Category Archives: education

How Maxine Thompson’s life lessons mirror Upstate’s diversity advances

Upstate’s Maxine Thompson was asked to give a talk titled “My Story” as part of Crouse Hospital’s Black History Month celebration. This is an excerpt. My presentation has two parts. Part one is my personal story, as requested. Part two … Continue reading

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What you think you know about the importance of touch is probably incorrect

  BY JIM HOWE As someone who has spent years caring for cancer patients, Upstate nurse practitioner Katherine “Kitty” Leonard figured that most chemotherapy patients would appreciate a gentle touch during treatment and fear being touched during invasive procedures, such … Continue reading

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Haitian-born student shares similarities with Upstate president

Third-year medical student Kethia Eliezer introduced Upstate’s new president, Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, at a welcoming reception Thursday night. Both are natives of Haiti. “When it was first announced that Dr. Laraque Arena would be the new SUNY Upstate president last … Continue reading

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Black History ceremony features new president, honors Black National Anthem

Upstate’s Black History Month opening ceremony is being held at 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 3) at the Campus Activities Building. The event includes music, poetry, prayers, awards, a soul food-with-a-healthy-twist lunch and a speech by Upstate’s new president, Danielle … Continue reading

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Baby King needs a bone marrow donor. Can you help?

King Nazir Leon, age 2, has CD40 Ligand deficiency, a rare disease that affects his immune system and is life-threatening. He has monthly, day-long treatments at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse. His mother, Denisha DeLee, is vigilant about … Continue reading

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New Upstate displays honor students, faculty, patients and providers

Three areas at Upstate Medical University have new displays, all created to celebrate its students and faculty, patients and providers. Students at Weiskotten  A new series of wall panels can be found in Weiskotten Hall, a historic Greek-style academic building that … Continue reading

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Visiting professors discuss aging, independence at home

Bruce Kinosian, MD, and nurse practitioner Jean Yudin, both of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Division of Geriatrics, will present The Willie Sutton Effect in Health Care: Independence at Home Targeting and Incentives from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, … Continue reading

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College of Nursing hosts annual open house

Upstate’s College of Nursing hosts an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. Learn about nursing degree programs and how obtaining a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral … Continue reading

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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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Smoke-free policy cleared the air, set standards, improved health

Upstate University Hospital was the first health care facility in New York state to kick the smoking habit by banning cigarettes in 2005. The campus was also the first within the State University of New York system to become entirely … Continue reading

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