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News Archives of 2006

SUNY Upstate students receive 2006 Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence

May 19, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - SUNY Upstate Medical University students Jason Freedman and Adam Tripp have been named winners of 2006 Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence. The award is presented annually to students who earn a grade point average of 3.78 or higher and who make significant contributions to their campus or local community.

SUNY Upstate researchers discover location is key in RNA degrading enzyme's role in cell cycle regulation

May 16, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University have a new understanding of how cell cycle regulation is affected by RNA degrading enzymes. In this latest study, published in Journal of Cell Biology (April 2006), researchers have found that location of an RNA-degrading enzyme is key to its role in cell cycle regulation.

University Hospital receives Stroke Center designation from New York State; introduces stroke team for rapid treatment of stroke victims

May 3, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - In recognition of its commitment to providing the highest standards of treatment for stroke patients, University Hospital has received Stroke Center designation from the New York State Department of Health. University Hospital is the only hospital in Central New York to have received this designation.

University Hospital officials urge more to consider organ donation as wait for new kidney is now more than three years

April 28, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The wait for a kidney transplant in Central New York keeps getting longer. Today, the wait for a new kidney stands at three and a half years, up from 18 months in 2000. Currently 139 people on the kidney wait list at University Hospital.

SUNY Upstate, Syracuse University partner to offer accelerated doctoral degree program in physical therapy

April 24, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - An agreement between SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University will enable students enrolled in SU's exercise science program to earn an undergraduate degree and physical therapy doctoral degree in six years, instead of seven. The accelerated program will save students a year's tuition and get them into the work force with their doctoral degree more quickly.

SUNY Upstate's Sara Jo Grethlein, M.D., named physician of the year

April 20, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Sara Jo Grethlein, M.D., an oncologist at University Hospital and a faculty member at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named the 2006 Physician of the Year by the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) in recognition of her contributions to the physician assistant profession.

TV special to highlight pediatric services at University Hospital to air April 25

April 13, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Compelling stories of young children who are being treated at University Hospital will be featured when Upstate Medical University Foundation at Syracuse presents its annual television fundraising campaign to benefit University Hospital's pediatric patients Tuesday, April 25, from 8 to 8:30 p.m. on NewsChannel 9 WSYR.

University Hospital's Pediatric and Adolescent Center partners with Syracuse University's College of Law to advocate for children's health

April 11, 2006

Many government aid programs and laws are intended to assist low-income families with their children's health needs, but unfortunately some doctors and administrators are often unaware of these programs or do not have the resources to assist families in these areas. But now, through the Family Advocacy Program, a new partnership between University Hospital's Pediatric and Adolescent Center (UPAC) and the SU College of Law's Family Law and Social Policy Center and Children's Rights and Family Law Clinic (CRC), parents have better access to legal assistance on matters directly impacting their children's health.

Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announces he has accepted the position as interim president at Case Western Reserve University

April 7, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - In an open letter to the SUNY Upstate Medical University community, SUNY Upstate President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announced today that he has accepted the position as interim president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, effective June 2.

SUNY Upstate joins forces with Onondaga County, McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site and others to increase awareness about child abuse

April 5, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - SUNY Upstate Medical University has joined forces with Onondaga County and the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site to increase awareness of child abuse in the local community. Reports of child abuse made to the Onondaga County Child Abuse Hotline rose more than 6 percent in 2005 to 4,775. Officials say the rise in calls is a positive indication that awareness of child abuse issues is growing, but they stress that cases of child abuse-both sexual abuse and neglect-are underreported.