Koyoa and her 15-month-old daughter, Rainbow, attend the Spirit of Children Halloween party at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital Oct. 13. Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores hosted the annual party for patients and their families. The Spirit of Children program has raised more than $132,000 for the children's hospital to date for the purchase of child life equipment such as iPads, which provide distraction during medical procedures, and to fund the Child Life Fellowship Program, which increases the number of children and families seen by a child life professional-in-training.
Zubin Damania, MD, aka ZDOGG, the YouTube sensation known for his edgy rap videos on health care, speaks with more than 100 students Oct. 13 in the Ninth Floor Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall about his days as a med student and his desire to change the way medical care is delivered. Damania was on campus to speak at a conference at the CNY Biotech Accelerator.
Linda Veit, MPH, director of community relations and special projects manager for the Upstate Cancer Center, center, with Lisa Bigelow, a residential health advisor for the Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA) speaks with Quindell Williams of CNY Central in front the SHA's Mammography Bus. Upstate offered no-appointment mammograms as part of its She Matters Breast Cancer Screening Program.