News Archives of April 2006

April 28, 2006
University Hospital officials urge more to consider organ donation as wait for new kidney is now more than three years
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The wait for a kidney transplant in Central New York keeps getting longer. Today, the wait for a new kidney stands at three and a half years, up from 18 months in 2000. Currently 139 people on the kidney wait list at University Hospital. “For someone in need of a new [...]

April 24, 2006
SUNY Upstate, Syracuse University partner to offer accelerated doctoral degree program in physical therapy
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – An agreement between SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University will enable students enrolled in SU’s exercise science program to earn an undergraduate degree and physical therapy doctoral degree in six years, instead of seven. The accelerated program will save students a year’s tuition and get them into the work force [...]

April 20, 2006
SUNY Upstate’s Sara Jo Grethlein, M.D., named physician of the year
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sara Jo Grethlein, M.D., an oncologist at University Hospital and a faculty member at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named the 2006 Physician of the Year by the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) in recognition of her contributions to the physician assistant profession. “Dr. Grethlein is a role model [...]

April 13, 2006
TV special to highlight pediatric services at University Hospital to air April 25
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Compelling stories of young children who are being treated at University Hospital will be featured when Upstate Medical University Foundation at Syracuse presents its annual television fundraising campaign to benefit University Hospital’s pediatric patients Tuesday, April 25, from 8 to 8:30 p.m. on NewsChannel 9 WSYR. The program will be hosted by [...]

April 11, 2006
University Hospital’s Pediatric and Adolescent Center partners with Syracuse University’s College of Law to advocate for children’s health
SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Many government aid programs and laws are intended to assist low-income families with their children’s health needs, but unfortunately some doctors and administrators are often unaware of these programs or do not have the resources to assist families in these areas. But now, through the Family Advocacy Program, a new partnership between University [...]

April 7, 2006
Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announces he has accepted the position as interim president at Case Western Reserve University
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In an open letter to the SUNY Upstate Medical University community, SUNY Upstate President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announced today that he has accepted the position as interim president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, effective June 2. Eastwood earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1966 [...]

April 5, 2006
SUNY Upstate joins forces with Onondaga County, McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site and others to increase awareness about child abuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SUNY Upstate Medical University has joined forces with Onondaga County and the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site to increase awareness of child abuse in the local community. Reports of child abuse made to the Onondaga County Child Abuse Hotline rose more than 6 percent in 2005 to 4,775. Officials say [...]

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