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Upstate Announcements for October 30, 2018


2019 calendar is available online

Upstate’s 2019 holiday calendar is available online at http://www.upstate.edu/payroll/pdf/calendar/general/upstate_annual_calendar.pdf.  Holiday calendars will not be printed for staff distribution, as part of our green initiative. 



Flu vaccination calendars are online 

Upstate’s flu vaccination calendars, facts, and updated information on flu activity in the state and Central New York are available online at http://www.upstate.edu/health/fluinfo.php.  



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.  



Welloween Flu Clinic is Oct. 31

A flu clinic will be held Oct. 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Library at Weiskotten Hall. 



Lifesaver Candy Grams for coworkers events are Nov 1, 5, 7, 13, 14 

Let your co-workers know that they are a "Lifesaver” by sending a Lifesaver Candy Gram at no cost. To request supplies via interoffice mail, email Megan Chase by Nov. 14 at chasem@upstate.edu and include your name, location, department, and number of Lifesaver Candy Grams needed. The schedule of events is as follows:

Nov. 1 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., fourth-floor break room at Galleries

Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., cafeteria at Community Campus

Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., second-floor lobby at Downtown Campus

Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., lobby at Jacobsen Hall

Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., fifth-floor break room at UHCC



Upstate’s Addiction Psychiatry Conference is Nov. 2

The second annual Upstate Addiction Psychiatry Conference will be held Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Hutchings Psychiatric Center Auditorium. The conference will focus on the alcohol purchase license program, the role of trauma in addictive behaviors, policy approaches to addressing the opioid crisis and legalizing recreational cannabis. Speakers include Brian Johnson, MD, professor of psychiatry and anesthesia, director of Addiction Psychiatry and director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Upstate; Dessa Bergen-Cico, PhD, CAS, associate professor of Public Health and coordinator of Addiction Studies at Falk College at Syracuse University; and Rebecca Haffajee, JD, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Register online at www.upstate.edu/cme.  Questions? Contact Linette Thorp at thorpl@upstate.edu  or 464-3104. 



Population Health Symposium is Nov. 2

SUNY Upstate, SUNY ESF, and Syracuse University will highlight and build interdisciplinary relationships between population health scholars on the University Hill to generate proposals for external funding at the Population Health Symposium Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 304 Schine Student Center on the SU campus. 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, please visithttp://lernercenter.syr.edu/population-health-symposium/.  



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are Nov. 2 and 9

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.

Nov. 2—Kristopher Paolini, MD, MTM&H, Lyme and Chronic Symptoms

Nov. 9—Sulada Kanchana, MD, Tremor: Managing the Shaky Patient



Upstate's Annual Memorial Service is Nov. 4

Upstate’s annual Memorial Service will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel at Downtown Campus. The Upstate community is invited to attend. Families who have lost a loved one this year have been invited. Staff are welcome to remember a co-worker or loved one, and are invited to read or join the choir. Those unable to attend can fill out a memory leaf to be read during the service. For a memory leaf, visit Spiritual Care at 1224 Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. A reception sponsored by the Advocates for Upstate will immediately follow. For more information, call 4-4687. 



Monday Mile is Nov. 5

Join Pathway to Wellness walkers for Monday Mile Nov. 5, and every Monday, at noon in the main lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. For more on Pathway to Wellness offerings, visit www.upstate.edu/wellness and follow PTW on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UpstatePTW.



Updates from the World Conference on Lung Cancer is Nov. 7

Updates from the World Conference on Lung Cancer will be held Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Syracuse Marriott. Topics include cancer management, molecular diagnostic and staging techniques, surgical options, immunotherapy, new and targeted therapies. Presenters include Drs. Graziano, Kohman, Paul, Wallen, Mix, Jurdi and Desai. Dinner and a reception are included. R.S.V.P. to Kristi Robinson at robinskr@upstate.edu.



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.



Public Health Grand Rounds is Nov. 8

Tyler Barreto, MD, assistant professor at University of Texas Health San Antonio, will present Maternal Mortality: Shortening the Journey to a Safe Delivery Nov. 8 at 12:15 p.m., 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Rounds are available via webinar. Register at https://upstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dJozf-eiTWmZD4Ni9m1icA.  For more information, email Laura Schad at schadla@upstate.edu.  



Rolla B. Hill and John Bernard Henry Annual Lecture in Pathology is Nov. 8

Patrick D. Walker, MD, director of Arkana Laboratories, will present Glomerular Diseases with Monoclonal Deposits: And You Thought They Were All Multiple Myeloma” Thursday, Nov. 8 at noon in 1076 A/B/C, Upstate Cancer Center. Continuing education credits are available. The Rolla B. Hill and John Bernard Henry Annual Lecture in Pathology is endowded by Mary Elizabeth and Donald King, MD, Class of 1949. 



New Faculty Reception is Nov. 8

The New Faculty Reception will be held Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in the ninth floor cafeteria at Weiskotten Hall. The Upstate community is invited to welcome new faculty to Upstate and meet new colleagues. Refreshments will be served. 



Child Abuse Medical Provider Program webcast is Nov. 14

Jamie Hoffman-Rosenfeld, MD, child abuse pediatrician at the Butler Center for Children and Families of Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, will present Assessing the Burned Child for Child Abuse Wednesday, Nov. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. For more information and to register, visit http://www.champprogram.com/webcasts.shtml/



Lung cancer vigil is Nov. 15

The annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer vigil will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. at Upstate Cancer Center. Patients and families will speak during a brief ceremony and participants will create a ribbon of light. Luminaria bags will be available to decorate beginning Oct. 25 in the lobby of Upstate Cancer Center. Parking for the event will be in the East Garage and tickets will be validated. For more information please contact Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu.



Advocates Holiday Pencil Sale is Nov. 15

The annual Advocates Holiday Pencil Sale is accepting orders now through Nov. 18. An on-site sale will be held Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the small cafeteria at Downtown Campus. Personalized sets of #2 lead pencils are also available to order through Jonathan Adler at adlerj@upstate.edu.  



Sock Out Cancer socks available now at Lori’s Gifts

Colorful, striped Sock Out Cancer socks are available for $10 at Lori’s Gifts at Downtown Campus and benefit the Sock Out Cancer Fund held at the Upstate Foundation. The fund supports unmet needs of pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families at Upstate Cancer Center. Socks are available now through December. For more information, call Terry Toscano Shenfeld at 4-4284. 



Memorial mass cards available through Foundation and Spiritual Care

Memorial mass cards are available through the Foundation and the Center for Spiritual Care. A note is sent to the family of the deceased that special prayer intentions will be offered at an Upstate mass on behalf of their loved one. Your contribution benefits the Father Al Bebel Spiritual Care Fund in support of spiritual care needs at Upstate. To purchase a card, call 464-4687 or email chaplain@upstate.edu.  



Weight Watchers at Work

Weight Watchers at Work meetings are held Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in 11405B. To learn more, call Kim Hare at 4-4891.