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News Archives of 2003

University Hospital to hold free peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings Sept. 9

August 21, 2003

Individuals who suffer from leg pain may have peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a circulatory condition that can be dangerous as well as painful because it blocks the blood vessels in the legs.

Local occupational health center to offer free medical screenings for personnel involved in World Trade Center rescue and clean-up

August 19, 2003

A SUNY Upstate Medical University service will offer free medical screenings for individuals who were involved in rescue, recovery and cleanup at Ground Zero and the Staten Island landfill in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks. The CNY Occupational Health Clinical Center (CNYOHCC) of SUNY Upstate is one of 38 occupational medical centers nationwide participating in the World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program, coordinated by the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

SUNY Upstate Medical University students arrive on campus Aug. 19

August 19, 2003

SUNY Upstate Medical University students arrive on campus Tuesday, Aug. 19, as the colleges of Medicine, Health Professions, Graduate Studies and Nursing welcome more than 1,100 students to campus this fall. First day of classes is Monday, Aug. 25.

SUNY Upstate researchers offer new evidence into what killed 12,000 people during the Great London Smog of 1952

August 14, 2003

Examining samples of lung tissues from victims of the Great London Smog of 1952, researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the Royal Hospital of London have identified for the first time the fine particulates that may have played a role in the disaster that killed 12,000 people.

SUNY Upstate researcher test medication's ability to treat alcohol abuse in people with schizophrenia

July 24, 2003

SUNY Upstate Medical University psychiatrist Steven L. Batki, M.D., has been awarded a nearly $2.2 million four-year federally funded grant to test the effectiveness of a medication to treat alcohol abuse in people with serious mental illness. The medication, naltrexone, may help patients who have schizophrenia to reduce their alcohol use and improve their functioning in the community. The four year study, "Naltrexone Treatment of Alcohol Abuse in Schizophrenia," is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

University Hospital is first in region to offer nonsurgical permanent birth control for women

July 23, 2003

The first nonsurgical permanent birth control for women is now offered at University Hospital. The sterilization method, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2002, involves a tiny device called Essure and is presently available in Central New York only through SUNY Upstate's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Endowed fellowship will honor Ellen Cook Jacobsen, M.D.

July 22, 2003

The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association of SUNY Upstate Medical University has launched a campaign honoring Ellen Cook "Cookie" Jacobsen, M.D., a pioneering woman in the field of medicine and a leader in clinical and administrative medicine and global medical education.

SUNY Upstate Medical University to offer new doctoral programs in physical therapy

July 21, 2003

The Department of Physical Therapy Education at SUNY Upstate Medical University's College of Health Professions is offering two new doctoral programs, the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) and the transitional doctor of physical therapy (T-DPT). Both degree programs were approved by the New York State Education Department and will prepare graduates to meet the current and future physical therapy health care needs of society.

SUNY Upstate professor wins Young Investigator Award

July 15, 2003

Paul Klawitter, M.D, Ph.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been honored with the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. The award was presented to Klawitter at the SAEM's annual meeting in May.

Noyes named hospital affairs compliance officer for SUNY Upstate

July 11, 2003

Darlene A. Noyes, a registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience in the medical field, including as an emergency room nurse and as director of patient access at Crouse Hospital, has been named institutional compliance officer for hospital affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University.