Author Archives: Jim McKeever

Medical student’s simple request leads to warm response

It started with a simple, two-word compliment. Upstate second-year medical student Shunqing Zhang was volunteering at Ronald McDonald House last summer when he saw a young boy wearing a cap with the logo of the Cleveland Cavaliers professional basketball team. … Continue reading

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A glimpse at ’rounding’ with a third-year medical student

Rosemarie Mastropolo probably will choose pediatrics as a career, but like all other third-year medical students at Upstate, she’s sampling different specialties during weeks-long clerkships in clinical settings. It’s very different from her undergraduate days at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in … Continue reading

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‘Cornerstone’ program eases debt worries for Upstate students

Student loan debt is not on anyone’s list of favorite conversation topics, but Michelle Stock is making it easier for Upstate students to discuss. Stock, Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, has launched Cornerstone, a financial literacy program on … Continue reading

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Student pursuing MD/MPH dual degree a voice for change

Upstate medical student Lizzy Wei McIntosh has been selected as student representative to the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation board of trustees, the academy’s philanthropic arm. The AAFP Foundation funds activities such as “Tar Wars,” in which medical students teach … Continue reading

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Upstate student’s cancer research project makes journal cover

A research project led by Upstate graduate student Stephen Shinsky made the cover of the Oct. 23 Journal of Biological Chemistry and will pave the way for further studies of a protein linked to causing – and possibly treating – cancer. … Continue reading

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