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News Archives of 2006

University Hospital introduces new visitor pass policy

February 28, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - University Hospital will implement a visitor pass policy March 6 that will require all visitors to present identification, preferably a photo ID such as a driver's license, to enter the hospital.

University Hospital acquires super-fast imaging system

February 24, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- University Hospital is the only hospital in the region to acquire a LightSpeed VCT, the most advanced computed tomography imaging system available from GE Healthcare. The VCT (Volume Computed Tomography), housed in University Hospital's Emergency Department, produces 64 images in one 0.35-second rotation, providing doctors with new diagnostic power, including CT angiography and rapid tests for help in diagnosing patients with chest pain. The VCT is maintained and operated by the hospital's Department of Radiology.

Two physicians join University Hospital's anesthesiology department

February 24, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Mohammad Chouthry, MBBS, and Mohammad Naushad Hussain, MBBS, have joined the Department of Anesthesiology at University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University as assistant professor and instructor, respectively.

Advocates for Upstate Medical University to present 'Mystery and Merlot' March 31

February 24, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Central New Yorkers are invited to bid from a selection of more than 100 items, valued from $10 to more than $600, at the Eighth Annual Mystery and Merlot fundraiser, sponsored by Advocates for Upstate Medical University, Friday, March 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Oncenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse. 93Q radio personalities Ted Long and Amy Robbins will emcee the event.

Bristol-Myers Squibb pledges $1 million to Golisano Children's Hospital

February 14, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Bristol-Myers Squibb, a leading international pharmaceutical company with laboratories and manufacturing facilities in Syracuse, will contribute $1 million to the Golisano Children's Hospital at University Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Bristol-Myers Squibb officials announced today.

Richard J. Kilburg appointed associate administrator for Ambulatory Services at University Hospital

February 10, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y-Richard J. Kilburg has been appointed associate administrator for Ambulatory Services at University Hospital. Kilburg has served in this position on an interim basis since December 2005. The appointment was announced by Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., MBA, chief executive officer of University Hospital and senior associate dean for Hospital Affairs in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Vincent Kuss named executive director of Medical Alumni Association/Foundation at SUNY Upstate

February 10, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Vincent Kuss has joined SUNY Upstate Medical University as executive director of the Medical Alumni Association/Foundation. In this position, Kuss works closely with active volunteer boards and senior administration of SUNY Upstate and provides leadership in the areas of fundraising and communication. He also oversees constituent relations with SUNY Upstate's College of Medicine alumni, former trainees of residency and fellowship programs and current medical students and their families.

McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site becomes part-time site of University Hospital

February 8, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site that provides support to children suspected of being sexually abused has been designated by the state Health Department as a part-time site of University Hospital.

SUNY Upstate begins study to test effectiveness of electrical stimulation device to aid stroke recovery

February 2, 2006

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The most common effect of stroke is weakness to one side of the body, costing stroke survivors the ability to perform basic daily activities. A research team at SUNY Upstate Medical University is seeking volunteers to participate in a study whose findings may help stroke survivors gain better motor control of their upper extremities. SUNY Upstate is one of 18 sites in the nation to participate in the study.

SUNY Upstate celebrates Black History Month with February events

February 2, 2006

SUNY Upstate Medical University will celebrate Black History Month with the following public events Ruben Cowart, D.D.S, president and CEO of the Syracuse Community Health Center, will present the Black History Month keynote address, "Bridging the Gap of Health Care in the African American Community" Tuesday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse. The lecture is free.