News Archives of June 2006

June 28, 2006
Anne Ryan attends weapons of mass destruction training at Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Anne Ryan, emergency preparedness coordinator for University Hospital, completed a weapons of mass destruction training course sponsored at the Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness May 31 to June 3 in Anniston, Ala. The training helps to ensure that emergency responders are better prepared to respond to local incidents or potential [...]

June 27, 2006
SUNY Board of Trustees names David R. Smith, MD, President of SUNY Upstate
Albany, N.Y. – The State University of New York Board of Trustees today unanimously approved SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan’s nomination of David R. Smith, M.D., former chancellor of Texas Tech and former Texas Commissioner of Health, as president of Upstate Medical University. “David Smith rose to national prominence through his leadership ability, experience in children’s [...]

June 13, 2006
Nancy A. Nussmeier, M.D., named chair of anesthesiology
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nancy A, Nussmeier, M.D., director of Cardiovascular Anesthesia Research at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The appointment, effective Sept. 25, was announced by Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., SUNY Upstate executive vice president and dean of the [...]

June 12, 2006
Depression in elderly diabetics may not hinder control of blood sugar, study finds
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -— While there are reasons why some elderly individuals with diabetes have difficulty controlling their blood sugar levels, depression may not be one of them, according to a recent study led by SUNY Upstate Medical University researchers. The findings, reported in Diabetes Care, (April 2006), are added proof that depression should not [...]

June 7, 2006
Endowment fund for lung cancer research created in memory of non-smoker
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – SUNY Upstate Medical University plans to accelerate its research into lung cancer and its treatments with the establishment of an endowment fund named for a Binghamton man, a non-smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 39. The Michael E. Connolly Lung Cancer Research Endowment is the only one [...]

June 1, 2006
Scheinman named ‘Officer in Charge’ of SUNY Upstate; will serve in that capacity until new president is appointed
SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., has been named “Officer in Charge” at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The appointment, effective June 1, was made by State University of New York Chancellor John Ryan. As officer in charge, Scheinman will assume responsibilities normally handled by the SUNY Upstate president until a new president is appointed. The [...]

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