PERFUSIONIST AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST EARN PRESIDENT'S AWARDSAlumnus Ronald E. Angona, Jr., MS, CCP ’01, received the President’s Award for Outstanding Voluntary Faculty; and Kevin Neville, PT, MS, CCS, assistant professor in physical therapy, was given the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.Angona is the chief perfusionist at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and serves as a voluntary clinical instructor for Upstate’s Cardiovascular Perfusion program. The U of R Medical Center has become one of the most sought-after clinical affiliates for Upstate because of his gifted teaching and mentoring. Angona is an exemplary example of a lifelong learner in a technologic career that is ever changing, and many of his students are now leaders in the field. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations and is active in professional organizations, including AmSECT. Neville is an innovative educator with unparalleled expertise in acute care physical therapy, especially in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. He has been on the PT faculty for more than 12 years. Graduates of the program score well above the national mean on the cardiopulmonary portion of the licensing exam. He adopted use early on of a sophisticated simulation mannequin that increases student engagement and practice skills. He serves on a range of academic committees, chairing the CHP Academic Affairs Committee, and organizes recruitment events on campus with local schools. He is a prolific author and holds several professional memberships. With his MS degree in PT from Columbia University, Neville is nearing completion of a DPT degree from Upstate.
SUNY TRUSTEES APPROVE DANIELLE LARAQUE-ARENA, M.D., FAAP, AS PRESIDENT OF SUNY UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY SYRACUSE, NY — The State University of New York Board of Trustees today (Sept. 10, 2015) appointed Danielle Laraque-Arena, M.D., FAAP, currently chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and vice president of Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn, as president of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Laraque-Arena also currently is professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University. Laraque-Arena will be the first woman to lead the university. Her appointment is effective January 14, 2016. Read more.How career of Upstate Medical's new president was shaped by Haitian roots, poverty (syracuse.com, October 5, 2015)DONALD D. SIMPSON, PhD, MPH, NAMED DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS August 2015--The people at Upstate are a key reason why Donald D. Simpson, PhD, MPH, accepted the position as the new dean of the College of Health Professions at Upstate Medical University. “What appealed to me at Upstate is primarily the people—individuals committed to improving the lives of others; faculty and staff seeking innovative ways to deliver curriculum; and students committed to the communities they seek to serve,” he said. To read more, click here.GET YOUR Colorful CHP T-Shirt TODAY!
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