Monthly Archives: September 2011

A career change inspired by his daughter’s death

Respiratory Therapy student Joe Colello gave up a successful career in business to pursue his passion — to become a Respiratory Therapist. But it was a passion that grew out of personal tragedy. “I’m part of that group that no … Continue reading

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Teammate inspires DPT student to donate bone marrow

Inspired by the illness of a swim teammate in college, Upstate student Mae Lankes (DPT, Class of 2012) registered with the National Marrow Donor Program. After registering and swabbing cells from the inside of her cheeks, Lankes was told her … Continue reading

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Upstate student writes of hunger, survival and an agonizing decision

“What do I go for — a loaf of bread or a pair of jeans? Just after the outbreak of war in Sudan in 1987, I fled with my grandmother to Uganda for safety and survival.” Read those opening lines … Continue reading

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Medical student’s fellowship took her to Thailand

Second-year medical student Sarah Ventre used a national fellowship award to travel to Thailand this summer to study dengue hemorrhagic fever, a virus-based disease spread by mosquitoes. Ventre was one of 20 medical students who received a 2011 Benjamin Kean … Continue reading

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Upstate Campus Employee of the Year Starts PhD program

Just a few months after being honored as 2011 Campus Employee of the Year at Upstate, Ori Cohen took an unusual step – he began life as a PhD candidate in our College of Graduate Studies. Cohen was honored by … Continue reading

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