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Sharon Brangman, M.D. - SUNY Distinguished Service Professor
Upstate Medical University, Chief of Geriatrics
Syracuse, NY – Sharon Brangman, M.D., an inspiration, role model, advocate and teacher who guides patients, doctors, caregivers, health care professionals, medical students, and citizens in the process of aging gracefully in good mental and physical health. It is with great enthusiasm that F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse announces Dr. Sharon Brangman the 2016 F.O.C.U.S. Wisdom Keeper.
Sharon Brangman is Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Upstate Medical University, nationally recognized by professional geriatrics organizations, and recently honored by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher as a “Distinguished Service Professor”. F.O.C.U.S. is proud to present the 2016 Wisdom Keeper award to Dr. Sharon Brangman,” announced F.O.C.U.S. Executive Director Charlotte Holstein. The 7th annual F.O.C.U.S. Wisdom Keeper Event will take place on April 6, 2016 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center.
As a nationally recognized and locally revered geriatrician and researcher, Sharon Brangman serves the older population of CNY with great humanity, practicality and holistically. As a former president of the American Geriatrics Society she led the organization to recognize that the aging process includes the interrelationship of aging, ethnicity, race, and faith. She is compassionate about serving her community and quietly, but significantly, she has touched the lives of Central New York older residents, giving them the tools to lead healthy, productive and meaningful lives in their senior years.
“Each year, the F.O.C.U.S. Wisdom Keeper Award is presented to a citizen who has shown leadership, continual caring and an understanding of the importance of the vision for tomorrow,” noted F.O.C.U.S. Board President Don Radke. “Dr. Brangman has exemplified these characteristics through her tireless work educating, researching, and providing clinical care and healthy living to improve the quality of life for current residents and future generations.”
Along with her clinical practice at University Hospital, Dr. Brangman is also Director of the CNY Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center and Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. She is the former President of the Medical Staff, serving from 2001 – 2010 and was a member of the Medical Executive Committee for 16 years. She currently serves as President of the Association of Geriatrics Academic Program Directors. She is a member of an advisory board for geriatrics and gerontology for the Department of Veteran Affairs and has been an adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and was an expert panelist for the White House Conference on Aging. She is a sought after speaker locally and nationally.
F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse is a citizens’ engagement organization that produces citizen-driven studies that embody citizen empowered voices. It encourages residents to participate in learning about, and having a voice in issues which affect their quality of life – today and into the future. FOCUS promotes intelligent decision-making, creative, collaborative problem solving and meaningful interaction between citizens, organizations and government.