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July 13, 2006
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate announces honors

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

? Robert W. Daly, M.D., professor of psychiatry and of bioethics and humanities, was recognized for his long time leadership role in the field of healthcare ethics at the annual meeting of the Institute for Ethics in Health Care, held June 7 at LeMoyne College. Daly is a clinical supervisor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and teaches courses in ethics, American culture, and religion. He teaches courses in bioethics in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and was the first chair of the University Hospital Ethics Committee and of its Ethics Consultation Service. Daly has been a Visiting Scholar in philosophy at the University of Cambridge (King’s College); a Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities; and has lectured in Europe and China as well as throughout the United States. He was a founder of the Consortium for the Cultural Foundations of Medicine (currently named the Consortium for Culture and Medicine) and the Institute for Ethics in Health Care, an organization he led from 1995 to 2004. Daly resides in DeWitt.

? Neal A. Seidberg, M.D., of Fayetteville, has received an award from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) for excellence and outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics. Seidberg, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, was specifically cited for his leadership role in establishing Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) at University Hospital that requires computer entry of all physician orders.

? Bruce Stalder, senior critical care pharmacist, received the 2006 Pharmacist of the Year Award from the New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists (NYSCHP) at its annual meeting May 6 at the Sagamore in the Adirondacks. Stalder also holds faculty appointments in SUNY Upstate’s College of Nursing and the Albany College of Pharmacy and a residency faculty appointment at University Hospital. The award is presented annually to a pharmacist who has been recognized by his or her peers for achieving significant accomplishments in advancing patient care. Stalder was instrumental in developing a system for documenting drug information services provided by University Hospital pharmacists; a pharmacoeconomic form for documenting drug cost minimization; and developing and implementing a pharmaceutical care plan for clinical monitoring. He received University Hospital’s Outstanding Pharmacist award in 2002 and serves as a member of the hospital’s Clinical Pharmacy Improvement team and the Critical Care Quality Management team. He is the pharmacy representative to the Nursing Practice Council and a member of the Central New York Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. Stalder resides in New Woodstock, N.Y.

? Mary Zegarelli Hare received the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) 2006 Varian Award of Excellence for her outstanding contribution to the field of medical dosimetry at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the AAMD in Vancouver, Canada. Hare is an assistant professor and clinical education coordinator in the Department of Radiation Therapy in the College of Health Professions. She has served as president of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists and of the Medical Dosimetrists Certification Board (MDCB); chaired the MDCB’s Medical Dosimetrists Scope of Practice Research Committee; and presently chairs the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology’s Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee. A medical dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team who works with medical physicists and medical oncologists in the design of treatment plans to deliver prescribed doses of radiation to tumors while ensuring that the surrounding healthy tissue is not harmed. Hare resides in Camillus.

? The ultrasound practice at the Regional Perinatal Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University has been reaccredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine’s Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council through 2008. Accreditation means the practice has voluntarily met the nationally accepted standards and has demonstrated consistent excellence in patient care in obstetrical ultrasonography. The accreditation process reviews patient care and safety and credentials, experience and training of physicians and sonographers, among other areas. The Regional Perinatal Center serves 17 counties and totaled more than 10,000 patients visits last year.

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