Upstate Announcements for October 11, 2018

 

Campus Blood Drive is today — Openings are available

A campus blood drive will be held today, until 5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Cafe 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital's Downtown Campus. There are currently 83 openings on Thursday and 62 openings on Friday. To set up an appointment, contact Linda Underwood at 464-6755 or underwol@upstate.edu.
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Flu clinic will be held today

A flu clinic will be open today, Oct. 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the sixth floor conference room at Jacobsen Hall. Additional dates are as follows.

— Jacobsen Hall clinics will be held Oct. 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the sixth floor conference room of Jacobsen Hall
— 550 Harrison clinics will be held Oct. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. (locations forthcoming)
— UHCC clinic will be held Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 5118
— Sarah Loguen clinic will be held Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
— The Galleries clinic will be held Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For a full listing of flu clinics, visit: http://www.upstate.edu/webcal/main.php?calendar=fluclinics&view=month
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NIMH director Joshua Gordon to speak on Mental Health Research: Priorities and Progress

Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Mental Health, will speak on Mental Health Research: Priorities and Progress Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Gordon's presentation is part of the College of Medicine Dean's Grand Rounds. Gordon heads to the NIMH, the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. He oversees basic and clinical research that seeks to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. Gordon's own research focuses on neural activity in mice carrying mutations relevant to psychiatric disease. His work has earned prestigious awards, including from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the International Mental Health Research Organization, and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He earned an MD/PhD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and joined the Columbia faculty in 2004. He joined NIMH in 2016.
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Public Health Grand Rounds on Medical-Legal Partnerships is today

Medical-Legal Partnerships and Public Health: An Innovative Collaboration to Improve Health Outcomes will be held today, Oct. 11 at 12:15 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Janet Goode, JD, clinical teaching fellow at the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic at University of Michigan Law School, and Lauren Mutrie, MD, MSc, affiliate associate professor of pediatrics and global health, Northwest Permanente and Doernbecher Children's Hospital at OHSU, will present. Rounds are available via webinar. For more information, email Laura Schad at schadla@upstate.edu. To register, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dJozf-eiTWmZD4Ni9m1icA
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Reception for Look Now: Facing Breast Cancer exhibit is today

A reception for Look Now: Facing Breast Cancer will be held today, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Point of Contact Gallery, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. The reception is free and open to the public. Tula Goenka, a breast cancer survivor who was treated at Upstate, has created a photographic exhibition and multimedia installation featuring 44 breast cancer survivors from Central New York. Goenka is project director; Cindy Bell is photographer; and Sara Felice is curator. Look Now: Facing Breast Cancer is on view Monday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, email Tula Goenka at tgoenka@syr.edu or visit www.looknowproject.org.
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October's Well NYS Everyday Challenge

October's Well NYS Everyday Challenge is to snack on a New York state apple. Register online to track your progress at www.wellnys.goer.ny.gov/.
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23rd annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update is Oct. 12

The 23rd annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update will be held Oct. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Hutchings Psychiatric Center. Recent advances in treating schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology will be addressed. Registration is available online at www.upstate.edu/cme. For more information, contact Linette Thorp at thorpl@upstate.edu or 464-3104. Speakers include Prakash Masand, MD, cofounder, chairman and CEO for the Centers of Psychiatric Excellence and founder of Global Medical Education; and Thomas Schwartz, MD, interim chair and professor of psychiatry and senior associate dean of education in the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University.
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45th annual Regional Perinatal Symposium is Oct. 12

45th annual Regional Perinatal Symposium: Advances in Clinical Perinatal Medicine will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center, 801 University Ave. The symposium is designed for obstetrical and pediatric physicians, nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and related health care professionals, and will focus on recognizing, caring for, and working with the high-risk mother, fetus/newborn, and family. The symposium is sponsored by the Central New York Regional Perinatal Program of Crouse Health, Neonatal Associates of CNY and Upstate Medical University. For more information, including fees, contact Pam Parker at parkerp@upstate.edu. CME credits (6.5) available.
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Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are Oct. 12, 19, 26

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are held Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B from September through June. CME credits are available and registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu. The schedule for October is as follows.

Oct. 12— Emil Azer, MD— Pelvic Fractures in the Geriatric Population
Oct. 19— Daryll Dykes, MD— Spine Patients in the Primary Care Office: When to Hold 'Em, When to Fold 'Em, When to Walk Away, When to Run
Oct. 26— Nicola Jennings, MS, CHES— Special Consideration in the Care of Transgender Patients
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Mobile flu carts will circulate beginning Oct. 13

The schedule is as follows.

Downtown Campus:
Oct. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Oct. 14 from 7 a.m. to noon
Oct. 20 from 7 a.m. to noon
Oct. 21 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Oct. 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Nov. 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. to noon
Nov. 10 from 7 a.m. to noon
Nov. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Nov. 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Community Campus:
Oct. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Oct. 14 from 7 a.m. to noon
Oct. 20 from 7 a.m. to noon
Oct. 21 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Oct. 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Nov. 10 from 7 a.m. to noon
Nov. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Nov. 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is Oct. 14

Join Team Upstate at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. at SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Event-day registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and a Team Upstate photo will be taken at 9:15 a.m. Upstate team members who raise $35 or more ($25 for students) will receive a custom sweatshirt hoodie— a sweatshirt made from T-shirt material. Upstate students, faculty, staff, friends, and families are welcome to join Team Upstate. For more information on the event, contact Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu or 464-3605. For registration options, visit www.upstate.edu/strides.
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Kindness in Action challenge begins Oct. 15

Upstate is invited to participate in the Syracuse University Lerner Center's Kindness in Action: Mind, Body and Others challenge from Oct. 15 to Nov. 2. Registration is now open at http://healthymonday.syr.edu/upcoming-events/.
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Monday Mile walks are Oct. 15, 22, 29

Monday Mile walks will be held Oct. 15, 22, and 29 at noon beginning in the Upstate University Hospital traffic circle at Downtown Campus. For a listing of Upstate trails, visit www.upstate.edu/health/wellness/trails.php.
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Nursing Grand Rounds is Oct. 16

Derek Empey, RPh, MSHI, and Nicholas Treinin, PharmD, will present Drug Diversion Prevention and Awareness Oct. 16 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. The presentation will be streamed live to Classroom A and B at Community Campus and videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course #3490: Nursing Grand Rounds. Targeted to Upstate Nurses who wish to increase their knowledge on drug diversion status and trends, associated diversion risks, how to recognize and respond to suspected drug diversion, and nursing role in drug diversion prevention. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu.
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CNY Disability Mentoring Day is Oct. 17

Diversity and Inclusion seeks mentors to host mentees on CNY Disability Mentoring Day Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants are welcome to a Kick-off Breakfast at Pascale's at Drumlins at 8 a.m. where mentors will be able to meet their mentees. For more information about the event, visit https://disabilitymentoringday.org. To participate or ask a question, contact Nakeia Chambers at diversity@upstate.edu (CNY Disability Mentoring Day in subject line) or 464-4924.
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Global Health Day is Oct. 17

The Institute for Global Health and Translational Science and the Students for Global Health Club will celebrate Global Health Day: Human Rights and Global Health: A Rights-Based Approach in a Globalizing World Wednesday, Oct. 17 from noon to 4:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Academic Building. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-rights-global-health-a-rights-based-approach-in-a-globalizing-world-tickets-49857227309?aff=UpstateAnnouncements.
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Community Campus Blood Drive registration is Oct. 17 Drive is Oct. 24 and 25

Registration for the Community Campus Blood Drive will be held Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus. The drive will be held Oct. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. and Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus. To schedule an appointment in advance, call Upstate Connect at 464-8668 or email jean.pirozzi@gmail.com.
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Weigh-in Wednesdays are Oct. 17 and 24

Weigh-in Wednesdays will be held Oct. 17 and 24 from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. in the lobby of the Campus Activities Building; from 9 to 9:20 a.m. in the lobby of Jacobsen Hall; from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. in the lobby of Upstate University Hospital's Downtown Campus; from 10 to 10:20 a.m. in 10417 of East Tower, and from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. in Environmental Services.
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Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp is Oct. 18, 19

The second annual Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp, two distinct two-day workshops, will be held Oct. 18, 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the third-floor theater at the Central New York Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse. Lunch and beverages will be provided. The program is sponsored in part by a grant from Empire State Development, which allows registration fees to be waived for Upstate employees and students interested in biotech-related innovation and the commercialization process. Registration is required at www.upstatefoundation.org/CNYBiotech. For a full agenda and more information, email cnybac@upstate.edu, call 464-9290, or visit www.cnybac.com.
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Cancer Center Grand Rounds is Oct. 19

Wafik El- Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, deputy cancer center director in the Translational Research Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, will present Molecular Therapeutics Targeting Cell Death and Tumor Suppression Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 a.m. in room C1076 A/B/C at Upstate Cancer Center.
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Author to speak about a spirituality and materialism Oct. 22

Maruti Seidman will discuss his book Only Do Good: How to Live a Spiritual Life in this Material World Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at HealthLink/Oasis in East Syracuse. Seidman will discuss ego choices, spiritual connections, and how to experience happiness. R.S.V.P. to Kelly Meyers at meyersk@upstate.edu.
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Retirement reception for Lori Grabowski is Oct. 23

A retirement reception for Lori Grabowski will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Grabowski retires after 33 years of service. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For information, call Alissa Rinn at 464-7623.
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The Healing Muse 18 publication launch is Oct. 25

The Healing Muse, Upstate's journal of literary and visual arts, will celebrate its 18th issue with a launch party, Thursday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium in Weiskotten Hall. The program will feature readings by some of the writers in Muse 18. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the journal will be available for sale. For more information, visit: www.thehealingmuse.org or http://www.thehealingmusecafe.blogspot.com/.
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Volunteers sought for Chadwick Residence fundraiser Oct. 26

Volunteers are sought for the Reds, Whites, and Blues event Oct. 26, benefiting the Chadwick Residence, an organization providing long-term supportive housing for homeless, single women and women with children. Volunteers are needed to help with setup for the silent auction between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and to sell raffle tickets and assist with the silent auction from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will be held at Drumlins Country Club and will feature wine tasting and music. To volunteer, contact Kay Magnarelli at magnarek@upstate.edu or 464-7949.
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Senior Medication Safety Fair is Oct. 30

The third annual Senior Medication Safety Fair is Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Pharmacists will be available to go over medications with participants. Physical therapists will screen for balance and mobility. Unused medications will be taken for safe disposal. Light refreshments will be offered and parking is free. Register online at https://www.upstate.edu/healthlink/register.php.
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Population Health Symposium is Nov. 2

The Population Health Symposium will be held Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 304 Schine Student Center at Syracuse University. The day will consist of lightening round research talks by faculty members from SUNY Upstate, SUNY ESF, and Syracuse University. The event will highlight and strive to build interdisciplinary relationships between population health scholars on the
University Hill to generate proposals for external funding. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for specific funding proposals during breakout sessions centered around major themes, like: child and maternal health, environmental health, addiction and mental health, veterans, trauma and violence, disability, and health-related policy. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Population Health Symposium is a CUSE Grant project convened by: The Lerner Center, Aging Studies Institute, Falk College, SUNY Upstate, and SUNY ESF. For more information and registration, visit
http://lernercenter.syr.edu/population-health-symposium/.
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12th annual Burn Run is Nov. 4

The 12th annual Burn Run will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 at the East Syracuse Fire Department. The event benefits the Burn Foundation of CNY and Upstate's Clark Burn Center. The kids' run begins at 8:30 a.m., the 5K begins at 9 a.m., and the 10K begins at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit www.theburnrun.com.
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Schwartz Center Rounds are Nov. 6 and Dec. 4

Opioid Crisis: It's Becoming Painful to Control Pain, with Ross Sullivan, MD, will be held Nov. 6 at 7:45 a.m. and The Grateful Patient: Unusual Gifts We Cannot Refuse will be held Dec. 4 at 7:45 a.m. Both rounds will take place in 10405 A/B at Upstate University Hospital's Downtown Campus. Participants will discuss their own responses, thoughts and feelings regarding difficult and rewarding cases. A light breakfast will be provided. For more information, email Brigid Dunn at dunnbrig@upstate.edu.
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Pre-retirement mini workshops are Nov. 7

TIAA will present a series of pre-retirement educational mini-workshops Nov. 7 in the East Lounge of the Campus Activities Building. Training will focus on the foundations of investing. Mini sessions will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m., and 3 to 4 p.m. To register online, visit https://www.cvent.com/events/suny-upstate-medical-money-at-work-1/registration-56bdb0d0447a4c76be096dcc48fc7256.aspx?fqp=true or call 1-800-732-8353. Seating is limited. Employees should seek manager's approval to attend this educational session.
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA) open enrollment ends Nov. 9

The 2019 Flexible Spending Account program open enrollment period ends Nov. 9. Eligibility requires New York state employees to be annual salaried, work at least half-time, must be expected to be employed for the entire 2019 calendar year, and must meet criteria for enrollment in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP). Current participants must re-enroll in order to continue participating in 2019. State employees must enroll online at http://www.flexspend.ny.gov/ or by calling 1-800-358-7202. If you enroll online you must reach the confirmation screen to ensure that your enrollment has been accepted. Don't delay enrollment, as there may be a longer wait to get through the last week of open enrollment. For more information regarding the HCSA or the DCAA plans, please call the FSA Hotline at 1-800-358-7202 or visit http://www.flexspend.ny.gov/.
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Presentation on working with people who use drugs is Nov. 13

Harm Reduction: The Role of Primary Care in Working with People who use Drugs is Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Topics include:

Buprenorphine in New York State: A Clinical Overview
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Hepatitis C and Drug Use: Addressing Screening, Treatment, Stigma

The program is free and 2 CME, CNE, CPE credits are available to participants. For more information, email Nicky Jennings at jenningn@upstate.edu or visit http://rebrand.ly/SyracuseNov13 to sign up.
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Upstate Gala set for Nov. 16

The Upstate Gala, Upstate Foundation's 29th annual black-tie event, will be held Friday, Nov. 16 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter. Festivities begin at 8 p.m., with the pre-Gala patron and sponsor party starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit child and adolescent psychiatric services at Upstate University Hospital and support the creation of a new eight-bed pediatric psychiatric unit at the hospital. Sponsorship opportunities and reservations are available online at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/galaevent or call the Upstate Foundation at 464-4416.
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Kids with Cancer Fund seeks teams for curling event

The second annual Curling Charity Invitational seeks co-ed teams of four for the Nov. 10 fundraiser benefiting Upstate Cancer Center's Kids with Cancer Fund. Participants who join a team will be provided with equipment, instructions, ice rental, snacks, and prizes. The Upstate community is welcome to join a team, as are family and friends. The event will be held at the Utica Curling Club, 8300 Clark Mills Road, Whitesboro, N.Y. For more information and to register, contact Doug Rosenthal at rosenthd@upstate.edu or 464-8881.
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Live webinars on financial know-how and retirement

TIAA will hold a series of live webinars on retirement, spending, savings, planning, investing, and living. To register, visit: https://shared.tiaa.org/public/publictools/campaign/login/webinar?resume=%2Fidp%2FaKJnd%2FresumeSAML20%2Fidp%2FSSO.ping&spentity=SAML.on24.com. Upstate employees are subject to all Upstate policies regarding use of campus electronic equipment. Failure to comply may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
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Registration now open for Health Justice conference

Health Justice: Shifting the Power, a conference on racial equity in medicine, will be held Jan. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Academic Building. Asteir Bey, RN, director of Village Birth International's Co-Mothering CNY, a community-based doula training and advocacy program, will offer the keynote address. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/hjau2019.

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