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Scholarship winner embodies some traits of pioneering doctor Sarah Loguen Fraser

Bruce Simmons, MD (at left), and medical student James Osei-Sarpong Sarah Loguen Fraser earned her medical degree in 1876 from the Syracuse University College of Medicine, the predecessor to what is now the Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. She was the first African-American woman to become a doctor at this school, and one of the first in the nation. Bruce Simmons, MD (at left in photo), tells about the scholarship that bears her name, and this year's recipient, medical student James Osei-Sarpong (at right), tells what it means to him.