Category Archives: Medical Biotechnology program

Student’s hands-on pursuits: medical biotechnology, bagpipes

On Upstate’s campus, most people have no clue Michael Miller plays the bagpipes — much less that he’s good enough to compete internationally. “You can’t really practice in Geneva Tower, and it doesn’t come up in conversation,” said Michael, a … Continue reading

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Student-led St. Baldrick’s event raises almost $11,000

An Upstate student-led fundraiser for pediatric cancer research raised close to $11,000 — more than double the event’s original goal of $5,000. Danielle Safaty, a student in the College of Health Professions medical biotechnology program, organized the event and rallied … Continue reading

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Student organizes Cancer Center’s first St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

Upstate medical biotechnology student Danielle Safaty wanted to do something extreme to promote the importance of pediatric cancer research. “These kids are fighting for their lives,” Danielle said. “I wanted to do something extreme to draw attention to it and … Continue reading

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Upstate medical student’s journey to continue in Atlanta

Jamal Hajjari grew up in Morocco, the youngest of 12 children in a farming family. As a young man, he helped out on the farm and in his father’s construction business. He was content doing so. But he always dreamed … Continue reading

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A stroke caused Upstate senior to miss her Commencement … but her classmates made sure she was part of the ceremony

As student speaker Angela Aponte concluded her remarks at Upstate’s College of Health Professions Commencement May 19, she acknowledged a fellow graduate who wasn’t able to make the ceremony. Angela didn’t explain why Kristin Tanyag wasn’t there. But the Medical … Continue reading

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