News Archives of July 2005

July 29, 2005
Military honors University Hospital for medic education program
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – As a precursor to deployment in Iraq, 30 Fort Drum combat medics spent 240 hours this summer observing trauma care in University Hospital’s emergency room. This Friday, July 29, Fort Drum officials plan to acknowledge University Hospital for its assistance in making this training possible. Fort Drum officials, including combat medics, will [...]

July 27, 2005
Area teens get primed for jobs in healthcare with careers exploration program at SUNY Upstate
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – With careers in healthcare going begging, SUNY Upstate Medical University is hoping to entice some teen-agers to think about the profession as their goal. MedQuest Health Careers Exploration Camp, which runs through Friday at the SUNY Upstate, has brought 20 area high schoolers to campus to give them an up-close and hands-on experience [...]

July 26, 2005
SUNY Upstate cardiac arrhythmia innovation licensed to California firm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Research Foundation of SUNY, which supports the advancement of education, research and discovery at the State University of New York, today announced it signed a licensing agreement with Biosense Webster Inc. for the rights to an Upstate Medical University innovation that helps locate and treat life-threatening heart arrhythmias. The agreement provides Biosense [...]

July 26, 2005
Two named to chair departments at SUNY Upstate Medical University
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – David Feiglin, M.D., an expert in nuclear diagnostic techniques, has been named chairman of the Department of Radiology and Jeremy Shefner, M.D., Ph.D., a leading researcher on Amyotophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease, has been named chairman of the Department of Neurology. The appointments were announced by Steven J. [...]

July 21, 2005
SUNY Upstate hosts international conference on velo-cardio-facial syndrome July 29 to 31
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – International researchers will offer new insight into the latest challenges facing the treatment, diagnosis and understanding of the genetic disorder velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS), also known as Shprintzen Syndrome, during the 11th Annual International Scientific Meeting of the Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation, to be held July 29 to 31 in Syracuse. A key [...]

July 21, 2005
Researchers look to brain for clues in predicting psychiatric disorders in children with velo-cardio-facial syndrome
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Pictures of the brain may hold clues as to why children diagnosed with a genetic disorder may also be at high risk for developing mental illness. Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS), also known as Shprintzen Syndrome, is a genetic disorder linked to the deletion of small piece of chromosome 22 that causes can cause cleft [...]

July 12, 2005
University Hospital promotes eight to nursing directors positions
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Eight nurses at University Hospital have been named as nursing directors. The nursing director positions create a more expeditious decision-making process for nursing issues at University Hospital and provide nurses with greater responsibility in making these decisions. The nursing directors and their service areas are: Cheryl Babrowicz, R.N., M.S., Cardiovascular Services. [...]

July 12, 2005
University Hospital’s Upstate Cancer Advocacy Network to present two cancer support meetings in July
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Upstate Cancer Advocacy Network (UCAN) of University Hospital will sponsor two free support group meetings in July for cancer patients of all ages. The meetings will be held at the HealthLink/Oasis Center in the lower level of ShoppingTown Mall in DeWitt. Leslie Kohman, M.D., director of University Hospital’s Thoracic Oncology [...]

July 12, 2005
Carl Wiezalis of SUNY Upstate Medical University elected president of State University of New York Faculty Senate
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Carl P. Wiezalis, professor of cardiorespiratory sciences in the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Faculty Senate. His term began July 1. Wiezalis’ election marks the first time a [...]

July 8, 2005
SUNY Upstate professor to produce Web-based teaching guide for radiology residents
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Walter Huda, Ph.D., professor of radiology and director of radiologic physics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has received a $75,000 grant from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education Foundation to produce a Web-based teaching tool for use by radiology residents throughout the United States. “Our objective [...]

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