Upstate Announcements for September 6, 2023
Celebration of Dr. Bradley Middleton’s life is Sept. 10
A celebration of Dr. Bradley Middleton’s life will be held Sunday, Sept. 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Marriott Syracuse (100 E. Onondaga St.). A receiving line will run from 3 to 4 p.m. and speeches will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. The Upstate community is welcome.
Environmental Services Week is Sept. 10 to 16
Upstate’s Environmental Services (EVS) Week is celebrated Sept. 10 to 16. Upstate’s 276 EVS staff service 28 buildings and contribute to the many successes of Upstate Medical University. Please take time to acknowledge and thank an EVS employee for their extraordinary contribution to Upstate.
Advanced Practice Grand Rounds is Sept. 12
Kelsey Marks, NP, and Marijo DiMora, NP, will present Advanced Directives: A Review of Code Status, HCP and MOLST Forms Sept. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/upstate/j.php?MTID=m6e626250fcb5ba4888c3b35b198d2b18. For more information, email Tiffany Senke at firstname.lastname@example.org. CME credit will be available for participants.
Schwartz Center Grand Rounds is Sept. 12
Supporting mental health and preventing worker suicide is the topic for Schwartz Grand Rounds Sept. 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. To register for the online session, visit: https://www.theschwartzcenter.org/programs/compassion-in-action-webinars/. For more information, email Brigid Dunn at DunnBrig@Upstate.edu.
Biomedical Sciences Retreat is Sept. 12
The 23rd annual Biomedical Sciences Retreat will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lodge in Skaneateles. The event is sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and includes guest speakers, faculty speakers, an introduction to the incoming class, and a poster session along with a reception. For more information about the event, including deadlines for submissions, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/grad/about/retreat/index.php. Questions? Email Shaunna Arnold at ArnoldSh@Upstate.edu.
Convocation is Sept. 13
Fall Faculty Convocation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium at Weiskotten Hall. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For a list of honorees, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-awards/index.php. For more information, email Patty Gooden at email@example.com.
Easy for You is Sept. 19
Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in C3068 Upstate Cancer Center. Everyone with an Upstate ID is welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available. For more information, contact Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addressing Equity, Inclusion and Bias in Academic Medicine is the focus of a fall series of workshops beginning Sept. 27
Addressing Equity, Inclusion and Bias in Academic Medicine will be the focus of a fall series of workshops. The free presentations and accompanying debrief sessions are open to all Upstate faculty and staff. All sessions will be virtual. The presentations will feature Diana Lautenberger, director of Gender Equity Initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
- The first in the series will address Unconscious Bias in the Health Professions Sept. 27. This virtual presentation will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with a debriefing session set for Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.
- The second presentation in the series will address Confronting Dominant Culture to Create Inclusive Environments and Belonging on Oct. 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with a debriefing session set for Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.
- A third presentation will feature Allyship, Bystander Intervention and Responding to Microaggressions; it will be held Nov. 1 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with a debrief session on Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.
- The fourth presentation will highlight Understanding Gender Bias Today and Solutions to Address. It will be held Jan. 31, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A debrief session for this presentation will be held Feb. 7 at 1 p.m.
Organizers expect these presentations will offer faculty a microcredential opportunity. For further information, please contact Kelly Donovan at email@example.com. This series is supported by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development.
University Police celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day Oct. 4
University Police at Upstate will host Coffee with a Cop Oct. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Performance Center on the 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.
Blood drives at Upstate are Oct. 5, 6, 18
Blood drives will be held at Upstate Oct. 5, 6, and 18. To make an appointment, visit: www.upstate.edu/blood. The schedule is as follows.
- Oct. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor
- Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Performance Center, 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
- Oct. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community
Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds is Oct. 19
Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds is Oct. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ninth Floor Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Pizza and beverages will be served. Brian Zink, MD, senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development at University of Michigan Medical School and professor and senior associate chair for faculty development in the Department of Emergency Medicine, will present Anyone, Anything, Anytime: A History of U.S. Emergency Medicine.
Administrative professionals event is Oct. 25
An administrative professionals event will be held Oct. 25 in 4414A, Academic Building. Doors open for lunch at 11:30 a.m.; speaker and networking is from noon to 1 p.m. There will be a Zoom option. To attend, CLICK HERE TO RSVP.
Save the date: Sarcoidosis Support Group
A Sarcoidosis Support Group meeting will be held Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fifth-floor classroom at Upstate Health Care Center. To register for Ways to Improve Physical Fitness, email Shania Edwards-King at EdwarSha@Upstate.edu.
Memory loss study seeks participants
Upstate Geriatrics seeks individuals age 55 to 90 with mild memory loss to participate in a clinical trial. Parking and compensation will be included. For more information, contact Kevin Hanretty at HanrettK@Upstate.edu or 315-464-8373.
SPROUT seeks women of color for focus group
The SPROUT pilot project is seeking women of color who are currently pregnant or have given birth within the past five years to participate in a one-hour discussion on the barriers and facilitators of exercising during pregnancy. The focus group will meet Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Activities Building on Elizabeth Blackwell Street. Participants will receive $100 in appreciation for their time. For more information, contact Danielle Hoose, PT, DPT, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-481-6013.
Upstate Mixed Bowling League seeks bowlers
The Upstate Mixed Bowling league seeks bowlers for the upcoming season. The league bowls Wednesdays from 5:20 to 7:20 p.m. at Flamingo Lanes in Liverpool. The league runs for 25 weeks. For more information, contact Patty Williams at WillPatr@Upstate.edu or 315-396-5094.
The Informed Patient
The Informed Patient podcast recently featured interviews with these Upstate specialists about cancer treatment, the value of supposedly brain-enhancing drugs and research into an eye disorder.
- Surgeon Thomas VanderMeer, MD, provides an update on liver and pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment. He is the interim director of the Upstate Cancer Center and the chief of surgical oncology.
- ADHD researcher Stephen Faraone, PhD, discusses the use of drugs, some designed for ADHD, to enhance brain function in people who don’t have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. He is a Distinguished Professor and vice chair of research of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
- Ophthalmic researcher Will Spencer, PhD, explains his research into progressive rod-cone degeneration, the condition causing the eye disease retinitis pigmentosa, which is currently untreatable. He is an assistant professor in ophthalmology and visual sciences, of biochemistry and molecular biology, and of neuroscience and physiology.
The Informed Patient podcast and HealthLink on Air radio show are produced by Upstate Marketing and University Communications. The Informed Patient interviews are available through various podcast platforms, including YouTube. HealthLink on Air is broadcast on WRVO Public Media at 6 a.m. Sundays. Audio and transcripts of the podcasts and the radio shows are also available at upstate.edu/informed.
To suggest an Upstate expert or topic for a possible podcast, email Amber Smith at SmithAmb@Upstate.edu.