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Upstate Announcements for January 14, 2020


SPECIAL EVENT: 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 today, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. in Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten 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 in the following locations: 512 at Galleries, Community Room at Upstate Community Hospital, Conference Room A at Binghamton Campus. 



SPECIAL EVENT: Mayor Ben Walsh’s to present State of the City address at Upstate Jan. 16

City of Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh will present his State of the City address Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. The Upstate community is welcome to attend and the event is open to the public. Since the address is open to the public and strong attendance is expected, it is recommended arriving when doors open at 6 p.m. In case of a capacity crowd in the lecture hall, Upstate also will provide closed-circuit coverage of the address in the Medical Alumni Auditorium. The mayor’s remarks should conclude by about 8 p.m.



Administrative Professions Forum is Jan. 14

The Administrative Professions Forum will be held today, 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 today, 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 will be held Jan. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Raymour and Flanigan, 3430 Erie Blvd. R.S.V.P. is required by calling Carolyn Hendrickson at 315-701-3855. For more information about Your Cause volunteer opportunities at the shelter, email Patty Mondore at mondorep@upstate.edu.



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are Jan. 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. 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. 



Health Justice Conference 2020, “Visions of Equity,” will take place Jan. 20

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students in the College of Medicine will present the Health Justice Conference 2020 Visions of Equity. Participants will hear from local and national leaders in the health justice movement. The keynote speaker will be Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Essien’s research is focused on racial and ethnic health disparities. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the fourth floor of the New Academic Building. The program is open to anyone and free to attend. More information can be found the conference website.



Interprofessional skills workshop is Jan. 21

Carren Carboni, MBA, CAS-HSMP, and Carol Recker-Hughes, PT, PhD, will present The Beginner’s Guide for Effective Interprofessional Facilitation Skills Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in 2509/2510 Setnor Academic Building. Registration is required by Jan. 14 at: www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=140239.  Refreshments will be provided. 



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 11thfloor 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. 



Lecture on comics and health is Jan. 23; workshop is Jan. 24

MK Czerwiec, nurse comic creator, will present Graphic Medicine: Can Comics Improve Our Health? Jan. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. A hands-on workshop will explore creative, reflective, and inclusive practices for self-care and the care of others Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon in 3509/3510 Setnor Academic Building. For more information on both events, email Rebecca Garden at gardenr@upstate.eduor visit www.upstate.edu/ccm/seminars.php.



Meatless Monday is Jan. 27

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



Advocates Trivia Night is Jan. 30

The Upstate community is invited to join Advocates for Upstate for Trivia Night, Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub, (located in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown), 550 S. Warren St. Upon arrival, participants will form teams. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. A small gift will be given to everyone who joins an Advocates trivia team. R.S.V.P. to Jonathan Adler at adlerj@upstate.eduor 315-464-5610. Advocates for Upstate supports healthcare and scholarship through fundraising and service.



Prevention is Key will be held Feb. 1

The second annual Prevention is Key event will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Canyon area of Destiny USA, to mark National Cancer Prevention Month. Upstate Cancer Center, along with the American Cancer Society and other non-profits, will provide cancer prevention information and the chance to win prizes. For more information, contact Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu. 



Spiritual Care Journal Club is Feb. 5

The Spiritual Care Journal Club will be held Feb. 5 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in 1317 Upstate University Hospital. Let Go, Let God: A Qualitative Study Exploring Cancer Patients’ Spirituality and It’s Place in the Medical Setting, published in the Journal of Religion and Health will be discussed. The Upstate community is welcome to attend and bring a lunch. 



Med/Surg certification review course registration due Feb. 7

The Med/Surg certification review course will be held March 18 and 19. Registration is limited to 50 participants and is required by Feb. 7. Register online with keyword TESTPREP at: www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php. For more information, email Barbara Jackson-LaCasse at lacasseb@upstate.edu. 



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.

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Nursing certification review courses announced

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



New name for Upstate University Hospital Community Campus rolls out this month

Upstate University Hospital Community Campus will now be called Upstate Community Hospital. 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. 



Heart Walk team captains sought 

Team Upstate seeks motivated individuals to serve as team captains for the 2019 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.  



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

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks 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. To sign up or speak with someone about the program, call Diversity and Inclusion at 315-464-5234, or contact Connie Gregory at gregoryc@upstate.eduor 315-464-5231.