Upstate News

February 4, 2005
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

SUNY Upstate celebrates Black History Month with February events

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- SUNY Upstate Medical University will celebrate Black History Month with the following public events in February:

  • A panel discussion, “Addressing Disparities in Health Care,” Wednesday, Feb. 9, from noon to 1 p.m., in Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. A panel will explore health care disparities in underrepresented communities, factors that contribute to this problem and possible solutions. Panelists are Maxine Thompson, director of Diversity and Affirmative Action; Sharon Brangman M.D., division chief of Geriatrics; Paul Cunningham M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery; Sandy Lane Ph.D., medical anthropologist, epidemiologist and research associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Bruce Simmons M.D., director of Student and Employee Health. The event is free.
  • Black History Blues Night featuring Syracuse blues legend Roosevelt Dean to be held Friday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., in the Campus Activities Building , Elizabeth Blackwell Street. Tickets are $5 in advance; $7 at the door, and are available by calling 464-5433. Parking is available in the University Hospital garage, E. Adams Street entrance.
  • Diversity Career and Employment Fair to be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Campus Activities Building, Elizabeth Blackwell Street. Explore educational and career advancement opportunities at SUNY Upstate with entertainment by Henniger High School Step Team and the Gospel Choir and Dance Troupe. The event is free.

For more information on SUNY Upstate’s Black History Month events, call 464-5433.

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