
Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University are developing a course for school teachers that will provide them with the skills to better support children with cancer in their classrooms. The project is funded through a one-year, $35,000 grant from Hope Street Kids, a children’s initiative of the Cancer Research and Prevention [...]

January 4, 2004
SUNY Upstate researchers look to retinal stem cells for clues to treating vision disorders
SUNY Upstate Medical University researchers are conducting a two-phase laboratory study of retinal stem (RS) cells, rare cells that hold promise in treating retinal diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. The study, “Retinal Stem Cell Culture and Characterization,” is funded through a four-year $200,000 grant from the Research to Prevent Blindness organization. Phase [...]

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