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News Archives of 2001

SUNY Upstate's new pediatric chairman announces plans to bring comprehensive Children's Center to Central New York

August 21, 2001

The development of a comprehensive Children's Center for Central New York will be a top priority of SUNY Upstate's newly appointed pediatrics chairman, Thomas R. Welch, M.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University officials announced today.

International meditation expert returns to Central New York to host meditation retreat Aug. 24 to 26

August 15, 2001

Jose Reissig, a molecular biologist-turned meditation expert, will lead a three-day meditation retreat at Thornfield Conference Center on Cazenovia Lake Aug. 24 to 26. The retreat, titled "Life Without Me," is appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is sponsored by the Stress Reduction Program of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Upstate's Ruth Weinstock named associate editor of Diabetes Care

August 15, 2001

Ruth S. Weinstock, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at SUNY Upstate Medical University and medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center at University Health Care Center, has been appointed associate editor of Diabetes Care, the professional journal of the American Diabetes Association.

Nurse educator at Joslin Diabetes Center wins Nurse of the Year Award

August 1, 2001

Suzanne Meyer, a diabetes nurse educator at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Syracuse, has received the Nurse of the Year Award from the Healthcare Marketplace Conference.

SUNY Upstate researcher is awarded $650,000 in grants to study prostate cancer and multiple sclerosis

August 1, 2001

A professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University has been awarded two grants to conduct basic research on prostate cancer and multiple sclerosis.

S. Denice Jones named director of Diversity and Affirmative Action at SUNY Upstate Medical University

July 25, 2001

S. Denice Jones has been named director of diversity and affirmative action at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Jones will oversee all of the University's affirmative action and equal opportunity programs. Jones succeeds Floyd Brown, who was named director of the Office of Diversity Enhancement in Clinical Research.

Sarah-Lee Cleveland named coordinator of Employee Assistance Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University

July 25, 2001

Sarah-Lee Cleveland, CSW, has been named coordinator of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Paige's Butterfly Run nets Children's Miracle Network $27,000

July 16, 2001

A foot race held in memory of Paige Yeomans Arnold of Baldwinsville has raised $27,000 for the Children's Miracle Network. The money will go to benefit the Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at University Hospital. An additional $3,000 will go to support the Baldwinsville Community Scholarship. More than 500 walkers and runners turned out for the June 2 event, which was held at Palmer Elementary School in Baldwinsville.

SUNY Upstate wins honors for parents' program and community report

July 13, 2001

SUNY Upstate Medical University's parents' program and its Report to Community have been honored by the State University of New York's Council for University Affairs and Development (SUNY CUAD).

Syracuse City School District students design bookmarks to benefit Children's Miracle Network

July 13, 2001

Students from H. W. Smith Elementary School in Syracuse have put crayon to paper and designed a collection of bright and colorful bookmarks that are being used to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. Money raised for Children's Miracle Network stays in the Syracuse community to benefit pediatric services at University and Crouse hospitals.