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At Fall Faculty Convocation, Upstate recognizes outstanding service

Upstate Medical University Interim President Mantosh Dewan, MD, will recognize 29 individuals for distinguished service to the university at the 2019 Fall Faculty Convocation Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium in Weiskotten Hall. A reception will follow.

The President’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service, Individual, will be presented to M. Janice Nelson, EdD, RN. The founding dean of Upstate’s College of Nursing, Nelson has been an active philanthropist, supporting numerous Upstate programs and activities, including the Upstate Gala, A New Beginning Fund, Friend in Deed and capital campaigns for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hosptial and the Upstate Cancer Center. She is a founding member of the Upstate Foundation Legacy Society. Her leadership was instrumental in creating the Nursing Alumni Association, chartered in 1992, which honored Nelson by creating an endowed scholarship in her name. Since that first, single award, more than 400 nursing alumni scholarships have been awarded, totaling more than $310,000.

The President’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service, Corporate, will be presented to the Advocates for Upstate Medical University. The Advocates for Upstate has given more than $1.3 million to support dozens of programs and projects. The group’s first gift to the Upstate Foundation came in 1980 to support a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the group has been giving ever since to benefit the Upstate’s Children & Adolescent Psychiatry Fund, Nursing Recognition Fund, Perinatal Center Fund, Organ Donation and Transplant Fund, CNY Poison Control Center Fund, Neurology ALS Research Fund, EMS Program Outreach Education Fund, Joslin Diabetes Center, Dr. Garabed A. Fattal Community Free Clinic Fund and National Cancer Survivors Day Fund, to name a few.

A complete list of award recipients is below.

SUNY Distinguished Professor: Julio Licinio, MD, PhD, MBA, MS, Senior Vice President for Academic Health Affairs & Executive Dean; Dean, College of Medicine; Departments of Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Medicine; Neuroscience and Physiology

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor: Margaret A. Turk, MD, Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Pediatrics; Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities: Timothy P. Endy, MD, MPH, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology; Medicine; Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: Michelle R. Dolphin, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, Department of Physical Therapy Education

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service: D. Paul Waltz, University/Campus Police and Public Safety Department

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service: Vivian Gahtan, MD, formerly of the Department of Surgery

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service:

Fettah Hirry, Physical Plant

Jamell J. Jones, Nursing-9F Neuroscience ICU

Anne Starowicz, College of Health Professions, Office of the Dean

President’s Award for Excellence and Leadership in Research: Wei-Dong Yao, PhD, Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Physiology

President’s Award for Excellence in Basic Research by a Young Investigator: Juntao Luo, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

President’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Research by a Young Investigator: Megan E. Oest, PhD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

President’s Award for Advancement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Sipho Mbuqe, PhD, Department of Psychiatry

President’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service: Sue Henderson-Kendrick, BS, Graduate Medical Education

President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service: Stephen A. Albanese, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching:

College of Medicine, Clinical Department: William F. Paolo, MD, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine

College of Medicine, Basic Science Departments/College of Graduate Studies: Scott D. Blystone, PhD, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

College of Nursing:  Helen Clancy, DNP, MBA

College of Health Professions: Bruce E. Searles, MS, LP, CCP, Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Binghamton Campus: Leslie F. Major, MD, Department of Psychiatry

President’s Award for Outstanding Voluntary Faculty:

College of Medicine, Clinical Department: Marvin Koss, MD, Department of Psychiatry

College of Medicine, Basic Science Departments/College of Graduate Studies: Patsy Michael Iannolo, MD, PhD, Internal Medicine Private Practice, N Syracuse; Emergency Department, Auburn Memorial Hospital

College of Nursing: Elaine J. Shaben, FNP-BC, ConnextCare, Phoenix

College of Health Professions: Michael E. Graniero, RT, RRT, St. Joseph’s Health

President’s Award for Distinguished Service:

John B. Johnson, Jr, SUNY Upstate Medical University Council

Frederick B. Parker, Jr. MD, Professor Emeritus, Former Chair, Department of Surgery

President’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service, Corporate:

The Advocates for Upstate Medical University

President’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service, Individual:

M. Janice Nelson, EdD, RN

Academy of Upstate Educators:

Carol Anne Kozik, DNS, FNP-BC College of Nursing

Mike H. Sun, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Robert W. Zajdel, PhD, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

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