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Upstate Announcements for April 16, 2019


SAVE THE DATE: Interim President Dewan to host town hall meeting April 25

Interim President Mantosh Dewan, MD, will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium to provide an update on university activities. Information related to live streaming of the event will be forthcoming.



Upstate community invited to martial arts seminars April 16 and 25

Everyone with an Upstate ID is welcome to attend martial arts seminars to be held April 16 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in 4144 B/C Academic Building. Northern Wu Tai Chi Master Dave Dolbear and martial artist coach Kevin Seman will present sessions on meditative breathing and defense April 16 and 25, respectively. The events are free. For more information email cyndarik@upstate.edu. The schedule follows. 



Donate Life celebration and silent auction is April 17

Opening ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

The Upstate community is welcome to celebrate Donate Life Month April 17 at 11 a.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Following the opening ceremony, a silent auction will be held from noon to 3 p.m. 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 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. 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



Do No Harm film screening is April 25

Do No Harm, a film by Robyn Symon focusing on mental health and suicide within the field of medicine, will be shown April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ninth Floor Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. A panel discussion will follow. Light refreshments will be provided. The film screening is sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, the Office of the President, and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development. For film details, visit www.donoharmfilm.com. The screening is open to the Upstate community. 



Upstate Cancer Center Grand Rounds is April 26

William L. Dahut, MD, scientific director for clinical research at National Cancer Institute, will present Genomics in Prostate Cancer: Finally Making a Difference? Friday, April 26 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in C1076 A/B/C Upstate Cancer Center. For more information, call Jamie Mellone at 315-464-8235. 



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Roundsis April 26

May schedule announced

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will be held Fridays, April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 31 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B. CME credits are available. Registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu. The schedule follows. 

April 26—Ronald Saletsky, MD, and Wanda Fremont, MD: Adolescent Depression and Its Co-Morbidities

May 3—Tamara Roberts, RN, BSN: Initial Care of the Burn Patient

May 10—Sara Barth, MST, and Kristie Jones: Three Ways to Streamline Your Day-How SmartTools and Personalization can Make Your EPIC Experience Easier

May 17—William Sullivan, PhD: Behavior Analytic Treatments for Severe Destructive Behavior 

May 31—Rosamma Joseph, MD: Topic is forthcoming



Neuro Research Day is April 26

Neuro Research Day will be held Friday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Presentations will be made by Upstate faculty and residents on basic and clinical neuroscience research and keynote speakers include: 

10:20 a.m. Kevin A. Mazurek, PhD, research assistant professor in the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory at University of Rochester Medical Center, will present Sensorimotor Integration of Different Instructions to Perform the Same Actions: Towards Neural Rehabilitation Solutions. 

11:30 a.m. Cameron C. McIntyre, PhD, Tilles-Weidenthal Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Neurology and Neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, will present Deep Brain Stimulation. 

To view the complete schedule, visit http://tsolab.org/neuroday/.  For more information, call 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. Phelan 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. in 8405A, East Tower of Downtown Campus. O’Brien retires after 18 years of service in Patient Financial Services. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For more information, email feelyd@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 at traynorj@upstate.edu  or 315-464-3913. 



Reservations for Advocates annual luncheon due May 1

The Upstate community is invited to the Advocates for Upstate Medical University’s annual luncheon and business meeting Tuesday, May 7 at the Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 East Genesee St., Syracuse. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the business meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon and program will follow at noon. Upstate Interim President Mantosh Dewan, MD, will speak at the event. The cost is $10 for members; $15 for guests. Donations of adult activity books will be accepted for distribution among hospital adult care units. For reservations, contact Jonathan Adler at adlerj@upstate.edu or 315-464-5610 by May 1. 



Relay for Life is May 3

Join Upstate Cancer Center at the American Cancer Society Onondaga County Festival of Relays Friday, May 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the New York State Fairgrounds. The event combines three Relay for Life events into one celebration with bands, food, a luminaria ceremony, and a snow pull. Registration is free and donations are optional. For more information, email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu. To join the Upstate Cancer Crusaders team, visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY19NER?team_id=2424589&pg=team&fr_id=93423.  



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. 



More than Pink Walk is May 18

The More than Pink Walk (previously Race for the Cure) will be held Saturday, May 18 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the New York State Fairgrounds. The event includes giveaways, food, and activities celebrating breast cancer survivors and their loved ones. For more information, email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu. To join Upstate Cancer Center’s team, visit http://www.info-komen.org/site/TR?team_id=423557&fr_id=7531&pg=team.  



Registration is now open for Cancer Survivor’s Day 

Event is June 2

Registration is now open for Upstate’s 23rd annual Cancer Survivor’s Day, to be held Sunday, June 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The event includes food and drinks, music, face painting. Cancer survivors, their families, and Upstate staff are welcome to R.S.V.P. by calling 315-464-8668. 



Academy of Upstate Educators seeks nominations for membership

The Academy of Upstate Educators seeks self-nominations for academy membership. The academy’s mission is to promote innovation and excellence in education at Upstate. Membership provides recognition to skilled and exemplary educators. Academy educators from Upstate’s four colleges commit to academy activities to enhance the educational environment. Academy members also serve as consultants to administrative leaders on education-related issues, as requested. For more information, visit http://web.upstate.edu/facultydev/adademy/.  



HealthLink on Air features pathologist, pediatrician

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are Rohin Mehta, MD, and Jana Shaw, MD. 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.