News Archives of October 2007

October 29, 2007
University Hospital is first in region to offer treatment to precursor of esophageal cancer
A breakthrough treatment, now available at University Hospital, helps cure Barrett's esophagus. The 20-minute outpatient procedure enables physicians to remove extremely thin layers of the diseased esophogas. Click here to view the video news release

October 24, 2007
SUNY Upstate creates puppet show to promote acceptance of children with autism
Interactive puppet workshop will be introduced at public presentation on "Autism: A Parents' Perspective" Nov. 1.

October 19, 2007
Study to assess benefit of using telemedicine in schools to monitor children’s diabetes
Early results from SUNY Upstate Medical University study show blood sugar levels improved for children using telemedicine monitoring; also school nurses make fewer urgent calls for extra help.

October 19, 2007
Fifth annual radiothon to benefit pediatric care at University Hospital begins Nov. 1
Radiothon, which will be broadcast from University Hospital, will feature medical professionals, patients and parents. Last year's radiothon raised more than $60,000 to benefit pediatric services and care.

October 17, 2007
Physician who wrote “Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror” to speak on Abu Ghraib Nov. 8
SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Steve Miles, M.D., author of “Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror” (Random House, 2006), will present “Medical Ethics and Abu Ghraib,” a public lecture Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The lecture will take place in Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving [...]

October 11, 2007
Burton Thomas awarded designation as Certified Healthcare Facility Manager
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Burton W. Thomas, a SUNY Upstate Medical University senior administrator who has played a key role in overseeing some of the university’s most complex building projects, including the Vertical Expansion and the Golisano Children’s Hospital at University Hospital and the University Hospital lobby, has been awarded designation as a Certified Healthcare Facility [...]

October 11, 2007
CNY biotech center wins $400,000 grant to turn cheese whey into ethanol
The research project is a joint venture with biotech partners SUNY Upstate Medical University, SUNY-ESF, the Hilliard Corp. in Elmira and Corning Inc. The cheese whey will be obtained from a Kraft Foods facility in Lowville.

October 9, 2007
Construction for new parking garage remains on schedule
Work remains on schedule for the construction of Upstate Medical University’s new parking garage, designated as the West Garage. Work will continue through November on the garage’s foundation and underground utilities. Precast concrete will begin arriving on site in December to be assembled over a period of about four months. This is [...]

October 2, 2007
Debra Stehle appointed assistant vice president for strategic planning and management at SUNY Upstate Medical University
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Debra M. Stehle has been appointed assistant vice president for strategic planning and management in the Office of the President at SUNY Upstate Medical University. As assistant vice president, Stehle will continue to lead the Engaging Excellence initiative, launched last year by SUNY Upstate President David R. Smith, M.D., as well as [...]

October 1, 2007
Physicians for a National Health Program will present lecture on need for national health insurauce Oct. 11 at SUNY Upstate
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The rising cost of healthcare and how best to reform the healthcare delivery system is being discussed from the political platform and in most, if not all, American households. Oliver Fein, M.D., whose work has focused on health system delivery reform on both the national and local levels, will discuss how [...]

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