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SUNY Upstate Medical University announces appointments, honors and awards

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — SUNY Upstate Medical University announces the following appointments, honors and awards:

•Shawky Badawy, M.D., of DeWitt, was visiting professor and keynote speaker at the Residents' Teaching Day of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine March 18. He presented an update on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. He also was a judge for the Chief Residents' Presentation and received an award of acknowledgement for his contributions to the department's Residents Research Day. Badawy is professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

• Robert Barlow, Ph.D., of Jamesville, was named a Gold Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology for his contributions to the association. Barlow is professor of ophthalmology.

• Rev. Terry Culbertson, of Syracuse, presented a pre-conference workshop at Summit '09 Collaborative, held Orlando, Fla., in January. Rev. Culbertson is the spiritual care manager/clinical pastoral education supervisor and a clinical assistant professor.

• Susan Keeter, of Syracuse, has illustrated a book titled Waiting for Benjamin: A Story About Autism that was named a "Best Children's Book of the Year" award winner from Bank Street College of Education. The book will be included in the 100th anniversary edition of Bank Street's annual book list of the Best Children's Books of the Year to be published in September.

• Margaret Wade, of Syracuse, adjunct clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing, presented a poster at the 10th Annual National/ International Evidence-Based Practice Conference Feb. 19 in Phoenix, Ariz.

• Anne Ryan, of Cazenovia, has been appointed as Regional Resource Center Emergency Management Coordinator at University Hospital. Ryan joined University Hospital in 1986 and has held the role of Hospital Emergency Preparedness Coordinator since 2003. She is a clinical educator and has been an active educator nationally on emergency management.

• The Department of Ophthalmology Residency Program has received the status of Continued Accreditation from the Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). A five-year cycle, which is the longest cycle of accreditation that can be attained, was granted. The Review Committee commended the program for its demonstrated substantial compliance with the ACGME's Requirements for Graduate Medical Education.

• Jiri Bem, M.D., of Manlius, has joined the Department of Surgery as an assistant professor. He is board certified in colon and rectal and general surgery. Bem's clinical specialties include colonoscopy, colorectal cancer and polyps, diseases of the colon and rectum. Bem has made numerous presentations and has published extensively in his areas of specialty in the scientific literature.