Members of the newly formed Upstate Golisano Family Advisory Council are, from left, Julie MacMaster, Kathi Joslyn, Bob Cummings, Jennifer Satterlee, Beverly Lawton and Sarah Carlson. Council members are parents of children treated at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital who offer their input on safety and quality initiatives at the children’s hospital. The advisory council was born out of the Solutions for Patient Safety initiative. Children’s hospital staff who would like advisory council input on current topics or projects are invited to contact Jenny Dickinson at 315-464-9330, email@example.com.
Fourteen medical and physical therapy students at Upstate are volunteering as reading buddies with 3rd and 4th grade students at Dr. King Elementary School in Syracuse. The Reading Buddies program helps students improve their reading level and comprehension skills and fosters a love of reading within the younger generations. The program is coordinated by Upstate’s Center for Civic Engagement in partnership with Dr. King Elementary School. The Upstate students are, front row): Flora Liu, Osarieme Evbuomwan, MaryAlice Spin, Akua Bediako, Leanne Grafmuller, Claire Triller. Back Row: Clinton McCabe, John Echevarria, Felipe Firmo, Michelle Baker, Malcolm Philogene, Mitchell Arnovitz. Missing from the photograph are Alexandra France and Brittney Kiely. For more information about this program, contact Simone Seward, firstname.lastname@example.org or Marnie Annese, email@example.com.
Bruce Simmons MD, ’79, and James Osei-Sarpong, Jr., College of Medicine, ‘ 2019, center, are surrounded by Upstate students and staff at the 13th Annual Sarah Loguen Fraser Day celebration, held Jan.27 in Weiskotten Hall. Simmons, recently retired director of Employee/Student Health, was honored for his efforts to recruit, mentor and retain medical students from underrepresented groups. Osei-Sarpong was awarded the Sarah Loguen Fraser scholarship.
Sarah Loguen Fraser Day kicked-off Upstate’s Black History Month events.