Category Archives: medical education

New medical school course emphasizes nutrition, its impact on health care

A new elective at Upstate Medical University teaches medical students about how food affects health. Fourth-year medical student Natalie Antosh worked with faculty members — Beth Nelsen, MD, Barbara Feuerstein, MD, and Susan Levinsohn, MD, all from Upstate, plus Kay … Continue reading

Posted in diet/nutrition, health care, medical education, medical student

Eating better: Rural medical students learn about culinary medicine

BY CHARLES McCHESNEY Many patients know they need to eat better. They don’t know how. That’s why “I don’t ask them what they eat. I ask them who cooks,” Joseph F. Wetterhahn, MD, told 14 first-year students in Upstate Medical … Continue reading

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In case you missed it: multiple sclerosis rates, a major hospital donation, ‘quiet kits,’ early med school admission

Why are MS rates so high in Syracuse? Experts are trying to understand why the rate of multiple sclerosis in the Syracuse area is nearly double the national average, according to a report from Blue Cross Blue Shield. The report … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, health care, infectious disease, medical education, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Encouraging health care careers: Scholarship helps launch grads

Six are working in New York state, including one (Daryll Dykes, MD, PhD, JD) at Upstate. Many are at hospitals or private practices in the Northeast, although one is in California and three are in Houston. One (Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD) … Continue reading

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Guided by love: 4 whose careers were inspired by family members who fought cancer

BY JIM HOWE A mother who died of cancer inspired her daughter, now a nurse practitioner, to care for cancer patients. Other family members similarly influenced the career paths of a radiation therapist, a nurse and a medical student to work … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, health care, health careers, medical education, medical student

Is this Sarah Loguen, MD?

National museum wonders just who is pictured in this newly discovered tintype BY SUSAN KEETER “An unidentified tintype in our collection bears a striking resemblance to Dr. Sarah Loguen,” wrote Emily Houf of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and … Continue reading

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Want to go to medical school – as a ‘patient’?

BY AMBER SMITH One way future doctors and other health care providers learn is by practicing on people who pretend to be patients. Upstate Medical University has a corps of paid “standardized patients” who are trained to portray certain medical … Continue reading

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How do you choose between a medical and a musical career? Find a way to do both

BY JIM McKEEVER Future Upstate medical student Kaitlyn DeHority started classes at Ithaca College as a music major. She decided to add chemistry in her second semester. Four years later, she graduated with a dual degree in music and chemistry. … Continue reading

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The oath physicians take: Comparing what new medical school graduates promise

BY AMBER SMITH Although new doctors are not required to take an oath, medical students graduating from Upstate Medical University have traditionally recited a version of the Hippocratic oath, which was written around 400 BC and attributed to the Greek physician … Continue reading

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Three trailblazers: A look at some of Upstate’s modern medical pioneers

BY AMBER SMITH They’re friends who have mentored one another. All three have been faculty members at Upstate for decades. They’ve all earned “distinguished service professor” honors. And they’re all women. Sharon Brangman, MD, Patricia Numann, MD, and Ruth Weinstock, MD, … Continue reading

Posted in health care, health careers, history, medical education