Upstate News

September 28, 2004
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate welcomes College of Medicine alumni to Reunion Weekend Oct. 1, 2

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Fun, laughter and good advice will be dispensed when Steve Allen Jr., M.D., conveys his thoughts on how to juggle life’s stresses at SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Weiskotten Lecture Friday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Weiskotten Hall Ninth Floor Auditorium, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse. The public lecture is free.

Son and namesake of the late, legendary comedian and songwriter Steve Allen, Steve Allen Jr.is a SUNY Upstate professor and a family practice physician who promotes humor as a powerful healing tool.

Allen’s talk is part of SUNY Upstate’s College of Medicine Reunion, held Oct. 1 and 2.

Reunion Weekend will also honor two College of Medicine alumni for their professional accomplishments.

Samuel Hellman, M.D., Class of 1959, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus award. The A.N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago, he has distinguished himself as a researcher, educator, clinician and administrator, having held significant leadership positions at Harvard Medical School, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute in addition to the Pritzker School of Medicine. Hellman resides in Chicago.

Lori Mosca, M.D., Class of 1984, will receive the Outstanding Young Alumna award. Mosca is director of preventive cardiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital and medical director of the Columbia Center for Heart Disease Prevention in Manhattan. She chaired the AHA (American Hospital Association) Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women, the AHA Hormone Replacement Therapy Expert Panel and the AHA National Women’s Heart Disease and Stroke campaign. Mosca resides in Tenafly, N.J.

Reunion activities also feature a vintage medical photography exhibit by Stanley B. Burns, M.D., Class of 1964, that will be offered for public display in the Health Sciences Library during the month of October. The photographs are from Burns’ vast archive of vintage photographs that bring attention to aspects of medicine and culture that have strayed from common knowledge. The collection of more than 700,000 images has been featured in magazines, film and exhibitions around the world.

The Weiskotten Lecture and Reunion 2004 are sponsored by the Medical Alumni Association at Upstate Medical University and Upstate’s College of Medicine. For more information, call 315-464-4361, e-mail: murphyl @upstate.edu or visit www.update.edu/medal umni/reunion.

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