Upstate News

June 25, 2008
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Wiezalis named Distinguished Professor; four honored with Chancellor’s Awards

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Carl P. Wiezalis of Syracuse has been awarded the rank of State University of New York (SUNY) Distinguished Service Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees. The Distinguished Service Professorship honors and recognizes extraordinary service not only at the campus and the State University, but also at the community, regional and state levels.

In 2007, Wiezalis became the first active SUNY faculty member to serve as a SUNY Trustee. He has served as professor of respiratory care and cardiorespiratory sciences in SUNY Upstate Medical University’s College of Health Professions for nearly years, including 27 years as a department chairman. He is in his second two-year term as president of the University Faculty Senate.

In addition to Wiezalis, four other SUNY Upstate employees have been named by SUNY as recipients of the Chancellor’s Award’s for Excellence. They are:

? Donald C. Blair, M.D., who will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. Blair, of Jamesville, is professor of medicine, specializing in infectious diseases and serves as medical director of SUNY Upstate’s Designated AIDS Center and medical director of the Onondaga County Health Department’s tuberculosis clinic.

? Daniel Jaeger, of Baldwinsville, who will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. He is technical director of the Anatomical Gift Program and director of the Gross Anatomy Laboratory in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.

? Barry Knox, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and ophthalmology, who will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Knox’s laboratory is conducting studies on the molecular basis of vision and blinding diseases. Knox resides in Marcellus.

? Paul Shanley, M.D., who will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Shanley, of Jamesville, is professor of pathology and director of the Medical Literature Curriculum for the College of Medicine.

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