In honor of National Doctors Day March 30, Eric MacMaster, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, receives a plaque from the Upstate Foundation’s Bethann Kistner. The foundation honors physicians who have been singled out by patients and families for their exemplary care. MacMaster is a 2011 graduate of Upstate’s College of Medicine, where he completed a residency in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry before joining the Upstate faculty in 2016.
Sarah Barger, a doctoral student in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, shows Gabby Sennet, left, and Adrianne Schwartz glass slides they can use to look at their cheek cells under a microscope. Sennet and Schwartz, Girl Scouts from Union Springs and Port Byron, were two of nearly 100 middle school girls at TechSavvy, a daylong STEM program sponsored by the American Association of University Women and held April 1 at the Tompkins-Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY. Barger is a fourth-year doctoral student doing kidney research in the lab of Professor Mira Krendel, PhD.
Lauren Shields, a heart transplant recipient and the face of New York's Lauren Law, speaks at Upstate Medical University's Donate Life event April 5.
Lauren's Law requires drivers license applicants—and those renewing their license—to indicate whether they would like to be on the state's donor registry. Before Lauren’s Law, applicants did not to offer a response.
Lauren, 16, of Stony Point, N.Y., received a heart transplant in 2009. At right is her mother, Jeanne Shields.