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New art club for students of Upstate

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Karen HowardKaren Howard, a fourth-year student in the MD/PhD program at Upstate, tells how she and some other students started an art club on campus. Howard is serving as president of the club, which currently has 25-plus active members from all four colleges. Read the blog: Student art club provides creative outlet, support at Upstate


Indigenous peoples

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Brian W Thompson, MDBrian Thompson, MD recently attended the first United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples as a representative of Upstate Medical University. The conference was held to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the basic civil rights of indigenous peoples. Thompson talks about programs at Upstate designed to attract diverse young people to careers in healthcare.

Thompson is director of obstetrics at Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus and medical director of the Upstate Midwifery Program, and assistant dean for diversity at Upstate Medical University.


Changes in perception among rural medicine students

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Carrie RoseameliaCarrie Roseamelia tells us about Upstate Medical University’s Rural Medical Education (RMED) program, and what the clinical experiences mean for medical students. She also describes a student photo research project where medical students and physician assistant students from Upstate’s College of Health Professions, captured their experiences through photos and vignettes. Roseamelia is the administrative coordinator of the RMED program at Upstate Medical University.
Read the story: Upstate study looks at interactions between rural setting and the clinical training experiences of RMED students.


Fitness enthusiast tackles a triathlon

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Heather NelsonUpstate graduate student and fitness enthusiast Heather Nelson shares her inspirational story of how she trained, and eventually finished first place for her age group and tied for fourth overall, in her first Iron Girl triathlon. Read the blog: Upstate students show their mettle in Iron Girl triathlon


College of Medicine grad brings his ukelele to Commencement

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Dan Harris, MDUpstate Medical University College of Medicine graduating student, Dr. Dan Harris, brought down the house with his personalized version of the classic anthem, “American Pie” at the University’s recent 2014 Commencement ceremony.


Meet the new dean of Upstate’s College of Nursing

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhDJoyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, who has more than 30 years of experience in academic nursing, has been named dean of the College of Nursing at Upstate Medical University. Griffin-Sobel shares her plans and goals for the college, which enrolls more than 400 students in a variety of programs, offering bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s certificate, and a new doctor of nursing practice degree. The college is accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Chaplain interns graduate from Clinical Pastoral Education program at Upstate

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Upstate Chaplains and Linda CohenChaplain interns Eric Haynes and Jorge Ramirez, recent graduates of Upstate Medical University’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program, will describe their experiences in the nationally accredited program that includes clinical experiences in addition to instructional hours as they learn the art of spiritual care.  Haynes is a seminarian and licensed minister in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, and Ramirez is a seminarian in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.  The program is one of the requirements for ordination in many faith traditions.


Upstate MD graduate performs high profile double arm transplant

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Patrick Basile, MD2003 Upstate College of Medicine graduate Patrick Basile, MD, describes a remarkable 13-hour double arm transplant he performed, as part of a large team, on an infantryman who lost all four limbs in Iraq. Dr. Basile is the assistant chief of plastic surgery and director of microsurgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Read more about Dr. Basile at What’s Up At Upstate blog, read the story: Staten Island soldier and double-arm transplant recipient Brendan Marrocco prepares to leave hospital


Medical residents learn to be more effective communicators

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Stephen J Knohl, MDChristine GranatoLuke YuhicoStephen Knohl, MD, vice chair for education and program director for Upstate’s Department of Medicine, developed a program called ‘Learning to T.A.L.K.’ (Treat All Like Kin) to teach medical residents to be more effective communicators.  He is joined by Upstate chief medical residents Christine Granato, MD, and Luke Yuhico, MD, who will share their experiences using this innovative program.


Celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Susan S Graham, MS, MT(ASCP), SHCharlene HubbellNational Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.  Susan Graham, MS, associate dean of Upstate’s College of Health Professions, and chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program, and Charlene Hubbell, BS, Stem Cell Laboratory supervisor in Clinical Pathology, will describe the work done by technologists and technicians to determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.


‘Learning to T.A.L.K.’ program teaches medical residents to be more effective communicators

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Stephen J Knohl, MDStephen Knohl, MD, vice chair for education and program director for Upstate’s Department of Medicine, describes the ‘Learning to T.A.L.K.’ (Treat All Like Kin) program that he developed to teach medical residents to be more effective communicators.


5/6/12 Reflecting on 41 years of teaching anatomy

Friday, May 4th, 2012

N. Barry Berg, PhDBeloved anatomy professor N. Barry Berg is retiring after 41 years of teaching at Upstate. He talks about how he chose this path, the ways in which teaching has changed, and what students have taught him over the years.