Image Gallery: 2018

t's peak picture taking time in front of Weiskotten Hall as its ivy-covered walls have begun to shine with their autumnal beauty
A brilliant sunset in Syracuse as seen recently from the Upstate Medical University campus.
First-year medical students take in a Syracuse Chiefs game at NBT Bank Stadium as part of the new student orientation at Upstate Medical University. Dinner with a doctor, a "Taste of Syracuse" food sampler and several other activities rounded out the orientation program before classes began Monday.
Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Christopher Koeppe and Sergeant Jon Seeber present Sarai, an Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital patient, an "official" sheriff's badge at the second-annual Onondaga County Sheriff's Pizza Party for our patients and families in the Performance Center July 25. Patients learned how the Bomb Squad officers use robots to detect and disarm bombs, and learned how to operate the remote-controlled robot on their own. Pizzas were generously donated by the Pies Guys on Milton Avenue in Syracuse. Dinners like this get patients and families out of their rooms and offer a much-needed break from a long, summertime hospital stay.
CANCER SURVIVORS DAY AT ROSAMUND GIFFORD ZOO IS A ROARING SUCCESS. Nearly 1,000 family members and cancer survivors gathered at the Upstate Cancer Center's Cancer Survivors' Day event at the zoo. Lions, tigers and bears, elephants and even dinosaurs all helped with the celebration.
COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER DRAWS A CROWD: Interim CEO of Upstate University Hospital Robert Corona, DO, MBA, is joined by members of the Comprehensive Stroke Center team to present the certificate recertifying Upstate as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, signifying that Upstate has the resources, infrastructure, processes and highly trained staff in place to provide the very best in stroke care. Upstate received its first three-year certification in 2015. It remains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Central New York.
Employees from the Upstate Pharmacy Services donated $1,036 to the recent Upstate Foundation¿s Radiothon for Kids, a fundraiser to support Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. (March 21)
Medical students "go red" to support national Go Red Day.
Tammy Austin-Ketch, PhD, FNP, BC, FAANP, right, on her first day as deanof the College of Nursing Jan. 16, visits with Upstate Medical University President and HealthSystem CEO Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP.

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Upstate Cancer Center's Leslie Kohman, MD, right, shows off some of the Upstate Cancer Center's cancer-fighting technology to New York State Sen. Patty Ritchie, who visited the Upstate Medical University campus Nov. 28.
Janelle Haynes, a second-year medical student, uses a classroom whiteboard to take notes for her upcoming nuerosciences exam.
Volunteers fill another truck load of bottles and cans dropped off at DestinyUSA for the Cans for Cancer drive Oct. 23. Proceeds from event will benefit cancer care and research programs at American Cancer Society, Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund of CNY and the Upstate Cancer Center.
More than 155 Upstate Medical University students, employees and volunteers participated in Upstate's Day of Service and Remembrance outreach activities Sept. 10 that included assisting various community agencies with projects.  Above, an Upstate contingent helps with crop harvest at Brady Faith Urban Garden in Syracuse. The farm provides affordable access to fresh locally grown vegetables.
Students recite the Oath of the Health Professions during the White Coat Ceremony for students pursuing studies in the allied health fields, among them physical therapy, medical imaging, radiation and respiratory therapy.  The 157 members of the College of Health Professions' incoming class received white coats to mark the official beginning of their education.
Dazzle Gifts on the Hill is the new gift shop at the Upstate Community Campus, which officially opened Aug. 3.Cutting the ribbon on the new store are, from left, Judy Carr, president of the Advocates for Upstate Medical University; Lois Ross, owner of Dazzle; and Kenneth Redmore, associate administrator of the Community Campus. Dazzle features gift items, clothing, flowers, and sandwiches from the Brooklyn Pickle of Syracuse and confections from Mrs. Kelder's Cakes of Manlius. A portion of the proceeds from store sales will support patient care, medical education and community health initiatives through the Advocates. The store is opened daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Upstate Medical University, the region's largest employer, celebrated employment milestones of more than 1,000 employees June 15 at its annual Employee Recognition Day event.  Psychiatry Professor Eugene Kaplan, MD, was honored for 55 years of service.
Leslie J. Kohman, MD, director of outreach for the Upstate Cancer Center and a board member with American Cancer Society speaks during World No Tobacco Day about the devastating effects of smoking.
Students in the College of Nursing go over the last-minute details about academic garb, before the college's Commencement ceremonies.  A total of 468 students in Upstate Medical University's four colleges--Health Professions, Graduate Studies, Medicine and Nursing--earned degrees and certificates Sunday, May 21.
Members of the Upstate's Comprehensive Stroke Center and EMS partners stand in the field at NBT Bank Stadium during Syracuse Chiefs Strike Out Stroke Night. The evening highlighted the work of the region's only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, including a giveaway of Syracuse Chiefs jerseys.
Matilda Cuomo, who serves as chair of the New York State Mentoring Program, visitedSyracuse to meet with community leaders, educators and mentors. UpstateMedical University President Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena met with Cuomoto discuss the importance of mentorship for young people. Medicalstudents from Upstate who are currently mentoring fourth graders also metwith Cuomo to share experiences with the mentoring program. Themeeting was held Wednesday, May 3 at the New York State Fairgrounds.Pictured are, front, from left: Linda Veit, Matilda Cuomo, Laraque-Arena, Deanna Tarquinio. Back from left: Adham Alifarag, StevenAziz, Samender Randhaw, James Assif, Courtney Francesshi, and LauraRein. Matilda Cuomo is mother of current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and widow of formerNew York Gov. Mario Cuomo.
The Eastern redbud trees are out in force on the grounds of Upstate's Campus Activities Building.
U.S. Rep John Katko speaks at a press conference in support of Upstate Medical University's new high risk psychiatric program for youth and young adults at risk for suicide March 6.  The program announcement came on the heels of a youth mental health task force report spearheaded by Katko and New York Assemblyman William Magnarelli. The report called for increasing services for local youth in need of mental health services.
Staff from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University brightened Valentine's Day for patients at Upstate Golisano with a red heart-shaped balloons.
Many employees across campus wore red today to celebrate Go Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease and heart health.  This trio was found outside the Office of the President.
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, Upstate Medical University students make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to be donated to the Rescue Mission, Samaritan Center and Meals on Wheels.
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