News Archives of August 2003

August 25, 2003
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield defrays cost of key textbook for medical students at SUNY Upstate
Medical students at SUNY Upstate Medical University have been given a free copy of a key medical text thanks to a donation by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Central New York Region. A $5,000 donation by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Central New York Region, enables 164 medical students who are participating in the clinical phase of their education at [...]

August 21, 2003
CNY Children’s Hospital plans presented at the New York State Fair
Central New Yorkers will be able to get their first glimpse of what the proposed Central New York Children’s Hospital will look like when they visit the SUNY Upstate Medical University exhibit at the New York State Fair Aug. 21 through Sept. 1. “The State Fair exhibit will provide the public with the most detailed view [...]

August 21, 2003
New York State Fair and SUNY Upstate to create medical facility to strengthen Central New York’s disaster preparations
Central New York’s ability to care for mass casualties will be greatly enhanced by an expanded and enhanced infirmary and a surge capacity facility located in the Youth Building on the New York State Fairgrounds. The project, a collaborative effort between SUNY Upstate Medical University and the New York State Fair, will create an [...]

August 20, 2003
University Hospital to hold free peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings Sept. 9
Individuals who suffer from leg pain may have peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a circulatory condition that can be dangerous as well as painful because it blocks the blood vessels in the legs. University Hospital will hold a free PVD screening, “Legs for Life,” Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University Health Care [...]

August 18, 2003
SUNY Upstate Medical University students arrive on campus Aug. 19
SUNY Upstate Medical University students arrive on campus Tuesday, Aug. 19, as the colleges of Medicine, Health Professions, Graduate Studies and Nursing welcome more than 1,100 students to campus this fall. First day of classes is Monday, Aug. 25. Activities surrounding the opening of the 2003-2004 academic year will be held over the next week. SUNY [...]

August 18, 2003
Local occupational health center to offer free medical screenings for personnel involved in World Trade Center rescue and clean-up
A SUNY Upstate Medical University service will offer free medical screenings for individuals who were involved in rescue, recovery and cleanup at Ground Zero and the Staten Island landfill in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks. The CNY Occupational Health Clinical Center (CNYOHCC) of SUNY Upstate is one of 38 occupational [...]

August 13, 2003
SUNY Upstate researchers offer new evidence into what killed 12,000 people during the Great London Smog of 1952
Examining samples of lung tissues from victims of the Great London Smog of 1952, researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the Royal Hospital of London have identified for the first time the fine particulates that may have played a role in the disaster that killed 12,000 people. While these lung tissues were known to contain [...]

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