Cazenovia College Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) student, Ansel Oommen, has been featured in “Health Matters: Stories of Science, Care & Wellness” from New York Presbyterian Hospital for his commitment as a lab technologist working on the front line of the COVID pandemic. New York Presbyterian Hospital was one of the first in New York to go live with testing for COVID on a machine, and Oommen worked 20 nights in a row when the outbreak began because of the shortage of techs and the acute need for them to oversee testing. 
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This week, Oommen is very optimistic that the curve is indeed flattening in New York.  He credits his studies through Cazenovia as helping him to gain needed knowledge that has been directly applicable. “I don't think I would've been able to truly capture the psychological ambiguity of my work if I wasn't enrolled in the CASAC program," stated Oommen. 
 
Cazenovia College is thankful to all of the health care and essential business personnel who are working during this pandemic. To read and listen to Oommen’s full story inside the lab at New York Presbyterian Hospital go to https://healthmatters.nyp.org/my-covid-19-story-ansel-oommen/