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News Archives of 2007

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.

Julie White, Ph.D., appointed dean of student affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University

November 13, 2007

Julie White, Ph.D., a student affairs administrator who has held leadership roles at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University, has been named dean of student affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The appointment is effective Nov. 12.

Public diabetes forum Nov. 14 to commemorate World Diabetes Day

November 8, 2007

In recognition of World Diabetes Day Nov. 14, the Joslin Diabetes Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the American Diabetes Association will sponsor the Central New York Diabetes Forum to be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Convention Center at OnCenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. The event is free and open to the public. Parking at the OnCenter is discounted for those attending the forum.

Local Fire Department gives gift to the Children's Hospital

November 8, 2007

The brave men and women of the Belgium Cold Springs Fire Department in Baldwinsville not only serve the people in their local community through their work in at the department, but also help the central New York community through their support of SUNY Upstate Medical University. This fall marks the fourth consecutive year the department has made generous contribution to the Golisano Children's Hospital.

OASIS Director Lauren Feiglin honored for her ?inspiring work'

November 2, 2007

Lauren Feiglin, director of Syracuse OASIS, has been honored for her "dedication, creativity and inspiring work" to improve the lives of mature adults by U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina Carbonell.

SUNY Upstate purchases long-vacant building in downtown Syracuse to expand child care

November 1, 2007

The new building is expected to triple the amount of space the university devotes to child care, allowing for increased enrollment and expansion of child care services.

University Hospital is first in region to offer treatment to precursor of esophageal cancer

October 29, 2007

A breakthrough treatment, now available at University Hospital, helps cure Barrett's esophagus. The 20-minute outpatient procedure enables physicians to remove extremely thin layers of the diseased esophogas.

SUNY Upstate creates puppet show to promote acceptance of children with autism

October 24, 2007

Interactive puppet workshop will be introduced at public presentation on "Autism: A Parents' Perspective" Nov. 1.

Study to assess benefit of using telemedicine in schools to monitor children's diabetes

October 19, 2007

Early results from SUNY Upstate Medical University study show blood sugar levels improved for children using telemedicine monitoring; also school nurses make fewer urgent calls for extra help.