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SUNY Upstate's Lyn Stevens wins AIDS care nursing honor

Lyn Stevens, a nurse practitioner at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has received the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) President's Award. Stevens received the award for her outstanding service as an ANAC committee chair and for demonstrating exceptional leadership in accomplishing committee work and dedication to the mission and goals of the association.

Stevens is the HIV training coordinator for the Central New York HIV Clinical Education Initiative funded by the New York State Department of Health. She works with the Designated AIDS Center at University Hospital, offering healthcare professionals education on HIV disease in a 12-county region.

As chair of the ANAC Finance Committee, Stevens developed a corporate relations plan, expanded revenue streams beyond membership dues and established ANAC with a sound financial standing.

Stevens was also re-elected for a second term as treasurer to the Board of Directors of ANAC.

The ANAC was founded in 1987 and has grown to over 2400 members with 50 chapters and international affiliates. The mission of the association is to promote individual and collective professional development of members and to provide support and advocacy for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Stevens resides in Camillus.