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Students find creative outlet in Upstate Writers Workshop

Dan Santarsieri finished reading aloud his short story about a young mother escaping an abusive relationship, and it was immediately clear the other members of the Upstate Writers Workshop thought it was good stuff. A line spoken by the male … Continue reading

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Future physicians hear transgender patients’ perspectives

Upstate medical student Jordana Gilman envisions the day when patients in physicians’ waiting rooms see these categories on the intake form: Your Gender Identity and Your Preferred Pronoun. Gestures like that, Jordana said, will send a message to transgender patients: … 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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