Author Archives: Amber Smith

Students, fall sunshine greet incoming president in courtyard

Incoming President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, had a chance to meet informally with Upstate students in the courtyard of Weiskotten Hall today during her visit to campus. The students, all from New York state, include Meredith Petit, physical therapy ’17; Kousai … Continue reading

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Upstate military veterans speak about coming home

For many veterans, it’s the little things that are important, both while in the service and after returning to civilian life. Lou DeMarco, who is studying respiratory therapy in the Upstate College of Health Professions class of 2017, said when he … Continue reading

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Surgery, chemo battle preschooler’s kidney tumor

Three-year-old Ariana LaVaute attended the Skaneateles Labor Day parade on Sept. 1, 2014, and then helped her father trim shrubs in their yard. A few days later, her activity level and appetite diminished. Seemingly overnight, her belly became enlarged. Ariana’s … Continue reading

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She was willing to donate bone marrow to a stranger. Are you?

Elizabeth Filkins of Antwerp was inspired to join the National Marrow Donor database because a friend of a friend was battling cancer. She joined Be The Match in 2010, pledging to donate her bone marrow or stem cells to help … Continue reading

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Upstate ranks near top for undergraduate career earnings in latest College Scorecard

Upstate Medical University ranks as one of the top institutions in the country for undergraduate career earnings, according to the College Scorecard, recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. Students graduating from Upstate’s  undergraduate programs earned the third highest … Continue reading

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‘Diabetes: Across the Lifespan’ forum set for Nov. 4

The 15th annual CNY Diabetes Forum is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. It’s a free event, with limited seating. Reserve your spot today by calling 315-464-8668 or 1-800-464-8668. The forum takes place in the cafeteria at … Continue reading

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‘Cancer Care’ collects national magazine award

Cancer Care magazine received a national award from The Association for Women in Communications this weekend during the group’s annual conference in Kansas City. The quarterly magazine’s first issue was selected among start-up magazines as the “best overall external magazine” and … Continue reading

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Meet writers, artists from this year’s ‘Healing Muse’ literary journal

Writers and artists whose work appears on the pages of this year’s double issue of ‘The Healing Muse” literary journal will appear at a launch party Wednesday, Oct. 14. Copies of the publication will be available for sale at the … Continue reading

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Hope delivered by a survivor

BY AMBER SMITH The woman’s husband drove her to her cancer treatment until his boss told him he could not miss so much work. So her son started driving her. His grades suffered because he was missing so much school. … Continue reading

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Physician magazine showcases Upstate brain expertise, stroke care

The October issue of Physicians Practice magazine showcases the brain expertise available Upstate Medical University, the academic medical center in Syracuse. Readers will meet the new physicians who strengthen Upstate’s stroke team and learn about the care available at Upstate’s … Continue reading

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