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‘Sun Smart Syracuse’ teaches kids about skin cancer

Medical students in Upstate’s Dermatology Interest Group will share their “sun smart” message with 450 elementary school pupils next week. “We are all extremely excited at the opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of skin cancer and the importance … 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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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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