News Archives of March 2005

March 29, 2005
Number of children receiving mental health services triples under new joint Onondaga County, SUNY Upstate program
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the Onondaga County Department of Social Services (DSS) are caring for more children in need outpatient mental health services through a joint initiative known as the Comprehensive Care System (CSS). CSS Director Michael Gordon, Ph.D., and Medical Director [...]

March 21, 2005
Center for Children’s Surgery named for grateful patient
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – University Hospital’s Center for Children’s Surgery has been renamed in honor of a grateful patient, Olivia Louise Pietrafesa. Robert and Daphne Pietrafesa of Cazenovia provided the naming gift for the surgery center as an expression of gratitude for the delicate, life-saving heart surgery performed on their daughter, Olivia, when she was days [...]

March 18, 2005
Joslin Diabetes Center to offer free diabetes screening in honor of Diabetes Alert Day March 22
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- In recognition of Diabetes Alert Day, the Joslin Diabetes Center of SUNY Upstate Medical University will offer free diabetes screening Tuesday, March 22, from 8 to 3 p.m. at its University Health Care Center office, located at 90 Presidential Plaza in Syracuse. It is estimated that more than 5.2 million Americans have diabetes but [...]

March 17, 2005
SUNY Upstate Medical University students get matched with residencies on national Match Day
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — At noon today (March 17), 156 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 [...]

March 14, 2005
SUNY Upstate introduces new bachelor’s degree program to meet growing demand for research lab technologists
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SUNY Upstate Medical University will introduce a new bachelor’s degree program in medical biotechnology this fall. The degree program is aimed at providing the skills and training for what experts say is a growing need for medical biotechnologists. In a recent survey, the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate found that [...]

March 14, 2005
Colleen E. O’Leary, M.D., named interim chair of anesthesiology
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Colleen E. O’Leary, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and medical director for University Hospital’s perioperative services, has been named interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. O’Leary’s appointment is effective April 9. O’Leary succeeds Enrico Camporesi, M.D., who has been named professor and chair of [...]

March 11, 2005
University Hospital celebrates Child Life Week beginning March 13
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- University Hospital will celebrate March as National Child Life Month with a week of events, including a Kids Fair sponsored by RadioDisney, beginning March 13 to honor and acknowledge the work of the hospital’s seven certified child life specialists. “One of the hallmarks of a children’s hospital is the commitment it makes toward [...]

March 2, 2005
University Hospital introduces pill-sized capsule endoscopy procedure to Central New York
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – University Hospital is the only hospital in central and northern New York to offer the FDA-approved PillCam ESO endoscopy. PillCam ESO is a safe, accurate and sedation-free alternative to traditional endoscopy used to detect esophageal abnormalities and cirrhosis of the liver. The procedure is available at University Hospital’s satellite [...]

March 1, 2005
Expansion of On-Campus Parking Created in Old Garage and New Public Garage
The new public Upstate Medical University Parking Garage East, featuring 1,200 spaces on five levels, with entrances on Sarah Loguen and Elizabeth Blackwell streets, will open to the public on March 7 for daily parking. Daily parking in the new public parking garage will be available at the current rate of $10 to anyone [...]

March 1, 2005
John B. Fortune, M.D., named director of Trauma Services and Critical Care at University Hospital
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- John B. Fortune, M.D., has been appointed as professor of surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University and director of Trauma Services and Critical Care at University Hospital. His responsibilities include general surgery, trauma, critical care and burns. Fortune is recognized for developing guidelines for trauma care and for advocating for the regionalization of trauma [...]

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