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News Archives of 2006

Anne Ryan attends weapons of mass destruction training at Homeland Security's Center for Domestic Preparedness

June 28, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Anne Ryan, emergency preparedness coordinator for University Hospital, completed a weapons of mass destruction training course sponsored at the Homeland Security's Center for Domestic Preparedness May 31 to June 3 in Anniston, Ala. The training helps to ensure that emergency responders are better prepared to respond to local incidents or potential weapons of mass destruction incidents.


SUNY Board of Trustees names David R. Smith, MD, President of SUNY Upstate

June 27, 2006

Albany, N.Y. - The State University of New York Board of Trustees today unanimously approved SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan's nomination of David R. Smith, M.D., former chancellor of Texas Tech and former Texas Commissioner of Health, as president of Upstate Medical University.


Nancy A. Nussmeier, M.D., named chair of anesthesiology

June 13, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Nancy A, Nussmeier, M.D., director of Cardiovascular Anesthesia Research at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The appointment, effective Sept. 25, was announced by Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., SUNY Upstate executive vice president and dean of the College of Medicine.


Depression in elderly diabetics may not hinder control of blood sugar, study finds

June 12, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. While there are reasons why some elderly individuals with diabetes have difficulty controlling their blood sugar levels, depression may not be one of them, according to a recent study led by SUNY Upstate Medical University researchers.


Endowment fund for lung cancer research created in memory of non-smoker

June 7, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - SUNY Upstate Medical University plans to accelerate its research into lung cancer and its treatments with the establishment of an endowment fund named for a Binghamton man, a non-smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 39. The Michael E. Connolly Lung Cancer Research Endowment is the only one of its kind at SUNY Upstate.


Scheinman named 'Officer in Charge' of SUNY Upstate; will serve in that capacity until new president is appointed

June 1, 2006

Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., has been named "Officer in Charge" at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The appointment, effective June 1, was made by State University of New York Chancellor John Ryan.


10th edition of Paige's Butterfly run steps off June 2 with more than 800 participants

May 30, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Over the past ten years, University Hospital's Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders has received more than $280,000 from Paige's Butterfly Run. The annual Baldwinsville foot race remains one of the most successful fundraisers for pediatric cancer services in the area.


SUNY Upstate's Searles named Perfusionist of the Year

May 30, 2006

Bruce Searles, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion in the College of Health Professions, has been named Perfusionist of the Year by the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT).


Bids are opened for University Hospital's vertical expansion project, including Golisano Children's Hospital

May 26, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Bids for three of the four construction contracts for University Hospital's vertical expansion project, which includes the Golisano Children's Hospital, have been opened by the State University Construction Fund (SUCF). The SUCF, the state agency responsible for the construction of the vertical expansion project, oversees construction activities at all of SUNY's non-community college campuses.


SUNY Upstate announces appointments and honors for May

May 26, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - SUNY Upstate Medical University announces the following appointments and honors:


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