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News Archives of 2003

Hugh Bonner, Ph.D., named to federal health care advisory panel

October 17, 2003

Hugh W. Bonner, Ph.D., dean of the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named to a federal panel that advises the U.S. secretary of health and human services on medical education and community-based health programs.

Sherard A. Tatum, M.D., receives award from American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

October 16, 2003

SUNY Upstate offers free lecture on breast cancer therapy Oct. 29

October 16, 2003

Barbara L. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., whose research focuses on genetic and non-genetic risk factors for breast cancer, will deliver SUNY Upstate Medical University's Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 8 to 9 a.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. Her lecture "Local Therapy for Breast Cancer--How Much is Enough?" is free and open to the public.

SUNY Upstate student receives Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical fellowship

October 16, 2003

Hasra K. Phillip, a third-year student in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, is one of 35 students nationwide to receive a 2003 National Medical Fellowship from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship Program in Academic Medicine. The fellowship carries an award of $6,000 and allows Phillip to work directly with mentors on a research project in a major biomedical research laboratory.

Sen. Clinton tours SUNY Upstate; offers support for children's hospital and emergency preparedness center

October 9, 2003

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton offered her support for the Central New York Children's Hospital and the Center for Emergency Preparedness during a visit to SUNY Upstate Medical University Tuesday, Oct. 7.

SUNY Upstate opens state of the art anatomy lab

October 9, 2003

First-year medical students at SUNY Upstate Medical University will set foot into a newly renovated and redesigned gross anatomy lab in Weiskotten Hall when they begin their first human anatomy class Oct. 30. The $3.6 million upgrade, which took more than two years to complete, provides students with a state of the art classroom for learning about the human body.

Care for adolescents with disabilities is topic of SUNY Upstate lecture Oct. 22

October 3, 2003

Nienke P. Dosa, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics in Center for Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, will present "Improving Care for Adolescents with Disabilities in Our Community" at a luncheon sponsored by Advocates for SUNY Upstate Medical University Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Traditions Restaurant at the Links at Erie Village, 5900 N. Burdick St., East Syracuse. The lecture will follow a noon luncheon. Tickets are $12.95 per person. To purchase a ticket or for more information, call 315-464-5610.

Edgar Johnson appointed diversity recruiter for SUNY Upstate

October 1, 2003

Edgar Johnson has been appointed diversity recruiter in the Department of Human Resources at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In this position, Johnson will recruit diverse candidates for healthcare positions at University Hospital. Funding for Johnson's position is provided through a recruitment and retention grant from the state of New York.

Nurse practitioner honored for excellence in pediatric HIV nursing

September 26, 2003

Kathie Contello, a nurse practitioner in the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been honored with the Pediatric HIV Nursing Excellence Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). Contello will receive the award at the ANAC's annual meeting in November.The award, given in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, recognizes pediatric nurse clinicians who have made a difference in the lives of children with HIV/AIDS and their families.

University Hospital plans $84 million vertical expansion

September 23, 2003

University Hospital has announced plans for an $84 million vertical addition that would feature the Central New York Children's Hospital and new patient care space for cardiovascular, neurology and oncology services.