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Onondaga County Health Commissioner and President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD

Onondaga County Health Commissioner and President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta, left, presents a proclamation from Onondaga County announcing Feb. 24 as Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Day to Upstate Medical University President Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena, who delivered the Elizabeth Blackwell Day keynote address. In 1849, Blackwell became the first woman to receive a medical degree from an American medical school, Geneva College, which today is Upstate Medical University.

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