Category Archives: College of Medicine

‘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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‘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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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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Upstate students honor sickle cell patients, raise $4,250

Upstate’s Student National Medical Association raised more than $4,200 last month for pediatric sickle cell patients, and honored four of our patients’ families at a dinner in the Campus Activities Building. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that … Continue reading

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