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SIU School of Medicine Employees Honored for Service

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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine honored 61 of its employees for their years of service at campus facilities in Springfield, Carbondale, Decatur and Quincy.

45 Years:

Sidney Smith, MD, Family and Community Medicine-Carbondale Physician Assistant Program.

30 Years:

Lisa Adams, Human Resources; Timothy Carroll, Call Center; Joseph Henkle, MD, Internal Medicine; Robert Meech, Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, K. Suzanne Tin, Development.

25 Years:

Sherry Cline and Andrew Varney, MD, both of Internal Medicine; Erik Constance, MD, Student Affairs; Laura Katterhenry, Information Systems; Tracy Lower, MD, Pediatrics; Steven McNeil, Patient Business Services; Peggy Ostermeier, Psychiatry; Julie Robbs, Alumni Affairs; Gayle Stauffer, Pharmacology.

20 Years:

Lydia Arbogast, MD, Physiology; Michael Blair and Richard Triebe both of Patient Business Services; Cynthia Brewer, Medical Library; Catherine Brower and Sharon Wheat both of Internal Medicine; Lisa Daniels, Neurology; Miao Li, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Jason McKelvey and John Melito both of Capital Planning and Service Operations; Kyaw Naing, MD, PhD, Family and Community Medicine-Carbondale; Paul Wells, Management and Budget; Donna White, MD, Family and Community Medicine-Quincy.

15 Years:

Jean Afflerbach and Cherie Forsyth both of Education and Curriculum; Tracy Aldridge, MD, Becky Hanna and Daniel Hicks all of Family and Community Medicine-Springfield; Craig Batterman, MD, and Christopher Mogren both of Pediatrics; Kimberly Beckey, Human Resources; Erin Campbell, Center for Clinical Research; Jessica Davis, Carrie Harrison, Jan Rakinic, MD, John Sutyak, MD, and Bethany Tschantz all of Surgery; Lois Defend, Gary Rull, MD, and Donna Vogt all of Internal Medicine; Robert Deters and Greg Puckel both of Capital Planning and Service Operations; Shirley Frost, Laboratory Animal Medicine; Deborah Guthrie, Family and Community Medicine-Quincy; Jill Leonard and David Pence both of HealthCare Administration; Lynne Ling, Pharmacology; Wesley McNeese, MD, Diversity and Inclusion; Kelly Nunn, Patient Business Services; Peter Patrylo, PhD, Physiology; William Pierson, PhD, Family and Community Medicine-Carbondale Physician Assistant Program; Deborah Santini, Residency Affairs; Vivian Smith, Psychiatry; Nancy Tonellato, Cancer Institute; Sally White, Information Systems; Charlene Young, Neurology.

Established in 1970, the mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, patient care, research, and community service. Its website is and its main number is 217-545-8000.

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