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News Archives of 2007

Expanded SUNY Upstate Breast Care Center opens filled with patient amenities

December 20, 2007

New center grows from five exam rooms to nine and features numerous patient enhancements; center expects patient volume to grow from throughout 15-county region.

Pre-natal alcohol exposure shapes sensory preference, upping the odds of later alcohol use and abuse, SUNY Upstate study shows

December 13, 2007

Study, published in the December issue of Behavioral Neuroscience, helps explain why teens exposed to fetal alcohol are at high risk for heavy drinking and perpetuating a family cycle of alcohol addiction.

Endowment fund created to support research on teenage suicide and self-harm behaviors

December 11, 2007

Fund will also provide for educational and treatment initiatives for teenagers exhibiting self-harm behaviors, such as cutting, burning, substance abuse.

Richard Cross, Ph D., named SUNY Distinguished Professor

December 3, 2007

Cross, internationally known for his work in the field of bioenergetics, is honored with SUNY's highest faculty designation in recognition of a career filled with "extraordinary accomplishments."

SUNY Upstate participates in national study that finds cancer drug sets survival standard for myeloma

November 29, 2007

Researcher Teresa Gentile, M.D., Ph.D., calls the findings of a major drug study for multiple myeloma "significant" and "great news" for patients battling the bone marrow cancer.

Twenty-five named as student ambassadors at SUNY Upstate Medical University

November 27, 2007

The students will represent the university at various special campus and community events and activities, including presidential receptions and other high-profile gatherings.

SUNY Upstate Gala will support creation of key center to strengthen clinical research

November 20, 2007

SUNY Upstate Medical University Gala, to be held Dec. 14 at the Hotel Syracuse, will support the creation of a Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

Amy Friedman, M.D., named director of transplantation at SUNY Upstate

November 20, 2007

Amy L. Friedman, M.D., who has held faculty positions at Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania, has been named director of SUNY Upstate Medical University's Division of Transplantation. Friedman also will serve as a professor of surgery in the College of Medicine. University Hospital of SUNY Upstate performs pancreas and kidney transplants.

University Hospital emergency room nurses urge public to add ICE to cell phones

November 15, 2007

With winter weather on its way and the threat of hazardous driving conditions, emergency nurses want cell phones to be life-savers. In Case of Emergency (ICE) enables first responders to identify victims in an emergency.