News Archives of April 2009

April 23, 2009
John McCabe, M.D., named interim chief executive officer of University Hospital
SYRACUSE, N.Y.— John McCabe, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been named interim chief executive officer and senior vice president for clinical affairs of University Hospital, effective June 1. The appointment was announced today by Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith, M.D. “We are grateful to Dr. McCabe [...]

April 23, 2009
Upstate Medical University now offers physician assistant master’s program
Looking to help meet demands for primary care providers, especially in rural areas of New York state, Upstate Medical University will now offer training to be a physician assistant.

April 21, 2009
University Hospital takes occupancy of the adult floors in the East Tower addition
University Hospital's $147-million addition nears completion as officials begin to furnish the adult patient floors in new six-story tower. Officials say they expect to transfer patients into the all-private room unit in early July.

April 16, 2009
Robert Shprintzen featured in patient’s new book on living with VCFS
SUNY Upstate Professor Robert Shprintzen, Ph.D., who discovered velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS), is featured in a new book by Quinn Bradlee, son of the Washington Post's Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn.

April 10, 2009
SUNY Upstate President David R. Smith, M.D., to receive 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award
Honor from the Boy Scouts of America, recognizes Smith for his leadership, innovation and vision for regional responsive growth to address the region's healthcare needs. Smith will receive the award at the Hiawatha Seaway Council's Boypower Dinner May 6.

April 10, 2009
$2M technology upgrade provides faster, more reliable, secure computer network
SUNY Upstate Medical University completed a $2 million upgrade to its computer data network for research and academic buildings, allowing for faster, more secure data transfers and increased wireless coverage.

April 2, 2009
Amputee actor and athlete to give free public lecture April 21 at Shoppingtown Mall
Cameron Clapp lost both his legs and an arm when he was struck by a train in 2001. Today, aided by two microprocessor-controlled legs, Clapp is proving that there are few limitations that cannot be overcome.

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