Upstate to award three with honorary degrees at Commencement May 1

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Source: Upstate News

Upstate Medical University will present honorary degrees to three individuals who have made substantial contributions in areas of importance to Upstate, including social justice, equity, clinician wellness and evidence-based practice

The three honorees are Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD, Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, and Tait Shanafelt, MD. Each will receive a doctor of science degree from the State University of New York. The degrees will be presented at the Upstate’s Commencement Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. at Upstate Medical University Arena, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse.

Their nominations were supported by Upstate’s campus Honorary Degree Committee, the State University of New York’s Honorary Degree Committee, and the State University of New York Chancellor and Board of Trustees.

Read about the nominees here

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