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The latest announcements are from September 17, 2019:
Open house at Upstate’s new Simulation Center is Sept. 18
Upstate’s new Simulation Center will host an open house Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon in the new center. The Simulation Center main entrance is located within the Health Sciences Library in Weiskotten Hall. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, email email@example.com.
Expert on physician-patient communication speaks Sept. 18
Alpha Omega Alpha visiting professor and Elizabeth Blackwell speaker Wendy Levinson, MD, University of Toronto, will present Choosing Wisely: From an Idea to an International Movement Sept. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in 1159 Weiskotten Hall. Levinson is an international expert in the field of physician-patient communication, including the disclosure of medical errors to patients and informed decision making. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. The lecture is sponsored by Upstate's chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha and the American Medical Women's Association. For more information, email Patty Gooden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weigh-in Wednesday begins Sept. 18
Pathway to Wellness offers Weigh-in Wednesdays beginning Sept. 18. The schedule is as follows:
8:30 a.m. in lobby of Campus Activities Building
9 a.m. in lobby of Jacobsen Hall
9:30 a.m. in lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus
2:30 p.m. in Environmental Services, basement of Downtown Campus
T-shirt sales to benefit inpatient behavioral health units are Sept. 19, 20, 25, and Oct. 2 and 4
Inpatient behavioral health units at both campuses will sell T-shirts Sept. 19, 20, 25 and Oct. 2 and 4. For more information, email Kathryn Stuenzi at email@example.com or Laurel Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. The schedule is as follows:
Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., cafeteria at Community Campus
Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., second floor lobby at Downtown Campus
Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Galleries
Oct. 2 from noon to 4 p.m., second floor lobby at Downtown Campus
Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Upstate Health Care Center
Advanced Practice Symposium is Sept. 19
The Advanced Practice Symposium will be held Thursday, Sept. 19 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. The symposium is open to current nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing in the Syracuse area. Registration is due Sept. 12, online at https://www.upstate.edu/cme/online-register.php.
Public Health Grand Rounds is Sept. 19
Travis Rieder, PhD, director of the master of bioethics degree program and research scholar at John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, will present The Role of Bioethics in Tackling America’s Opioid Crisis Thursday, Sept. 19 at 12:15 p.m. in 4507 Setnor Academic Building. Rounds are available via webinar at https://upstate.rev.vbrick.com/#/event-registration/4c8b9f0b-4179-49ac-8e75-86a0e13c9d91. For more information, email Alyssa Indelicato at email@example.com. The Upstate community is welcome.
Multicultural Affairs and Student Inclusion open house is Sept. 20
Multicultural Affairs and Student Inclusion will host an open house Friday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Suite 125 of the Health Sciences Library in Weiskotten Hall. The Upstate community is welcome to meet staff and learn more about department initiatives. Donations reflecting the various dimensions of culture and identity are welcome to help decorate the office and cultivate a space for everyone. For more information, contact Towana Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-464-5433.
Weiskotten Lecture on health care inequities set for Sept. 20
David Ansell, MD, senior vice president for community health equity at Rush University Medical Center and associate provost for community affairs at Rush University, will present the Weiskotten Lecture on health care inequities Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall.
Robert Barlow Vision Research Seminar is Sept. 20
Kirill Martemyanov, PhD, professor and co-chair of neuroscience at Scripps Research Institute, will present Molecular Organization of the First Visual Synapse Friday, Sept. 20 at noon in 4709 Neuroscience Research Building. For more information, email Carol Miller at email@example.com.
Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are Sept. 20, 27
October schedule available
Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will be held Fridays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B at Community Campus. CME credits are available. Registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at firstname.lastname@example.org. The schedule is as follows:
Sept. 20, Rev. Susan Huizenga: Why Should I Care About Palliative Care
Sept. 27, Gene Bailey, MD: Guidelines for Health Care Screening
Oct. 4, Tomas Mujo, MD: IVC Filter Management
Oct. 11, Flavia Soto, MD: Post-Operative Care After Bariatric Surgery
Oct. 18, Jesse Ryan, MD: Evaluation of Neck Masses in Adults
Oct. 25, Lee Livermore: The Facts and Myths Around E-Cigarette Use
Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer is Sept. 21
The Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company in Old Forge, N.Y. Funds raised benefit the Al Todeschini Pancreatic Cancer Fund. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/paddle or call Janice Todeschini at 315-464-6114 or 315-415-3157.
Upstate Medical University’s Community Giving Campaign begins Sept. 23
Upstate Medical University’s Community Giving Campaign begins Monday, Sept. 23. Gennady Bratslavsky, MD, and Mark Schmitt, PhD, return as campaign co-chairs. They led a friendly competition last year and encourage everyone to participate again this year. Upstate employees will receive an email Thursday, Sept. 19 identifying their team assignment and another email Monday, Sept. 23 with information on ePledge options. Winning teams will be ranked by the percentage of employees who pledge before the campaign ends Dec. 1. For more information on the Community Giving Campaign, visit http://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/.
Active Learning Collaborative Book Club is Sept. 23
The Active Learning Collaborative Book Club will hold a kick-off event Monday, Sept. 23 at noon in 1508 Setnor Academic Building. The club will discuss the book How We Learn: A Visual Guide and offer evidence-based ideas to improve teaching and student learning, including the integration of cognitive psychology findings into the classroom. Club meetings will be held the fourth Monday of each month at noon, and lunch will be provided. Participants are not required to have read the book. For more information, email Margaret Maimone at email@example.com. To register, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=140715.
Faculty Educator Development Seminar is Sept. 24
Kaushal Nanavati, MD, and Harminder Grewal, MD, will present Whole Health and Well Being Tuesday, Sept. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. To log on and view a live stream of the seminar, visit https://upstate.rev.vbrick.com. For more information, email Michele Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical pastoral education chaplain intern commissioning service is Sept. 26
The Upstate community is welcome to a commissioning service for new clinical pastoral education chaplain interns Thursday, Sept. 26 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. For more information, email Rev. Terry Culbertson at email@example.com.
Nurse Blake visits Upstate campus Sept. 26
Nurse Blake, an advocate for the nursing profession and social media influencer, will present Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. The presentation will be live streamed to the Community Room at Community Campus. Nurse Blake will be available at 2 p.m. for a meet and greet. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, email Nicole Harf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upstate Cancer Center hosts On My Own Time gallery party Sept. 26
A gallery closing party featuring On My Own Time artwork will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Guest Art Gallery at Upstate Cancer Center. The gallery is located in the second floor hallway between Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Cancer Center. Upstate employees whose works are featured in the exhibit will be on hand to discuss their pieces. Light refreshments will be served and a tour of Upstate Cancer Center’s permanent art collection will be offered immediately following the reception. R.S.V.P. to Matthew Capogreco at email@example.com.
Ending the Stigma of Substance Use Disorder panel discussion is Sept. 30
Theresa Baxter, MS, FNP-C, and Ross Sullivan, MD, will lead Ending the Stigma of Substance Use Disorder, a panel discussion with patients, Sept. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. The panel discussion will be available by video in CC0256 A/B at Community Campus. The event is presented by the Department of Medicine and lunch will be provided. For more information, email Samantha Goodrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upstate Foundation seeks volunteers for Call In for Cancer Oct. 1
The Upstate Foundation will host Call In for Cancer Oct. 1 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. The inaugural event—benefiting Upstate Cancer Center and celebrating the center’s fifth anniversary—will broadcast live from IHeartMedia station B104.7, and will be promoted on y94 and WSYR News Radio 570. Volunteers are sought to answer phones, take pledges, and make calls thanking past donors. 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 Kristen Penfield at 315-464-4281. For more information, visit https://www.upstatefoundation.org/CallInForCancer. All funds raised will support the needs of patients being treated for cancer at Upstate Cancer Center.
VIPink: Breast Care Forum is Oct. 2
VIPink: Breast Care Forum will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 5 to 8:15 p.m. at HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, E. Syracuse. Presented by the Upstate Cancer Center Breast Cancer Program, the event will include the latest information on breast health, including: how to preserve your health, understand contributing risk factors, and the impact balance has on overall health and wellness. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required at 315-464-8668 or www.upstate.edu/VIPink. For more information, email Matthew Capogreco at email@example.com.
Spiritual Care Journal Club is Oct. 2
The Upstate community is welcome to attend the Spiritual Care Journal Club Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in 1317 at Downtown Campus. To receive a copy of the discussion article on spiritual suffering in health care settings, visit Spiritual Care in 1224 at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. For more information, email Rev. Terry Culbertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quitting and Cooking Café is Oct. 3
The Quitting and Cooking Café will be held Thursday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center. Advice on quitting tobacco, healthy food samples, recipes, and light refreshments will be available to Upstate employees, students, volunteers, and patients. For more information on Pathway to Wellness programs, visit www.upstate.edu/wellness.
Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp is Oct. 3 and 4
The third annual Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp will be held Oct. 3 and 4 at the CNY Biotech Accelerator. Peter Boatwright, PhD, program director and master of integrated innovation for products and services at Carnegie Mellon University, will present the keynote address. The program will offer information on business model canvas, intellectual property, university models of successful commercialization, manufacturing, startup company product development, business development, sales channels and funding lifecycle for startup companies. Registration is $10. For more information, visit https://www.upstatefoundation.org/CNYBiotech.
Path to Promotion faculty workshops are Oct. 4 and 11
Path to Promotion workshops for College of Medicine faculty will be held Oct. 4 and 11. A light breakfast or lunch will be provided at all four sessions. The schedule is as follows:
Oct. 4: assistant to associate professor from 7 to 8 a.m. in 8405A in the East Tower at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus and from noon to 1 p.m. in 1164 Weiskotten Hall.
Oct. 11: associate professor to professor from 7 to 8 a.m. in 8405A in the East Tower at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus and from noon to 1 p.m. in 1164 Weiskotten Hall
To register for one of the sessions, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=140240.
Virgin Pulse Wellness participants earn double points Oct. 6 to 12
Virgin Pulse Wellness Program offers Research Foundation participants an opportunity to earn double points Oct. 6 to 12 on emotional intelligence, mindfulness and/or yoga. To learn more about the program, call Lisa Schirtz at 315-464-9572.
Symposium on opioid countermeasures is Oct. 7
Global Health and Translational Science will host Ethical and Regulatory Issues Involved in the Clinical Development of Substance Abuse Countermeasures Monday, Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Central New York Biotech Accelerator. The symposium will feature local political, medical, and scientific leadership—in addition to presentations from top opioid vaccine developers—to provide a state-of-the-art review of the science behind opioid countermeasure development. Experts will discuss moral and ethical issues associated with opioid vaccine development, and pathways to licensure for opioid vaccines. Local organizations providing care and treatment for people with substance abuse disorders will be asked to provide personal perspectives on the issue. Registration is required and more information is available at: https://substanceabusecountermeasures.eventbrite.com. Questions? Email Tina Lupone at email@example.com.
Faculty Medical Education Journal Club is Oct. 7
Tom Poole, PhD, and Tom Curran, MD, will lead a discussion on academic coaching for learners in medical education Monday, Oct. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Doust Board Room, 9299 Weiskotten Hall. Lunch will be provided. To register, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=140135. For more information, email Michele Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schwartz Center Rounds is Oct. 8
Jeremy Joslin, MD and Christine Reichel, RN will present The Complicated, Unacceptable and Hard to Place Patient: Look at all the Lonely People Tuesday, Oct. 8 at noon in the conference rooms at Upstate Cancer Center. Joslin and Reichel will be joined by additional panelists and the discussion will be moderated by Louise Prince, MD. Participants will identify the way our own behaviors might block communication with patients, families, and staff; recognize ways to share the stress or isolation within and between disciplines; recognize the stress-release of sharing stories and concerns in a safe environment. All staff are welcome. CME’s are available. A light lunch will be served. For more information, email Chaplain Brigid Dunn at email@example.com or visit http://www.theschwartzcenter.org/about-us/story-mission/.
Easy for You is Oct. 8
Easy for You, Upstate’s smoking cessation program, will be held Oct. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Those with an Upstate ID are welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available. For more information, call Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519. For more information on Pathway to Wellness programs, visit www.upstate.edu/wellness.
Seminar on writing NIH grant proposals is Oct. 8
Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8:30 a.m. in 9295 Weiskotten Hall. Seminar participants will learn how to organize and plan a proposal, understand the role and mindset of reviewers, develop a novel and fundable idea, understand which grant mechanism is right for them, execute specific strategies for each major section of a grant proposal, and prepare an application. For more information, email Danielle Limer-Nies at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register visit: https://forms.gle/9uXLvMdyyhbP3VFE9.
College of Nursing 2019 Whitney Lecture is Oct. 11
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, dean and professor of Ohio State College of Nursing, will present Grounding and Balance: Self Care in Health Care Friday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St. The College of Nursing 2019 Whitney Lecture is free to Upstate staff, students, and faculty. Registration for affiliates and preceptors is $50; $85 for community guests. Nurses will receive three contact hours for continuing education credit. For more information on the lecture and to register, visit https://www.upstatefoundation.org/whitney.
American Foundation of Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk is Oct. 12
Out of the Darkness, a community walk to benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Park, Liverpool. Registration begins at 9 a.m. To join the Upstate team, visit https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6046. For more information, email Becky Hogle at email@example.com or Katie Stuenzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is Oct. 13
Join Upstate Cancer Center at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Saturday, Oct. 13 at SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Team Upstate registrants who raise $35 ($25 for students) will receive a limited edition sport hat. To join an Upstate team, visit www.upstate.edu/strides. For more information, email Matthew Capogreco at email@example.com.
Fifth annual Turn 4 a Cure breast cancer walk is Oct. 13
The fifth annual Turn 4 a Cure breast cancer walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. at Dickman Farms, 13 Archie St., Auburn. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research at Upstate. For more information and to register, visit http://support.upstatefoundation.org/T4C. For more information, contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-464-4284.
New Faculty Orientation and reception are Oct. 17
New Faculty Orientation will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. The orientation allows new faculty to be welcomed by university leadership and to learn more about the institution and available resources. To register for orientation, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=140237.
A wine and cheese reception will immediately follow orientation from 5 to 6 p.m. in the ninth floor cafeteria of Weiskotten Hall. To register for the reception, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=143955. The Upstate community is welcome to attend.
For more information, email Michele Henderson at email@example.com.
Epic system upgrade is Oct. 19
A scheduled Epic system upgrade will take place Saturday, Oct. 19. IMT-Training is offering Epic demonstration sessions on several campuses for both inpatient and ambulatory staff. For more information, visit http://www.upstate.edu/epicupgr.
Building Excellent Skills for Teaching workshops are Oct. 22 and 24
Building Excellent Skills for Teaching (B.E.S.T.) workshops will be held Oct. 22 and 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. Two two-hour sessions will cover how to create a positive learning environment, actively engage the learner, provide effective feedback, and deliver an effective presentation. College of Medicine and Health Professions faculty are required to participate in B.E.S.T. within the first two years of a faculty appointment; all colleges are invited to attend. To receive credit, both workshops are required. Refreshments will be provided. To register, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=140236. For more information, email Michele Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing Muse reception is Oct. 23
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities will host a launch celebration for Healing Muse (Volume 19) Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. The Upstate community is welcome to attend.
Organizational Training and Development classes are Oct. 23 and Oct. 25
Organizational Training and Development will hold courses for Upstate staff on team building and leadership Oct. 23 and 25. The schedule follows.
Team Building and Group Development will be held Oct. 23 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the East Lounge of the Campus Activities Building. Participants will learn stages of group development, how team building activities can help groups to grow through each stage, and how to facilitate activities with teams to reenergize, creatively teach lessons and achieve high-performing teams. The course is recommended for those who supervise employees at any level.
Authentic Leadership will be held Oct. 25 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room at Community Campus. Participants will discover the four components of authentic leadership, the key competencies that tie to its overall success, assess their own qualities, and explore activities for self-growth.
For more information, visit http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/index.php.
20th annual Critical Care Nursing Symposium is Oct. 24
The 20th annual Critical Care Nursing Symposium will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at Syracuse University Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. Breakfast, lunch and 5.75 contact hours will be provided. Topics include: Lessons from Gumby: Stress, Burnout and Resiliency; The Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease; New York State Troopers K-9 Search and Rescue; National Ski Patrol: Pre-hospital Care on the Slopes and Trails; Military Nursing Overseas; Addressing Stigma and Overdose Prevention; REBOA: The Latest in Hemorrhage Control and Critical Care Nursing during a Hurricane in the Caribbean. Register online at www.upstatefoundation.org/criticalcare
Video of Fall Faculty Convocation is available online
To view a video of Upstate’s Fall Faculty Convocation ceremony, visit https://upstate.rev.vbrick.com/#/videos/a8023707-6e68-404b-a9d4-477b52a3ad6a.
Healthy Monday activities at SU open to Upstate community
The Upstate community is welcome to attend Healthy Monday programs, offered to the Upstate community through Syracuse University’s Lerner Center. With a valid Upstate ID, staff and students are welcome to Monday meditation from noon to 1 p.m. in Hendrick’s Small Chapel; yoga from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the meditation room at Barnes Center, all faith traditions and skill levels welcome; and Monday Mile with a Mission from noon to 12:30 p.m. outside Barnes Center Sept. 23, Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2. For more information on Upstate’s partnership with SU’s Lerner Center, email Suzanne Brisk at email@example.com.
Global Health seeks study participants
Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks volunteers who are 18 years of age or older for a simple blood draw. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-464-9869.
Recycle printer cartridges for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
To recycle your used printer cartridges, place them in their original box (do not affix the UPS label onto the box), address to Recycle and place in interoffice mail. Proceeds benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information, email Mary Rochette at email@example.com.
Teams and individuals sought for third annual Upstate Curling Tournament
Participants are sought for the third annual Upstate Curling Tournament to be held Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Utica Curling Club in Whitesboro. Proceeds will benefit Upstate Joslin Diabetes Center. Registration is $60 per person and includes an introduction to curling, coaching for the day, practice time, lunch, an event T-shirt, and more. Teams include four players; individuals will be matched with a team. For more information and to register, contact Doug Rosenthal at 315-464-8881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HealthLink on Air features transplant, stroke, and pediatric experts
Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are: interim chief of transplant services Mark Laftavi, MD, neurologist Hesham Masoud, MD, nurse and stroke outreach coordinator Elizabeth Keesler, pediatric oncologist Jody Sima, MD, pediatrician Elizabeth Nelsen, MD, and clinical writer Jim Howe. HealthLink on Air, a radio show and podcast produced by Marketing and University Communications, is available through podcast searches 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 www.healthlinkonair.org.