Stroudsburg resident, Dr. Carmine Cerra honored with STAR award by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Dr. Cerra wins faculty Star award, is joined by two staff also receiving awards

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SCRANTON, PA (06/18/2018) Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) recognized the outstanding service of three employees on June 7 with "STAR" awards. STAR stands for "Service, Teamwork, Accountability, and Resourcefulness." The awards are presented annually at GCSOM's Faculty and Staff Recognition Day. At the celebration, 28 employees also received 10-year service awards and 15 employees were given five-year awards.

GCSOM's 2018 faculty STAR award winner is associate professor of pathology, Carmine Cerra, M.D., a resident of Stroudsburg.

In addition to the faculty award, two staff STAR awards were given. They went to Heather Davis and Gina Osif. Ms. Davis was recognized for her work as director of marketing and communications at GCSOM, while Ms. Osif was honored for her work as assistant registrar.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degrees. The college's innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its 17-county region in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit