Upstate News

June 30, 2003
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate Medical University announces writing competition winners

Five individuals from SUNY Upstate Medical University have received 2003 Bruce Dearing Writing awards. The awards competition, sponsored by SUNY Upstate’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is presented annually to encourage and promote the connection between arts and medicine.

Lauren Chernick received $400 as first place winner in the student category for a story recounting her experiences during her first three years of her medical education. Chernick, a third year medical student at SUNY Upstate, resides in Syracuse’s east side.

Carol Roberts, R.N., and Nancy Schreher shared first place in the faculty/employee category, each receiving a $50 gift certificate to the book store “My Sister’s Words.”

Roberts, of University Hospital’s Nursing Department, was selected for two poems titled, “The Diver” and “Aspen Peak.” She resides in Syracuse’s east side.

Schreher, of SUNY Upstate’s Educational Communications Department, was selected for two short stories about her experiences caring for her ill mother and reuniting with her estranged brother. Schreher resides in Tully.

Moshin Ali, M.D., was named second place winner in the student category for a short story about social life in his native homeland, Pakistan. Ali, a resident of Syracuse’s east side, is a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at SUNY Upstate. He received a cash award of $300.

Jameson Hirsch, Ph.D., a psychology resident at SUNY Upstate, received the third place award in the student category for his story titled, “The Bus Ride.” Hirsch, of Baldwinsville, received a cash award of $200.

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