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News Archives of 2000

SUNY Upstate physician wins honor from CNY Hospice organization

December 18, 2000

Colleen O'Leary, M.D., a faculty member at SUNY Upstate Medical University and chief medical officer of the perioperative division of University Hospital, has been named the winner of the Anita Award by Hospice and Palliative Care Associates, Liverpool.

SUNY Upstate professor wins grant to investigate spinal cord injury

December 13, 2000

Dennis J. Stelzner, Ph.D., professor of cell and developmental biology and medical humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been awarded a 2-year $444,562 grant for spinal cord injury research by the New York State Spinal Cord Research Trust Fund.

Cell cycle checkpoints found to do double duty, according to researchers at the State University of New York

December 6, 2000

Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University have found that cell-cycle checkpoints may do double duty in preventing cells from irregular replication, which leads to cancer.

SUNY Upstate scientist awarded $650,000 for cancer research

December 6, 2000

David M. Gilbert, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been awarded $650,000 in two separate grants, both for research into understanding the control of cellular proliferation, a central goal of cancer research.

University Hospital's OASIS program receives $20,000 from Verizon Foundation for senior internet mentoring program

December 6, 2000

University Hospital's OASIS program has received a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support an internet mentoring program for middle school students and senior citizens.

SUNY Upstate's Annual Report wins top rating

December 4, 2000

SUNY Upstate Medical University's 1999 Annual Report was rated as the best annual report by an academic medical center by Profiles in Healthcare Marketing, a publication that yearly rates the annual reports of the nation's hospitals, medical centers and medical schools. The announcement of the award appears in this month's issue of Profiles in Healthcare Marketing.

Villarreal named cardiology chief at SUNY Upstate Medical University

November 27, 2000

Daniel Villarreal, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and chief of the cardiology section at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia, Mo., has been named professor of medicine and chief of the division of cardiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Obesity expert to deliver Charles Ross Memorial Lecture at SUNY Upstate Nov. 30

November 20, 2000

Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., who is nationally noted for his research on obesity, will deliver the 8th Annual Charles R. Ross, Ph.D., Research Memorial Lecture Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse. Friedman's lecture, titled "Leptin and the Regulation of Body Weight," is free and open to the public. The lecture is part of the SUNY Upstate Medical University's 14th Annual Charles R. Ross, Ph.D., Research Poster Session.

SUNY Upstate holds Research Poster Session Nov. 29 and 30

November 20, 2000

SUNY Upstate Medical University will present the 14th Annual Charles R. Ross, Ph.D., Research Poster Session Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse. Researchers will be available to discuss their studies Nov. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.