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Upstate honors eight faculty with Gold Standard awards

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Upstate Medical University has acknowledged the outstanding work of eight faculty members with its Gold Standard Award. The award recognizes individuals who consistently show passion, vision and commitment in their research, clinical service and teaching, while promoting the university's values of driving innovation and discovery, respecting people, serving the community and valuing diversity.

Those honored are: (place of residence in parenthesis):

• Sandra Banas, M.S.T., R.P.A.-C., assistant professor of physician's assistant studies, College of Health Professions (Clay);

• Gregory Fink, M.D., associate professor of surgery, College of Medicine (Manlius);

• Sheila Lemke, M.D., associate professor of medicine, College of Medicine (Syracuse);

• Barbara Krenzer, M.D., professor of medicine, College of Medicine (Manlius);

• James Megna, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, College of Medicine (Syracuse);

• Bettina Smallman, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology, College of Medicine (Phoenix);

• Amar Swarnkar, M.D., associate professor of radiology, College of Medicine (Jamesville);

• Frederick Werner, MME, PE, professor of orthopedic surgery, College of Medicine (DeWitt).