News Archives of September 2005

September 28, 2005
SUNY Upstate Medical University employees win excellence awards
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SUNY Upstate Medical University honored 19 area residents for outstanding service to the university. The awards were presented at SUNY Upstate’s Fall Faculty Convocation Sept. 14. A listing of award winners is below. President’s Award for Excellence and Leadership in Research: Steven Batki, M.D. Batki, a 1979 [...]

September 23, 2005
University Hospital now offers robot-assisted prostatectomy
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University now offers robot-assisted prostatectomy (RAP) with the daVinci surgical system. In July University Hospital became the first Syracuse area hospital to offer the minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer that uses the latest advance in robotics and computer technology. The procedure has been shown [...]

September 19, 2005
SUNY Upstate drug study seeks people with ulcerative colitis
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A clinical trial under way at SUNY Upstate Medical University is testing the effectiveness of a new drug therapy for people diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the large intestine. The inflammation usually occurs in the rectum and [...]

September 16, 2005
Partial opening of new lobby is Monday, Sept. 19
A portion of University Hospital’s new lobby and main entrance will open Monday, Sept. 19, at approximately 6 a.m. This is only a partial opening, as work continues on many other parts of the lobby renovation project. Workstations for both Ambassador Services and University Police will be present in [...]

September 15, 2005
In annual address, Eastwood says university holds ‘remarkable promise for continued growth’
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SUNY Upstate Medical University President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., took the opportunity of his final State of the Medical University Address Sept. 14 to showcase the university as an important player in the Central New York community and beyond, noting its strong economic benefits to the region. He reaffirmed the [...]

September 14, 2005
New $10 million academic building planned for SUNY Upstate
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SUNY Upstate Medical University has dedicated the future site of its new academic building-named for Jules and Rose Setnor and Rose’s brother, Stanford-during a camus ceremony Sept. 14. The five-story, $10 million, 46,000 square foot building will be the first new classroom space built on the SUNY Upstate campus in nearly three decades, [...]

September 2, 2005
SUNY Upstate creates Katrina Response Unit in case medical care, expertise is needed
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SUNY Upstate Medical University has developed a Katrina Response Unit (KRU), as requested by the National Institutes of Health, to coordinate the university’s participation in various relief efforts in the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast. The university’s response centers on the possible need for additional medical personnel and hospital beds to care [...]

September 1, 2005
Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announces his intention to step down as president of SUNY Upstate in coming year
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In a brief letter addressed to the people of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announced today his intent to step down from the presidency of SUNY Upstate about one year from now. In the letter, Eastwood, SUNY Upstate’s longest-serving chief executive, noted that he will begin his 14th [...]

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