Upstate Announcements for May 14, 2019
Onondaga County Health Department seeks input on health of our community
The Onondaga County Health Department has asked Upstate Medical University to participate in its Community Health Assessment. The health department will use this information to work on ways to improve the health of people who live in the county. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and is open through May 31. The survey is available here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/OCHD_CHA2019
Items sought for In My Father’s Kitchen homeless outreach program
In My Father’s Kitchen, Upstate’s 2019 Your Cause partner, will collect items for the homeless Thursday, May 30 from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot on the corner of Adams and Sarah Loguen streets. The non-profit organization seeks children’s clothing (newborn to young teens), houseware items, small appliances, bedding, and blankets. For more information on how to help In My Father’s Kitchen, visit or email John Tumino at . In My Father’s Kitchen is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit founded by John and Leigh-Ann Tumino, and is a faith-based organization offering non-denominational assistance to homeless people through direct street outreach.
Spiritual Care Journal Club is May 15
Spiritual Care Journal Club will be held Wednesday, May 15 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in 1317 Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. The focus will be on the role of the health care chaplain in shared-decision making. For a copy of the journal article, visit the Center for Spiritual Care, 1224 Downtown Campus. The Upstate community is welcome to attend.
Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are May 17 and 31
Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are held Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B at Community. CME credits are available. Registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at firstname.lastname@example.org. The schedule is as follows:
May 17-William Sullivan, PhD: Behavior Analytic Treatments for Severe Destructive Behavior
May 31-Rosamma Joseph, MD: An Overview of the Common and Unusual Primary Headaches in a Nutshell
June 7-Theresa Hankin, RRT: Are you Ready to Help your Patients Become Tobacco Free?
June 14-Armando Arroyo, MD: Infertility
June 21-Emil Azer, MD: Pelvic Fractures in the Geriatric Population
June 28-Cynthia Carey-Woods and Lisa Vigliotti-Bane: Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition
Second annual Stroke Awareness Boot Camp is May 18
The second annual Stroke Awareness Boot Camp will be held Saturday, May 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Health and Country Club, Camillus. Boot camp-style workouts are designed for any fitness level. A minimum donation of $20 per person is required. Proceeds benefit the Stroke Program Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation. For information and to register, contact Patty Jowett, 315-720-7008 or visit Patty's Facebook event link at .
Gregory L. Eastwood to speak May 19
Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, will speak at Barnes and Noble (3454 Erie Blvd. East) Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Upstate’s former president will discuss his new book, Finishing Our Story: Preparing for the End of Life, and will be available to sign copies. The event is open to the public.
Nursing Grand Rounds is May 21
Nursing Grand Rounds will be held Tuesday, May 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, and streamed live to Classroom A/B at Community Campus. The Effect of Resilience Training on Critical Care Nurse Resilience will be presented by: Heather Roche, MS, RN; Kathy Oemeke, BSN, RN, CCRN; and Meg Greenman, DNP, RN, CCNS, CWCN. Rounds will be videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course #3490: Nursing Grand Rounds. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at .
Retirement celebration for Archie McEvers is May 28
A retirement celebration for Archie McEvers, NP, will be held Tuesday, May 28 from noon to 2 p.m. in 10417, Bone Marrow Conference Room. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, call Alexis Yackel at 315-464-3494.
Cystic Fibrosis Teaching Day is May 31
Upstate’s Cystic Fibrosis Teaching Day will be held Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. The event is open to those interested in learning more about cystic fibrosis and the center. To register, email LS Jones at .
Medical Education Journal Club is June 3
The Medical Education Journal Club will be held Monday, June 3 from noon to 1 p.m. in 9299 Doust Board Room, Weiskotten Hall. To register, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=140135.
WW at Work begins June 4
A new WW at Work session will begin June 4. Meetings are held every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in 10405A East Tower at Downtown Campus. To enroll, the June 4 meeting is mandatory. The discounted price of $132.60 includes 12 weeks of WW. Payment options are available. For more information, contact Kim Hare at or 315-464-4891.
Housecalls for the Homeless Chair-ity Event is June 6
Housecalls for the Homeless Chair-ity Event will be held Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Auditorium, 432 Gifford Street. The event will feature a silent auction of 20 uniquely decorated chairs donated by local and national designers and artists. Proceeds benefit the Housecalls for the Homeless Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation. The fund supports medical, psychiatric and addiction safety-net services to those without homes in Onondaga County. For tickets or to make a donation, visit or 315-464-4284.
Eighth annual Kick Cancer Kickball Tournament is June 8
The eighth annual Kick Cancer Kickball Tournament will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Syracuse Kickball Park, Liverpool. The event is open to the public and proceeds benefit Upstate Cancer Center. For more information and to sign up, visit . Questions? Contact Doug Rosenthal at or 315-464-8881.
Take Back Your Day classes are June 11 and 21
Organizational Training and Development will offer Take Back Your Day classes June 11 and 21. Tips and tricks for getting organized, making better use of your time, and managing stress to get the most out of your day will be shared. For more information, call MaryAnn Stark at 315-464-4401. To register, visit
Sixth annual You are Not Invisible 5K is June 15
In My Father’s Kitchen, Upstate’s 2019 Your Cause charity, will hold the sixth annual You are Not Invisible 5K June 15 at Bay View Pavilion at Onondaga Lake Park. Registration is $30 and all proceeds benefit In My Father’s Kitchen and their mission to change the lives of homelss in Syracuse. To receive a Team Upstate shirt for the event, contact Becca Pesci at or 315-464-4836. For more information about the 5K and to register, visit .
New log-in process for library electronic resources
The week of May 20, Upstate’s Health Sciences Library will use OpenAthens to access electronic resources, such as journals, e-books, and databases. Visit to learn more about the upcoming changes. For more information about the launch of OpenAthens, visit: http://library.upstate.edu/news/news-articles/20190401-library-openathens.php. Questions? Email Devin Kerr at .
Pathway to Wellness
Pathway to Wellness offerings and programs are available at and on Facebook at . For more information, email Suzanne Brisk at .
Save the Date: Annual Medical Staff Meeting
The annual Medical Staff Meeting will be held Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Academic Building. Chief Wellness Officer for Stanford Medicine Tait Shanafelt, MD, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, email Beth Erwin at .
Save the Date: 20thannual Critical Care Nursing Symposium
The 20thannual Critical Care Nursing Symposium will be held Oct. 24 at the Syracuse University Sheraton Conference Center and Hotel. Details will be forthcoming.
HealthLink on Air features burn surgeon and urologists
Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are Upstate burn surgeon Jessica Summers, MD; Upstate urologist Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD; and urologist Igor Vaz, MD, of Mozambique, who was visiting and lecturing at Upstate. HealthLink on Air, a radio show and podcast produced by Marketing and University Communications, is available on iTunes and other podcast sources and is broadcast on WRVO Public Media Sundays at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Complete shows and individual interviews are also available at