John A. Hoepner, MD, center, and Carol Miller, MdED, of the Department of Ophthalmology’s Center for Vision Research, accept a gift of $10,671 from Lions 20-Y1 District Governor Kermmit Mott at the Lions’ Testimonial and Awards Dinner May 4 the DoubleTree Hotel in Binghamton. The gift will be used to support CVR studies. Mott chose the CVR as his year-long project as district governor to pay tribute to a loved one. Lions 20-Y1 is a strong and consistent supporter of the CVR, contributing more than $250,000 throughout the years to further research into eye diseases and disorders.
Think Green Fair committee members Nancy Schreher, left, and Patricia Duffy, with the three "green" baskets that will be given away at Upstate’s Think Green Fair Thursday, May 22. The themed baskets are gardening, cleaning and personal care, and feature all "green" or environmentally friendly products. The fair runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Setnor Academic Building.
Upstate Medical University was well represented at the 75th Anniversary Gala for the Syracuse Housing Authority April 4 at the Oncenter in downtown Syracuse. Upstate’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Syracuse Housing Authority sponsor a Healthy Neighbors partnership at Pioneer Homes, creating among its residents health and wellness leaders who serve as community advocates. Attending the festivities are, from left: John and Patty Farruggio; Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH; John Epling, MD, MSEd; Mary Laverty; Ampara Colon (Syracuse Housing Authority); Mozart Guerrier; Maxine Thompson; William Simmons (Syracuse Housing Authority); and Anthony Weiss, MD.