Category Archives: entertainment

Medical student reviews book: ‘Internal Medicine’

By John Lofrese Terrence Holt, MD, PhD’s book, “Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories,” follows its author under the pseudonym Harper through his residency training in a series of nine vignettes that capture the gravity, intensity and absurdity of medical education’s … Continue reading

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Romance, murder, drugs make potent mix in nurse practitioner’s fast-paced mystery novels

When Tony Cerminaro started writing his mystery series, the nurse practitioner planned to draw on his medical background in the hematology/oncology department at Upstate University Hospital. He crafted the fictional doctor Hank Milson as a main character in his first … Continue reading

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What was hair today is gone tomorrow — to raise money to fight pediatric cancer

Several Upstate employees were among the 570 people having their heads shaved at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant in Syracuse on March 1 to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital has received grants … Continue reading

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Extra, extra! Researchers experiment with acting roles

BY STEPHANIE DEJOSEPH Watch carefully when “Irrefutable Proof” hits the big screen next year, and you may recognize a pair of women dressed as members of a religious order. Two diabetes researchers from Upstate got roles as non-paid extras in the … Continue reading

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Out of the laboratory and onto the dance floor

By Jim McKeever Upstate students Andrew Banas and Kayla Crouch are conferring, but not about class assignments or laboratory research. For an hour each week, the pair dance. They waltz, tango and foxtrot to the sounds of Henry Mancini, Frank … Continue reading

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Two patients wrote books about their cancer experiences

Professor sought to be boring Publishing a book called “The Boring Patient” was Syracuse University professor R. David Lankes’ way of summing up his experience with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells. He was diagnosed … Continue reading

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Music adds to the healing environment

Daylight and sunshine pour into the Upstate Cancer Center lobby through walls made of windows. For musicians who perform there, “it’s definitely inspiring,” says music program coordinator, Victoria Krukowski. Visit the center weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. — … Continue reading

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‘Mercy Killers’ playwrite/actor to perform at Upstate

Michael Milligan plays the role of Joe in the one-man play he wrote called “Mercy Killers” that illustrates problems in the American health care system. He visits Syracuse to perform the play from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19. … Continue reading

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Remembering Jake: the president who built the hospital

Yesterday’s post told a bit about the late “Cookie” Jacobsen, the first lady of Upstate who is being honored tomorrow, along with her husband, Jake. Carlyle “Jake” F. Jacobsen PhD, was president of Upstate Medical University from 1957 to 1965 and … Continue reading

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Honoring the beloved ‘Cookie’ Jacobsen

On Wednesday, November 12 at 3 p.m., Ellen Cook “Cookie” Jacobsen MD and her husband Carlyle “Jake”  Jacobsen PhD will he honored at a dedication ceremony, held in Upstate’s medical alumni lounge, Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse. Jake was … Continue reading

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