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News Archives of 2003

College of Medicine enrolls class with highest GPA and MCAT scores

November 24, 2003

The new class of students enrolled in SUNY Upstate Medical University's College of Medicine possesses the highest grade point average (GPA) and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores of any class enrolled in the last ten years. The average GPA was 3.64 and the average MCAT for biolgical sciences was 10.03 out of 15. (Data for previous years is not comparable.)

Emergency Medicine chief appointed to head CDC division

November 17, 2003

Richard Hunt, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named director of the Division of Injury and Disability Outcomes and Programs in the National Center for Injury Preventions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The division analyzes injuries and their outcomes to identify ways to reduce injury, improve disabilities of people who are injured and help injured people get medical care immediately. Hunt begins work at the CDC Jan. 25.

SUNY Upstate presents annual presentation of faculty research

November 14, 2003

The public is invited to learn more about the biomedical research initiatives at SUNY Upstate Medical University during at the 17th Annual Charles R. Ross Research Poster Session Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3, and 4, at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse.

Student receives American Respiratory Care Foundation award

November 13, 2003

Clement Yan, a senior in the Respiratory Care Program in the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named recipient of the Jimmy Young Memorial Education Recognition Award of the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF).

University Hospital's hyperbaric program receives accreditation

November 12, 2003

The Hyperbaric Medicine Program at University Hospital has received accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, making it the first accredited hyperbaric oxygen therapy program in New York state and one of 28 accredited programs in the United States. It is the only facility of its type in Central New York.

McCabe named president-elect of American Board of Emergency Medicine

October 31, 2003

John McCabe, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been elected president elect of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).

University Hospital's Patricia Knox named to University HealthSystem Consortium steering committee

October 30, 2003

Patricia Lippincott Knox, a registered nurse and clinical coordinator for University Hospital's Palliative Care Service, has been appointed to the steering committee to oversee University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) first palliative care benchmarking project.

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

October 29, 2003

Holiday greeting cards created by Central New York children who have cancer or a blood disorder will be sold to benefit the Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at University Hospital. This is the eighth consecutive year that patients from the center have designed greeting cards for the fundraiser. Since 1996 more than $40,000 has been raised by the card sale.

Bonnie St. Andrews, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Upstate, dies at 58

October 23, 2003

Bonnie A. St. Andrews, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University, died Oct. 21 at her in home Syracuse from a brain tumor. She was 58.

Adventurer Will Cross to speak at Community Diabetes Forum Nov.5

October 22, 2003