News Archives of 2005

Area teens get primed for jobs in healthcare with careers exploration program at SUNY Upstate

July 27, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - With careers in healthcare going begging, SUNY Upstate Medical University is hoping to entice some teen-agers to think about the profession as their goal.


SUNY Upstate cardiac arrhythmia innovation licensed to California firm

July 26, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Research Foundation of SUNY, which supports the advancement of education, research and discovery at the State University of New York, today announced it signed a licensing agreement with Biosense Webster Inc. for the rights to an Upstate Medical University innovation that helps locate and treat life-threatening heart arrhythmias.


Two named to chair departments at SUNY Upstate Medical University

July 26, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - David Feiglin, M.D., an expert in nuclear diagnostic techniques, has been named chairman of the Department of Radiology and Jeremy Shefner, M.D., Ph.D., a leading researcher on Amyotophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease, has been named chairman of the Department of Neurology. The appointments were announced by Steven J. Scheinman, MD, executive vice president of SUNY Upstate Medical University and dean of the College of Medicine.


SUNY Upstate hosts international conference on velo-cardio-facial syndrome July 29 to 31

July 21, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - International researchers will offer new insight into the latest challenges facing the treatment, diagnosis and understanding of the genetic disorder velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS), also known as Shprintzen Syndrome, during the 11th Annual International Scientific Meeting of the Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation, to be held July 29 to 31 in Syracuse.


Researchers look to brain for clues in predicting psychiatric disorders in children with velo-cardio-facial syndrome

July 21, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Pictures of the brain may hold clues as to why children diagnosed with a genetic disorder may also be at high risk for developing mental illness.


University Hospital promotes eight to nursing directors positions

July 12, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Eight nurses at University Hospital have been named as nursing directors.


University Hospital's Upstate Cancer Advocacy Network to present two cancer support meetings in July

July 12, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Upstate Cancer Advocacy Network (UCAN) of University Hospital will sponsor two free support group meetings in July for cancer patients of all ages. The meetings will be held at the HealthLink/Oasis Center in the lower level of ShoppingTown Mall in DeWitt.


Carl Wiezalis of SUNY Upstate Medical University elected president of State University of New York Faculty Senate

July 12, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Carl P. Wiezalis, professor of cardiorespiratory sciences in the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Faculty Senate. His term began July 1. Wiezalis' election marks the first time a SUNY Upstate faculty member has been elected president of the SUNY Faculty Senate.


SUNY Upstate professor to produce Web-based teaching guide for radiology residents

July 8, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Walter Huda, Ph.D., professor of radiology and director of radiologic physics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has received a $75,000 grant from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education Foundation to produce a Web-based teaching tool for use by radiology residents throughout the United States.


SUNY Upstate labor unions support university's smoke-free initiative

July 6, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The five labor unions representing approximately 4,600 employees at SUNY Upstate Medical University have endorsed the university's proposed smoke-free campus policy, slated to go into effect Aug. 1.


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