News Archives of July 2000

July 26, 2000
SUNY Upstate is tapped to test new treatment for multiple sclerosis
SUNY Upstate Medical University has been selected as a site to launch a worldwide landmark study to investigate whether an oral treatment option might be available for people living with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Current treatment options involve regular injections with a needle. Many physicians feel that an oral therapy in the form of Copaxone would [...]

July 23, 2000
Jane Dantoni wins top honor from American Cancer Society
Jane E. Dantoni, a nurse practitioner who serves as administrator of University Hospital’s Breast Care Center, has been honored by the American Cancer Society for providing compassionate care to persons with cancer. Dantoni was one of only 11 people nationwide

July 23, 2000
Palmer named acting chair of orthopedics at SUNY Upstate
Andrew K. Palmer, M.D., has been named acting chair of the department of orthopedics at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Palmer will serve until a successor to David G. Murray, M.D., has been named. Murray stepped down as chair of orthopedics in July; he remains on the faculty of SUNY Upstate. Palmer was named a professor of [...]

July 19, 2000
SUNY Upstate wins $72,000 grant to study HIV
Edward Barker, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has received a $72,000 grant from the American Foundation of AIDS Research (AmfAR). The grant will fund efforts to find out why human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, decreases the production of B7 molecules that are necessary [...]

July 12, 2000
Ted and Amy will host 12-hour 93Q Radiothon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Aug. 11
93Q radio personalities Ted Long and Amy Robbins will present a 12-hour Radiothon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) of the CNY Children’s Health Fund. The Radiothon will take place Friday, Aug. 11, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the James Street studios of 93Q and in the pediatric units at University Hospital. Throughout [...]

July 12, 2000
University Hospital offers free guide about concussions and brain injury
A blow or jolt to the head can cause a type of mild brain injury called a concussion or a closed head injury. Doctors may describe these injuries as mild because concussions are usually not life threatening. Even so, the effects of a concussion can be serious. University Hospital is offering a free guide that explains [...]

July 9, 2000
State approves $64,000 for CNY Alzheimer Disease Assistance Center
The Central New York Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center (ADAC), which treats more than 2,500 patients from 15 counties, has been awarded $64,000 from the New York State Department of Health to continue its operations for the coming year. “The continued state funding acknowledges the importance this center plays in our region,” said Sharon Brangman, M.D., director [...]

July 4, 2000
Children’s Miracle Open set for Aug. 18
The 13th Annual Children’s Miracle Open Golf Tournament will be held rain or shine on Friday, August 18 at Foxfire Golf & Tennis Club in Baldwinsville. The tournament will use a Captain ‘n Crew format and will feature a double shotgun start (7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.), hole-in-one, dinner, and awards program. Awards will be made [...]

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