Upstate News

March 22, 2004
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate Medical University employees win awards and national recognition

The following SUNY Upstate Medical University individuals have recently received honors and awards:

? Ellen Havens, R.N., of University Hospital’s Transplant Clinic, was appointed to a two-year term as the Living Donor section leader for the Resource Council of NATCO (North American Transplant Coordinators Organization). Havens lives in Brewerton.

? Leslie Kohman, M.D., has been selected as national chair of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B Surgery Committee. The Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) is a national clinical research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, with its central office at the University of Chicago and its Statistical Center located at Duke University. Kohman is professor of thoracic surgery and vice chair of academic affairs for the Department of Surgery at SUNY Upstate. Kohman resides on the east side of Syracuse.

? Joseph Morfei, has been elected vice chair of the NYS Respiratory Therapy Licensure Board which advises and assists the Board of Regents and the State Education Department on licensing requirements, licensing examinations and practice issues, and provides community outreach, as well as participates in licensure disciplinary and/or restoration and moral character proceedings. Morfei is associate professor and chair of the Department of Respiratory Therapy Education in the College of Health Professions. Morfei resides in Auburn.

? Carole Novick, executive director of SUNY Upstate’s Syracuse Medical Alumni Association, has been elected vice chair of alumni and development for the Group on Institutional Advancement Section for the American Association of Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C. Novick lives in Skaneateles.

? Nancy Page, a pediatric intensive care nurse, has been appointed chair of the Expanded Council on Nursing Practice for the New York State Nurses Association. She is coordinator of nursing practice and staff nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at University Hospital. Page resides on Onondaga Hill.

? Ronald Saletsky, Ph.D., clinical psychologist in SUNY Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry, received the Psychologist of the Year award from the Central New York Psychological Association. Saletsky was recognized for his efforts to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means to improve human welfare as evidenced by his work on behalf of foster children through SUNY Upstate’s Enhance program. Saletsky lives in DeWitt.

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