News Archives of July 2003

July 23, 2003
SUNY Upstate researcher test medication’s ability to treat alcohol abuse in people with schizophrenia
SUNY Upstate Medical University psychiatrist Steven L. Batki, M.D., has been awarded a nearly $2.2 million four-year federally funded grant to test the effectiveness of a medication to treat alcohol abuse in people with serious mental illness. The medication, naltrexone, may help patients who have schizophrenia to reduce their alcohol use and improve their [...]

July 22, 2003
University Hospital is first in region to offer nonsurgical permanent birth control for women
The first nonsurgical permanent birth control for women is now offered at University Hospital. The sterilization method, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2002, involves a tiny device called Essure and is presently available in Central New York only through SUNY Upstate’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. According to the manufacturer, Conceptus, [...]

July 21, 2003
Endowed fellowship will honor Ellen Cook Jacobsen, M.D.
The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association of SUNY Upstate Medical University has launched a campaign honoring Ellen Cook “Cookie” Jacobsen, M.D., a pioneering woman in the field of medicine and a leader in clinical and administrative medicine and global medical education. The campaign to raise $250,000 will allow the creation of The Ellen Cook Jacobsen, M.D., Endowed [...]

July 20, 2003
SUNY Upstate Medical University to offer new doctoral programs in physical therapy
The Department of Physical Therapy Education at SUNY Upstate Medical University’s College of Health Professions is offering two new doctoral programs, the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) and the transitional doctor of physical therapy (T-DPT). Both degree programs were approved by the New York State Education Department and will prepare graduates to meet the [...]

July 14, 2003
SUNY Upstate professor wins Young Investigator Award
Paul Klawitter, M.D, Ph.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been honored with the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. The award was presented to Klawitter at the SAEM’s annual meeting in May. The award honors individuals who show promise and distinction in their emergency medicine [...]

July 10, 2003
University Hospital’s HealthLink offers free health seminars in July
Nutrition labels, hepatitis C and women and heart disease are among the topics presented by University Hospital’s HealthLink series this month. All presentations are free and open to the public and are held at HealthLink, located in the lower level of ShoppingTown Mall. July’s presentations are: “What You Need to Know about Hepatitis C.” [...]

July 10, 2003
Noyes named hospital affairs compliance officer for SUNY Upstate
Darlene A. Noyes, a registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience in the medical field, including as an emergency room nurse and as director of patient access at Crouse Hospital, has been named institutional compliance officer for hospital affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University. As compliance officer for hospital affairs, Noyes oversees a compliance [...]

July 9, 2003
NIH and NYSTAR grants provide SUNY Upstate facility with new technology to speed identification and characterization of cells
SUNY Upstate Medical University has received more than $700,000 in state and federal funding to upgrade its flow cytometry research facility to include advanced technology used to identify and characterize normal and malignant cells. The funding will enable the purchase of a Vantage SE Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter and an LSR II Cell Analyzer from Becton, [...]

July 6, 2003
Cancer care at University Hospital earns key accreditation from the American College of Surgeons
Cancer care at University Hospital has earned a key accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (COC). The accreditation signifies that University Hospital meets the standards set by the COC for quality multidisciplinary cancer care delivered in the hospital setting. The accreditation was awarded after an indepth review—including an on-site evaluation—of University [...]

June 30, 2003
SUNY Upstate Medical University announces writing competition winners
Five individuals from SUNY Upstate Medical University have received 2003 Bruce Dearing Writing awards. The awards competition, sponsored by SUNY Upstate’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is presented annually to encourage and promote the connection between arts and medicine. Lauren Chernick received $400 as first place winner in the student category for a story [...]

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