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    BinghAMton the family & Childrens Society announced the following people were elected to its board of directors at the nonprof-its annual meeting held May 14:

    Thomas G. Bosman, vice president, Payco, Inc.;

    Jeffrey M. Jacobs, attorney, Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP; and,

    Jason M. Monahan, director of clinical opera-tions, Lourdes Hospital.

    they will serve three-year terms.The Family & Childrens Society, which is a

    human-services provider offering counseling and home care services, said its elected officers

    are: David K. Tanenhaus, president; John G. Spencer, vice president; Linda A. Persons, treasur-er; and Richard G. DoBell, secretary.

    the Society has offices in Binghamton, Owego, and Johnson City.

    Family & Childrens Society elects board of directors

    SYrACUSE St. Josephs hospital health Center an-nounced that it offered jobs to 75 of the 83 May 2015 gradu-ates of its College of nursing and every offer was accepted.

    the St. Josephs College of nursing held a graduation cer-emony and awards brunch for its new graduates on Sunday, May 17, at the SRC Arena at onondaga Community College. the associate degree in applied science, with a major in nursing, was conferred on 83 graduates, according to a St. Josephs news release.

    the organization indicated that the number of job offers it made to these grads was unprecedented.

    Patricia E. Drea, chief oper-ating officer of Visiting Angels, was the graduation speaker. Joshua Purcell, May 2015 College of Nursing graduate, addressed his class. Ann Marie Walker-Czyz, senior VP for op-

    erations, COO/CNO, spoke to the graduates on behalf of the hospital administration.

    the St. Josephs College of nursing is accredited by its professional nursing ac-creditor, the Accreditation Commission for Education in nursing (ACEn) and the

    Middle States Commission on higher Education.

    St. Josephs hospital health Center is a nonprofit regional health-care system based in Syracuse, providing services to patients throughout Central new York and northern Pennsylvania.

    St. Josephs Hospital Health Center hires 75 of 83 graduates from its nursing school

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    Members of the St. Josephs College of Nursing 2015 graduating class. St. Josephs Hospital Health Center offered jobs to 75 of the 83 graduates, and every offer was accepted.

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    CAREER SNAPSHOT:Physician Assistants

    Licensed Physician Assistants by CNY County NumberBroome 88Cayuga 25Chemung 36Chenango 13Cortland 17Herkimer 10Jefferson 80Lewis 9Madison 41Oneida 86Onondaga 388Oswego 32Seneca 7St. Lawrence 59Tioga 21Tompkins 42CNY TOTAL 954NYS Total 11,065

    Source: NYSED Office of the Professions, as of Jan. 1, 2015

    BY AdAm [email protected]

    What do they do?A physician assistant (PA) is a licensed health-care professional

    who provides medical care under the supervision of a physician, according to the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of the Professions. PAs conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, counsel patients and may, in some cases, prescribe medi-cation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    What credentials do they have?Licensed New York physician assistants have graduated from a

    two-to-four year state-approved PA program; these programs often require two years of college-level course work before admission, but some programs allow entry directly from high school. PAs also have passed a comprehensive licensing examination, according to the NYSED Office of the Professions.

    How much do they get paid?The annual mean wage (as of May 2014) for physician assistants

    in Central New Yorks metro areas is as follows: Syracuse ($98,920), UticaRome ($105,710), and Binghamton ($98,500), according to the U.S. BLS. For New York state, the annual mean wage is $100,290.

    Profession Title 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

    Physician Assistant 742 856 923 970 1040

    Source: NYSED Office of the Professions, as of Jan. 1, 2015

    Licenses issued in New York state in the last 5 calendar years

    Childrens Home of Jefferson County is named Business of the Year by the Mental Health AssociationBY JOUrNAL [email protected]

    WATERTOWN The Mental Health Association in Jefferson County, Inc. (MHAJC) recently named the Childrens Home of Jefferson County (CHJC) the 2014 Business of the Year for

    outstanding case management service to the mental health community.

    On behalf of CHJCs Care Management Program, Suzanne Raso, mental-health services co-ordinator, accepted the award at MHAJCs annual celebration held at the Watertown Elks

    Lodge on May 1, according to a news release.

    The CHJC says its Care Management program is dedi-cated to working with the com-munity to ensure all health-care

    needs are met and individuals have the opportunity to live a healthy, fulfilling life. n

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    William Brunken, an Upstate Medical

    University professor, has received a grant

    of $2.2 million for his research on vision from The National

    Institutes of Health (NIH).

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    NIH awards Upstate Medicals Brunken $2.2 million for vision researchBY ERIC [email protected]

    SYRACUSE The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an Upstate Medical University professor a grant of $2.2 million for his research on vision.

    William Brunken will use the funding on a five-year study investigating the role of extracel-lular matrix (ECM) in retinal development and disease.

    The NIHs National Eye Institute supports the award.

    Upstate Medical announced the grant award in a news release issued May 15.

    Brunken is vice chair for research for the department of ophthalmology; director of the departments Center for Vision Research; and professor of ophthalmology, neuroscience and physiology.

    More than 1,400 authors have cited Brunken for his research into vision disorders, Upstate Medical said.

    This five-year award provides great stability for our teams studies in the role of the extracel-lular matrix in retinal development and critically in vascular biology of the retina, Brunken said in the news release. Vascular diseases of the retina are the leading cause of blindness in adults in the developed world. The mechanisms of vascular development, unlike other develop-mental process, remain active in the adult and can result in serious pathologies. The long-term goal will be to develop matrix-based therapeutic strategies to treat vascular disease of eye.

    The extracellular matrix is composed of pro-teins surrounding cells that provide structural

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