News Archives of 1998

Laurie L. Thompson Named Director of the Health Sciences Library

July 15, 1998

Laurie L. Thompson has been named director of the Health Sciences Library of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse.


Marti B. Benedict, RN, BSN, Named Administrator for the IRB and Research Compliance Officer for the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

July 15, 1998

Marti B. Benedict, RN, BSN, has been named administrator for the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) and the research compliance officer for the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. As administrator, Benedict's responsibilities include advising Health Science Center faculty in research protocol preparation and reviewing and editing IRB protocols. Benedict, who replaces recently-retired Linda Kaufman, reports to John Lucas, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Research.


Revolutionary New Epilepsy Treatment Used at University Hospital

July 15, 1998

The first new treatment for epilepsy in 100 years is being used by the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at University Hospital of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse.


University Hospital Eye Institute Changes its Name to the University Center for Vision Care and Research Centers

July 15, 1998

The University Hospital Eye Institute has changed its name to the University Vision Care and Research Centers of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. The Centers are comprised of the University Center for Vision Care, located at 550 Harrison Street, Suite 340, Syracuse, and the University Center for Vision Research, located in Weiskotten Hall on the Health Science Center campus. Combined, the Centers serve as our region's most established and leading site for the research, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of adult and pediatric eye disorders.


James E. Schwob, M.D., Ph.D., Appointed Chair of Anatomy & Cell Biology at State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse

July 2, 1998

James E. Schwob, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed to the position of chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He has served as interim chair of the Department since January 1, 1998.


Golfers Sought for Children's Miracle Open

July 1, 1998

Central New York golfers are invited to participate in the eleventh annual Children's Miracle Open Golf Tournament, to be held rain or shine on Friday, August 14, at Foxfire Golf and Tennis Club, Village Green in Baldwinsville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the CNY Children's Health Fund/Children's Miracle Network.


Roy Guharoy, PharmD, Named Pharmacy Director for University Hospital

June 17, 1998

Roy Guharoy, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, has been named Director of Pharmacy for University Hospital of the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He also serves as associate professor of Medicine and Nursing for the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse.


Shawky Badawy, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

June 17, 1998

Shawky Badawy, M.D., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, has been appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Badawy has served as Interim Chair of the Department since May of 1997.


University Hospital To Launch "Ambassador" Program, June 1

May 20, 1998

University Hospital will launch its new "Ambassador" Program on Monday, June 1. "Ambassadors" are trained and uniformed staff who provide visitors with personal attention. They specialize in making a hospital visit less anxious. The Program will be overseen by Ambassador Program Coordinator Robin Thomas-Toia.


Joslin Center for Diabetes Receives $80,000 Grant From the State

April 29, 1998

The Joslin Center for Diabetes of the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse has been designated a Regional Diabetes Center of Excellence and awarded an $80,000 grant from the State of New York York. The Joslin Center was selected to coordinate efforts to identify New Yorkers most at risk for the disease and improve their access to care and quality of care.


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