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News Archives of 2001

Organ transplant waiting list soars nearly 50 percent in last year More than 370 people from Upstate New York await kidney transplants

April 16, 2001

The number of Upstate New Yorkers waiting for kidney and pancreas transplants, 370, is at an all-time high. The new figure, up from 250 last year, represents a nearly 50 percent increase.

Michael Roizen, M.D., named dean of the College of Medicine at State University of New York Upstate Medical University

April 11, 2001

Michael F. Roizen, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, has been named dean of the College of Medicine and vice president for biomedical sciences at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. The appointment, effective July 1, was announced by SUNY Upstate President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D.

Spirituality and medicine is topic of lectures April 26 at SUNY Upstate

April 11, 2001

David Larson, MD, MSPH, a pioneer in the area of research on spirituality and medicine, will present two free lectures Thursday, April 26. The first lecture, "An Introduction to the Research on Health and Spirituality," will be presented at noon in Upstate Medical University's Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. Pre registration is not required. The second lecture, "The Forgotten Factor in Health and Mental Health: Spirituality, What Does the Research Say?" will be presented at 5:30 p.m. in the Marley Education Center, Irving Avenue. Pre-registration is required by calling (315) 470-7615.

SUNY Upstate to participate in national depression study

April 11, 2001

A therapy proven successful in controlling epilepsy is being tested at SUNY Upstate Medical University as a possible breakthrough therapy for treatment-resistant depression.

SUNY Upstate Medical University to hold Memorial Service April 4

April 3, 2001

SUNY Upstate Medical University will hold a special memorial service April 4 for those who have donated their bodies to help in the education of medical and physical therapy students.

Medical students follow expectant moms through delivery and first year of baby's life in new course at SUNY Upstate

April 2, 2001

A new course at SUNY Upstate Medical University gives first and second-year medical students a new look at life.

Four University Hospital physicians make America's Top Doctors list

March 29, 2001

Four University Hospital physicians have been named as America's top doctors.

Samuel Gorovitz named Dearing-Daly Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University

March 29, 2001

Samuel Gorovitz, Ph.D., has been appointed the first Dearing-Daly Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In this professorship, Gorovitz will develop innovative scholarly and educational programs in bioethics through SUNY Upstate's Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

Free diabetes screenings at the Joslin Center March 27

March 23, 2001

In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Day, the Joslin Diabetes Center will offer free diabetes screenings Tuesday, March 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Joslin Center is located in the University Health Care Center at 90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse.

SUNY Upstate Medical University students get matched with residency programs on nationwide Match Day

March 22, 2001

At noon on Thursday, March 22, 149 fourth-year students from SUNY Upstate Medical University's College of Medicine joined 23,981 graduating medical students from across the country in learning where they will spend their first year of training (or residency) in their chosen specialty.