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Perry to Speak at SUNY Downstate Commencement

By Lois Baker

Release Date: April 17, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- J. Warren Perry, dean emeritus of University at Buffalo School of Health Related Professions, will deliver the commencement address for the College of Health Related Professions and College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on May 23 in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Founding dean of UB's School of Health Related Professions from 1966 until his retirement in 1977, Perry last year received the Editor's Award from the Journal of Allied Health. The award was presented by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions in recognition of his foresight in inaugurating the journal in 1971 and his significant contributions to it during the past 30 years.

In 2000, he received the UB Alumni Association's Walter P. Cooke Award, presented to a non-alumnus for notable and meritorious contributions to the university.

A gift from Perry in 1988 inaugurated the annual J. Warren Perry Lecture of the UB School of Health Related Professions.

Perry's extensive work in the field of allied health has earned him recognition in "Who's Who in the World," "Who's Who in the U.S.," and "Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care."