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Upstate Medical announces appointments, honors and awards

Regina McGraw, R.N., J.D., has been appointed senior counsel for Upstate Medical University. In this role, she has oversight and responsibility for the Syracuse Regional Office of SUNY Legal Affairs. McGraw resides in Fayetteville.

Lynn Shepard Scott has joined the Upstate University Hospital senior management team as senior associate for Community Programming and Development. In this role, Scott will participate with hospital and campus senior leadership to develop and enhance community relationships and programs to help meet the institutional goals for regional growth in clinical care, education and research. Scott resides in Baldwinsville.

Jeanmarie Glasser has been named assistant director for the Upstate Cancer Center. Her responsibilities will include oversight of the Tumor Registry; serving as the administrative liaison to the administrator for Oncology in the development of policies and procedures, reporting, and new programs; and coordinating oncology accreditations. Glasser resides in Liverpool.

Karen Wentworth, M.S.W., has been named director of PATIENTSfirst! Guest and Volunteer Services. Wentworth oversees the Patient Relations Department, Volunteers and the Advocates for Upstate Medical University. Wentworth resides in Lysander.

Michelle Dolphin, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, clinical assistant professor in the College of Health Profession's Physical Therepy Education Program has achieved been recertified as a as a board certified

Allen Silverstone, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, has been appointed to the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Dioxin Review Panel of the Environmental Protection Agency. Silverstone was selected by the SAB as a nationally recognized expert in the area of dioxins. Silverstone resides in Camillus.

Robert Kellman, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, has been named to the editorial board of the Archives of Otolaryngology. Kellman resides in Fayetteville.

Melanie Kalman, Ph.D., published the article "Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist: Is This the Role for You?" in the Jan./Feb. 2010 issue of Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Kalman lives in Tully.

Jeanna Marraffa, Pharm.D., clinical toxicologist with the Poison Center, has been elected president of the New York state Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Marraffa resides in Utica.

The Anatomical and Clinical Laboratories in the Department of Pathology have been awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission through November 2011.

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