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Upstate surgeon to lead national Shock Society

cooneyr General and trauma surgeon Robert Cooney, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at Upstate's College of Medicine, is the new president of the United States Shock Society. Cooney will serve from June 2013 to June 2014, beginning with his induction during the society's annual meeting in June in Miami Beach.

Cooney will lead the society‘s efforts to improve the care of victims of trauma, shock and sepsis during his term. The society‘s mission is to promote clinically relevant research and the dissemination of knowledge into the basic biology of trauma, shock and sepsis and promoting the education and mentoring of the next generation of investigators in the area of shock, trauma and sepsis.