News Archives of August 1999

August 24, 1999
Lions Clubs of District 20-YI to Present University Vision Care and Research Centers with Check to Further Research and Clinical Care of Blinding Conditions
To further its mission to eliminate preventable blindness, the Lions Clubs of District 20-YI have pledged $250,000 over a three-year period to the Vision 2000 campaign for the Health Science Center’s University Vision Care & Research Centers. Today, members of the Lions Clubs of District 20-YI will present the first check of its $250,000 [...]

August 22, 1999
Health Science Center professor L. Thomas Wolff, M.D., Named Distinguished Teaching Professor by the State University of New York
L. Thomas Wolff, M.D., professor of family medicine at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, has been named a Distinguished Teaching Professor by the State University Board of Trustees. In announcing the honor, State University Chancellor John W. Ryan described Dr. Wolff as a “superlative teacher, setting the highest standards [...]

August 20, 1999
154 Incoming Medical Students to Receive ‘White Coats’ in Ceremony Aug. 25 at SUNY Health Science Center
One hundred and fifty-four new students in the College of Medicine at the State University of New York Health Science Center will receive their first physician’s lab coat during a special event, called the White Coat ceremony, Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the ninth floor auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. [...]

August 12, 1999
Life-saving Skills of Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians to be Tested in National Competition Oct. 3
Paramedics and emergency medical technicians will race against the clock as they attempt to extricate victims from a car crash, resuscitate a patient in cardiac arrest and navigate an ambulance through an obstacle course during the first-ever national emergency medical services (EMS) competition to be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, [...]

August 3, 1999
Robert Pietrafesa II Appointed by Governor to Chair Health Science Center Council
Robert E. Pietrafesa II of Cazenovia has been appointed chair of the Health Science Center Council. The appointment was made by Gov. George Pataki. He succeeds John B. Johnson, who served as chair since 1961. Appointed by the governor, the Health Science Center Council is an advisory board to the Health Science Center [...]

August 3, 1999
University Hospital joins forces with America’s
University Hospital has become the first hospital in New York state to sign on with America’s, a consumer-based healthcare website on the Internet and on America OnLine. By visiting the website. Consumers can talk one-on-one with a physician, participate in chat groups with specialty physicians, seek information on medical topics as well as [...]

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