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Upstate Announcements for November 11, 2019


Upstate Toy Drive begins today

The Upstate Toy Drive will accept new toys for local children in need today through Dec. 6 at collection boxes located throughout campus. Monetary donations are welcome; send to Linda Curry, College of Health Professions, 2221 Academic Building. Checks should be made payable to Salvation Army, note Christmas Bureau. For more information, call Linda Curry at 315-464-6903. The drive is a joint project among the United Way, the Salvation Army and many community partners. The Upstate drive is sponsored by the Colleges of Health Professions and Team Upstate. For collection box locations, visit www.upstate.edu/toydrive



Applications sought for 2020 Your Cause charity  

Team Upstate seeks applications from the Upstate Medical University community for a Central New York agency to be its featured Your Cause charity in 2020. The Your Cause program offers Upstate employees an opportunity to nominate a charity that will be the focus of Upstate volunteer outreach through the year. This past year’s Your Cause agency was In My Father’s Kitchen. To nominate an agency for the Your Cause sponsorship, completed applications are due Nov. 30. Team Upstate committee will review applications and announce the winning organization in December. Application is available online at: http://www.upstate.edu/teamupstate/your-cause/index.php.  Completed applications should be emailed to Nancy Prott in the President’s Office at prottn@upstate.edu.  



Details available regarding apparel guidelines for Upstate gear

The Upstate apparel guidelines policy and Upstate logos are available to those who purchase Upstate-branded clothing. For a copy of the policy, email  marketing@upstate.edu with the word “logos” in the subject line. 



Flu clinic schedule available online

Flu clinics are underway on both campuses. The complete schedule is available online at http://www.upstate.edu/health/calendar.php. Employee/Student Health offers flu vaccine by appointment. To schedule an appointment, use the online portal at https://eshportal.upstate.edu  or call 315-464-4260 (Downtown) or 315-492-5624 (Community). 



Upstate’s 2020 holiday calendar is now available

Upstate’s 2020 holiday calendar is available online at http://www.upstate.edu/payroll/pdf/calendar/general/upstate_annual_calendar.pdf.



Lori’s Gifts is open during lobby construction

Lori's Gifts is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the main lobby of Downtown Campus. The gift shop’s temporary entrance is located across the hall from the Spiritual Care Program main office. For more information, call Jonathan Adler at 315-464-5610. 



Community Giving Campaign is underway 

Upstate’s 2019 Community Giving Campaign is underway. To track the campaign’s progress and for additional information on pledging, visit www.upstate.edu/communitygiving.  To donate, visit Self-Serve via the iPage and use the e-Pledge button on the home screen. 



Child Life seeks volunteers in December

Child Life seeks volunteers to prepare and organize donations for the holiday season. Volunteer are sought for two-hour shifts throughout December. For more information, email Rachel Hannon at hannonr@upstate.edu.



Easy for You is Nov. 12

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 7335B of the west wing at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Those with an Upstate ID are welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available. For more information contact Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-454-3519 or walczykc@upstate.edu.



Schwartz Center Rounds is Nov. 12

Schwartz Center Rounds will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at noon in the conference room at Upstate Cancer Center. Louise Prince, MD, will lead the discussion: When Several Family Members Suffer in a Tragedy: I know I’ll Often Stop and Think About Them. 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 staff welcome. CMEs are available. A light lunch will be served. For more information, email Chaplain Brigid Dunn at dunnbrig@upstate.edu.  For more information on Schwartz Center Rounds, visit www.theschwartzcenter.org/about-us/story-mission/.



Sessions on Scopus is Nov. 12

Students and Fellows: Using Scopus to Maximize Your Research will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. in 222c of the Upstate Health Sciences Library. Geared toward students and fellows, the session will identify ways to track the latest research, gain insight on where to publish, find potential advisors and collaborators, and manage academic profiles. For more information, email Twanna Hodge at hodgetw@upstate.edu

Administrators/Faculty/Staff: Track Research Metrics Using Scopus will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 10 to 10:20 a.m. and 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. in 222c of the Upstate Health Sciences Library. Geared toward administrators, faculty and staff, this session will provide information on tracking research metrics, tracking citations, managing accurate author profiles, and insights into research trends. For more information, email Twanna Hodge at hodgetw@upstate.edu


Spiritual Care Journal Club to focus on neighborhood trauma and violence Nov. 13

The Upstate community is welcome to attend the Spiritual Care Journal Club meeting Nov. 13 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in 1317 at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. The journal article discussion will focus on a multilevel analysis of neighborhood trauma due to violence. To receive a copy of the article, visit the Center for Spiritual Care in 1224 at Downtown Campus. 



Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is Nov. 13

Michel Cayouette, PhD, professor of medicine at Université de Montréal, QC, Canada, will present Building and Rebuilding the Retina Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. in 4709 Neuroscience Research Building. For more information, call Carol Miller at 315-464-5241. 



Leica Center of Excellence grand opening is Nov. 14

Upstate Medical University and Leica Microsystems have joined efforts to establish the Leica Microsystems Center of Excellence at Upstate, offering access to cutting edge life science imaging systems. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. in 103 Weiskotten Hall. A reception will follow in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building. R.S.V.P. to Amy Green at greenamy@upstate.edu  or 315-464-4517. 



Public Health Grand Rounds is Nov. 14; Narcan training offered

Alicia Agnoli, MD, MPH, MHS, assistant professor of family and community medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine, will present Rethinking Risk: Opioid Management in Primary Care Thursday, Nov. 14 at 12:15 p.m. in 4414A Academic Building. Rounds are available via webinar at https://upstate.rev.vbrick.com/#/event-registration/23aabf48-328f-49fe-b7f2-e37304a62b0e.  Tweet questions during the Q and A @UpstateDPHPM with the hashtag #PHPMGR.

Narcan training will be held Nov. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. in 2507 Setnor Academic Building. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to Alyssa Indelicato at indelica@upstate.edu.  Participants will be trained to recognize a possible overdose and administer Narcan. Attendees who complete the one-hour session will receive a certification card that, by law, relieves them of liability, and will receive nasally-administered Narcan (while supplies last). 



Trauma T-shirt sale is Nov. 14

Trauma T-shirts will be available for purchase Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the second floor lobby outside Café 750 at Downtown Campus. Shirts are $15 each; cash and checks will be accepted. 



Coffee with the CEO is Nov. 14, 18 

Join Upstate University Hospital Robert Corona, DO, MBA, for a brief presentation, coffee and a conversation. To confirm attendance, R.S.V.P. to www.upstate.edu/ceocoffee.  The schedule is as follows: 

Thursday, Nov 14, 4 to 5 p.m  in the Community Room at Community Campus 

Monday, Nov 18, 3 to 4 p.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center 



Learn more about Advocates for Upstate Nov. 15

The Upstate community is welcome to visit with members of Advocates for Upstate to learn more about the organization and share ideas with the Advocates’ board Friday, Nov. 15 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Café 750 at Downtown Campus. Those who sign up for the Advocates’ mailing list will be entered into a raffle to win a prize. Advocates for Upstate is a volunteer, membership organization that supports healthcare and scholarship at Upstate through fundraising and service. For more information, call 315-464-5610 or visit http://www.upstate.edu/advocates/.   



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are Nov. 15 and 22

December schedule announced

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are held Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu.  The schedule is as follows: 

Nov. 15—Michele Chai, MD

Opiate Use in Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Nov. 22—Michael McGrattan, MD

Robotic Surgery for Enhanced Patient Care

Dec. 6—Matthew Bowman, PT

Physical Therapy’s Role in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Dec. 13—Angana Mahapatra, DO

Taking Care of People Living with HIV for Primary Care Providers

Dec. 20—Matthew Elkins, MD

Transfusion 101



MOST discount available through Nov. 17

Half-price admission to the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) or 15 percent off a membership is available to everyone with an Upstate ID now through Sunday, Nov. 17. The MOST is a family-friendly venue located in Armory Square with 35,000 square feet of exhibits. For more information, call 315-464-4836. 



Upstate’s UUP chapter hosts professional development workshop Nov. 18

The Upstate chapter of United University Professions will host a professional development workshop on performance programs and evaluations Monday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the ninth floor auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. The workshop will focus on the purpose, process and timeliness in developing performance programs and evaluations. Susan DeCarlo, NYSUT labor relations specialist, will present and chapter officers will be available to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 13 at syracuse@uupmail.org or 315-422-5028. 



Lexicomp interface upgrade is Nov. 18

A mandatory upgrade to Lexicomp is scheduled for Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. There will be noticeable changes to the user interface. The library is working closely with IMT to ensure the upgrade goes smoothly. For more information, email Devin Kerr at kerrd@upstate.edu



Holiday Challenge runs Nov. 18 to Dec. 31

Pathway to Wellness invites the Upstate community to join in the online Holiday Challenge from Nov. 18 to Dec. 31. The online challenge offers participants encouragement and guidance to eat smart, move more, and maintain weight during the holiday season. The seven-week challenge is free and provides strategies and resources to avoid holiday weight gain. To register and track your progress, visit https://esmmweighless.com/holidaychallenge/.  For more information, email Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu. Pathway to Wellness activities are available online at www.upstate.edu/wellness  and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UpstatePTW.  



Nursing Grand Rounds is Nov. 19

Kamrin Kucera, MJHL-CC, BSN, BA, RN, CPHRN, clinical quality investigator, and Laura Clauss, MS, RN, CCRN-K, clinical practice nurse consultant, will present Nursing Documentation: Liability and Mitigating Risks Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center on the 11thfloor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, email Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu



New WW at Work Session begins Nov. 19

A new WW at Work session begins Nov. 19 at noon 8405A East Tower Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. To enroll, participants must be present at this meeting. Registration for the 12-week program is $132.60 and payment options are available. For more information, contact Kim Hare at harek@upstate.edu or 315-464-4891



Holiday Shops at Upstate Cancer Center is Nov. 20

Upstate Cancer Center will host the annual Holiday Shops Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the atrium of the center. A portion of proceeds are shared with Upstate Cancer Center. Vendors include: Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Premier Designs, Linda Boroncyk Designs, Crystals Boo Boo Bags, Just Around the Corner Boutique, LuLaRoe, and Perfectly Posh. For more information, email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu



Custom holiday ornaments sale is Nov. 20 to 22

Porcelain angel and snowflake ornaments personalized with the name of a friend or loved one will be on sale Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 20 to 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the East Lobby (Diagnostic Center) at Community Campus. The ornaments include gold ribbons for hanging and are $10 each. Special markers will be available to customize the ornaments during the sale. Proceeds benefit Advocates for Upstate. To pre-order or for more information, contact Jonathan Adler at 315-464-5610 or adlerj@upstate.edu.  The Advocates for Upstate support healthcare and scholarship at Upstate through fundraising and service. For more information about the Advocates, visit www.upstate.edu/advocates



Retirement reception for Mary MacBlane is Nov. 22

A retirement reception for Mary MacBlane from Advanced Practice Services will be held Friday, Nov. 22 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Performance Center on the 11thfloor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact Alexis Yackel at 315-464-3494 or yackelal@upstate.edu.



CNY Biotech Accelerator program on startups is Nov. 22

Michael Lynch, managing consultant at Intertek Assurance, will present First Product to Market: Setting Product Development Priorities for Startups Friday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon in the MIND Theater at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St. R.S.V.P. to cnybac@upstate.edu



Upstate Gala set for Nov. 22

The Upstate Foundation’s 30th annual Gala, will be held Friday, Nov. 22 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter. Festivities begin at 8 p.m., with the pre-Gala patron and sponsor party starting at 7 p.m. This year's event is co-chaired by Dr. and Mrs. G. Randall Green. Dr. Green is division chief of cardiac surgery and inaugural director of the Upstate Heart Institute. Proceeds will focus on strengthening and expanding heart care services and programs. For Gala reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4416 or visit www.upstatefoundation.org/galaevent. For more information, contact Nancy Boyce at 315-464-9389 or boycen@upstate.edu.



Holiday closures announced for Nov. 28 and 29

The following departments will be closed Nov. 28 and 29: Human Resources, Employee/Student Health, Diversity and Inclusion. 



CNY Biotech Accelerator program on opportunity zone projects is Dec. 4

Opportunity Zone: Case Studies will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the MIND Theater at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St. To learn more about opportunity zone projects and funds through real life examples and case studies by experts in the field, register through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opportunity-zone-case-studies-tickets-75921767049?aff=.  



Upstate Health Sciences Library’s new staffed hours begin Dec. 21

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 21, the Health Sciences Library will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. After-hours access continues for those using the library during non-staffed hours. Registration is required. For more information, email Christina Pope at popec@upstate.eduor 315-464-7086.



Assess your well-being and find resources 

The Upstate community is invited to participate in the Well-Being Index (WBI). This validated tool is an opportunity to help you better understand your overall well-being and areas of risk compared to others across the nation, and provide access to local, national and online resources. More than 2,000 of your Upstate peers have already signed on. The WBI is 100 percent anonymous. You can access it from any computer, or download the app to your smartphone. Setting up an account is easy and completing the index takes less than one minute. Assess your well-being online at www.mywellbeingindex.org/signup  with invitation code: Upstate. For more information, email wellbeing@upstate.edu



Clark Burn Center’s Sock, Mitten, Hat and Glove Drive now underway

Clark Burn Center’s third annual Sock, Mitten, Hat and Glove Drive is currently underway. Donations will benefit the Rescue Mission. Donation boxes are located in the main lobbies of: Community Campus, Jacobsen Hall, Galleries, and the second floor of Downtown Campus. For more information, email Tamara Roberts at robertta@upstate.edu.  



Global Health seeks volunteers for research trial

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks volunteers 18 years of age and older for a one-time blood draw. To learn more and to schedule a visit, contact Global Health at trials@upstate.edu  or 315-464-9869. 



Information on Emotional Intelligence course is available online

TalentSmart’s Mastering Emotional Intelligence (EQ) class is available to Upstate employees through Organizational Training and Development. The course includes an online assessment, followed by classroom attendance where participants learn the other something in each of us that is a bit intangible—How we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Four core skills are reviewed and practiced. For more information, email Tracy Fenner at fennert@upstate.edu. To register for one of two courses, visit the following links: 

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

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



Pathway to Wellness is online and on Facebook

Pathway to Wellness activities are available online at www.upstate.edu/wellness  and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UpstatePTW.  For more information, email Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu



HealthLink on Air features Theresa Hankin, Maureen Franklin, and Mina Bissell

Among recent guests on Upstate's HealthLink on Air are: Upstate respiratory therapist Theresa Hankin, Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin and Mina Bissell, PhD, distinguished senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. HealthLink on Air is a podcast and radio show produced by Marketing and University Communications, and is available through podcast searches and 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