Category Archives: medical student

Battling cancer and saving kids at the Waters Center

Richard Sills MD was a high school student in 1964, the year that Upstate’s hospitals opened. At that time, he laments, “almost nobody survived childhood cancer.” The medical specialty of pediatric hematology-oncology was new in those days and William Waters … Continue reading

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“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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Assemblyman Roberts: Growing up down the street from Upstate

Assemblymember Sam Roberts’ brown leather Park-Brannock shoe may still be buried under Upstate University Hospital on East Adams Street in Syracuse. How did it get there? It was the early 1960s. Sam Roberts and his mother had walked from their … Continue reading

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Upstate’s Zipcars are frequently zipping

If you want to see Upstate’s Zipcars, you’ll have to come to the Think Green Fair Thursday, May 22. The two Zipcars are often missing from their designated parking spaces at Geneva Tower because they’re being driven by Upstate students, medical … 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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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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