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Upstate Announcements for January 4, 2019


Update on W-2 online access and delivery options

The Office of New York State Comptroller announces 2018 W-2s will be available to those enrolled in New York State Payroll Online on or after Jan. 11. To ensure timely electronic delivery, the comptroller asks employees to sign in prior to Jan. 11 allowing time to resolve possible account or access issues. This also provides an opportunity for employees to consent to stop receiving mailed printouts of their W-2s and paystubs. Employees who wish to go paperless and want this action applied to the 2018 W-2 must provide consent by Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. 

To access a link to New York State Payroll Online, visit Self-Serve at: https://selfserve.upstate.edu/ais/applications/.  From Upstate’s Self-Serve page, click the My Information link and then My Payroll. In the blue box, click SUNY Portal to begin the login process. Payroll has provided a tutorial on the login steps. New York State Payroll Online supports internet browser Google Chrome. 

For assistance with access to the online service, visit Payroll Services Monday through Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. in Jacobsen Hall. For more information, contact Payroll Services at statepr@upstate.edu or 315-464-4840. 



2019 health insurance rates for state employees announced

The 2019 health insurance rates for New York state employees have been announced. The deadline to make option transfer changes through Upstate’s Human Resources-Benefits Office for 2019 is Jan. 18. For detailed information, rates and deadlines, visit: http://www.upstate.edu/hr/document/2018_option_transfer_announcement.pdf



Monday Mile is Jan. 7

Monday Mile walkers meet at noon in the lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus Jan. 7, 14 and 28. For trails, visit www.upstate.edu/health/wellness/trails.php and for Monday Mile information visit www.moveitmonday.org/mondaymile.



Easy for You is Jan. 8

Easy for You will be held Jan. 8 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 eligible for help quitting tobacco, chew or vape; free nicotine replacement therapy; expert advice to help you quit successfully and help for a spouse. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/hospital/health/healthlink/smokefree.php.



Community Campus Blood Drive is Jan. 8 and 9

A Community Campus blood drive will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8 from noon to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus. To schedule an appointment, email jean.pirozzi@gmail.com or call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668.



Friend in Deed funding applications due Jan. 11

The Upstate Foundation is accepting applications from Upstate employees for Friend in Deed funding for projects that enhance the patient experience at Upstate University Hospital’s Community and Downtown campuses. Friend in Deed is the annual fund for the hospitals and is largely supported through donations from grateful patients and their families, as well as members of the Upstate family and the community. Guidelines and applications are available at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/friendindeed  or 315-464-4416. Applications require the approval of a department head. The deadline to submit applications to the Upstate Foundation, 326 Campus Activities Building, is Friday, Jan. 11.



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are Jan. 11, 18 and 25

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will be held Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 8, 15 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B. CME credits are available. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu.  The schedule is as follows: 

Jan. 11: William Marx, DO—Improving Surgical Outcomes

Jan. 18: Flavia Soto, MD—Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Jan. 25: Julius Gene Latorre, MD—Advances in Acute Stroke Management

Feb. 1: Mohammed Jawed, MD—Uterine Artery Embolization

Feb. 8: Robert Carhart, MD—Congestive Heart Failure Program

Feb. 15: Harold Smulyan, MD—Computerized ECG Interpretation, Friend and Foe



Center for Bioethics and Humanities Winter 2019 Seminar Series sessions are Jan. 11, 25 and Feb. 12

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities Winter 2019 Seminar Series will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 11, Jan. 25 and Feb. 12 in 4507 Setnor Academic Building. A light lunch will be offered at 11:45 a.m. prior to the start of each seminar. The schedule is as follows: 

Jan. 11—L. Syd M. Johnson, PhD, associate professor of philosophy and bioethics at Michigan Technological University, will present Disorders of Consciousness in an Age of Uncertainty: The Ethical and Legal Implications. Johnson will explore the corresponding bioethical and legal uncertainties that challenge persistent dogmas about consciousness disorders.

Jan. 25—Katarina Lee, JD, MA, assistant professor of family medicine at University of Manitoba College of Medicine, will present Taking the Womb to the Operating Room: Ethical and Legal Issues Impacting Uterine Transplantation. Lee will also address how uterine transplantation highlights the general lack of regulation of assisted reproductive technologies in the United States, given uncertainty whether the National Organ Transplantation Act ought to govern uterine transplantation.

Feb. 12—Devan Stahl, PhD, MDiv, assistant professor of clinical ethics at Michigan State University, will present Which ‘Me’ Matters? Are the prior wishes of once competent patients always determinative? This presentation will explore the foundations and limits of precedent autonomy for people with acquired cognitive impairment.



Nursing Grand Rounds is Jan. 15

Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Page, MS, RN, NEA-BC, will present Upstate Nursing 2018 Year End Review: RN Satisfaction Survey Results and the Magnet Journey Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The presentation will be streamed to Classroom A/B at Community Campus. The presentation will be videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course #3490: Nursing Grand Rounds. Targeted to all Upstate Nurses who wish to increase their knowledge of the 2018 RN satisfaction scores, current progress towards Magnet accreditation, and the top two priorities for nursing practice environment improvements to continue progress towards initial Magnet designation. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu.  



Administrative Professions Forum is Jan. 16

An Administrative Professions Forum will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. Nancy Daoust will present the keynote address—What to Know About the Community Campus. 

The forum is designed as a resource for administrative assistants who support hospital and campus staff, such as clinical chairs, deans and administrators. It 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. R.S.V.P. to AdminPro@upstate.edu



Child Abuse Medical Provider Program (CHAMP) is Jan. 16

Karen Teelin, MD, MSEd, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics at Upstate, will present Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Dysphoria Wednesday, Jan. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. during the CHAMP educational webcast. For more information, email racej@upstate.edu.



Downtown Campus Blood Drive is Jan. 17 and 18

A campus blood drive will be held Thursday, Jan. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 18 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. To schedule an appointment, contact Linda Underwood underwol@upstate.edu or 315-464-6755. 



Stop the Bleed session is Jan. 18

A Stop the Bleed drop-in skills session will be held Friday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 12405A Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Blackboard course UH34834 is a prerequisite. Approximately 10 minutes will be needed. 



Health Justice at Upstate one-day workshop is Jan. 21

Health Justice at Upstate: Shifting the Power, one day of interactive workshops for health equity and racial justice, will be held Monday, Jan. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Academic Building. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/hjau-info and register at http://bit.ly/hjau2019.



Faculty Development Seminar is Jan. 22

Darren Carboni, MBA, director of Interprofessional Education, will present Team Science—How to Teach Teamwork Tuesday, Jan. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in 318 Health Sciences Library, Weiskotten Hall. R.S.V.P. by Jan. 15 to Michele Henderson at hendermi@upstate.edu or 315-464-1681. Lunch will be provided.



Professional development class schedule is available online

Organizational Training and Development offers professional development courses for supervisors and non-supervisors in the areas of communication, transitions, conflict mediation, supervision essentials and emotional intelligence. For course details, visit www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?category=61. For more information and to register, contact Tracy Fenner at fennert@upstate.edu or 315-464-2957. 



Emotional Intelligence course for employees and managers

Organizational Training and Development 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. Supervisors/managers answer on-line questions about themselves and invite others to anonymously answer those same questions. Non-supervisors and managers answer on-line questions about themselves. The cost for managers and supervisors is $288; $140 for non-supervisory employees. The registration fee will be charged to the participating employee’s department and covers the online assessment, a workbook for the eight-hour class, and a copy of Emotional Intelligence 2.0. 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.



Well NYS Everyday Challenge and Daily Tips

The Well NYS Everyday Monthly Challenge for January is to pick a partner and choose a wellness challenge together. Who is your wellness partner? What is their name? Ask them to join you to register and complete a minimum of 19 days of this month’s challenge. To register and track your progress, visit https://wellnys.goer.ny.gov/registration/monthly_challenge_description.cfm.

Well NYS Daily Tips will deliver healthy inspirations to your inbox every day at 6 a.m. To sign up for this motivational email, visit https://wellnys.goer.ny.gov/tips_subscribe.cfm.



Healthlink on Air features Lawrence Chin

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air is Lawrence Chin, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery. 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



Spiritual Care Journal Club is Feb. 6

Spiritual Care Journal Club will be held Feb. 6 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. 1317 Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. The Journal of Palliative Medicine’s 2018 article “Spiritual and Religious Coping of Medical Decision Makers for Hospitalized Older Adult Patients” will be discussed. Bring your lunch. For more information, call 315-464-4236. 



Dog Visit is Feb. 7

A Dog Therapy visit will be held Thursday, Feb. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Health Sciences Library. 



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 inpaper formonly. ForVoluntary Faculty nomination forms, contactMargaret Bourkeat bourkem@upstate.edu or 315-464-4520. Nominations for Voluntary Faculty are to be submitted to the respective college dean by April 1.



CNY Biotech Accelerator is available to rent for Upstate programs

Upstate Medical University's CNY Biotech Accelerator provides rentable event space to Upstate employee, faculty and student departments and groups for educational and research-related programs. The high-tech, TED-compatible theater with 16-display LED video wall, livestream, webcast, video and audio recording capabilities accommodates more than 200 attendees. Conference rooms, exhibits, and catering areas are also available. Parking is offered in a gated lot directly behind the building. To schedule a tour or to plan your event, contact Stephanie Carbone at carbonst@upstate.edu or 315-464-9288.