Author Archives: mckeevej

How do you choose between a medical and a musical career? Find a way to do both

BY JIM McKEEVER Future Upstate medical student Kaitlyn DeHority started classes at Ithaca College as a music major. She decided to add chemistry in her second semester. Four years later, she graduated with a dual degree in music and chemistry. … Continue reading

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A change of plans: Stroke affects family routine, son’s career path

BY JIM McKEEVER John Licata had a decade of experience in TV/film, print and marketing when he made an abrupt career change. It was Father’s Day weekend of 2013. His father, John Licata Sr., suffered a stroke that left him … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, health care, health careers, physical therapy/rehabilitation, stroke

Dialysis companions: Students get to know patients, another view of health care

BY JIM McKEEVER A program sponsored by Upstate’s Center for Civic Engagement matches student companions with patients at the University Dialysis Center, a short walk from campus. The patients – most of whom undergo treatment three days a week, four … Continue reading

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Sun smart: Teaching kids to protect themselves from skin cancer

BY JIM McKEEVER Protecting your skin from the sun starting at an early age is an important way to guard against skin cancer. That’s the message a group of medical students shares with elementary school students each spring. “Our goal … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, dermatology/skin care, education, health care, medical student, prevention/preventive medicine, public health, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, volunteers

Experiences with cancer point medical student toward career in immunotherapy research

BY JIM McKEEVER Ogochukwu Ezeoke is excited about advances in cancer treatment, especially the idea of using a patient’s immune system to fight disease. Many breakthrough drug approvals in the past year have been immunotherapy medications, and the first-year medical … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, drugs/medications/pharmacy, genetics, health care, health careers, medical student, research

Master’s trained nurses pursue doctorates on line

With 28 years and counting as an Upstate University Hospital nurse, Ray Muldoon is a lifelong learner both on the job and in school. Muldoon is a student in Upstate’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, a part-time, online doctoral program … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, nursing

‘Sustainable Upstate’ Best in Category in Video Competition

Upstate Medical University’s a winner in the video competition for Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Awards. Upstate came in first place in the “Special Focus Institution” category. A total of 18 colleges and universities created and submitted short videos highlighting their … Continue reading

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