News Archives of January 2007

January 30, 2007
Professor awarded $1.45 million NIH grant to analyze genetic interactions of cells
Dr. David Amberg's NIH-funded study of the genetic interactions in cells is considered vital to further understanding of human genetic disorders.

January 26, 2007
SUNY Upstate Medical University raises $484,238 for area human service agenices
The Central New York United Way honors SUNY Upstate for its community giving and volunteer leadership support.

January 26, 2007
End of Life Companion program unveiled
University Hospital program puts a specially trained volunteer at the bedside of a dying patient when family or other loved ones cannot be present for the final goodbye.

January 26, 2007
University Hospital expands financial assistance program to benefit needy patients
Hospital seeks to reach greater number of uninsured and underinsured patients who may qualify for free or low-cost healthcare plans or reduction on healthcare bills.

January 25, 2007
Genesee Grande Hotel makes contribution of $40,000 to Golisano Children’s Hospital
Contribution, made in goods and services, will name office in children's hospital and provide support for fundraising activities.

January 19, 2007
SUNY Upstate physician elected president of clerkship directors organization
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tayloe Loftus, M.D., professor of internal medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, begins her one-year term as president this month of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), an organization representing teachers of internal medicine to medical students nationwide. Founded in 1989, CDIM participates in the development and dissemination of innovations [...]

January 10, 2007
Donna Shalala, Ph.D., to lead symposium on women in science and academia March 13
Symposium to feature panel discussion with women presidents of area colleges and universities on making careers in science more hospitable to women.

January 9, 2007
Study to assess benefit of meditation intervention in women with breast cancer
Study will address how helpful mind/body activities, support groups are in improving quality of life for women with breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy.

January 5, 2007
New device eases pain, stress of drawing blood for patients with hard-to-find veins
University Hospital's VeinViewer uses near-infrared light to project the location of veins onto the surface of the skin.

January 5, 2007
Chronic low blood sugar leads to vision loss, reveals SUNY Upstate study
The study found that metabolic stress from moderate hypoglycemia led to loss of retinal function in mice, loss of visual acuity and eventual death of retinal cells.

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