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Upstate Announcements for April 24, 2019


THIS THURSDAY: 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 of Weiskotten Hall to provide an update on university activities. The meeting will also be available via video conference in the following locations: Community Campus, Classroom A/B; Binghamton Clinical Campus, Conference Room A; and the Galleries, Conference Room GAL-512 A/B. 



CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Construction outside Academic Building will close pedestrian bridge connecting the hospital to Weiskotten Hall April 27 and 28

A construction project planned for the Academic Building will require temporary closure of the pedestrian bridge connecting the south wing of Upstate University Hospital to Weiskotten Hall Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Portions of the fourth floor of the Academic Building, the lower level-one connector and student lounge in the Academic Building, and the Ninth Floor Addition of Weiskotten Hall will also be closed. Access to these areas will be restricted for safety reasons while a construction crane is in use. Restrictions will be in place April 27 and 28 from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alternative access from the south wing of Upstate University Hospital to Weiskotten Hall, the Academic Building, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center during this time will require use of sidewalks on Adams Street and Irving Avenue. For more information, email Mike Frey at freym@upstate.edu



Community Campus Blood Drive is today until 6 p.m. and April 25

The Community Campus blood drive will be held Wednesday, April 24 until 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. 



Last in series of martial arts seminars is April 25

Kevin Seaman will teach a free two-hour session on empty hand and knife defense April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., in room 4414 of the Academic Building. Registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/sifukevin. Everyone with an Upstate ID is welcome to register. Email Karen Cyndari for more information at cyndarik@upstate.edu



Upstate Cancer Center laboratory tours are April 26

In recognition of National Laboratory Professionals week, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will offer tours of the Upstate Cancer Center Clinical Pathology Laboratory Friday, April 26 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tours will be open to Upstate staff and the public. For a tour, take the Upstate Cancer Center elevators to the fifth floor. For more information, call Carol Barnett at 315-464-3281. 



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—Kaushal Nanavati, MD: Inhale Peace, Exhale Stress

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: An Overview of the Common and Unusual Primary Headaches in a Nutshell 



Neuro Research Day is April 26

Neuro Research Day will be held Friday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 1:00 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: 

10:35 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. 

11:45 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. 



Monday Mile with Otto at the Dome is April 29

Upstate’s Monday Mile will be held April 29 at the Syracuse University Carrier Dome. Walkers will depart from the main traffic circle of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus at 11:40 p.m. for the walk to the Dome. Bring your Upstate ID. 



Starburst Candy Grams available April 29 and May 1, 3, 6, 7, 8

Let your co-worker know that they are a “Star” by sending a Starburst Candy Gram at no cost. To create a Starburst Candy Gram, visit one of the following stations:

April 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ninth Floor of Weiskotten Hall

May 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fourth Floor Break Room at Galleries

May 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cafeteria at Community Campus

May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Floor Lobby at Downtown Campus

May 7 from 11:30 to 1 p.m., Lobby of Jacobsen Hall

May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fifth Floor Break Room at UHCC

To place an order for a Starburst Candy Gram, email Megan Chase at chasem@upstate.edu. Include your name, location, department, and the number of Starburst Candy Grams needed. The deadline is May 8. 



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



Retirement reception for Marguerite Walser is April 29

A retirement reception for Marguerite Walser, NP, will be held April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Suite 2B Break Room at the Physicians Office Building North on Community Campus. For more information, call Cinthia Vulcano at 315-492-5750. 



Paige’s Butterfly Run on-site registration is April 30

An on-site registration for Paige’s Butterfly Run will be held April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Participants who register prior to May 1 will receive a Team Upstate shirt. The event will be held June 8 in Clinton Square, Downtown Syracuse. For more information, call Toni Gary at 315-464-4262 or Jenny Dickinson at 315-464-9330. 



Registration for the J. P. Morgan Corporate Challenge ends May 1

Registration for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge ends May 1 or earlier, if race capacity is met. The event, a 3.5-mile run or walk at Onondaga Lake Parkway, will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 6:45 p.m. A Team Upstate photo will be taken at 6 p.m. Participants must be actively employed and paid by Upstate Medical University for a minimum of 25 hours per week (verified by Payroll Status) for at least three months prior to race day, and must be 18 year of age or older. Register online at: www.upstate.edu/cc.



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. 



T-shirt sale recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month May 1 and 2

In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Psychiatry will sell T-shirts for $15 May 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus and May 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Community Campus. For more information, email Laurel Bennett at bennetla@upstate.edu



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.eduor 315-464-4284. 



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.



Schwartz Rounds is May 7

The Unfairness of Illness and Disease: Whisper Words of Wisdom will be held Tuesday, May 7 at noon in the conference room at Upstate Cancer Center. A panel of experts will lead the discussion on the devastation of witnessing suffering. Angela Wratney, MD, will moderate. Participants will identify the way our own behaviors might block communication with patients, families, and staff; recognize ways to share the stress or isolation within and between disciplines; recognize stress-release of sharing stories and concerns in a safe environment. All Upstate staff are welcome. CMEs are available. A light lunch will be served. For more information, email Chaplain Brigid Dunn at dunnbrig@upstate.edu.  



Bioethics seminar on measles vaccination is May 9

Johan Bester, MBChB, PhD, MPhil, director of bioethics at University of Nevada’s Las Vegas School of Medicine, will present Measles Vaccination and What We Owe Children: Why Society is Obligated to Provide Measles Vaccination for Children Thursday, May 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in 3508 Setnor Academic Building. A light lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. Bester will discuss parental and societal moral obligations to ensure children are protected against measles, including considerations of children’s best interest and justice, and policy considerations. 



On My Own Time seeks artwork by May 13

On My Own Time is now accepting artwork from Upstate employees and retirees. Artwork will be on display from May 15 through September in the cafeteria at Community Campus, the Health Sciences Library at Downtown Campus, and Upstate Cancer Center. Selected works will be on display at the Everson. Details and registration forms are available online at http://library.upstate.edu/news/news-articles/20190322-on-my-own-time.php.  Paper forms are available in Human Resources at Community Campus or the service desk at the Health Sciences Library at Downtown Campus. Registration closes May 13. For more information, email Olivia Tsistinas at tsistijo@upstate.edu.



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.  



College students sought for summer jobs at Upstate

Upstate seeks college students to clean dorm rooms and maintain hospital grounds. College students must be full-time matriculated and must be capable of performing moderate to heavy physical labor. A New York state driver’s license required. High school seniors are not eligible. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rate of pay is $12.50/ hour. To apply, visit www.upstate.edu/jobs, select ‘View Positions Posted Prior to April 23,’ and apply to job number 054635. For more information, contact Lindsay Enderle at enderler@upstate.eduor 315-464-4931.



Registration is now open for Cancer Survivor’s Day 

Event is June 2

Registration is now open for Upstate’s 23rdannual 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. 



SAVE THE DATE: You are Not Invisible 5K is June 15

Upstate’s Your Cause charity, In My Father’s Kitchen, will hold their sixth annual You are Not Invisible 5K June 15 at Bay View Pavilion, Onondaga Lake Park. Registration is $30. All proceeds benefit In My Father’s Kitchen and their mission to change the lives of the homeless in Syracuse. Those in need of a Team Upstate shirt for the event, contact Becca Pesci at pescir@upstate.eduor 315-464-4836. For more information about the event and to register, visit https://diem.life/imfk/imfk-6th-annual-5k-walk-run-2019/471/100.



HealthLink on Air features registered dietitian nutritionist, speech language pathologist, nurse practitioner, and Maj. David Dean of Salvation Army

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are registered dietitian nutritionist, Maureen Franklin, speech language pathologist Jenna Gardner, nurse practitioner Cassandra Bradford, and Maj. David Dean of the Salvation Army. 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 http://blogs.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair/