Author Archives: Jim McKeever

Second annual Upstate student art show a success

The SUNY Upstate Student Art Club’s second annual show is winding down, and the artists celebrated with a reception Wednesday in the Health Sciences Library. Club president Karen Howard, an MD/PhD student, said 18 artists showed 80 pieces, almost twice … Continue reading

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‘Docs for Tots’ medical students plant Pinwheels for Prevention

The hundreds of blue and silver pinwheels gracing Upstate’s Weiskotten courtyard this week are courtesy of medical students in the “Docs for Tots” group. The “Pinwheels for Prevention” are there to raise awareness of child abuse and to let people … Continue reading

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Upstate student looks toward career in adolescent medicine

Upstate medical student Nicole Cifra’s passion for adolescent medicine has earned her a 2015 United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award. Nicole is on track for a dual MD-MPH degree in 2016. She is one of only … Continue reading

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Graduate student’s research featured in prestigious journal

Upstate graduate student Neva Watson’s research into a protein’s role in a virus that causes skeletal muscle inflammation has made the cover of the Journal of Immunology. The March 15 issue of the journal features Neva’s research project as well … Continue reading

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‘Peds Pals’ mentor young patients at Upstate Cancer Center

Just how much of an impact do Upstate’s “Peds Pals” have on young patients at the Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders? “The difference in the kids’ lives is just mind-boggling,” said Kristi Griffin, Education Specialist at the … Continue reading

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