News Archives of March 2006

March 30, 2006
Callahan and Murray to receive honorary degrees at 2006 SUNY Upstate Medical University Commencement May 21
Leading expert in bioethics and developer of artificial knee to be honored by the State University of New York SYRACUSE, N.Y.–Daniel Callahan, Ph.D., a leading expert in bioethics, and David G. Murray, M.D., who brought distinction to SUNY Upstate Medical University by building one of the premiere orthopedic surgery departments in the world, will receive honorary degrees [...]

March 30, 2006
Katharine Mooney named chief nursing officer of University Hospital
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Katharine “Katie” Mooney has been named chief nursing officer (CNO) for University Hospital. Mooney had served as interim CNO since Jan. 30. Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., M.B.A., chief executive officer of University Hospital and senior associate dean for hospital affairs in the College of Medicine, made the announcement. A member of [...]

March 28, 2006
SUNY Upstate is expected to rebid the Vertical Expansion project in early April. An earlier bid on the project has been rejected.
The new bid package splits the Vertical Expansion project into four different contracts: HVAC (heating, air conditioning and plumbing), Architecture, Core and Shell, and Electrical work. The creation of multiple contracts for a project as large as the Vertical Expansion is not uncommon. We have heard from numerous contractors who are interested in this project, [...]

March 23, 2006
SUNY Upstate professor heads to the Middle East to discuss rebuilding Iraq’s mental health system
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – While experts discuss ways to rebuild Iraq’s war weary infrastructure, others are addressing the country’s medical needs, especially as they relate to mental health. A delegation of mental health experts heading to the Middle East next week will include Mantosh Dewan, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate [...]

March 21, 2006
Three tapped for assistant dean posts in the College of Medicine
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., SUNY Upstate executive vice president and dean of the College of Medicine, has announced the following appointments: N. Barry Berg, Ph.D., has been appointed assistant dean for student affairs. In this role, Berg, an adjunct professor in the departments of Cell and Developmental Biology and Physical Therapy, will [...]

March 20, 2006
Kids ingesting cosmetics topped list of calls to Upstate New York Poison Center in 2005
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Questions about children ingesting deodorant, after-shave, makeup, perfume, baby oil and other cosmetic items were among the most common calls placed last year to the Upstate New York Poison Center. The statistics released this month, Poison Prevention Month, show that the Poison Center received 1,708 calls last year-or nearly 5 calls a day-regarding [...]

March 16, 2006
SUNY Upstate students matched with residencies on national Match Day
Twenty-three to remain in Syracuse, four are matched with U.S. Armed Forces SYRACUSE, N.Y. — At noon today (March 16), 152 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. [...]

March 13, 2006
Conference to explore social interaction of children with autism
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Pamela Wolfberg, Ph.D., a leading expert on autism and cofounder of the Autism Institute on Peer Relations and Play, will explore ways to help children with autism spectrum disorders engage more fully in social interactions with parents and other children during a conference March 23 and 24 at the Oncenter, 800 South [...]

March 13, 2006
University Hospital celebrates Child Life Month
SYRACUSE, N.Y.— An annual rite of spring at University Hospital is the celebration of March as National Child Life Month. This month, the week of March 12 will feature several special activities to honor and acknowledge the work of the hospital’s seven certified child life specialists. On March 13 and 14, an informational display [...]

March 3, 2006
Cross to chair Microbiology and Immunology
Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., executive vice president and dean of the College of Medicine, has announced the following appointment: Richard Cross, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The appointment was announced by Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., executive vice president and dean of the College of Medicine. In his new [...]

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