Upstate People

Upstate Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, has been named by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner to serve on a special task force that will address the impact a new sports arena would have on nearby neighborhoods, municipal infrastructure and economic development.

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Michael B. Lax, MD, MPH, has received the Charlie Bugnacki Community Service Award from the Greater Syracuse Labor Council for his community service on behalf of working people in the region. The late Bucknacki served for many years as a labor liaison to the United Way. Board-certified in occupational medicine, Lax is medical director of the Occupational Health Clinical Centers, which serve workers in 26 counties in Upstate New York. He serves on the leadership team of the Workers’ Center of Central New York, and was recognized in 2011 for lifetime achievement by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.

Rochele Clark, BS, RN, Stroke Center coordinator at Upstate University Hospital, has  received the Community Mentor Award from the Omicron Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tan International Nursing Honor Society.  The award is presented to a member of Omicron Alpha who has served as a leader and mentor in professional nursing and in Omicron Alpha.

Terri Morse, MS, RN, has received the Excellence in Nursing Research award from the Omicron Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tan International Nursing Honor Society. Morse is a family nurse practitioner in the Pediatric and Adolescent Center at Upstate University Hospital. The award recognizes Morse for her accomplishments as an active member of Omicron Alpha in the area of nursing research.

Upstate In the News

Richard O’Neill, PhD, was quoted in a Jan. 29 YNN news story about what people can do to overcome winter fatigue.

Carroll Grant, PhD, was interviewed Jan. 29 on WWTI in Watertown and Jan. 30 on NewsChannel 9 regarding a program that would provide tracking devices of families of children with Autism.

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