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News Archives of 2001

SUNY Upstate taps trauma expert to serve as surgery chair

November 14, 2001

Paul Cunningham, M.D., professor and chief of the division of general surgery at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, has been named chair of the department of surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The appointment was announced by Michael Roizen, M.D., vice president for clinical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine.

Gala to benefit Upstate Cancer Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University

November 8, 2001

Next month's fundraising gala supported by the Upstate Medical University Foundation will benefit the proposed Upstate Cancer Center, which will serve as the regional resource for comprehensive and advanced patient treatment, information and education.

SUNY Upstate presents outreach program for groups underrepresented in clinical trials Nov. 17

November 7, 2001

A representative from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will be joined by SUNY Upstate Medical University researchers and administrators Saturday, Nov. 17 in a program designed to educate key segments of the population about the merits of participating in clinical trials.

Children with cancer and blood disorders create holiday greeting cards to benefit University Hospital

November 5, 2001

Holiday greeting cards created by Central New York children afflicted with cancer and blood disorders will be sold to benefit the Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at University Hospital. This is the sixth consecutive year that patients from the center have designed greeting cards for the fundraiser. Since 1996 more than $27,000 has been raised by the card sale.

SUNY Upstate President Gregory Eastwood, M.D., to chair Association of Academic Health Centers board

November 1, 2001

Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., president of SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named chair of the board of directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AHC).

Harold Wanamaker, M.D., receives Distinguished Alumni Award from SUNY Upstate Medical University

October 24, 2001

Harold H. Wanamaker, M.D., has received the 2001 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

University Hospital's HealthLink program presents schedule of free health seminars

October 22, 2001

Breast cancer, health care decision-making, lung cancer managing your weight and carbon monoxide poisoning are among the topics to be addressed this fall during University Hospital HealthLink seminars. All seminars are free and open to the public and are held in the Oasis complex on the lower level of Shoppingtown Mall just inside the Kauffman's entrance. To register for any seminar, call 464-8668.

University Hospital's Health Connections establishes community hotline for information about biological agents

October 18, 2001

University Hospital's Health Connections has added a new telephone hotline to its audio library in an effort to give Central New Yorkers timely and accurate medical information about biological agents. The hotline can be accessed 24 hours a day by calling Health Connections at 315-464-8668, press the number 1 twice then press the number 2-9-9-9 to hear a recorded message. To talk with a nurse, press the star key.

Jillian H. Kuruc named compliance officer at SUNY Upstate

October 16, 2001

Jillian H. Kuruc has been named institutional compliance officer for hospital affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Sports-related concussions is focus of SUNY Upstate public information day Oct. 28

October 16, 2001

Medical experts, school officials, coaches and student-athletes will participate in a public information day titled "Head Games: Sports-Related Concussions" Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse.