News Archives of 2002


Tis the season to beware of holiday poisonings, say experts at the Central New York Poison Center

December 16, 2002

Central New York Poison Center experts issued a warning today asking parents and others caring for small children to be mindful of the potential for poisoning in a home decorated for the holidays.


Talk & Listen is newest OASIS initiative for older adults

December 11, 2002

Talking and listening to people who are the same age can offer a better understanding of normal life changes. This concept is the premise of OASIS' newest initiative Talk & Listen free group sessions. OASIS is inviting adults 50 years and older to participate in the sessions that are held at The Oaks at DeWitt and at other Syracuse-area residential living communities.


SUNY Upstate's Ronald Seymour named chair of the New York State Board for Physical Therapy

December 9, 2002

Ronald Seymour, PT, Ph.D., professor of physical therapy and vice-chair of the Physical Therapy Education Department in the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been appointed chair of the New York State Board for Physical Therapy.


Anthony Andrews, M.D., joins University Center for Vision Care at SUNY Upstate

December 4, 2002

Anthony Andrews, M.D., a board certified ophthalmologist, has joined SUNY Upstate Medical University as chief of the retina division and an assistant professor of ophthalmology. Andrews will practice at SUNY Upstate's University Center for Vision Care, specializing in complete retinal care and surgery. His area of expertise includes all accepted laser procedures for diabetes and age-related macular degeneration.


Roy Guharoy, Pharm.D., elected a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

December 3, 2002

Roy Guharoy, Pharm.D., director of Pharmacy Services and associate chief of the section of clinical pharmacology in the Department of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). He was officially inducted in October during ACCP's 2002 annual meeting in Albuquerque.


Regional Perinatal Center receives accreditation for ultrasound practice

November 26, 2002

The Regional Perinatal Center, which specializes in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, has received accreditation for its ultrasound practice by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.


State University recognizes three SUNY Upstate faculty for scientific achievement

November 25, 2002

Three State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University faculty members have been recognized by SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King as New York's most important and innovative scientists for their research in medicine, public health, genetics, engineering, environmental studies, physics, computer science and other fields.


SUNY Upstate president to head biodefense council

November 21, 2002

Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., president of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, has been named chair of a newly created Biodefense Council that will explore ways academic health centers can protect against terrorism.


Oncology drug discovery in the 21st century is topic of Dec. 4 lecture

November 18, 2002

David Schenkein, M.D., will deliver the 10th Annual Charles R. Ross Research Memorial Lecture, "Oncology Drug Discovery in the 21st Century," Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Weiskotten Hall Medical Alumni Auditorium, 766 Irving Avenue on the SUNY Upstate Medical University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.


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