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News Archives of 2007

Pediatric surgeon joins SUNY Upstate

September 27, 2007

Cynthia Ann Corpron, M.D., one of only a handful of physicians nationwide trained in pediatric surgical oncology, has been appointed assistant professor of pediatric surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition, she will also serve as a surgeon in the Olivia Louise Pietrafesa Center for Children's Surgery at University Hospital. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.

Physician who founded Tibetan vision project to speak at medical reunion weekend Sept. 28

September 26, 2007

Melvyn Bert, whose project has restored sight to hundreds of Tibetans, will speak about his travels to Tibet and his work to train local doctors in performing eye surgery, as part of Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend Sept. 28 and 29.

SUNY Upstate Medical University announces appointments

September 21, 2007

Ten individuals, whose expertise range from child health, to the study of cardiovascular development and disease, to curator of historical collections have joined SUNY Upstate Medical University.

SUNY Upstate announces $510 million initiative to enhance, expand mission

September 19, 2007

Comprehensive plan will help university address key issues facing healthcare: shortages in the healthcare professions, access to care and disease prevention.

Researcher awarded $188,000 grant from NIH for study on how leukemia virus attacks cells

September 18, 2007

The grant will enable researchers to use mice genetically engineered to be compatible with the human immune systems to take a closer look at how the virus that causes leukemia attacks the human cell structure.

SUNY Upstate offers free smoking cessation classes to the public

September 10, 2007

Thinking of kicking the habit?

Researcher receives Research to Prevent Blindness award for innovative technology

September 7, 2007

Dr. Peter Calvert's unique use of a multiphoton microscope may help advance understanding of the causes of various eye diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa.

Endowment named for non-smoker who died of lung cancer surpasses $500,000 mark

September 5, 2007

The endowment, named for Michael Connolly, is one of the fastest-growing at SUNY Upstate; it will fund lung cancer research at university.

SUNY Upstate study to find risk factors for breast infection in breastfeeding women

August 29, 2007

Researchers will use a nasal swab from mother and nursing infant to find whether mother is at risk of developing the painful inflammation of the breast, known as lactational mastitis.

Setnor Academic Building opens brimming with new classrooms and technology

August 28, 2007

Key feature of $10-million building is clinical skills teaching center that will aid in teaching medical students and others to improve ways doctors connect with patients.