News Archives of 2001


SUNY Upstate program hopes to change medical student stereotypes about the elderly

December 17, 2001

A new program at SUNY Upstate Medical University hopes to change stereotypes about the elderly, while providing medical students with their first substantive patient contact experience. The first year of the program, called LinkAges, pairs first-year medical students with healthy senior citizens for a series of health assessments and nutrition and blood pressure screenings.


Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund awards $150,000 to SUNY Upstate Medical University

December 14, 2001

The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund has awarded three grants totaling $150,000 to SUNY Upstate Medical University.


SUNY Upstate researchers find milk thistle extract may hold the key to developing effective herb-based treatments for neurological disorders

December 11, 2001

An extract from milk thistle, an herb long used in European folk medicine as a liver tonic, shows the ability to boost both the immune and nervous systems at the same time. If these findings found in a laboratory setting prove correct in human trials, then researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University may have found the newest plant-based product to be used to treat numerous neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, brain trauma, stroke and spinal cord injury.


Pro golfer John Daly to return for Fourth Annual Upstate Skins Game to benefit Upstate Medical University June 18

December 8, 2001

John Daly, one the PGA Tours longest hitters, will return to Central New York to participate in the Fourth Annual Upstate Skins Game to benefit SUNY Upstate Medical University. The charity event will be held Tuesday, June 18 at Lafayette Golf & Country Club in Jamesville.


Week-long national exhibition of cadaver dissection photos to open at SUNY Upstate Dec. 10

December 7, 2001

"Anatomy of Anatomy," a traveling exhibition of text and photography based on the critically acclaimed book of the same name by photojournalist Meryl Levin, will be on display at SUNY Upstate Medical University from Dec. 10 through 17. The exhibition is in the Health Sciences Library in Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. The library is open daily. For hours, call 464-4580.


University Hospital rededicates its Inter Faith Chapel Dec. 12

December 5, 2001

University Hospital's Inter Faith Chapel will be rededicated in a ceremony Dec. 12. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel, which is located on the first floor of the hospital.


Hospital's OASIS program introduces Life Story Legacies

November 26, 2001

Just in time for the holidays, OASIS has introduced its new Life Story Legacies program. According to OASIS Program Coordinator Chris Sheridan, Life Story Legacies offers Central New Yorkers aged 50 or older the opportunity to give a unique gift that no one else can give a videotape or audiotape of their personal history for their families to share for generations.


Roizen to discuss 'Real Age Diet' on NBC's Today Show Nov. 19

November 16, 2001

SUNY Upstate College of Medicine Dean Michael F. Roizen, M.D., is scheduled to appear on NBC's Today Show Nov. 19 at 8:25 a.m. to discuss his latest book, "The Real Age Diet: Make Yourself Younger With What You Eat." The Today Show airs in Syracuse on WSTM-TV 3.


Three join SUNY Upstate's Department of Pediatrics

November 16, 2001

Three new faculty members have been appointed to the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University.


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