Category Archives: faculty

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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When office was repainted, faculty member didn’t just ‘let it be’

Step into Dave Clemente’s outer office in Silverman Hall, and his appreciation of the Beatles is quite evident.  So is his sense of humor. On one wall, the Medical Imaging Sciences program director has placed framed album covers of “Abbey … Continue reading

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