News Archives of February 2003

February 27, 2003
SUNY Upstate holds third annual Career Expo March 8
SUNY Upstate Medical University, one of the area’s largest employers, will hold its third annual Career Expo Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Institute for Human Performance (IHP), 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse. Parking is free in the lot located directly behind the IHP. Managers from SUNY Upstate departments such as [...]

February 25, 2003
Scientist wins research award for prostate cancer cell study
M. Saeed Sheikh, M.D., Ph.D., a research scientist at SUNY Upstate Medical University whose study may lead to more effective and less toxic therapies for prostate cancer, was named a Sinsheimer Scholar by the Alexandrine and Alexander L. Sinsheimer Fund. The distinction includes an award of three-year $120,000 grant to further his research. Sheikh’s study [...]

February 23, 2003
SUNY Upstate nutrition professionals awarded certification
Four nutrition professionals at SUNY Upstate Medical University were awarded certification from the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification Inc. (NBNSC) after passing a comprehensive written examination. Certifications were awarded to Konstanin Millerman, M.D., of Syracuse; Joyce Mackessy, of DeWitt; Tara Kerestes, of Liverpool; and Terry Podolak, of Auburn. Upon passing the physician’s exam on nutrition support, [...]

February 19, 2003
Medications carried in ambulances are not always stored at proper temperatures, study finds
Medications carried in ambulances to be given to patients in need of emergency care were found in some cases to be stored at unacceptable temperatures, according to a study conducted by researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The study findings were presented Friday, Jan. 17, at the annual meeting of the National Association of EMS Physicians [...]

February 11, 2003
Prosthesis designer wins key alumni award from SUNY Upstate Medical University
Leonard Marmor, M.D., who designed and developed the Marmor Modular Knee prosthesis, has received SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Outstanding Alumnus Award. Marmor, who is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of joint replacements, has held faculty positions at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has been on the staff at Saint John’s Hospital [...]

February 10, 2003
Ran Anbar, M.D., of SUNY Upstate Medical University wins award for paper highlighting hypnosis as treatment for chronic condition
Ran Anbar, M.D., of SUNY Upstate Medical University has received the Roy M. Dorcus Award for Best Clinical Paper on Hypnosis from The Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis. Anbar’s paper dealt with self-hypnosis for management of chronic dyspnea (breathing difficulty) in pediatric patients. Anbar is associate professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric pulmonary [...]

February 10, 2003
N. Barry Berg, Ph.D., of SUNY Upstate Medical University appointed to United States Medical Licensing Examination committee
N. Barry Berg, Ph.D., has been appointed to the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) committee. The appointment was made by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Berg will serve as a member of the NBME Gross Anatomy and Embryology Test Committee that [...]

February 10, 2003
SUNY Upstate epidemiologic study to examine prevalence of osteoporosis in women, girls with disabilities
Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University have launched a major clinical trial that may offer new insight into the onset of osteoporosis among women with disabilities. The study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will examine the prevalence of osteoporosis among these women as well as highlight risk factors that cause [...]

February 10, 2003
Debra Buchan, M.D., named Outstanding Young Alumna of SUNY Upstate Medical University
Fayetteville physician Debra Buchan has received the Outstanding Young Alumna Award from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Buchan, who is an internist and associate professor of medicine at SUNY Upstate, earned her medical degree from SUNY Upstate in 1987. Buchan was recognized as a committed and caring physician who goes out of her way for both her [...]

February 9, 2003
Fayetteville-Manlius High School hockey team remembers Patrick Cole with donation to ‘Little Gifts for Life’
The Fayetteville-Manlius High School hockey team has donated a signed Syracuse Crunch jersey and T-shirt to benefit the Little Gifts for Life Auction, the annual charity event that supports University Hospital’s Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders. The donation was made in memory of Patrick Cole, who died of cancer in 2001. Cole would [...]

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