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Upstate Dean of Graduate Studies has colorful office mates

As the Dean of Upstate’s College of Graduate Studies and a professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Mark Schmitt, PhD, divides his time among two offices and a research lab in Weiskotten Hall. The most relaxing of those spaces is the fourth-floor … Continue reading

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Third-year med student wins Sarah Loguen Fraser Scholarship

Third-year medical student Krista Tookhan has been awarded Upstate’s Sarah Loguen Fraser Scholarship, named in honor of the pioneering physician who was the first African-American woman to graduate — in 1876 — from what later became Upstate’s College of Medicine. … Continue reading

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‘MEDS’ program draws city high school students to Upstate

The Latino Medical Student Association at Upstate has launched a program for high school students in the City of Syracuse who are interested in health care careers. “MEDS” – Medical Education for Diverse Students – has been offered on two … Continue reading

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Diverse backgrounds common in Upstate’s PA program

The 34 students in Upstate’s Class of 2014 Physician Assistant program come from such diverse backgrounds, it’s hard to say who’s a “traditional” or “non-traditional” student. Their resumes include: Army medic, nurse, figure skating coach, physician, medical technologist, surgical technician, … Continue reading

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Upstate PhD student wins Heart Association fellowship

Yaxin Liu, a third-year PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been awarded a two-year American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellowship to support her research. Yaxin studies how mutations in an essential protein in mitochondria – organelles that power our … Continue reading

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