Upstate Medical University held its annual Advocacy Day in Albany on March 19. Students from the various programs accompanied Upstate's Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, to a series of meetings with legislators. The group posed after their meeting with local Assemblyman Al Stirpe. From from left: Linda Veit ('12 Masters in Public Health), Cheryl Youker (College of Nursing), Aldin Noel (College of Health Professions). Second row, from left: Eastwood, Stirpe, Robert Carroll (College of Graduate Studies Anatomy and Cell Biology program) and Melissa Gadsden (College of Medicine). Gadsden, a Manlius native and second year student, hails from Stirpe's district.