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News Archives of 2003

SUNY Upstate forum on crime will hear from City council member and others on how to curb local violence March 12

March 7, 2003

Syracuse City Council member Kate O'Connell, chair of the Mayor's Intervention Task Force will discuss ways to curb local violence during the last of four public forums titled "Violence in the Streets," sponsored by SUNY Upstate Medical University, Wednesday, March 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in the ninth floor auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue in Syracuse.

SUNY Upstate Medical University previews million dollar surgery robot

March 6, 2003

SUNY Upstate Medical University, exploring whether it will soon offer patients minimally invasive cardiac surgery, will bring to campus a million dollar surgical robot and the pioneering physician whose clinical trial paved the way for FDA approval in 2002 of robotic surgery for mitral valve repair.

Free diabetes screenings at the Joslin Diabetes Center March 25

March 5, 2003

The Joslin Diabetes Center of SUNY Upstate Medical University will offer free diabetes screenings in recognition of Diabetes Alert Day, Tuesday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Joslin Center is located in the University Health Care Center at 90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse. Walk-ins are welcome. Registration is not required.

SUNY Upstate holds third annual Career Expo March 8

February 28, 2003

SUNY Upstate Medical University, one of the area's largest employers, will hold its third annual Career Expo Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Institute for Human Performance (IHP), 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse. Parking is free in the lot located directly behind the IHP.

Scientist wins research award for prostate cancer cell study

February 26, 2003

M. Saeed Sheikh, M.D., Ph.D., a research scientist at SUNY Upstate Medical University whose study may lead to more effective and less toxic therapies for prostate cancer, was named a Sinsheimer Scholar by the Alexandrine and Alexander L. Sinsheimer Fund. The distinction includes an award of three-year $120,000 grant to further his research.

SUNY Upstate nutrition professionals awarded certification

February 24, 2003

Four nutrition professionals at SUNY Upstate Medical University were awarded certification from the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification Inc. (NBNSC) after passing a comprehensive written examination.

Medications carried in ambulances are not always stored at proper temperatures, study finds

February 20, 2003

Medications carried in ambulances to be given to patients in need of emergency care were found in some cases to be stored at unacceptable temperatures, according to a study conducted by researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Prosthesis designer wins key alumni award from SUNY Upstate Medical University

February 12, 2003

Leonard Marmor, M.D., who designed and developed the Marmor Modular Knee prosthesis, has received SUNY Upstate Medical University's Outstanding Alumnus Award.

Debra Buchan, M.D., named Outstanding Young Alumna of SUNY Upstate Medical University

February 11, 2003

Fayetteville physician Debra Buchan has received the Outstanding Young Alumna Award from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Buchan, who is an internist and associate professor of medicine at SUNY Upstate, earned her medical degree from SUNY Upstate in 1987.

N. Barry Berg, Ph.D., of SUNY Upstate Medical University appointed to United States Medical Licensing Examination committee

February 11, 2003

N. Barry Berg, Ph.D., has been appointed to the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) committee. The appointment was made by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).