Category Archives: education

Anatomical gift ceremony set for Saturday

Upstate presents its annual Anatomical Gift Program ceremony Saturday, April 26 in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel. The event draws hundreds of family members and loved ones of people who donated their bodies to Upstate for medical research and education. Each … Continue reading

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Three governors, one hospital, three cheers

In our April 3 blog, we described the personal experiences that prepared Upstate President Carlyle “Jake” Jacobsen, PhD to oversee the building of our state-funded hospital at 750 East Adams Street in downtown Syracuse. His Minnesota childhood helped, and so … Continue reading

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Jake’s take on how to build a hospital

More than 50 years ago, Upstate President Carlyle “Jake” Jacobsen PhD (1902-1974) began working on the creation of Upstate University Hospital in downtown Syracuse. As a seasoned college administrator, brain researcher and professor of medical psychology, “Jake” had impressive credentials … Continue reading

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Shocking news in ’64: Smoking causes lung cancer

Fifty years ago, Upstate’s hospitals opened their doors and the US Surgeon General issued the first report on Smoking and Health, linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer and heart disease. That report — the first of 31 issued by the … Continue reading

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Doc puts toxicology in a box for medical education

An assistant professor of emergency medicine is using comic illustration to teach clinical toxicology. “Toxicology in a Box” is a deck of 154 full-color flashcards designed to teach how to recognize and treat drug overdoses and poisonings. Brian Kloss, DO … 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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Got a quarter? Looking for gems for the 2014 time capsule

Upstate is collecting items and suggestions for our 50th anniversary time capsule and, thanks to a recent discovery, we know what’s buried inside the time capsule pictured above. There are lots of papers (budget proposals, staff lists, course catalogs, route … Continue reading

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Syracuse Free Dispensary, Then and Now

In the days before Medicare and Medicaid, sick and injured Syracusans who had no money for doctors’ bills could be seen at the Syracuse Free Dispensary, located at 610 East Fayette Street in Syracuse. Howard Weinberger MD was a medical … Continue reading

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A bird’s eye view of the site for the ‘State University Hospital’

This aerial photograph—taken on a snowless day in December 1958—was used in the site planning for the “State University Hospital,” now known as Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York.  Two and a half years after this photo was taken, … Continue reading

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Syracuse University improv class, dramatic scenes teach communication skills

Six students step into a big rectangular classroom at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Assistant professor Stephen Cross tells them to stroll through the open space. Then, to walk faster. Look for an empty space, and walk … Continue reading

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