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News Archives of 2000

SUNY Upstate presentation to explore ethics of genetic testing Oct. 11

October 6, 2000

"Public Good, Private Rights: Mandating Genetic Screening" will be the subject of SUNY Upstate Medical University's annual President's Ethics Symposium to be held Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Medical Alumni Auditorium in Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue. The presentation is and free and open to the public.

Researcher noted for his work on brian development to join SUNY Upstate and the VA Medical Center

October 4, 2000

Michael W. Miller, Ph.D., a researcher noted for his study of the developing brain, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Clark Burn Center at University Hospital to hold Open House Oct. 11

September 29, 2000

Last year, more than 1,600 victims of burns, frostbite, smoke inhalation injury, and other related disorders received care through the Clark Burn Center at University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Doctors Without Borders volunteer to speak Sept. 22

September 14, 2000

Michael E. Kimerling, a volunteer physician from the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize winning Doctors Without Borders will deliver SUNY Upstate Medical University's 46th Annual Weiskotten Lecture, Friday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Weiskotten Hall's Medical Alumni Auditorium, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. The lecture, free and open to the public, serves as the kickoff for Upstate Medical University's 125th Annual College of Medicine Reunion. The Weiskotten Lecture and Reunion 2000 is sponsored by the Syracuse Medical Alumni office.

Noted therapist Dr. Ruth to speak in Syracuse Oct. 3

September 14, 2000

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a psychosexual therapist who helped pioneer the field of media psychology, will present "An Evening with Dr. Ruth" Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Hotel Syracuse/Radisson Plaza, 500 South Warren St.

'Let's Not Meet By Accident' program receives $31,000 grant

September 11, 2000

University Hospital's "Let's Not Meet By Accident" program has been awarded a $31,000 grant from the New York State Department of Health to continue its efforts to educate teen-age drivers about the grim reality of drinking and driving.

Retired surgeon gives SUNY Upstate largest gift ever

September 11, 2000

Lloyd S. Rogers, M.D., the first full-time faculty member in the department of surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University, is giving $550,000 to the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. This is the largest gift ever given to Upstate from a single individual.

Candlelight vigil salutes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Sept. 15

September 7, 2000

Survivors of childhood cancer, their parents and supporters will participate in a candlelight vigil Friday, Sept. 15 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby at University Hospital, 750 East Adams Street.

Gregory W. Fink, M.D. joins department of surgery at University Hospital

September 7, 2000

Gregory W. Fink, M.D., has joined the staff of the department of surgery at University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University as assistant professor of surgery in the cardiothoracic surgery division.

University Hospital offers new surgery for vertebral fractures

August 29, 2000

University Hospital is one of the first sites across the country currently performing a new surgical procedure designed to dramatically reduce the pain and serious medical repercussions of the most common type of bone fractures-vertebral compression fractures, or VCFs.