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Dr. Sharon Brangman ’77 to Give 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Affairs Lecture
Dr. Sharon Brangman ’77, Distinguished Service Professor and Chief of Geriatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, will give the 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Affairs Lecture on Wednesday, March 28, at 6 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. The title of her talk will be “Doorway Thoughts: Crossing the Threshold to Cultural Competence.”
The event is sponsored by the Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Brangman earned her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed her internship, residency and geriatric fellowship programs at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.
Dr. Brangman serves as fellowship director for geriatric medicine at Upstate. She is director of the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, is also medical director of the Transitional Care Unit on the Upstate Community Campus and is medical director of Greenpoint/The Hearth Senior Living Communities in Syracuse.
Brangman has received many honors, including Best Doctors of Northeast Region, the Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service and Hartford Geriatrics Leadership Scholars Award. She was a member of the board of directors of the American Geriatrics Society for 10 years, and completed terms as president and chair of the board. She currently serves as chair of the board of the Association of Geriatric Academic Program Directors, after completing a term as its president.
Her research on multicultural clinical issues and geriatrics appears in such publications as Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, American Family Physician, and American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. Her success in navigating discrimination in medicine is featured in the book “Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine.”
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