Category Archives: medical student

How to train doctors who will care for the underserved

An analysis of the mission statements for every American medical school reveals a recipe for producing doctors who will provide primary care to communities in need. Many students begin medical school idealistically, with a desire to become primary care doctors … Continue reading

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‘Black Man in a White Coat’ author speaks on race and medicine

As a first year medical student, Damon Tweedy, MD, noticed a theme echoing through his lessons on various conditions and ailments, from the common to the most complex and rare. Many conditions are described as more common in the black … 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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Good sports: Medical student arranges hat donations for young cancer patients

BY JIM McKEEVER It started with a simple, two-word compliment. Upstate second-year medical student Shunqing Zhang was volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House last summer when he saw an adolescent boy wearing a cap with the logo of the Cleveland … Continue reading

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Future doctors pal around with pediatric patients

  Between classroom lectures, hospital rotations and their studies, several Upstate medical students make time to connect with young patients at the Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders in Upstate’s Golisano Children’s Hospital. The program called “Peds Pals” … Continue reading

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Will zinc be an element of future cancer treatment?

BY AMBER SMITH Cancer researchers for decades have focused their microscopes on the tissue where cancer is discovered, be it the lung, the breast, the skin or elsewhere. “Now we are learning it’s not so much where the cancer comes … 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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