News Archives of 2008


SUNY Upstate honored for best practices in HR

December 16, 2008

When it comes to creative uses of technology to enhance Human Resources services, SUNY Upstate does it best, according to a consortium of business groups that awarded the university the best practices in HR technology award.


Pediatric cancer center receives $110,000 from annual run and Wal Mart contribution

December 15, 2008

A cupcakes for kids party helped celebrate the arrival of a donation of more than $110,000 raised from an annual run in memory of former patient, Paige Yeomans Arnold. The proceeds will go to Upstate Medical University's center for pediatric cancer and blood disorders.


SUNY Upstate receives $2 million NIH grant to study bone density of young female gymnasts

December 5, 2008

Study will see whether gymnastic participation during childhood leads to stronger, thicker bones in adulthood, decreasing osteoporosis risk.


Youngentob named associate dean of SUNY Upstate's College of Graduate Studies

November 26, 2008

Top researcher joins leadership team of Graduate Studies; will play key role in student recruitment and admissions, and curriculum planning.


Designated AIDS Center awarded state grant for treatment program

November 26, 2008

State awards center $670,000 to expand treatment adherence program to adult and pediatric HIV-positive patients. Program seeks to breakdown barriers that impede one's ability to get care.


Pluripotent stem cells shown to generate new retinal cells necessary for vision, study finds

November 20, 2008

SUNY Upstate researchers say findings show promise for addressing debilitating vision loss due to a range of causes.


Puppet workshop promotes acceptance of kids with autism and Asperger's Syndrome

November 18, 2008

Partnership between SUNY Upstate Medical University and Kohl's will bring puppet show to students and teachers in grades one through three.


SUNY Upstate President Dr. David R. Smith addresses preterm birth report card

November 13, 2008

Smith, a trustee of the March of Dimes, lends voice to organization's first-ever report card of national preterm birth rates.


Town meeting seeks ideas on Kennedy Square redevelopment; set for Nov. 13

November 6, 2008

SUNY Upstate officials seek ideas on what kind of development should be incorporated into downtown site, which will be home to the CNY Biotechnology Research Center.


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