News Archives of September 2007

September 27, 2007
Pediatrician named by governor to state’s Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Steven D. Blatt, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and director of the general division of pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a leading advocate for the health and safety of families and children, has been appointed by Gov. Eliot Spitzer to the governor’s Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board. The 33-member advisory board [...]

September 27, 2007
Pediatric surgeon joins SUNY Upstate
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Cynthia Ann Corpron, M.D., one of only a handful of physicians nationwide trained in pediatric surgical oncology, has been appointed assistant professor of pediatric surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition, she will also serve as a surgeon in the Olivia Louise Pietrafesa Center for Children’s Surgery at University Hospital. The [...]

September 26, 2007
Physician who founded Tibetan vision project to speak at medical reunion weekend Sept. 28
Melvyn Bert, whose project has restored sight to hundreds of Tibetans, will speak about his travels to Tibet and his work to train local doctors in performing eye surgery, as part of Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend Sept. 28 and 29.

September 21, 2007
SUNY Upstate Medical University announces appointments
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ten individuals, whose expertise range from child health, to the study of cardiovascular development and disease, to curator of historical collections have joined SUNY Upstate Medical University. Richard Sills, M.D., has been named professor and director of Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology and director of the Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders. [...]

September 19, 2007
SUNY Upstate announces $510 million initiative to enhance, expand mission
Comprehensive plan will help university address key issues facing healthcare: shortages in the healthcare professions, access to care and disease prevention.

September 18, 2007
Researcher awarded $188,000 grant from NIH for study on how leukemia virus attacks cells
The grant will enable researchers to use mice genetically engineered to be compatible with the human immune systems to take a closer look at how the virus that causes leukemia attacks the human cell structure.

September 10, 2007
SUNY Upstate offers free smoking cessation classes to the public
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Thinking of kicking the habit? SUNY Upstate Medical University is offering the public free smoking cessation courses. The seven-session programs will feature behavior modification techniques designed to get smokers to break the habit. The free classes are being made possible by a grant from the Advocates for Upstate [...]

September 7, 2007
Researcher receives Research to Prevent Blindness award for innovative technology
Dr. Peter Calvert's unique use of a multiphoton microscope may help advance understanding of the causes of various eye diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa.

September 6, 2007
Pediatrician named by governor to state’s Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board
Leading child and family advocate Steven Blatt, M.D., is part of 33-member board providing input on health and educational issues to state agency executives.

September 6, 2007
Pediatrician named by governor to state’s Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board
Leading child and family advocate Steven Blatt, M.D., is part of 33-member board providing input on health and educational issues to state agency executives.

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