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News Archives of 2007

Fifth annual radiothon to benefit pediatric care at University Hospital begins Nov. 1

October 19, 2007

Radiothon, which will be broadcast from University Hospital, will feature medical professionals, patients and parents. Last year's radiothon raised more than $60,000 to benefit pediatric services and care.

Physician who wrote "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror" to speak on Abu Ghraib Nov. 8

October 17, 2007

Steve Miles, M.D., author of "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror" (Random House, 2006), will present "Medical Ethics and Abu Ghraib," a public lecture Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The lecture will take place in Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse.

Burton Thomas awarded designation as Certified Healthcare Facility Manager

October 11, 2007

Burton W. Thomas, a SUNY Upstate Medical University senior administrator who has played a key role in overseeing some of the university's most complex building projects, including the Vertical Expansion and the Golisano Children's Hospital at University Hospital and the University Hospital lobby, has been awarded designation as a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager by the American Hospital Association. The national credential distinguishes Thomas as being among the elite in a critical field of healthcare management.

CNY biotech center wins $400,000 grant to turn cheese whey into ethanol

October 11, 2007

The research project is a joint venture with biotech partners SUNY Upstate Medical University, SUNY-ESF, the Hilliard Corp. in Elmira and Corning Inc. The cheese whey will be obtained from a Kraft Foods facility in Lowville.

Construction for new parking garage remains on schedule

October 9, 2007

Work remains on schedule for the construction of Upstate Medical University's new parking garage, designated as the West Garage. Work will continue through November on the garage's foundation and underground utilities. Precast concrete will begin arriving on site in December to be assembled over a period of about four months. This is the same process that was used to construct the East Garage. Once completed, the building will begin receiving utilities: elevators, lighting, generators, plumbing, fire systems and gate entry systems. The schedule for the bridge over Sarah Loguen Street to the East Garage has not been finalized. The entire parking garage project is expected to be completed next fall.

Debra Stehle appointed assistant vice president for strategic planning and management at SUNY Upstate Medical University

October 2, 2007

Debra M. Stehle has been appointed assistant vice president for strategic planning and management in the Office of the President at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Physicians for a National Health Program will present lecture on need for national health insurauce Oct. 11 at SUNY Upstate

October 1, 2007

The rising cost of healthcare and how best to reform the healthcare delivery system is being discussed from the political platform and in most, if not all, American households. Oliver Fein, M.D., whose work has focused on health system delivery reform on both the national and local levels, will discuss how one organization mainly comprised of physicians hopes to reform the system at two free public lectures presented by SUNY Upstate Medical University Oct. 11.

Accurate prostate cancer diagnosis depends on biopsy location, concludes study

October 1, 2007

Research at SUNY Upstate found that cancer diagnosis depends more on the part of the prostate biopsied than on the number of samples taken. Study is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

University Hospital wins Consumer Choice Award as one of the most preferred hospitals

October 1, 2007

University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University is one of the most preferred hospitals in the United States, having received the 2007/08 Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation.

Pediatrician named by governor to state's Children's Cabinet Advisory Board

September 27, 2007

Steven D. Blatt, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and director of the general division of pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a leading advocate for the health and safety of families and children, has been appointed by Gov. Eliot Spitzer to the governor's Children's Cabinet Advisory Board.