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May 26, 2006
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate announces appointments and honors for May

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

Bruce Searles, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion in the College of Health Professions, received the Perfusionist of the Year award from the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT). The highest honor given by the society, the award is presented annually to a perfusionist who makes a significant contribution to the field of extracorporeal technology. Searles has been an AmSECT member since 1993 and has served on a variety of committees since 1997. He is currently chair of the society’s Internet Committee and was influential in developing the society’s electronic infrastructure. In addition to his service to AmSECT, Searles is the chair of the Perfusion Program Directors Council (PPDC). He also serves on the board for the New York State Society of Perfusionists and was recently appointed to the Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education. Searles resides inSyracuse.

Steven S. McClintic has been appointed associate administrator for Diagnostics and Therapeutics at University Hospital, overseeing the areas of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Laboratory Services, Pharmacy, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy and Cardiovascular Services. McClintic brings to University Hospital more than 20 years of experience as a healthcare executive, serving as the cardiovascular service line director for Crouse Hospital; vice-president of operations and vice-president of the oncology and cardiovascular services at Centegra Health System in Illinois; and vice president of clinical and support services for Glens Falls Hospital. McClintic received a master’s from the University of Iowa in 1980 and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1978. He holds memberships in The American College of Health Care Executives and the American College of Cardiology Administrators. He resides in Skaneateles.

Stacy Mehlek has joined the Office of Academic Affairs as faculty appointments specialist, a post she has held in the Human Resources Department since August 2000. Mehlek will continue with her Human Resources’ responsibilities. In her position, Mehlek is coordinating with deans’ offices and department chairs in the hiring of faculty and in the training and advising of faculty appointments. She also coordinates the immigration process for foreign faculty candidates and employees. Mehlek joined SUNY Upstate in 2000 as a human resources assistant. She received a bachelor’s degree LeMoyne College in 1999. Mehlek resides in DeWitt.


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