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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.



2/26/12 Saving lives and surviving setbacks

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Shermian Daniel, MDDr. Shermiane Daniel, author of “So You Wanna Be A Doctor?? The Untold Stories of Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Residents,” will share personal stories about saving lives and surviving setbacks.  Dr. Daniel will be in Syracuse to deliver the keynote address at Upstate Medical University’s Elizabeth Blackwell Day.

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1/29/12 Training cardiovascular perfusionists

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Bruce SearlesBruce Searles, director of the Cardiovascular Perfusion program in Upstate’s College of Health Professions, will speak about the job of a perfusionist (they operate the heart-lung machine in the operating room) and how his program goes about training them, what sorts of background they have coming into the program and how long the training lasts and whats involved.

Learn more about the Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at Upstate’s College of Health Professions.


10/16/11 Beloved Pediatrician Looks Back on 70 Years Practicing Medicine

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Frederick Roberts, MDBeloved pediatrician Fred Roberts, who recently retired, looks back on 70 years of practicing medicine. He is also the author of two books of short stories about his patients, “Lullabies and Nightmares,” and “Children Courageous.”