News Archives of March 2008

March 27, 2008
SUNY Upstate forensic psychiatrist offers safety strategies for victims of stalking
In new book, James Knoll, M.D., offers strategies for keeping safe and identifies five stalker types, the most common and most dangerous is the rejected stalker who pursues victim—often an intimate partner—after relationship ends.

March 24, 2008
SUNY Upstate wins $1 million grant to expand lead poisoning prevention center
The grant from the state Health Department will expand SUNY Upstate's lead poisoning prevention program from 14 counties to 31 counties stretching east to Albany, north to the Canadian border and south to the Catskills.

March 20, 2008
SUNY Upstate medical students find their residency match as Match Day unfolds
143 fourth-year students from SUNY Upstate's College of Medicine found out where they will spend their first year of residency in their chosen specialty.

March 18, 2008
John Murad, of Jamesville, named to the SUNY Upstate Medical University Council
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — John L. Murad Jr., a partner with the Syracuse law firm Hancock & Estabrook LLP, has been appointed by the governor’s office to serve on the Upstate Medical University Council. The Upstate Medical University Council is an advisory board to SUNY Upstate President David R. Smith, M.D. Murad’s legal expertise [...]

March 18, 2008
Accidental overdose of pain medication tops calls to Upstate New York Poison Center
More than five adults each day called the center out of concern over taking too many pain medications or analgesics, the center reported today. "We're overdosing on pain medication because of consumer confusion," a center official said.

March 13, 2008
Dr. David Smith to lead March of Dimes’ March for Babies fundraiser set for April 27
SUNY Upstate President David Smith, a pediatrician by training, says the effort to ensure all babies get a healthy start is vital. More than 30,000 babies in New York are premature and at risk for disabilities or early death.

March 13, 2008
Child Life Month spotlights key players in creating stress-free hospitalization for kids
University Hospital celebrates the work of its eight-member child life team with presentations, a visit from zoo animals, a mini circus doses good cheer for children and their families.

March 11, 2008
Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood, former SUNY Upstate president, appointed University Professor
Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., former SUNY Upstate president, was appointed University Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Eastwood will return to campus in September.

March 7, 2008
SUNY Upstate Medical University physician heralds March 14 as World Sleep Day
Antonio Culebras, M.D., wants to increase public awareness of the importance of diagnosing and treating approximately 80 known sleep-related disorders with daylong examination of sleepiness.

March 7, 2008
SUNY Upstate, Syracuse University deliver colorectal cancer screening message
Public service announcements feature gastroenterologist and SU's athletic team coaches, including Jim Boeheim to raise awareness for colorectal cancer screening during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

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