Upstate Medical University announces appointments, honors and awards

*Sally Terek has been named Active Generations and OASIS Outreach

Coordinator for Upstate s OASIS program. Active Generations is designed to

address childhood obesity and increase healthy behaviors in children. Prior

to OASIS, Terek was a classroom teacher and most recently served as director

of Interactive Education at WCNY-TV, where she was responsible for the

strategic planning and implementation of multi-media services classrooms and educational settings in the community. Terek earned both her bachelor s and master's degrees in education from SUNY Cortland. She is a graduate of

2008 Leadership Greater Syracuse and received certification as a CATCH

(Coordinated Approach to Child Health) trainer at the OASIS Institute in St.

Louis. Terek resides in the town of Geddes.

* Jorge Torretti, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and director

of pre- admission testing for the Department of Anesthesiology, has been

named the 2009 Physician of the Year by the Regional Physician Assistants of

CNY (RPACNY. Torretti resides in DeWitt.

* John Fey, M.D., clinical associate professor of surgery, has been named

the director of the General Surgery Residency Program. He resides in


* Maria C. Lumbrazo, clinical quality investigator and Emergency Department

liaison in the Department of Risk Management, was elected vice president of

the Omicron Alpha Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing,

Region 11, Chapter 359. Lumbrazo resides in Liverpool.

* Upstate College of Nursing faculty members Melanie Kalman, Ph.D.,

Margaret Wells, Ph.D. and Carol A Gavan, Ed.D., wrote Returning to School:

Experiences of Female Baccalaureate RN Students for the Spring/ Summer

2009 issue of the Journal of the New York State Nurses Association. Kalman

lives in Tully. Gaven lives in Manlius. Wells lives in Fayetteville.

* Susan Graham, associate professor and chair of Clinical Laboratory

Science Program and director of Medical Technology Program in the College of Health Professions, has received an Excellence in Laboratory Medicine award from ARUP Laboratories, a national reference laboratory, for demonstrating extraordinary motivation in pursuing or delivering educational excellence in clinical laboratory science. Graham resides in Liverpool.

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