Upstate News

April 21, 2003
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Trauma, violence, obesity to be discussed at luncheon May 15

Paul R. G. Cunningham, M.D., will discuss “Community Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Department of Surgery: Trauma, Violence, Obesity, Robotics and More” at the annual luncheon of the Advocates for Upstate Medical University Thursday, May 15, at noon at the Genesee Inn, 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The luncheon and lecture are open to the public.

Cunningham is professor and chair of SUNY Upstate’s Department of Surgery, one of the university’s largest departments that features centers specializing in burn treatment, trauma, transplant as well as cardiac, thoracic and general surgery.

Cunningham’s research interests include surgical care for the aging, morbid obesity, injury prevention, access to trauma care in rural areas and minority access to transplantation.

Advocates for SUNY Upstate Medical University is a volunteer membership organization serving SUNY Upstate and the community. SUNY Upstate is comprised of University Hospital and the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies.

A social will precede the luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 per person. The reservation deadline is Friday, May 9. Call 315-464-5610 for reservations.

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