Care for some leaf peeping and a museum visit?

Screen Shot 2019-10-11 at 1.10.15 PMHere’s an opportunity for SRC members to do some first-class leaf peeping in the Adirondacks and visiting a pioneering public health site that has become a very special museum.

The day trip, set for next Friday, October 18, is via a chartered bus to Saranac Lake, sponsored by the Center for Global Health (CGH) and the Global Health Student Interest Group. The destination is the Saranac Laboratory/Trudeau Sanitorium. And, for those who would like to, you also will be able to walk across the Adirondack treetops at The Wild Center.

The Saranac Laboratory/Trudeau Sanitorium was built in 1894, the first lab built in the U.S. for the research of tuberculosis. The organization Historic Saranac Lake painstakingly restored the building and opened it as a museum in 2009.

SRC member John Justino, the CGH director at the UAlbany School of Public Health, says, “We do this day trip every year with the New Visions high school students, and it is a really fun and informative. This year, the New Visions program has about 10 fewer students than normal going on the trip, so we have space on the bus.

“On top of learning about a fascinating piece of public health history right here in New York, we will be heading up to Saranac Lake right at the peak fall foliage time. This promises to be a great day.”

Time is running short to reserve a spot on the bus, but you can do so in the next few days by contacting John ( or Aubrey Racz ( at CGH. The fee is $45, which can be given to John on the bus. Checks should be made payable to “The University at Albany Foundation” with “Fall 2019 Saranac Day Trip” in the memo field are accepted.






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