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Upstate Announcements for January 7, 2020


Interim President Dewan to announce findings of new report on Upstate’s economic impact to the region Jan 14

Interim President Mantosh Dewan, MD, will present to the campus community the findings of a new economic impact report that highlights Upstate Medical University’s economic benefit to the region Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. in Medical Alumni Auditorium of Wieskotten Hall. The report, which examines numerous aspects of Upstate’s operation, provides new information on the growth of Upstate’s economic influence in the region. The presentation will be available via teleconference to the Galleries, the Community Campus and the Binghamton Campus. 



New name for Upstate University Hospital Community Campus begins to roll out in January

Upstate University Hospital Community Campus will begin be known as Upstate Community Hospital, beginning Jan 10. The new name and logo for the Broad Road campus will be used for services at this specific location, making it easier for patients and providers to identify the site for care. While the transition to the new identity will be rolled out in stages, especially for signs, a full Q and A on usage and brand resources will be forthcoming via Upstate Announcements. 



Team Upstate seeks Heart Walk team captains

Team Upstate seeks motivated individuals to serve as team captains for the 2020 American Heart Association Heart Walk, to be held April 19 at Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike. Team captains coordinate their department’s participation in the event. Team Upstate has been a top team for the past 22 years due, in large part, to the efforts of its team captains. To become a team captain and to attend the Kickoff event Jan. 30, visit https://www.upstate.edu/heartkickoffrsvp.  For more information, email Becca at pescir@upstate.edu or Beth at sellersb@upstate.edu.  



Community Campus blood drive is Jan. 7 and 8

A blood drive will be held today, Jan. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. and Jan. 8 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus. To schedule an appointment, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668 or email jean.pirozzi@gmail.com.



2020 Vision for Wellness is Jan. 8

Linda Carignan-Everts, CWP, Well New York State, will offer 2020 Vision for Wellness, a 20-minute phone presentation Jan. 8 at 12:35 p.m. in E10405A at Upstate University Hospital and 4057 Setnor Academic Building. Questions? Contact Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu or 315-464-4565. The presentation is an offering of Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness Program. For more information on the program, visit www.upstate.edu/wellness.



Bioethics and Humanities Journal Club is Jan. 10

Sondra Mott, RN, MS, will lead the Bioethics and Humanities Journal Club Friday, Jan. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in 1144 Academic Building. Mott will discuss how clinicians should respond to those who hope for a miracle. To receive a copy of the featured article, email szczechk@upstate.edu. For more information, call Andrea at 315-464-8464. 



Third annual Medical Device Innovation Challenge is Jan. 10

Upstate’s Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) will host the third annual Medical Device Innovation Challenge pitch competition Friday, Jan. 10 from 1 to 3:15 p.m. in the CNYBAC Theater-in-the-Mind, on the third floor of the center. Parking is located in the open lot directly behind the center at 841 E. Fayette St. To R.S.V.P., visit http://bit.ly/2EOmYF2.



Student Admissions to host information sessions Jan. 10 and 15

Student Admissions will host an information session on medical imaging sciences and radiation therapy Jan. 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Weiskotten Hall. Student Admissions will discuss medical imaging science and radiation therapy careers, degree programs, and admission requirements. To register online, visit https://engage.upstate.edu/register/mis-radiation.  

An information session on Upstate’s Respiratory Therapy Program will be held Jan. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Binghamton Campus (425 Robinson Street). Student Admissions will discuss respiratory therapy as a career. Upstate’s bachelor’s degree program, and the distance learning respiratory therapy program. More information and registration is available at https://engage.upstate.edu/register/Binghamton.  

Questions? Email Wendy Meyer at meyerw@upstate.edu.  



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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: 

Jan. 10: Wanda Fremont, MD, School Refusal

Jan. 17: Christine King, PhD, The Mast Cell—Masters of the Force

Jan. 24: Xiaoli Dong, MD, Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation—A New Treatment Option for Chronic Osteoarthritic Knee Pain

Jan. 31: Christine Stork, PharmD, Toxicology 2020—Lessons from 2019. 



Meatless Mondays are Jan. 13 and 27

Upstate and Morrison offers Meatless Monday options Jan. 13 and 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeterias at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown and Community campuses. 



Administrative Professions Forum is Jan. 14 

The Administrative Professions Forum will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the ninth floor auditorium in Weiskotten Hall. Mark Zeman, CIO, will give the keynote presentation on new technology at Upstate. The forum is designed as a resource for administrative assistants who support hospital and campus staff, such as clinical chairs, deans and administrators. The forum offers information, tips, helpful resources, professional development and training, and opportunities to promote good health. Supervisors are encouraged to allow employees to use work release time to attend this work-related enrichment series. R.S.V.P. by email at: AdminPro@upstate.edu.



Easy for You is Jan 14

Easy for You, Upstate’s tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., 7335B Upstate University Hospital. 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 315-464-3519 or walczykc@upstate.edu.



Blood drive is Jan. 16 and 17

A blood drive will be held Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 17 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital. To schedule an appointment contact Kim Walts at waltski@upstate.edu.



Upstate’s 2020 Your Cause informational meeting is Jan. 17

Upstate’s 2020 Your Cause organization is the Rescue Mission’s new Runaway and Homeless Emergency Youth Shelter. An informational meeting on this new shelter and how Upstate can make an impact will be held Jan. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ramour and Flanigan, 3430 Erie Blvd. R.S.V.P. is required by calling Carolyn Hendrickson at 315-701-3855. For more information about volunteer opportunities, email Patty Mondore at mondorep@upstate.edu



Nursing Grand Rounds is Jan. 21

Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Page, MS, RN, NEA-BC, will present Upstate Nursing: Past, Present and Future Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center on the 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Rounds will be live streamed to Classroom A/B at Community Campus and recorded for online viewing at a later date with NGR Blackboard course number 3490. Page will discuss the 2019 Upstate RN Pulse Survey scores, progress on Magnet designation, pending staff ratio and scope of New York state practice legislation. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, email Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu.



OTD courses are Jan. 21, 23, 27 and 31

Organizational Training and Development courses will be held Jan. 21, 23, 27 and 31. For more information, contact Tracy Fenner at fennert@upstate.edu or 315-464-2957. The schedule is as follows: 

Assertive Communication—Handling Difficult People and Situations with Confidence will be held Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon, 1076 Upstate Cancer Center. https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=144415

Upstate Stars Recognition Program will be held Jan. 21 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 10405A Upstate University Hospital. https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=2478

Conducting Great Meetings will be held Jan. 23 from 8 to 11 a.m., CC0124 Community Campus.https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=145655

Generations that Work will be held Jan. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., 116 Campus Activities Building. https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=112556

Authentic Leadership will be held Jan. 31 from 8 to 11 a.m., 1076 Upstate Cancer Center. https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=143675



Pre-retirement planning sessions for ERS members only is Jan. 22

Information sessions on pre-retirement planning for members of the New York State and Local Employee Retirement System who are within five years of retirement will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. in the ninth floor auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. Participants must register online for one session by Jan. 15 at https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php with keywords MEMBERS ONLY. The interactive session will include information on members’ New York state pension, social security, health insurance and Medicare benefits. For more information, email Carol Travers in Upstate HR—Benefits Office at traversc@upstate.edu



SUNY-authorized investment provider sessions are Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and 28, and March 27

Ken Woods from Fidelity, a SUNY-authorized investment provider, will be on campus for financial planning consultation sessions from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and 28, and March 27. All sessions will take place in 8709 Upstate University Hospital. Those interested in reviewing retirement savings plans with Woods should register at https://nb.fidelity.com/public/nb/suny/fort  or 800-642-7131. 



CNYBAC presentation on market strategy is Jan. 30

Jot Chahal, global director of digital health at Hillrom and CNYBAC advisory board member, will present Go To Market Strategy Thursday, Jan. 30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the third floor Theater-in-the-Mind at the CNYBAC, 841 E. Fayette St. To R.S.V.P., visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-to-market-strategy-tickets-87232820715.



Advocates grant funding applications to be accepted Feb. 1 to 28

The Advocates for Upstate will accept applications for grant funding Feb. 1 to 28. All departments and programs affiliated with Upstate Medical University on all campuses are eligible to apply for funding to be used between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021. The Advocates for Upstate mission is to improve patient care and satisfaction, support medical education and enhance community health. Items or services that can be funded through department budgets are not eligible for Advocates grant funding. Details and applications are available at: https://www.upstate.edu/advocates/grants-scholarships/grant_funding.php. For more information, contact Jonathan Adler at adlerj@upstate.edu or 315-464-5610. 



Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Visiting Professor Lecture is Feb. 4

Andrew Zelenetz, MD, PhD, medical director of medical informatics in the department of medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will present an interactive seminar on novel and emerging therapeutic strategies in the management of select B-cell lymphomas Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the first floor conference rooms at Upstate Cancer Center. The presentation is approved for 1 AMA PRA category 1 credit CME. The event will be catered. To register or for more information, contact Joanne Salvagno at salvagnj@upstate.edu or 315-464-8286. 



New WW at Work session begins Feb. 11

Join Upstate’s WW at Work group at any time with a weekly fee of $13. Meetings are held each Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in 8405A Upstate University Hospital. A new 12-week session will begin Feb. 11 at the discounted rate of $132.60; payment plans are available. For more information, contact Kim Hare at harek@upstate.edu or 315-464-4891. 



33rd annual Dearing Writing Award Competition submissions due March 9

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities will accept submissions for the 33rd annual Dearing Writing Award Competition through March 9. Awards will be presented in two categories: faculty/staff and student. Submissions are welcome on any subject. For details, visit www.upstate.edu/bioethics. The awards ceremony will be held April 22. 



Nominations for Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service due Feb. 1

Nominations for the 2019-2020 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service are due by Friday, Feb. 1. Submit nominations to Megan Chase, Human Resources-OTD, 417 Jacobsen Hall, or via email at chasem@upstate.edu.

The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service, created by The State University of New York, recognizes state classified service employees represented by CSEA, PEF and PBA of NYS for excellence and superior service. For additional information visit: www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/staff_resources/upstate_stars/chancellor-award.php.



Nominations sought for President’s Convocation Awards 

Nominations are sought for the 2020 President’s Convocation Awards now through April 1 in the following categories:  

Advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Excellence in Library Science

Excellence in Professional Service

Excellence in Faculty Service

Excellence and Leadership in Research

Excellence in Basic Research by a Young Investigator

Excellence in Clinical or Translational Research by a Young Investigator

Excellence in Teaching

Outstanding Voluntary Faculty

Awards will be presented at Fall Faculty Convocation. 

Nominations for all award categories, except Voluntary Faculty and the Binghamton Teaching Awards, will be processed electronically. No hard copies will be accepted. To nominate, visit: www.upstate.edu/convawards. Nominations are due no later than April 1. 

Submission for nominations for the Voluntary Faculty will be processed in paper form. For Voluntary Faculty nomination forms, contact Margaret Bourke at bourkem@upstate.edu or 315-464-4520. Forms must be submitted to the respective college dean by April 1. 



Employ and mentor high school students through Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection 

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is seeking staff and faculty members who would like to provide meaningful employment, mentorship and support for a limited number of high school juniors and seniors in the Syracuse City School District as part of the Hillside Work Scholarship Connection. Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection was established in 1987 to help students at risk of dropping out to stay in school and achieve academic success. Upstate has partnered with Hillside to provide real work experience and practical learning for the selected students since 2012. For more information, visit https://www.upstate.edu/diversityinclusion/internship.php

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection students graduate high school at twice the rate of their peers and between 70 and 80 percent of these graduates attend college. For more information contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 315-464-5234 or Connie Gregory at gregoryc@upstate.edu or 315-464-5231. 



LGBTQ training courses available for Upstate staff

As a participant in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Healthcare Equality Index, over 60 on-demand, CME-accredited LGBTQ training options are free for Upstate staff. These training options include both interactive eLearning courses and recorded webinars. Topics range from the basics of LGBTQ patient-centered care to more specialized topics for clinicians. For more information, visit https://www.hrc.org/hei/LGBTQ-training.

To register for a class, visit: https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/How_to_Register_for_The_CAL.pdf.

To create an account with the National LGBT Health Education Center, visit https://assets2.hrc.org/files/images/reports/How_to_Register_for_The_National_LGBT_Health_Education_Center_Webinars.pdf.

Facility ID: 68397

Security Code: HRC



New library hours announced 

The Upstate Health Sciences Library will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The library will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Upstate ID holders with after hours registration will have their IDs activated for 24/7 access, including weekends. To register, visit the library’s registration desk. 



Catering services at Morrison

For catering services through Morrison, contact Dan Ellithorpe at ellithod@upstate.edu or 315-464-4198. 



Nursing certification review courses announced

The schedule for the 2020 nursing certification review courses is as follows: 

March 18 and 19—Med/Surg

April 23 and 24—CCRN

April 29 and 30—Nurse Exec Basic

May 11 and 12—Psych-Mental Health

All courses are held for two days from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Community Campus. Qualification and registration information is forthcoming. For more information please contact Barbara LaCasse at lacasseb@upstate.edu