News Archives of June 2009

June 30, 2009
Top cancer researcher studying new drug treatments named pharmacology chair
Ziwei Huang, Ph.D., will head the pharmacology department and lead Upstate's new Cancer Research Institute that will foster greater collaboration among cancer researchers and address new drug development.

June 26, 2009
New scholarship is named for Susan Stearns in honor of role in community outreach
Medical students create scholarship to recognize Stearns for her work in various community outreach efforts, among them a blanket drive for area refugees, a science fair for city schools. Scholarship winner will share Stearns' community spirit.

June 26, 2009
SUNY Upstate Medical University announces appointments, honors and awards
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — SUNY Upstate Medical University announces the following appointments, honors and awards: •Shawky Badawy, M.D., of DeWitt, was visiting professor and keynote speaker at the Residents’ Teaching Day of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine March 18. He presented [...]

June 25, 2009
Upstate offers respiratory therapy courses at Jefferson Community College
North Country offering hopes to tackle shortage of area healthcare professionals. Need for respiratory therapists is strong and expected to grow.

June 18, 2009
Upstate Medical receives $1.96M grant from NIH to study blood cancers
Researchers will use genetically modified mice to study cause and spread of four different blood cancers. Findings from study may lead to new and more effective treatment.

June 15, 2009
EPA grant will fund study on impact of ?daylighting’ on productivity
Upstate Medical University will assess the difference in productivity of individuals working in rooms illuminated by artificial light with those working in rooms lit by natural light.

June 15, 2009
Upstate Medical University student wins coveted minority scholar award
Kasandra Scales makes history by becoming the first Upstate student ever to receive the American Medical Association's Foundation Minority Scholar Award.

June 9, 2009
Upstate Council member John Murad Jr. named to SUNY Board of Trustees
Nominated by the governor, Murad is confirmed by state senate to serve on SUNY policy-making panel. Murad is the second Upstate Council member to be appointed to the trustee's board.

June 4, 2009
National Cancer Survivors Day is June 7
University Hospital-sponsored event will attract nearly 500 cancer survivors from all across Central New York, ranging in age from 11 to 87.

June 1, 2009
Cardiologist Dr. Harold Smulyan leads list of nearly 900 Upstate Medical employees honored for years of service
Employee Recognition Day honors employees who achieve their five year incremental milestone of service. More than 130 will be honored June 4 for 25 years of employment.

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