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News Archives of 2009

Cover the Uninsured Week is March 22 to 28

March 19, 2009

University Hospital and Fidelis Care will register uninsured residents in a variety of health coverage programs. Weeklong activities help to raise awareness of insurance plans, ranging from Family Health Plus, Medicaid and other programs.

SUNY Upstate Medical University receives $6.2 million to expand stem cell research

March 10, 2009

Funding from New York State Stem Cell Board will quadruple size of university stem cell lab and help establish lab as world leader. Grant award also includes funding to see how stem cells may help combat leukemia.

Physical Therapy Symposium is March 27, 28

March 9, 2009

Interactive sessions and presentations on the latest in physical therapy techniques and skills will highlight the Physical Therapy Spring Symposium, to be held March 27 and 28 at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

University Hospital names medical director

March 6, 2009

David B. Duggan, MD., a member of the SUNY Upstate Medical University faculty for more than 20 years and past chair of the Department of Medicine, has been appointed medical director of University Hospital.

University Hospital celebrates Child Life Month with special activities, programs, zoo visit

March 5, 2009

March shines the spotlight on University Hosptial's child life team, a group of eight specialists who work to help lessen anxiety for hospitalized for kids.

SUNY Upstate Medical University to hold annual Healthcare Career Expo March 7

March 2, 2009

SUNY Upstate officials say most available positions are in healthcare, but others are available in the areas of research, financial services and housekeeping. Event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the SUNY Upstate campus.

New treatment for prostate cancer allows greater precision in targeting radiation

February 27, 2009

New Calypso system is like "GPS for the body," physicians say, in that it detect the slightest movement of tumor in real-time while maintaining radiation beam on targeted tumors.

University opens Adirondack Regional Office to provide occupational health, safety services

February 26, 2009

Collaboration partners Claxon-Hepburn Medical Center and SUNY Upstate's Occupational Health Clinical Center to offer medical services in North Country.

SUNY Upstate awarded $3.2 million NIH grant to see if telephone interventions can prevent diabetes

February 16, 2009

Study will examine whether patients at increased risk for diabetes can successfully lose weight and increase activity through telephone consultations, without medication.

Kane named interim chair of biochemistry and molecular biology

February 6, 2009

Kane named interim chair of biochemistry and molecular biology