News Archives of 2002

SUNY Upstate Medical University to survey Madison County health care professionals on email and Internet use

April 26, 2002

A team of researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University will survey more than 500 Madison County health care professionals to see whether email and the Internet are tools of their trade.


University Hospital's HealthLink presents free nursing forums

April 26, 2002

Massage therapy and sexuality in the oncology patient, advances in treating stroke and providing care for the trauma patient are among topics to be addressed at University Hospital HealthLink nursing forums. All forums are free, offer continuing education units and are held in the Oasis complex on the lower level of Shoppingtown Mall just inside the Kauffman's entrance.


Miracle Ride and barbecue to benefit Children's Miracle Network May 19

April 24, 2002

Central New Yorkers are invited to attend the Eighth Annual Miracle Ride and Barbecue Sunday, May 19, rain or shine, at the Spinning Wheel Restaurant, 7384 Thompson Road, North Syracuse. All proceeds benefit the CNY Children's Miracle Network (CMN) in support of pediatric services at University and Crouse hospitals.


Physician who oversaw Sept. 11 Pentagon rescue operation to speak at SUNY Upstate Medical University April 26

April 23, 2002

Thom A. Mayer, M.D., who served as duty command physician of the rescue operation at the Pentagon Sept. 11, will present "Report from Ground Zero: The Pentagon on 09/11/01" and "The Inhalation Anthrax Wars" Friday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center, 801 University Ave. The presentation is free and open to the public.


Deborah Baxter named institutional compliance officer for faculty practice plan at SUNY Upstate Medical University

April 19, 2002

Deborah L. Baxter has been named institutional compliance officer for the faculty practice plan for University Medical Associates at Syracuse Inc. The faculty practice plan comprises the practices of 18 clinical departments at the College of Medicine and includes about 380 clinical physician faculty.


Chief of pediatric surgery at Yale University School of Medicine to deliver Pickett Lecture at SUNY Upstate April 17

April 12, 2002

Robert J. Touloukian, M.D., chief of pediatric surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, will deliver the first annual Pickett Lecture in Pediatric Surgery April 17 at 8 a.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave, Syracuse. Touloukoan's lecture, titled "Progress (or Not) in the Management of Short Bowel Syndrome in Infancy and Childhood," is free and open to the public. The lecture is part of SUNY Upstate's Lawrence Pickett, M.D., Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery.


Delegation of Russian physicians to tour SUNY Upstate April 17

April 12, 2002

Nine Russian medical doctors and a psychologist will get a close-up look at American medicine, medical education and research during a visit to SUNY Upstate Medical University Wednesday, April 17.


SUNY Upstate to hold cadaver memorial service April 11

April 9, 2002

SUNY Upstate Medical University will hold a special memorial service April 11 for those who have donated their bodies to help in the education of medical and physical therapy students.


University Hospital's HealthLink presents free health seminars in April

April 8, 2002

Injury prevention in adolescent athletes, organ donation and herbal remedies are among topics to be addressed at University Hospital HealthLink seminars this month. All seminars are free, open to the public and held in the Oasis complex on the lower level of Shoppingtown Mall just inside the Kauffman's entrance. To register for any seminar, call 464-8668.


Treatment of violent and aggressive children and adolescents to be focus of SUNY Upstate psychiatry conference April 11

April 5, 2002

Mental health professionals will discuss current diagnostic and treatment challenges in child and adolescent psychiatry, especially violent and aggressive children, at a conference sponsored by SUNY Upstate Medical University Thursday, April 11 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Carrier Circle, East Syracuse. The conference is designed for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse specialists, social workers and allied mental health professions. The conference will identify and address adolescent substance use disorders (SUD); advances in the diagnosis and treatment of juvenile mania; psychotherapeutic treatment of violent and aggressive children and adolescents; aggressive behavior in children; research issues and future progress on the pharmacotherapy of aggression. Presenters include Paula Riggs, M.D., of Colorado School of Medicine; Joseph Biederman, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; John Sargent, M.D., of Baylor College of Medicine; Jorge Armenteros, M.D., of the University of Miami School of Medicine; and Jay Giedd, M.D., of the National Institute of Mental Health. Jud Staller, M.D., of SUNY Upstate is program director. To register or for more information, call 315-464-3130.


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