News Archives of January 2009

January 28, 2009
Father Daughter Valentine Ball set for Feb. 10
The Father Daughter Valentine Ball will raise money for pediatric services at the Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate.

January 27, 2009
University Hospital expands, upgrades hyperbaric medicine treatment facility
New unit is six times larger with added amenities to make 24-hour treatment setting more patient, family friendly.

January 22, 2009
New radiation treatment system now in place
University Hospital offers patients greater precision in treating cancerous tumors with radiation through new TomoTherapy device.

January 21, 2009
ADHD research by SUNY Upstate faculty in issue of American Journal of Medical Genetics
Special issues highlights first genome-wide study on children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), led by Stephen Faraone, Ph.D.,professor of psychiatry, neuroscience and physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

January 15, 2009
Alcohol exposure in womb affects ?teenage’ booze behavior, SUNY Upstate study finds
Rats whose mothers were fed alcohol during pregnancy are more attracted to the smell of liquor during puberty, thus highlighting an important relationship between fetal and adolescent experiences that appears essential to the progressive development of alcohol abuse.

January 15, 2009
SUNY Upstate wins Rock the Vote Challenge
University registered greatest percentage of students to vote for the 2008 presidential election. Student leaders cited campus awareness of healthcare issues in election.

January 8, 2009
Pediatric residency earns top accreditation
SUNY Upstate Medical University's training program for pediatricians was awarded the maximum accreditation—five years—by a national review board. The accreditation review said there were no areas that needed improvements.

January 7, 2009
Surgical Research and Training Center to teach latest surgery techniques, patient safety
Students, resident physicians, nurses and community healthcare practitioners now have state-of-the-art site for training; center also will conduct NIH-funded research on blood infections and respiratory distress syndrome.

January 5, 2009
SUNY Upstate Medical University to study if lithium can slow progress of ALS in humans
Promising results in earlier study demonstrated that lithium showed neuroprotective properties in animals and small trial of patients; SUNY Upstate seeks trial participants.

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