Category Archives: foundation

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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Raising spirits, awareness and money for cancer

The Central New York community made the Upstate Cancer Center possible, with many donations coming directly from grateful patients and family members. The Foundation for Upstate Medical University was the hub for the philanthropy which drew the support of thousands … Continue reading

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Numbers help tell the story of the Upstate Cancer Center

17.4 million dollars were raised through the Foundation for Upstate — drawn from 18,449 gifts and pledges — to help build the $74 million Upstate Cancer Center. 140 villages, towns or cities in New York have residents who receive cancer … Continue reading

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1958: Citizens envision community hospital

The well-worn adage – never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world – may remind us that this small group of citizens got together in 1958 with the idea of building a new hospital … Continue reading

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Retired administrator and volunteer share memories of Upstate’s hospitals

For forty years, Charles, 87, and Rose, 86, Calligaris drove together to work at either Community-General Hospital or Upstate University Hospital. Charles was an administrator and Rose was a volunteer at both hospitals. After his retirement, they both volunteered to … Continue reading

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Cancer survivors, patients make their marks on the Upstate Cancer Center

Visitors to Upstate University Hospital get an up-close view of the construction at the Upstate Cancer Center. The now towering framework began rising out of the ground a little more than a year ago. Early this morning, its final steel … Continue reading

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