News from Upstate

August 17, 2010
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate Medical University announces appointments, honors and awards

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — SUNY Upstate Medical University announces the following appointments, honors and awards:

• Shawky Z.A. Badawy, M.D., of DeWitt, was a visiting professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albany Medical College where he discussed pediatric and adolescent gynecology May 5.

• Marilyn V. Sharron, LCSW-R, has received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Sharron resides in Syracuse.

• Marie Madero, of Baldwinsville, and Rebecca Fuentes, of Syracuse, have receive the Partners in Learning Community Award for Organization Service and Community Outreach from the Westside Learning Center.

• Erika Doxtader, M.D., of Liverpool, has joined the Department of Pathology as assistant professor. Her primary focus is on the diagnosis of general surgical cases with emphasis on neuropathology, muscle pathology, and head and neck pathology.

• Steven Youngentob, Ph.D., of Cazenovia, has been named editor-in-chief of the online journal Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics.

• Daniel J. Olsson, D.O., of Manlius, has been selected by the Central New York Regional Medical Services Council to receive the Physician of Excellence award for the Central New York region. He also has been named the New York State EMS Council Physician of Excellence for 2010. He will receive the commendation at the opening session of the EMS Vital Signs Conference Aug. 28 in New York.

• James L. Knoll, IV, M.D., of Syracuse, published a chapter titled “Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry” in The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry.

• Robert N. Cooney, M.D., of Manlius, received a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award from the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Vermont (UVM) at its “Celebrating Achievements—Legends & Leaders” event June 11 on the UVM campus. The award recognizes Dr. Cooney for his outstanding scientific and academic achievements.

• Upstate Medical University received several awards at the Awards of Excellence program sponsored by SUNY Council for University Advancement, June 9 to 11 in Buffalo. Darryl Geddes, of Fayetteville, won top honors in the media relations category for the media relations campaign surrounding the fundraising efforts and opening of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Melanie Rich, of Baldwinsville, won top honors in the special events category for the opening weekend of the children’s hospital. Kathleen Carnes, of Auburn, and Denise Owen Harrigan, of Syracuse, won Judge’s Citations for their work on the Upstate Cancer Center campaign packet. Harrigan also won a Judge’s Citation for her work on the guide to the opening of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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