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Upstate Announcements for November 6, 2018


Thank you to our Community Giving Campaign donors

Mid-campaign update

The Upstate Community Giving Campaign reached our mid-campaign point and we want to thank everyone who has contributed so far. To see the list of superheroes please visit: http://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/. There is still time to contribute to local human service agencies and Upstate Foundation initiatives. To ePledge visit: https://selfserve.upstate.edu/ais/applications/marketing/sefa/epledge/.  



Well New York State Every Day Challenge for November

The Well New York State Every Day Challenge for November is to offer an unexpected gesture of kindness for a minimum of 18 days of the month. To register and track your progress, visit www.wellnys.goer.ny.gov.



Toxicology Teaching Day is Nov. 7

22ndannual Toxicology Teaching Day is Nov. 7 at the Genesee Grand Hotel. Program information and online registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/uemtox2018. Questions? Email Rose More at morer@upstate.edu.



Public Health Grand Rounds on Maternal Mortality 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. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds are available via webinar. Register at https://upstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dJozf-eiTWmZD4Ni9m1icA.  Email Laura Schad at schadla@upstate.edu for more information.



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 and The Robert V. P. Hutter, MD '54 Endowed Lectureship is endowed by Ruth and Dr. Robert V. P. Hutter.


Bioethics and Humanities Journal Club is Nov. 9

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities Journal Club meeting will be held Nov. 9 from noon to 1 p.m., 3509 Setnor Academic Building. L Saffran’s article “Only Connect: The Case for Public Humanities,” published in Medical Humanities, will be discussed. The Upstate community is welcome.



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are Nov. 9, 16, 30

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

Nov. 16—Amit Dhamoon, MD, Hospitalist Medicine: Past, Present and the Path to the Future

Nov. 30—Jesse Ryan, MD, Minimally Invasive Treatment Options for Chronic Sinusitis

Dec. 7—Maureen Mancuso, PT, DPT, and Annina Dougherty, PT, DPT, AIB-VR,  Screening of Balance and Mobility in Aging Adults

Dec. 14—Ravi Adhikary, MD, Breast Screening Guidelines



2018 Holiday Challenge starts Nov. 12

Join Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness team in a free nationwide Holiday Challenge to eat smart, move more, and maintain weight through the holiday season Nov. 12 to Dec. 31. To register, visit https://esmmweighless.com/sign/.  For more information or support, email holidaychallenge@esmmweighless.com.



Monday Mile walking events are Nov. 12, 19, 26 

Monday Mile will be held Nov. 12, 19, and 26 at noon in the main entrance of Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. The Nov. 12 walk will include the Academic Building. 



Easy for You is Nov. 13

Easy for You will be held Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the small cafeteria on the second floor of Downtown Campus. Anyone with an Upstate ID is welcome to free nicotine replacement therapy, and expert advice on quitting tobacco, chew or vape. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/hospital/health/healthlink/smokefree.php.



Thanksgiving Snack Distribution is Nov. 14, 15 and 16 

Upstate’s traditional Thanksgiving holiday snack offerings will be available across Downtown and Community campuses to thank employees who contribute to Upstate’s mission of teaching, research and patient care. The schedule is as follows: 

Nov. 14 through 16, off-site locations will receive snack deliveries

Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., snack carts visit units at both campuses

Nov. 16 at 5 a.m., snack carts visit units at both campuses

Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building



Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15

The Great American Smokeout will be held Nov. 15. Great American Smokeout events will offer free smoking cessation counseling for employees, patients, and families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at Upstate Cancer Center; from 11:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus; from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby at Downtown Campus. Information about electronic cigarettes and use among young people will be offered and tobacco treatment specialists will offer guidance to help you stay smoke free for life. For assistance during off-shifts, call Theresa Hankin at 464-3519. 



Lung Cancer Vigil is Nov. 15

Upstate's annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer vigil will be held Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. at Upstate Cancer Center. Luminary bags will be available to decorate. Patients and families will offer a few words of inspiration, and help create a ribbon of light. Music and light refreshments will be offered. The community is welcome. Questions? Call Matthew Capogreco at 464-3605 or email capogrem@upstate.edu. 



Upstate Gala is Nov. 16

The Upstate Foundation’s 29thannual Gala will be held Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter. The pre-Gala patron and sponsor party begin 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 www.upstatefoundation.org/galaevent or call the Upstate Foundation at 464-4416. 



Upstate Gives Thanks service is Nov. 20

Spiritual Care will hold an interfaith service Nov. 20 in the Interfaith Chapel, first floor of Downtown Campus. The service will include an opportunity to express gratitude through sharing stories, songs, and readings. A wall of thanks will be available from Nov. 19 to 25. All are welcome to write a leaf of thanks to post on a tree banner outside the hospital. For more information, call Spiritual Care at 464-4687. 



Transgender health policy presentation is Nov. 26

Kellan E. Baker, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will explore the state of transgender health policy and discuss ways clinicians and researchers can advance local and national policy agendas that promote the health and well-being of transgender people Nov. 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., 4414 Academic Building. The presentation is open to the public. Baker is Centennial Scholar and Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins.



Retirement reception for Linda Wysocki is Nov. 29

A retirement reception for Linda Wysocki will be held Nov. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the department of Health Information Management, 1212 Downtown Campus. Wysocki retires after 24 years of service, 19 of which were spent in Health Information Management. Questions? Call Muareen Capoto at 464-7779. 



Upstate Cancer Center Holiday Shops is Nov. 29

The annual Holiday Shops fundraiser will be held Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center. Vendors include: Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Premier Designs Jewelry, Whimsical Wire Designs Jewelry and Cancdles, Norwex, LuLaRoe, and Crystal’s Boo-Boo Bags. The event is open to staff and patietns, and a portion of proceeds benefit the Upstate Cancer Center annual fund. For more information, contact Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.eduor 464-3605. 



Your Cause applications accepted until Nov. 30

Team Upstate will accept applications for Your Cause until Nov. 30. Upstate employees and students are asked to nominate a local non-profit organization whose mission is in line with the mission of Upstate. The selected organization will be Team Upstate’s featured Your Cause organization in 2019 and will receive support for events, outreach, hands-on work, and education. To nominate an organization, visit www.upstate.edu/teamupstate/your-cause/index.php.  



Applications for Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing due Dec. 1

Upstate’s College of Nursing has opened the application process for its new online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program offers registered nurses an opportunity to study, watch lectures and take part in class discussions at times and places that suit them, with classes available wherever the internet can be accessed. The application deadline for Spring 2019 semester is Dec. 1. Classes begin in January. For more information and applications, visit www.upstate.edu/online.  



Retirement reception for Carol Morath is Dec. 6

A retirement reception for Carol Morath will be held Dec. 6 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the East Loung, Campus Activities Building. Morath retires after 33 years of service to Upstate, 20 of those with Student Affairs. For more information, email Lori Ferguson at fergusol@upstate.edu.  



Library offers enhanced printing services

Upstate’s Health Sciences Library now offers new features to its printing services, including the ability to take credit card payments, and offer mobile printing solutions. These changes are in response to the expressed need to make on-campus printing more accessible for those who rely on personal computing devices for research and coursework. The new features have been integrated into your Upstate username and can be accessed online and at select Pharos-enabled printing stations. For more information, please read: http://library.upstate.edu/news/news-articles/pharos-printing-2018.php.



Human Resources and Employee/Student Health announce holiday schedule

Human Resources and Employee/Student Health will be closed Nov. 22 and 23, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1. The departments will close at 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31. 



HealthLink on Air interviews available online and on WRVO

Recent guests on HealthLink on Air include: ethicist and neonatologist Thomas Curran, MD; surgeons Prashant Upadhyaya, MD, and Leslie Kohman, MD; psychologists Michelle Woogen, PsyD, and Jeffrey Schweitzer, PhD; toxicologists Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, and Christine Stork, PharmD; psychiatrist Christopher Lucas, MD; infectious disease specialist Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD; New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD, JD; researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD; gastroenterologist Sekou Rawlins, MD; stroke team nurse practitioner Stephanie Loveless; and neurologists Ahmed Eldokla, MD, and Antonio Culebras, MD. HealthLink on Air is a radio show and podcast produced by Marketing and University Communications and is available on iTunes and WRVO Public Media Sundays at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Complete shows and individual interviews are available at www.healthlinkonair.org.