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Medical student starts fundraiser for colon cancer awareness

Second-year medical student Michelle Bernshteyn has organized a fundraiser for colon cancer, but it’s not the money that’s important. Michelle is more focused on increasing awareness of the disease and the importance of screening. “Everything surrounding colon cancer screening and … Continue reading

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Student wins Young Investigator Award for cancer research

Upstate MD/PhD student Rebecca Sager has received a 2015 Joy Cappel Young Investigator Award from Rockland Inc., a Pennsylvania biotechnology company. Rebecca will use the $4,000 award to further her research into molecular changes associated with prostate cancer. She is … Continue reading

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‘A lot of firsts’ for this first-year medical student

Ogochukwu “Ogie” Ezeoke’s first year as a medical student at Upstate has brought with it many new experiences. “There have been a lot of firsts,” Ogie said. “It’s exciting, it’s stressful, and there’s lots to do. It’s manageable, if I … Continue reading

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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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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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