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Upstate Announcements for July 15, 2019


Donations for Mary Nelson’s Backpack and School Supplies Drive sought

New school supplies and new or gently used backpacks will be accepted today through Aug. 2 at various locations throughout campus. For dropbox locations, visit www.upstate.edu/backpack.  Volunteers are sought for the event, to be held Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of S. Salina St. and Wood Ave. in Syracuse. To volunteer, call Mary Nelson at 315-422-5690. For a Team Upstate volunteer shirt, email Becca Pesci at pescir@upstate.edu  with your shirt size. 



Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is July 17

Rachel W. Kuchtey, MD, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Vanderbilt University, will present Fibrillinopathy and Elastosis in Glaucoma Wednesday, July 17 at 4 p.m. in 4709 Neuroscience Research Building. 



Downtown Campus Blood Drive is July 18 and 19

A blood drive will be held July 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 19 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café 750 at Downtown Campus. To schedule an appointment, contact Linda Underwood at underwol@upstate.edu  or 315-464-6755, or Linda DeHority at dehoritl@upstate.edu  or 315-464-6699. Walk-ins are welcome. 



Retirement reception for Michael Lyon is July 25

A retirement reception for Michael Lyon, PhD, will be held July 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. in 4414A Academic Building. Lyon retires after 42 years of service in Otolaryngology and Cell and Developmental Biology. Lyon also served as past UUP chapter president. The Upstate community is welcome. 



5thannual Transplant Golf Tournament is Aug. 2

The 5thannual Transplant Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 2 at Lake Shore Yacht and Country Club in Cicero. Proceeds benefit the Upstate University Hospital Transplant Patient Assistance Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, that assists post-transplant patients with out-of-pocket expenses to ensure that their health care needs are met to maintain the life and longevity of their transplanted organ. A scholarship will also be awarded to a pediatric transplant recipient. For more information and to register, visit www.UpstateFoundation.org/transplant.  Contact Tania Lyons, Upstate Transplant Services, lyonst@upstate.edu.  



Spiritual Care Journal Club is Aug. 7

The Spiritual Care Journal Club will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in 1317 at Downtown Campus. Participants will discuss The Chaplain Family Project: Development, Feasibility, and Acceptability of an Intervention to Improve Spiritual Care of Family Surrogates, published in the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. Bring your lunch. 



24thannual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update is Aug. 16

The 24thannual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update—with a focus on aggression in psychiatric practice—will be held Friday, Aug. 16 at the Crown Plaza Conference Center. To register for the conference visit www.upstate.edu/cme/.  

For a conference brochure, visit https://cmetracker.net/UPSTATE/Files/Brochures/144093.pdf.  

Speakers include: Thomas Schwartz, MD, interim chair and professor of psychiatry; James Knoll, MD, professor and director of forensic psychiatry; and Katherine Warburton, DO, medical and deputy director of California Department of State Hospitals. 

For more information contact Linette at thorpl@upstate.edu or 315-464-3104.  



Emotional Intelligence course offered by OTD

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. For questions, contact Tracy Fenner at fennert@upstate.edu  or 315-464-2957.

Self-Assessment class information and registration is available here: http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=129475

Multi-Rater class information and registration is available here: http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=131156



Online training programs available through New York State and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training

Two new online learning certificate programs for CSEA-represented New York State employees are now available. 

The Highly Effective Office Assistant Certificate Program provides a self-directed way for employees to enhance their administrative and clerical skills. Employees can apply for this program between July 26, 2019 and Jan. 30, 2020. In order to earn a certificate, participants must successfully complete all required courses between July 26, 2019 and Jan. 31, 2020. http://www.upstate.edu/hr/document/intra/highly_effective_office_assistant_certificate_program_flyer_final_1.pdf

The Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Certificate Program is open to those who seek to become proficient in the PowerPoint application. Employees can apply for this program between July 26, 2019 and Jan. 30, 2020. In order to earn a certificate, participants must successfully complete all required courses between July 26, 2019 and Jan. 31, 2020. http://www.upstate.edu/hr/document/intra/microsoft_powerpoint_2016_certificate_program_flyer__final_1.pdf

Space in these statewide programs is limited. Please encourage employees to apply as soon as possible. For more information, contact the Partnership at 518-486-7814 or learning@nyscseapartnership.org.  For more information, visit www.nyscseapartnership.org.  



HealthLink on Air features Upstate experts

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are: surgeon Jesse Gutnick, MD, nurse Joshua Onyan and occupational therapist Jennifer Spieker, psychologist Barbara Mettelman, PhD, and cardiologist Harold Smulyan, MD. HealthLink on Air, a radio show and podcast produced by Marketing and University Communications, 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



Save the date: Second annual Bottoms Up One Club Golf Tournament is Sept. 7

The second annual Bottoms Up One Club Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 7 at Burnet Park Golf Course. Registration is $75 and proceeds support the Upstate Colon Cancer Fund. Participants are allowed to bring one club to play nine holes in a captain and mate tournament, with breweries at each hole for craft beer sampling. Registration includes lunch, give-a-ways, tastings, and greens fees. An after party and 10thHole Putting Contest will be held at Now and Later Pub. To register, visit https://www.upstatefoundation.org/BottomsUp and for more information email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu.