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Upstate Announcements for February 18, 2019

 

SU/Duke basketball tickets drawing

Two pairs of tickets to the SU/Duke men's basketball game have been given to Upstate and two recipients will be drawn at random. The game is this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Carrier Dome. To enter, please email "outreach@upstate.edu" by Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. and include your employee ID number.

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Taste and Try with a registered dietitian is Feb. 21
Morrison’s registered dietitians will hold Taste and Try Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Café 750. The featured menu item is chili.

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Syracuse Police Chief to speak at Black History Month Celebration at Community Campus Feb. 22
A Black History Month celebration will be held 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Community Campus (4900 Broad Road). A free soul food lunch will be catered by St. Louis 13 Finest Catering. At noon, Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner will speak on “Where I come from and my vision for modern-day policing in Syracuse.” The celebration also includes a meet and greet with the President’s Diversity Council (11 a.m.), a poetry reading by Yvette Mike, RN (11:50 a.m.); recognition of awardees (11:55 a.m.) and a Q&A session with MASH camp students (12:20 p.m.). Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Wednesday: https://bit.ly/2S8e35T. For more information, call the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 315-464-5234

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Retirement reception for Karen Coty is Feb. 22
A retirement reception for Karen Coty will be held Friday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in 9299 Weiskotten Hall. Coty serves as IACUC coordinator and also has served in administrative positions in the Office of the Provost and Graduate Medical Education. The Upstate community is welcome.

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Elizabeth Blackwell Day is Tuesday, February 26
Elizabeth Blackwell Day celebration will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26 at noon in the 4414A in the Academic Building. Sharon Brangman, MD, Distinguished Service Professor and chair of Geriatrics, will present “A conversation with Dr. Brangman on breaking down barriers in medicine and the legacy of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell.” For more information on Black History Month events, visit www.upstate.edu/events.

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Downtown Campus Blood Drive is Feb. 27
The American Red Cross in association with Upstate University Hospital, Downtown campus will host a blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 27, from noon to 5 p.m. in Setnor Academic Building atrium. There is an emergency need for blood so please sign up to donate. To schedule an appointment to donate go to: Donate Blood.

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Schwartz Center Rounds to be held March 5
"Cultural Clashes in Healthcare: You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello" will be the topic of the Schwartz Center Rounds Tuesday, March 5 at noon in the first floor conference room of the Upstate Cancer Center. CMEs and a light lunch are provided. Target Audience: All staff: Physicians, Nurses, Clinicians, Housekeeping, Security, Nutritionists, PT, OT, PA, NP. Schwartz Center Rounds are presented by the Department of Spiritual Care. For more information contact: Chaplain Brigid Dunn, M.Div, BCC, dunnbrig@upstate.edu

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Coffee With the CEO dates and times announced for March, April
Please join Upstate University Hospital CEO Robert Corona, DO, MBA, for a brief presentation, coffee and conversation. RSVP to confirm attendance here: web.upstate.edu/ihospital/intra/coffee-with-ceo-rsvp.php

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Wednesday, March 6
Downtown
6:30 to 7:30 a.m.- Cancer Center Atrium or noon to 1 p.m.- Cancer Center Atrium

Tuesday, March 12
Downtown
4 to 5 p.m. - Cancer Center Atrium

Thursday, March 21
Community
8 to 9 a.m.- Classroom A/B or 3 to 4 p.m.- Classroom A/B

Friday, April 5
Community
8 to 9 a.m.- Community Room or 1 to 2 p.m.- Community Room

Thursday, April 11
Downtown
7 to 8 a.m., 1 to 2 to p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m. All sessions take place in the Upstate Cancer Center Atrium.

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

March 1 - Corey McGraw, MD—Multiple Sclerosis for Primary Care Providers
March 8 - Palma Shaw, MD—Limb Preservation for Chronic Arterial Disease: A Team Approach
March 15 - Ali Scrimenti, PharmD—Shingles: What you Should Know
March 22 - Sunny Aslam, MD—What is Addiction? What Treatments Work?
March 29 - Gennady Bratslavsky—Updates in Urologic Oncology at Upstate: From Surgical Advances to Clinical Trials and Genetic Testing

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CNY Biotech Accelerator hosts presentation on startups March 7
A presentation onHow Do SBIRs Fit into a Startup Company's Strategy will be offered by the CNY Biotech Accelerator March 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at 841 E. Fayette Street. Presenter is James A. Monroe, PhD, or ALLVAR. Program Hosts include Blackstone LaunchPad, Syracuse University; CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University; Syracuse University Office of Technology Transfer. RSVP to: cnybac@upstate.edu One can also attend via webex. If attending Indicate on RSVP that you will participate from off-site location. Instructions will be send in advance of the program on how view online.

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Heart Walk team captains sought; event is March 23
Team Upstate seeks motivated individuals to serve as team captains for the 2019 American Heart Association Heart Walk, March 23 at Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike. Team captains coordinate their department’s participation in the event. Team Upstate has been a top team for the past 21 years due, in large part, to the efforts of its team captains. To become a team captain or for more information, email Becca at pescir@upstate.edu or Beth at sellersb@upstate.edu.

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Advocates will accept departmental grant applications through Feb. 28
The Advocates for Upstate Medical University are accepting applications for grant funding through February. The deadline for submission is Feb. 28 at noon. All departments and programs affiliated with Upstate Medical University on all campuses are eligible to apply for funding to be used between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. The Advocates mission is to improve patient care and satisfaction, support medical education and enhance community health. Items or services that can be funded through department budgets are NOT eligible for Advocates Grant Funding. Detailed overview and guidelines along with application forms are available on The Advocates website www.upstate.edu/advocates/grant_funding.php or contact Advocates Administrative Coordinator Jonathan Adler at 315-464-5610.

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Upstate Foundation’s 16th annual Radiothon for Kids is Feb. 28 and March 1
The Upstate Foundation’s 16th annual Radiothon for Kids will broadcast live from the main lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus Feb. 28 and March 1 from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Y94 and 570WSYR. Volunteers are sought to answer phones, take pledges, and make calls to family and friends to seek donations. Two-hour shifts are available. Those unable to volunteer for a two-hour shift may be considered for a social media ambassador post. To volunteer, call Robin Grabowski at 315-464-5748. All funds raised help sick and injured children at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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Spiritual Care Journal Club is March 13.
Spiritual Care Journal Club will be held March 13 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in 1317 Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. The HealthCare Chaplaincy Network White Paper 'The Chaplaincy Taxonomy: Standardizing Spiritual Care Terminology' will be discussed. Copies are available in the Center for Spiritual Care UH 1224 or send an email request to chaplain@upstate.edu. All are welcome. Bring your lunch. For more information, call 315-464-4236.

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Lecture focusing on neurobiology of addiction and novel opioid use disorder treatments is March 14
Yasmin Hurd, PhD, director of the Addiction Institute for Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System and Ward-Coleman Chair in translational neuroscience at Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, will present Translating the Neurobiology of Addiction for Novel Treatments of Opioid Use Disorder Thursday, March 14 in 1159 Weiskotten Hall. The presentation is part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, email Patty Gooden at goodenpa@upstate.edu.

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33rd Annual Dearing Writing Award Competition will accept entries through March 15
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities announces the 33rd annual writing award competition, open to all SUNY Upstate matriculated students, residents, employees and faculty. The competition is accepting submissions and for review until March 15. Entries can be quality fiction, essay, poetry or memoir. The subject matter is open. Individuals must submit two copies: one copy should have the writer’s name, address, telephone number, and category on it; students should indicate their college and class year. The second copy should include only the title and category with the work. Please note: one entry per writer, maximum of 2,500 words double-spaced for essays and fiction, and no more than 5 poems. Send entries to Jessica DeJohn Barbuto, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, via email at barbutoj@upstate.edu. Winners will be announced and awards presented May 1. Winners will receive a monetary award. All submissions receive consideration for CBH’s annual journal, The Healing Muse. www.thehealingmuse.org

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Works by local artists and artisans sought
The Advocates for Upstate Medical University is seeking donations of works by local artists and artisans to auction at its 21st annual Mystery, Malt and Merlot fundraiser to benefit The Upstate EMS Program and the Clark Burn Center. Artwork valued at $50 or more will be prominently displayed at the event’s Art Walk. Donor names also will appear in the event program booklet. The event will be held Friday, April 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Oncenter Ballroom, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. Items will be accepted through March 15. To donate or for more information, contact Jonathon Adler, adlerj@upstate.edu, 315-464-5610. Advocates for Upstate Medical University is a volunteer membership organization supporting healthcare and scholarship through fundraising and service.

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Celebration of the Faculty is March 20
The 12th annual Celebration of the Faculty will be held Wednesday, March 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Academic Building. New, promoted, tenured, and emeritus faculty will be recognized. Gold Standard Awards will be presented to faculty who have shown a passion for an excellence in their work—research, clinical service and/or teaching. To nominate a colleague, send a one- to two-page Word document including a brief summary of the individual’s history and current role at Upstate and why they represent the gold standard of research, clinical service and/or teaching to Michele Henderson at hendermi@upstate.edu. Submission deadline is Feb. 8.

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Nominations due April 1 for President’s Convocation Awards
Nominations are sought for the 2019 President’s Convocation Awards now through April 1 in the following categories: Advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Excellence in Library Science, Excellence in Professional Service, Excellence in Faculty Service, Excellence and Leadership in Research, Excellence in Basic Research by a Young Investigator, Excellence in Clinical Research by a Young Investigator, Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Voluntary Faculty. Awards will be presented at Fall Faculty Convocation. Nominations for all award categories, except Voluntary Faculty and the Binghamton Teaching Awards, will be done electronically. No hard copies will be accepted. To nominate, visit: www.upstate.edu/convawards. The nomination period will run from Jan.7 to April 1. No nominations will be accepted after April 1. Submission Voluntary Faculty nominations will be accepted in paper form only. For Voluntary Faculty nomination forms, contact Margaret Bourke at bourkem@upstate.edu or 315-464-4520. Nominations for Voluntary Faculty are to be submitted to the respective college dean by April 1.

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Administrative Professions Forum is April 10
Marilyn Galimi, assistant vice president for Hospital Planning, will provide an insider’s look at upcoming projects on the horizon for Upstate at the Administrative Professions Forum Wednesday, April 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. The forum is designed as a resource for administrative assistants who support hospital and campus staff, such as clinical chairs, deans and administrators. The forum will offer information, tips, helpful resources, professional development and training, and opportunities to promote good health. Supervisors are encouraged to allow employees to use work release time to attend this work-related enrichment series. Please R.S.V.P. at adminpro@upstate.edu.

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Save-the-Date: Employee Recognition Day is June 27
Employee Recognition Day will be held Thursday, June 27 at the OnCenter. A list of honorees and detailed event information will be forthcoming.

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Memorial Mass cards are available at Upstate
Memorial Mass cards are available and support the Father Al Bebel Spiritual Care Fund. To receive a card, call the Center for Spiritual Care at 464-4687 or the Upstate Foundation at 464-7853.

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Small cafeteria at Downtown Campus under construction
The small cafeteria on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus is under construction. The renovated space will be used as a discharge lounge, designed to improve the patient experience and hospital flow. Patients who meet criteria will be moved into the lounge while completing the final stages of discharge details, including pharmaceutical, insurance, medical, and transportation needs. Information on hours will be forthcoming. Questions? Email project lead Lauren Winters at wintersl@upstate.edu or patient flow director Loretta Johnson at johnslor@upstate.edu.

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Well New York State Monthly Challenge for February
The Well New York State Monthly Challenge for February is to choose a healthy soup and/or salad for lunch. To register and track your progress, visit https://wellnys.goer.ny.gov. Morrison’s Café 750 at Downtown Campus will serve heart healthy vegan kale and bean soup every Friday in February. Choose healthy salad bar options in Café 750 or organize a healthy salad luncheon. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/health/pdf/healthysaladluncheon.pdf.

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Stop the Bleed instructors sought
If you are one of the following, you may be eligible to become a Stop the Bleed instructor: certified athletic trainer, certified registered nurse anesthetist, dentist, emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician, licensed practical nurse, licensed vocational nurse, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician, surgeon, physician assistant, registered dietitian, registered nurse, respiratory therapist, ski patrol, sworn law enforcement officer, veterinarian.

If you are interested in becoming a Stop the Bleed instructor and have taken a bleeding control basic course, visit www.bleedingcontrol.org. Select instructor portal to review the instructor manual and course guidelines. To be added to Upstate’s list of instructors, email stopthebleed@upstate.edu.

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OTD course offered
Organizational Training and Development (OTD) offers TalentSmart's Mastering Emotional Intelligence (EQ) class. Learn what EQ is, your EQ score, and strategies to handle yourself in times of stress and dealing with others skillfully. Visit these links to choose from the Self Assessment http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=129475; or Multi Rater class http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=131156 For more information and to register, contact Tracy Fenner at fennert@upstate.edu or 464-2957. Self-serve registration is not available for this course.

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Healthy participants sought for trial
Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks healthy participants ages 18 to 45 for a dengue fever clinical trial. For more information or to volunteer, contact Keely Terrillion at trials@upstate.edu or 315-464-9839. Parking and compensation will be provided.

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