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Celebration of the Faculty - faculty awards


Celebration of the Faculty/Gold Standard Award

Each year in March, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development holds an Annual Celebration of the Faculty.

At this event, we recognize new, promoted, and emeritus members of our faculty. We also recognize and honor those members of our faculty who have shown a true PASSION for, and excellence in, their work, whether it be in research, clinical service and/or teaching. We honor these faculty members by presenting them with our Gold Standard Award.

We look for those faculty members who are dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about their work. This is not about publications, funding or RVUs. It is about commitment, vision and sincerity. Gold Standard honorees truly live the values of Upstate by exemplifying INNOVATION, RESPECT, SERVICE and INTEGRITY.

The award is intended to recognize faculty for work exemplifying the missions of Upstate, with particular emphasis on professionalism, work ethic, and character. Faculty who are “unsung heroes” should be nominated.

Nominations will be solicited by email a few months before the event.

Gold Standard Award Criteria

2022 Gold Standard Award Recipient

2021 Gold Standard Award Recipients

2020 Gold Standard Award Recipients

Upstate President's Awards

The President of SUNY Upstate Medical University acknowledges outstanding employees at two events in the Spring and Fall.

The Employee Recognition Awards are given in the spring at the annual Employee Recognition Event. 

The President's and SUNY Chancellor's Awards are given on an annual basis at Fall Faculty Convocation.