News Archives of October 2004

October 28, 2004
SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse VA Medical Center partner to develop a center to aid veterans with mental disorders
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — U.S. Rep Jim Walsh and Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi today (Oct. 28) announced the awarding of a $9 million research grant to the VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York (VISN 2) for the establishment of a Center for Integrated Healthcare for veterans with mental disorders at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. [...]

October 27, 2004
Sale of holiday greeting cards designed by children, families to benefit University Hospital’s pediatric cancer services
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The sale of holiday greeting cards created by Central New York children who have cancer or a blood disorder will benefit the Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at University Hospital. This is the ninth consecutive year that patients from the center have designed greeting cards for the fundraiser. [...]

October 26, 2004
Exhibition of work by local artist opens at SUNY Upstate Nov. 1
SYRACUSE, N.Y.—An exhibition of work by local artist Joan Applebaum will be on display Nov. 1 through Dec. 3 at the gallery in the Health Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. [...]

October 26, 2004
SUNY Upstate opens region’s first comprehensive sports concussion center
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —SUNY Upstate Medical University has opened the region’s first comprehensive sports concussion center, located in the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse. The center offers clinical care and research and community education initiatives to improve the understanding, prevention, and management of concussion. A major goal of the center is [...]

October 26, 2004
U.S. Deputy Surgeon General to speak about organ donation Oct. 26 at SUNY Upstate conference
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., whose wife and daughter became organ donors after being killed in separate car accidents four years apart, will speak on organ donation to an audience of critical care nurses Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse. Moritsugu, who was appointed [...]

October 19, 2004
Smucny named interim chair of SUNY Upstate family medicine department
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — John J. Smucny, M.D., associate professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been appointed interim chairman of SUNY Upstate’s Department of Family Medicine. Smucny succeeds Lorne Becker, M.D., who headed the Department of Family Medicine since 1995. Smucny, who joined the SUNY Upstate faculty in 1996, also serves as director of [...]

October 15, 2004
Book to offer practical, spiritual help to parents with hospitalized children
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A book offering practical and spiritual help for parents with hospitalized children—written by parents of hospitalized children—will be published next year by the Pediatric Spiritual Care Advisory Council of SUNY Upstate Medical University and University Hospital. The book, to be called a “A Second Set of Hands: Practical and Spiritual Help for [...]

October 14, 2004
University Hospital to hold career open house for registered nurses Oct. 21
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — University Hospital’s Nursing Recruitment Office will hold an employment open house dedicated for registered nurses Thursday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at University Hospital. The open house will offer interviews with managers and tours, featuring: the adult intermediate ICU; inpatient surgery services; hematology/oncology; and cardiovascular units. Information will [...]

October 12, 2004
Outpatient children’s cancer center renamed for noted Syracuse physician
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The outpatient clinic of the Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at University Hospital has been renamed in honor of William J. Waters, M.D., one of the first Syracuse area physicians to specialize in treating children with cancer and blood disorders. In his short life, he died at the age of 47 [...]

October 5, 2004
SUNY Upstate’s Mini-Med School opens Oct. 13
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — If you’ve ever wondered what health providers learn, SUNY Upstate Medical University is giving you the chance to find out. Back by popular demand, the university is again offering its Mini-Medical University to the general public, with all new material for 2004. Energetic faculty will give short versions of their most popular [...]

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