Category Archives: alumni

“Happy to share,” writes Dr. Albert Falcone

“I am full of stories and happy to share,” wrote Alfred Falcone DDS, MD in response to a request for first-hand memories of the opening of Upstate’s downtown and community campus hospitals 50 years ago. Dr. Falcone, a retired plastic … Continue reading

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“A smile in snowy white and strength in a starched skirt”

Retired nurse Jean (Farmer) Pirozzi was happy to share 50th anniversary memorabilia with Upstate, including her 1963 nursing-school yearbook which has a seven-stanza poem describing the student nurse as, “A smile in snowy white, strength in a starched skirt…a modern … Continue reading

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Love Potion ’65: A gall bladder, a black out and a blizzard

The hospital’s 50th anniversary — and this cold, snowy winter — inspired Paul Berman MD, class of ’63, to share his strongest memory of the newly built Upstate University Hospital: The night the lights went out and he met his … Continue reading

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Found in the Files: documents on the building of Upstate’s downtown hospital

Recently, Mary Lent, a 14-year employee of  Upstate’s physical plant department, unearthed a 3-inch-thick folder dating back to the 1960s. Inside she found news articles, hand-colored maps, letters, programs and proposals—all related to the construction of the hospital at 750 … Continue reading

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Medical school’s famous graduate is subject of NPR ‘great read’ children’s book

A children’s book starring Elizabeth Blackwell, MD — an 1849 graduate of Geneva Medical College and America’s first woman doctor — has been selected as a “2013 Great Read,” National Public Radio’s guide to exceptional books. “Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?” … Continue reading

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Onondaga Historical Association focuses on pioneering women doctors

Drs. Elizabeth  Blackwell (1821-1910), Mary Walker (1832-1919) and Sarah Loguen Fraser (1850-1933) – all medical pioneers with ties to Upstate and Syracuse – will be the topic of discussion at the Onondaga Historical Association’s book club meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. … Continue reading

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Portrait pays tribute to beloved anatomy professor

A portrait of N. Barry Berg, PhD will soon hang in the academic halls of Upstate Medical University, a lasting tribute to the man who taught anatomy to a great many physicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals throughout Central … Continue reading

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Running newsletter echoes Upstate campus sentiment: ‘We are sure going to miss you, Dr. Beach’

Runners and triathletes knew him from the many race committees on which he participated. Members of Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church for 25 years ate the Men’s Roast Beef Dinner that he oversaw each year. Upstate students learned microbiology, immunology … Continue reading

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The essence of ‘Upstate’ curated in 14 objects

The modern day Upstate Medical University campus pays homage to history with an eloquent, bronzed lobby dedication “to all those of scientific mind and investigative spirit who purpose to serve humanity.” The academic medical center at the heart of Syracuse … Continue reading

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