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News Archives of 2009

John McCabe, M.D., named interim chief executive officer of University Hospital

April 23, 2009

John McCabe, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been named interim chief executive officer and senior vice president for clinical affairs of University Hospital, effective June 1. The appointment was announced today by Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith, M.D.

Upstate Medical University now offers physician assistant master's program

April 23, 2009

Looking to help meet demands for primary care providers, especially in rural areas of New York state, Upstate Medical University will now offer training to be a physician assistant.

University Hospital takes occupancy of the adult floors in the East Tower addition

April 21, 2009

University Hospital's $147-million addition nears completion as officials begin to furnish the adult patient floors in new six-story tower. Officials say they expect to transfer patients into the all-private room unit in early July.

Robert Shprintzen featured in patient's new book on living with VCFS

April 16, 2009

SUNY Upstate Professor Robert Shprintzen, Ph.D., who discovered velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS), is featured in a new book by Quinn Bradlee, son of the Washington Post's Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn.

SUNY Upstate President David R. Smith, M.D., to receive 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award

April 10, 2009

Honor from the Boy Scouts of America, recognizes Smith for his leadership, innovation and vision for regional responsive growth to address the region's healthcare needs. Smith will receive the award at the Hiawatha Seaway Council's Boypower Dinner May 6.

$2M technology upgrade provides faster, more reliable, secure computer network

April 10, 2009

SUNY Upstate Medical University completed a $2 million upgrade to its computer data network for research and academic buildings, allowing for faster, more secure data transfers and increased wireless coverage.

Amputee actor and athlete to give free public lecture April 21 at Shoppingtown Mall

April 2, 2009

Cameron Clapp lost both his legs and an arm when he was struck by a train in 2001. Today, aided by two microprocessor-controlled legs, Clapp is proving that there are few limitations that cannot be overcome.

SUNY Upstate taps nurse practitioner to receive honorary degree at Commencement

March 27, 2009

Fay W. Whitney, Ph.D., N.P., a pioneer in the practice and education of nurse practitioners in the United States, will address graduates and receive an honorary degree at SUNY Upstate's Commencement May 17.

Mystery and Merlot fundraiser to benefit University Hospital patient care and nursing programs April 3

March 26, 2009

93Q's Ted and Amy will emcee the 11th annual Mystery and Merlot fundraiser, sponsored by Advocates for Upstate Medical University Friday, April 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.

Medical students find their match

March 19, 2009

Fourth-year medical students at SUNY Upstate Medical University found out what specialties they will pursue and where as Match Day unfolded. Nearly 40 percent of the students who received their residency match have chosen to enter the primary care specialties.