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Upstate Announcements for April 9, 2019


New York Lt. Gov. Hochul to speak at Upstate on new state budget this Friday

The Upstate community is invited to attend a presentation of the New York State Fiscal Year 2020 Budget by New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Friday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Medical Alumni Auditorium, 1159 Weiskotten Hall. The Lt. Governor's budget presentation at Upstate is one of several being planned throughout the state. Doors open at 3:15 p.m.



Upstate Bariatric Program holds open house April 10

Upstate Bariatric Program will host an open house April 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Suite 2B of the Community Campus Physicians Office Building North. For more information, contact Quonitra Bullock at bullockg@upstate.edu  or 315-492-5884. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. 



Administrative Professions Forum is April 10 

Administrative Professions Forum will be held Wednesday, April 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Marylin Galemi will give an insider’s look into the upcoming projects at Upstate. The forum is designed as a resource for administrative assistants who support hospital and campus staff, such as clinical chairs, deans and administrators. The forum offers 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. Please R.S.V.P. at adminpro@upstate.edu.



Public Health Grand Rounds is April 11

Meghan Hazer, MSLA, MPH, city planner at Baltimore City Department of Public Works and Watershed Planning and Partnerships, will present Health Colored Glasses: Health Promotion Through Land Planning, Design and Development Practice Thursday, April 11 at 12:15 p.m., 4414 B/C Academic Building. Rounds are available via webinar. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5326705423217659649.  For more information, email Alyssa Indelicato at indelica@upstate.edu.  



Pathology Grand Rounds is April 11

Curtis A. Hanson, MD, chief medical officer of Mayo Medical Laboratories, will present Challenges and Opportunities for Laboratory Medicine and Pathology: Will We Be Relevant in Tomorrow's Healthcare World? Thursday, April 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium at Weiskotten Hall. Hanson will discuss the some of the political and financial challenges that laboratory medicine and pathology will face as well as strategies for implementing utilization management opportunities into the clinical practice of medicine. For more information, email Carol Barnett atbarnettc@upstate.edu.  



Downtown Campus Blood Drive is April 11 and 12

The Downtown Campus Blood Drive will be held Thursday,April 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, April 12  from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. To make an appointment: Contact Linda Underwood at 315-464-6755 or underwol@upstate.edu.  



Donate Life's National Blue and Green Day is April 12

Wear blue and green April 12 in honor of National Organ Donation Awareness Month, gather coworkers, and take a photo. To be included in the photo contest, submissions must be received by April 15. To submit a photo, email a JPG to lonkeym@upstate.edu.



Retirement reception for Scott Macfarlane is April 12

A retirement reception for Scott Macfarlane will be held Friday, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Doust Board Room, 9299 Weiskotten Hall. Macfarlane retires after seven years of service in Research Administration. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For more information, email furnarie@upstate.edu



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Roundsare April 12 and 26

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will be held April 12 and 26 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B at Community Campus. Jessica Summers, MD, will present Initial Care of the Burn Patient April 12. Ronald Saletsky, MD, and Wanda Fremont, MD, will present Adolescent Depression and its Co-Morbidities April 26. CME credits are available; registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu.  



Volunteer Week runs through April 13

Thank a volunteer this week during National Volunteer Week. Upstate has more than 800 dedicated volunteers working throughout the Upstate system. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, visit www.upstate.edu/volunteer.



Donate Life celebration and silent auction is April 17

Donate Life Month will be celebrated April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Proceeds benefit Upstate's Donor Council outreach and education. Awards will be presented for the donations that: are most creative, have the best theme, receives the most bidders, is the most lucrative. For more information about silent auction donations, contact Susan Rainbow at rainbows@upstate.edu  or 315-464-2971.



International Students Association to host 13th annual International Festival April 19

The International Students Association will host the 13th annual International Festival celebration Friday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ninth Floor Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. The event will showcase diversity at Upstate with a variety of performances from different cultures and food from various cuisines. There will be prizes for best ethnic attire. If you would like to perform at the event or cook a dish from your country, email Sumana at sundaras@upstate.edu. The event is free and open to the Upstate community. 



Health Science Library budget forums are April 23, 26 and May 2

Upstate Health Science Library will hold budget forums focused on how to allocate funds appropriately for fiscal year 2020. For a listing of resources up for review or cancellation, contact Cristina Pope at popec@upstate.edu  or 315-464-7086. The budget forum schedule follows.

April 23 from 2 to 3 p.m., 11405 A/B Downtown Campus

April 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m., Community Room at Community

May 2 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m., 2244 Academic Building



Community Campus Blood Drive is April 24 and 25

The Community Campus blood drive will be held Wednesday, April 24 from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursday, April 25 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus. To schedule an appointment, contact Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668 or email jean.pirozzi@gmail.com.



Neuro Research Day is April 26

Neuro Research Day will be held Friday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. For more information, visit http://tsolab.org/neuroday/.  For more information, contact Lisa Grace at 315-464-5787. 



Retirement reception for Lisa Phelan is April 26

A retirement reception for Lisa Phelan will be held Friday, April 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Ninth Floor Cafeteria at Weiskotten Hall. Lisa retires after 33 years of service. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For more information, call 315-464-5387. 



Retirement reception for Sue O'Brien is April 29

A retirement reception for Sue O'Brien will be held Monday, April 29 from 2 to 3 p.m., 8405A, Downtown Campus. Sue retires after 18 years of service in Patient Financial Services. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For more information, email Denise Feeley at feeleyd@upstate.edu.



College of Nursing conference on telepsychiatry is May 1

Eric MacMaster, MD, fellowship director and consultation liaison for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, will present Tele-Health Focused on Psychiatry May 1 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. MacMaster will discuss clinical outcomes, evidence-based practice, adapting your practice, and learning how to conduct telemental-health. To register, visit www.upstate.edu/con/programs/cont_ed.  For more information, contact Judy Traynor attraynorj@upstate.edu  or 315-464-3913. 



11thannual Cazenovia Hillbender Cycling Festival is May 4

The 11thannual Cazenovia Hillbender Cycling Festival will be held Saturday, May 4 beginning at the Cazenovia Ski Club. Proceeds from this 38-mile race and 19-mile ride benefit the Madeline Cote Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, supporting Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital inclusive fitness programs and adaptive design for children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Register online at www.CazenoviaHillbender.com.  Volunteers are needed to help direct or stop traffic along the course route. For more information, email Terry Toscano Shenfeld at shenfels@upstate.edu.  



Faculty Medical Education Journal Club is May 6

Tom Poole and Tom Curran will present Applying the Hedgehog Concept to Transform Undergraduate Medical Education Monday, May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Doust Board Room, 9299 Weiskotten Hall. To R.S.V.P., visit www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=140135.



Spiritual Care Journal Club is May 15

Spiritual Care Journal Club will be held Wednesday, May 15 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in 1317 Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. The focus will be on the role of the health care chaplain in shared decision making. For a copy of the journal article, visit the Center for Spiritual Care, 1224 Downtown Campus. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. 



HealthLink on Air features several Upstate experts and a guest from NIMH

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are Christopher Morley, PhD, chair of public health and preventive medicine; endocrinologist Ramachandra Naik, MD, assistant dean for translational and clinical research programs; child abuse pediatrician Alicia Pekarsky, MD; and Susan Amara, PhD, scientific director of the intramural research program at the National Institute of Mental Health, who was visiting the Upstate campus.HealthLink on Air is a radio show and podcast produced by Marketing and University Communications. The show is available on iTunes and other podcast sources, 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.