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News Archives of 2000

Lloyd F. Novick, MD, receives Herman Biggs Public Health Award

June 23, 2000

Lloyd F. Novick, M.D., professor of medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he directs the teaching program in preventive medicine, has been named the recipient of the Herman M. Biggs Public Health Award by the New York Public Health Association. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding service in public health in New York.

Jillian H. Kuruc joins University Medical Associates at Syracuse, Inc.

June 12, 2000

Jillian H. Kuruc has been named institutional compliance officer for the Faculty Practice Plan for University Medical Associates at Syracuse, Inc. (UMAS).

University Hospital offers Jester and Pharley dolls to kids with cancer. Dolls help keep children still during spinal taps and other procedures.

June 12, 2000

Newly diagnosed children with cancer who are treated at University Hospital will receive a Jester & Pharley doll to help them through often painful procedures, such as spinal taps or bone marrow aspirations.

The benefits of cooking with soy and other developments in women's

June 9, 2000

Physicians, nutritionists and therapists will offer the latest information on the newest developments in women's health during University Hospital's Women's Health Forum Saturday, June 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave, Syracuse.

Conference to highlight therapies for Alzheimer's disease June 15

June 1, 2000

A daylong conference June 15 on Alzheimer's disease will examine the most up to-date information on medical therapies to treat the disease as well as offer strategies on how to be a successful caregiver. The conference, which runs froms 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., will be held at the Radisson Plaza, Hotel Syracuse.

Genetic breakthroughs and preventing medical errors through technology will be examined at Fourth Annual Healthcare Marketplace June 13 and 14. CEO of Dr. Koop.com, former editor of New England Journal of Medicine and New York State Medical Society p

May 25, 2000

How technology can be used to prevent medical errors and the latest on genetic breakthroughs are among the issues to be examined at the Fourth Annual Healthcare Marketplace Conference and Expo June 13 and 14 at the OnCenter in Syracuse. The two-day conference will feature, along with dozens of exhibitors, presentations from leaders in all areas of the healthcare industry, among them the chief executive officer of drkoop.com, president of the Medical Society of the State of New York, and a former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Children's Miracle Network Champions Broadcast 2000 to air June 4

May 24, 2000

A one-day broadcast and more live coverage from University Hospital are a few of the changes in store for this year's Children's Miracle Network Champions Broadcast 2000. WIXT News Channel 9 will present the daylong broadcast Sunday, June 4.

Elvira Szigeti, dean of the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate, is elected president of the Council of Deans

May 24, 2000

Elvira Szigeti, dean of the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University, was elected to a two-year term as president of the Council of Deans. The council is comprised of deans from baccalaureate and higher degree colleges and universities in New York state. The deans meet throughout the year to discuss common issues as they relate to recruitment strategies and the educational direction for nursing education. The council offers the deans a network for support and reference and provides the deans with the opportunity to share resources and ideas.

Guharoy of SUNY Upstate Medical University named Pharmacist of the Year

May 24, 2000

Roy Guharoy, director of Pharmacy Services at University Hospital of the SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been selected by the board of directors of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists as the recipient of the 2000 Pfizer New York State health-system "Pharmacist of the Year" award. This award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to their profession.

Meditation retreat at Thornfield Conference Center to feature international meditation expert June 16 to 18

May 9, 2000

Jose Reissig, Ph.D., a molecular biologist-turned meditation expert, will lead a three-day meditation retreat at the Thornfield Conference Center on Cazenovia Lake June 16 to 18. The retreat, titled "The Sound of Silence, The Joy of Emptiness," is appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is sponsored by the Stress Reduction Program of SUNY Upstate Medical University.