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09-16-2016

Seymour Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies at Clarkson University

Tonya J. Seymour was appointed clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies at Clarkson University, earlier this year, when she started teaching.

Tonya SeymourShe received her associate of applied science degree in medical technology from SUNY Canton, her bachelor of arts in biology from SUNY Potsdam, and her master of science degree in physician assistant studies from Clarkson University.  

Seymour has nearly 20 years of health care experience as a medical technologist. She worked at Massena Memorial Hospital, Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Adirondack Medical Center as a phlebotomist, medical laboratory technician and medical laboratory technologist; and then as a physician assistant, hospitalist at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and an adjunct clinical instructor at Clarkson.

She also served as volunteer EMT with the Canton and Potsdam rescue squads, as well as a firefighter/EMT with the Morley Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders. She is certified in advanced cardiac life support and in pediatric advanced life support. She is also licensed as a clinical laboratory technologist and as a fundamental critical care support provider.

Seymour is co-author of research titled “Improving Post-Operative Surgical Site Infection Rates in a Rural Hospital.”

She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Hospitalist Medicine.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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