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Upstate Announcements for April 30, 2019


Café Kubal will be closed today from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Café Kubal will be closed for routine maintenance today, April 30 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. 



Construction to close Weiskotten Hall side entrance May through June

The exterior door, stairs and ramp from the south side of Weiskotten Hall to University Place, A-lot and B-lot will be closed to pedestrian traffic from May 6 to June 30 for construction. Emergency egress from the building will be maintained at all times via remaining existing exits. For more information, call John Ders at 315-243-5974 or Nick Steffen at 315-530-8014.



Upstate to participate in AAMC/StandPoint survey in May

In May, Upstate faculty from all four colleges and Binghamton campus will be invited to take a StandPoint Survey, created by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Administered by the AAMC, the survey will be sent directly to full- and part-time Upstate faculty by email. The survey will allow Upstate to assess what drives faculty engagement, benchmark that information with peer institutions, and provide training and learning opportunities to enhance Upstate’s ability to implement changes and improvements. For more information, call Faculty Affairs and Development at 315-464-1685. 



Campus Activities seeks summer lifeguards

Campus Activities seeks summer lifeguards for the CAB pool. Proof of basic lifeguard and CPR certifications through the American Red Cross are required. Lifeguards must be matriculated college students, including high school graduating seniors who have been accepted and registered for fall classes at an accredited college or university. Apply online at www.upstate.edu/jobsor email Ryan Green for more information at greenry@upstate.edu. 



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. 



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

In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Psychiatry will sell T-shirts to raise awareness and break the stigma May 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of Downtown Campus and May 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus. Shirts are $15 each. Proceeds benefit staff education and recognition for employees on behavioral health patient care units. For more information, email Laurel Bennett at bennetla@upstate.edu.



Starburst Candy Grams available 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:

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. 



10thannual Strikes Against Stroke bowling event is May 3

Upstate Stroke Center will host the 10thannual Strikes Against Stroke bowling event Friday, May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool. Individuals and teams are welcome to register; walk-ins are welcome. For registration options, visit www.upstatefoundation.org/Strikes  or call 315-464-4416. Proceeds benefit the Upstate University Hospital Stroke Fund to support patient and family education, direct patient care needs, and community awareness efforts. 



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 or 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 atdunnbrig@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. 



Presentation on cyberthreats is May 9

Dennis Ast, CPCU, CCIC, senior account executive at OneGroup, will present Cyber Threats: Fact or Fiction May 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the theater at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St. R.S.V.P. to cnybac@upstate.edu. Ast will review statistics and discuss how cyber events are on the rise in small- and medium-sized businesses. 



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. 



Interprofessional education conference is May 13

SUNY’s Office of Interprofessional Education will host an interactive video conference Monday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. Advancing SUNY IPE Program Infrastructure and Resources: Fostering Success will be available via WebEx in 1143 Academic Building. To register and for speaker information, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/interprofessional-education/education/SUNY_converstations_inthe_disciplines.html  or email Darren Carboni at carbonid@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. 



Cancer Survivors Day registration is open now through May 17

Registration is now open for Cancer Survivor’s Day, to be held Sunday, June 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Gifford Zoo. All cancer survivors, including Upstate staff, and their families are welcome to attend. Registration is required by May 17. To register, call 315-464-8668. The event includes food, music, face painting, and more. 



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.  



Spiritual Care chaplain interns graduate May 23

The Upstate community is welcome to attend the graduation ceremony for Spiritual Care chaplain interns May 23 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel at Downtown Campus. For more information, call Rev. Terry Culbertson at 315-464-4236. 



Library license for Unbound Medicine ends June 1

Due to low usage, the campus license for Unbound Medicine will end June 1. For more information, email library@upstate.edu. 



Take Back Your Day classes are June 11 and 21

Organizational Training and Development will offer Take Back Your Day classes June 11 and 21. Tips and tricks for getting organized, making better use of your time, and managing stress to get the most out of your day will be shared. For more information, call 315-464-4401. To register, visit https://selfserve.upstate.edu/ais/applications/tracker/topic_details.cfm?topicid=2497



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. The organization works to change the lives of homeless in Syracuse. For more information about the event and to register, visit https://diem.life/imfk/imfk-6th-annual-5k-walk-run-2019/471/100. Note: It is recommended that you copy the link and use Chrome (not Internet Explorer) to register. Participants in need of a Team Upstate shirt for the event, contact Becca Pesci at pescir@upstate.edu or 315-464-4836.

To set up an Upstate fundraising team, follow the following steps; contact Timothy Midgey at admin@diemlife.com or 646-476-3234 with support questions. Steps to create a 5k team fundraiser: 1. Team leaders create a free DIEMlife account here. Click sign up in the top right corner to get started. 2. Once logged in, go to the IMFK 5k Quest page here and click fundraise at bottom of the page.3. Enter a team name, fundraising goal amount ($1000), and add a team logo image. 4. Click create team. In the top right corner there are options to share via Facebook, Twitter, email, or copy the link and text it. Donations can be made directly to your team, or click to join the team and help fundraise. All proceeds go directly to In My Father’s Kitchen.



Second annual Al Todeshini Pancreatic Softball Tournament is June 22

The second annual Al Todeschini Pancreatic Softball Tournament will be held Saturday, June 22 at 8 a.m. at Woods Road Softball Fields in Solvay. Registration is $25 per person; $250 per team. T-shirts will be provided. Proceeds benefit the Al Todeshcini Pancreatic Cancer Fund, held at Upstate Foundation. For more information, contact Janice Todeschini at todeshj@upstate.edu or 315-464-6114.



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.edu or 315-464-4931. 



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/