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Upstate chair and program director receives AT&T CNY Women in STEM Award

Susan Graham, MS, MT (ASCP), SH, chair and program director in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science and associate dean in the College of Health Professions, educates students about fat at a STEAM night in the Syracuse City School District.

Partners in Education and Business (PEB), an affiliate of The Manufacturers Association of Central New York, recently honored an Upstate Medical University associate dean for her work helping young people pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Susan Graham, MS, MT (ASCP), SH, chair and program director in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science and associate dean in the College of Health Professions, received the AT&T CNY Women in STEM award at the annual PEB awards dinner on June 12.

The event celebrated the success of PEB, which provides career exploration and workforce development services throughout Central New York. PEB recognized several students, mentors, business and community leaders for their efforts and achievements in STEM.

Graham teaches hematology, laboratory management and clinical correlations in Upstate’s Department of Laboratory Science. She has more than 29 years of professional field and teaching experience.

She remains active in many community organizations and programs promoting STEM to young people. She has served on the Syracuse City School District’s Clinical Laboratory Technology P-TECH Advisory Committee since 2015 and previously served on the BOCES Laboratory Technician Training Program Advisory Board. She was a member of the Liverpool School District Board of Education from 1998 to 2004 and served on several committees in that district as well.

“Susan’s list of professional affiliations, her publications and presentations and list of awards are impressive,” PEB wrote in the event program. “But more impressive than all of this is Susan’s selfless attitude and true passion for education.

“Susan has been described as an ‘outstanding partner for the Syracuse City School District and has been a guiding light for the program; instrumental in trouble-shooting issues that come up so the team can maximize the support of students.’ ”

The PEB event also included a job-signing day for students to commit to work at the companies where they had been interning. Le Moyne College President Linda LeMura, PhD, also received the AT&T CNY Women in STEM Award at the event.  

 

Caption: Susan Graham, MS, MT (ASCP), SH, (far right) chair and program director in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science and associate dean in the College of Health Professions teaches students at the Syracuse Latin School about fat content at the school's recent STEAM Night event. 

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