Category Archives: foundation

Keeping memories alive: Grateful family members donate annually in fathers’ names

BY JIM HOWE A desire to preserve their fathers’ memories and to help find a cure for the lung cancer that afflicted both men inspired two Upstate employees to make a memorial donation to the Upstate Cancer Center. That’s why … Continue reading

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10-year-old girl raises money to bring comfort to other pediatric cancer patients

Alexa Bolton derives so much comfort from the fluffy character towel she brings from home when she is hospitalized, she wants to share that soft touch of childhood with other kids at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. So Alexa, who … Continue reading

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How palliative care brings comfort to suffering patients, families

BY JIM HOWE A doctor hangs her head. A patient loses hope. Medicines haven’t worked. Surgery is not an option. Frustration, fright, even anger fills the air. That’s often the type of situation nurse practitioner Susan Shaw encounters. “My goal … Continue reading

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TOPS receives excellence in philanthropic service award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service, Corporate, was given to TOPS Friendly Markets. Below is the company’s profile, as it appears in the convocation program. By … Continue reading

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Baldwin Fund receives award for exemplary support of biomedical research

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Exemplary Support of Biomedical Research was given to Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York. Below is a profile of the … Continue reading

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Boeheims receive Upstate’s Distinguished Service award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Distinguished  Service was given to James A. and Juli G. Boeheim. Below is their biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie … Continue reading

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Vincent Frechette, MD receives Chancellor’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16  awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service was given to Vincent Frechette, MD. Below is his biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie … Continue reading

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He collected $5,000 one nickel at a time

The average person might not look forward to returning bottles and cans for the nickel deposit. But Laurence Segal, of DeWitt, has made that task part of a personal crusade to fight breast cancer. Aided at various times by his … Continue reading

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Tribute to an inspirational woman serves others with breast cancer

When Jeanelle Crowell Cross, known to all as “Jel,” learned she had aggressive breast cancer, she immediately decided two things: 1. cancer would not define her, and 2. something good would come from her diagnosis. The 31-year old teacher, who … Continue reading

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This issue of Upstate Health is brought to you by the number 5

Lots of important “fives” around Upstate these days, including: 5 years ago, the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital opened its doors in a “treehouse” addition above Upstate University Hospital in downtown Syracuse. 5 members of KidzBop visited patients at the Upstate Golisano … Continue reading

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