News Archives of January 2003

January 22, 2003
Gun owners urged to sign gun safety pledge at upcoming sports show
Gun owners will have the opportunity to publicly declare that they store their guns safely by putting their signature on the Gun Owner’s Safety Pledge card during the Northeast Sports Show, to be held Jan. 24 through 26 at the New York State Fairgrounds. By signing the pledge, which was written by the Onondaga County Citizens [...]

January 20, 2003
Steencken named chair of the Upstate Medical University Parents and Family Association
Robin L. Steencken has been named chair of the SUNY Upstate Medical University Parents and Family Association at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. The association’s mission is to foster a sense of community between parents of medical students and the College of Medicine. It also helps provide financial support for milestones in a student’s medical [...]

January 15, 2003
2002 CNY Children’s Miracle Network fundraising campaign raises record-breaking $1,000,100 for University Hospital
The Central New York Children’s Miracle Network officially closed its 2002 fundraising campaign Dec. 31 with a record-breaking $1,000,100 to benefit children who receive their medical care at University Hospital in Syracuse. It marks the first time the organization topped the $1 million mark in an annual fundraising effort. Children’s Miracle Network is [...]

January 14, 2003
Donald Marriott named planned giving officer for Upstate Medical University Foundation
Donald Marriott has been named planned giving officer for Upstate Medical University Foundation. As planned giving officer, Marriott222s responsibilities will include, major gifts to the Foundation by way of bequests, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and working with professional advisors to fulfill donors estate needs. He is a member of the Central New York Planned [...]

January 10, 2003
Dubansky, Freedman elected to leadership posts in SUNY Upstate faculty organization
A. Stephen Dubansky, M.D., and Jeffrey C. Freedman, Ph.D., have been elected to serve three-year terms as faculty senator and alternate faculty senator, respectively, for SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Faculty Organization.Dubansky, of Fayetteville, is associate professor of pediatrics hematology/oncology. He joined SUNY Upstate in 1984. He serves as director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, [...]

January 6, 2003
University Hospital is granted state approval to open additional pediatric beds for RSV season
An urgent appeal by University Hospital has been approved by the New York state health department to open 12 new pediatric beds to care for the anticipated increase in sick children due to the onset of RSV season. RSV or respiratory syncytial virus is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants [...]

January 5, 2003
Minimally invasive prostate removal surgery offered at University Hospital
A new laparoscopic procedure to remove the prostate is now being performed by urologic surgeons at University Hospital. Unlike traditional prostate removal surgery, which requires an incision of about 10 inches, laparoscopic surgery requires only four or five small dime-sized incisions made in the lower abdomen through which surgeons can navigate a special scope with camera [...]

January 5, 2003
SUNY Upstate seeks women for national study on breast cancer detection
Dense breast tissue can make it difficult to detect breast cancer through mammography in premenopausal women. If a six-month use of a topical gel derived from tamoxifen can decrease tissue density, will the result prove effective in making mammography a better breast cancer screening tool? SUNY Upstate Medical University is one of four sites nationwide [...]

January 5, 2003
Pediatric Nephrology Clinic will open in Binghamton
Parents with children in need of a pediatric kidney specialist will no longer have to leave town to seek this specialized care. Thomas Welch, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, will open a Pediatric Nephrology Clinic at Binghamton General Hospital this month. The Pediatric Nephrology Clinic will [...]

January 5, 2003
SUNY Upstate’s Shprintzen opens VCFS Foundation in Australia
Robert J. Shprintzen, Ph.D., director of the Communication Disorder Unit and the Center for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Study of Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome at SUNY Upstate Medical University, now has support in Australia for helping children diagnosed with the medical condition he discovered in 1978. The Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS) Foundation, which was founded at SUNY Upstate [...]

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