Five from Upstate receive Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
Five members of Upstate Medical University have received 2016-17 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Awards of Excellence for outstanding service to SUNY, their campus and their community. SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher announced the recipients June 17.
Cheryl Brown, Timothy Damron, MD, Sharon Huard, Jennifer Moffet, PhD, and Lisa Moore, HCT, are among 361 faculty and staff from throughout the university system to receive the awards, comprised of a certificate and a Chancellor’s Excellence Medallion. Upstate’s recipients will receive their awards at the university’s 2017 Fall Faculty Convocation in September.
“The strength and impact of SUNY is powered by expert faculty and staff from throughout our 64-campus university system, and the 361 individuals receiving this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence are the best among the best,” said Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “They are at the top of their game in providing their institution and students with the highest quality of instruction, professionalism, and support. It is my great honor to celebrate the achievements of this year’s recipients.”
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
Timothy Damron, MD, professor and vice chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery; David G. Murray Endowed Professor; director, Orthopedic Oncology and Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Damron is recognized as a leading clinician, researcher and educator. He conducts clinical trials in orthopedic oncology, conducts basic, translational and clinical research on effects of radiation on bone, preservation of bone quality and prevention of late fractures in cancer patients, gene expression in bone tumors, joint reconstruction and others. He currently is working on a $1.88 million NIH-NIAMS grant to examine the biochemical and biomechanical changes to bone following radiotherapy. His efforts in orthopedic oncology have led to the development of an active clinical orthopedic oncology service that provides a level of care comparable with other major cancer centers around the country. He is a sought-after speaker and his numerous publications have appeared in pre-eminent journals such as the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and others. He is a mentor to medical students and residents in basic bench and clinical research and has taught physician assistants and allied health professionals. Orthopedic surgery residents say that his conference presentations are among the highlights of their experience in the residency program.