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Upstate Announcements for February 21, 2020


Upstate Community Hospital is new name for Community Campus, beginning Feb. 24

On Monday, Feb. 24, Upstate University Hospital Community Campus will begin the official rollout to change its name to Upstate Community Hospital. This new building name is specific to the services and offices at the Broad Road campus. The new name is shorter and easier for patients, referrers and transport, and removes ambiguity for where a patient is going for care. As Upstate University Hospital is the overall, licensed entity it remains the main identity for the clinical system and for services offered at both locations. The wording “Upstate Health System” will remain the identity used in conjunction with many offsite clinic locations. Upstate Community Hospital is used for offices or services unique to the Community Campus. Employees should use only one logo on communications, choosing the most appropriate or largest "umbrella." For internal correspondence and reports, the long-standing nicknames of "Downtown" and "Community" can continue.

To download the new logos and guidance on using the new building name, please visit https://www.upstate.edu/marketing/brand-resources/logos.php and look for the Q&A in the top menu on "Community Hospital Name Change." 


Distribution of ashes schedule for Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26 is set

The Department of Spiritual Care will distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday Feb. 26 at the following locations:

Upstate Community Hospital (Community Campus),

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on all floors & POB N & S. Questions?

Please call the Department of Spiritual Care at 315-492-5740

Upstate University Hospital, Department of Spiritual Care (Downtown Campus)

8 a.m.: Distribution of Ashes, 5E OR, Room E5416, Sr. Mary Anuli Emebo

8:15-8:45 a.m.: Distribution of Ashes at UHCC, 5th floor Conference Room, Rev. Terry Culbertson

9:15-10 a.m.: Distribution of Ashes, Galleries, Oneida Conference Room, 4th floor, Rev. Terry Culbertson

10-10:30 a.m.: Distribution of Ashes at 550 Harrison Street, Suite A, Conference Room, Department of Geriatrics, Rev. Terry Culbertson

10:30-11 a.m.: Distribution of Ashes, Treehouse Chapel, 12th floor, Children’s Hospital, Rev. Jane Dasher

11:30- noon: Distribution of Ashes, 1st Floor, Cancer Center Meditation Room, Bob Crandall

Noon -1 p.m.: Distribution of Ashes in the Interfaith Chapel by Upstate Chaplains.

4 p.m.: Roman Catholic Mass in the Interfaith Chapel and Distribution of Ashes, Fr. Gerry McKeon, SJ, Celebrant

Please call the Department of Spiritual Care at 464-4687 to request ashes for patients.Spiritual Care will make every effort to fulfill these requests throughout the day. 



Public Health Grand Rounds on Young Women's Reproductive Health in America vs. Canada is Feb. 27

The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds will be held Feb. 27, at 12:15 p.m. in 4414A of the Academic Building. Nicole K. Richards, PhD(c), MPH from University of Waterloo, Applied Health Sciences School of Public Health, and alumni of the Upstate Public Health Program, will present, "Young Women's Reproductive Health Navigation: Implications of American and Canadian Healthcare Delivery Models." Rounds are available via webinar: https://upstate.rev.vbrick.com/#/webcasts/mphgr Tweet questions during the Q&A @UpstateDPHPM 



Do you Have Lab Coats or Scrub Tops to Donate?

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) sponsors a program at the Syracuse YWCA called Reach One, Teach One. Upstate students go to the Y weekly to do fun science experiments. The goal is to show young women that science can be fun, and makes for a great career. CCE is in need of lab coats and scrub tops to use for this program. Donations of old but serviceable lab coats or scrub tops may be dropped off at the Health Sciences Library in Weiskotten Hall by March 6. A collection box is located at the library entrance. 



DeStress for Success for Upstate students is Mondays

The SU Lerner Center continues the Healthy Monday program DeStress for Success at the Upstate Bistro (Academic Building) on Mondays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Coffee and tea are provided and participants will have the opportunity to win $10 gift card to the Upstate Bistro each week. Drop-ins are welcome.

Topics include:

Feb. 24: Increase Mindfulness and Engagement

March 2: Identify and Use Your Strengths* Please note you will need access to a phone or computer

March 9: Strengthen Communication Skills

March 16: Create Healthy Habits & Goals. 



Nursing Recruitment to host Walk-In Wednesday Feb. 26

Nursing Recruitment will host a Walk-In Wednesday Feb. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. in 1414 Upstate University Hospital and in the Human Resources office on the first floor of Upstate Community Hospital. RN candidates will have an opportunity to interview with recruiters on the spot and learn about Upstate’s new RN salary package. RNs interested in open positions should bring an updated resume. Know of a great RN? Refer them to Upstate Nursing and receive a referral gift. For more information, email Rebecca Milczarski at milczarr@upstate.edu



Black History Month celebration is Feb. 26

Upstate will celebrate Black History Month Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Hospital with a keynote address presented by Malika Carter, PhD, and a free soul food lunch with vegan options prepared by Miss Prissy’s Inc. Yvette Mike, RN, will read poetry and Lauren Ligon, LMSW, will provide musical entertainment. Joy Clemons will be recognized. For more information, email Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@upstate.edu



Sarah Loguen Fraser Day is Feb. 28

The Sixteenth Annual Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser Day will be held Feb. 28 at 12:15 p.m. at the Medical Alumni Auditorium, first floor, Weiskotten Hall. A reception will follow in Setnor Hall. This year’s program focuses on maternal health in honor of Dr. Loguen’s work in obstetrics, pediatrics and midwifery. Speakers are Asteir Bey, RN, of Village Birth International and Mariel Rivera of Doula 4 A Queen. Second-year medical student Kadeen Forrest will be honored. For more information, contact 315-464-5433, chambern@upstate.edu 



Upstate Foundation's 17th annual Radiothon for Kids is Feb. 27 and 28

The Upstate Foundation's 17th annual Radiothon for Kids will be held Feb. 27 and 28 from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the main lobby of Upstate University Hospital. The event will be broadcast live on Y94, 570 WSYR, and CNY Central. Volunteers are sought in two-hour shifts to answer phones, take pledges, and call on friends to make donations. If you would like to participate but can't work a two-hour shift, social media ambassadors are sought for Facebook, Twitter, and email. To volunteer, call Robin Grabowski at 315-464-5748. All money raised stays here to help sick and injured children at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital and affiliated pediatric clinics. 



Upstate band to perform Feb. 28

Upstate band, The Bronze Puppies, will perform at Rockin' the Redhouse, a benefit concert, Feb. 28 at the Landmark Theater, 362 S. Salina St. Band members include Upstate's Rachel Hopkins, MD, medicine, on vocals; Paul Klawitter, PhD, and Gary Johnson, MD, emergency medicine, on guitar; James Greenwald, MD, family medicine, on bass; and Lawrence Chin, MD, dean, College of Medicine, on drums. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door and are available at http://www.theredhouse.org/rockin-the-redhouse/. The benefit supports Redhouse education scholarships. 



Upstate dietitians celebrate National Nutrition Month in March

National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day is also celebrated during National Nutrition Month, on the second Wednesday in March. This occasion increases awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services, while recognizing both RDNs and nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Taste and Education opportunities will be held in March in the hospital cafes to promote healthy eating. Registered Dietitians will be available to answer nutrition questions. 



Spiritual Care Journal Club is March 4

A discussion on nurse-chaplain collaboration will be held March 4 at 12:45 p.m. 1321 Upstate University Hospital. The Upstate community is welcome. For a copy of the journal article, visit the Center for Spiritual Care, 1224 Upstate University Hospital. 



Quitting and Cooling Cafe set for March 5

The Quitting and Cooking Cafe will be held March 5 from 10 a.m. to noon in the atrium of the Upstate Cancer Center. Advice on quitting tobacco, healthy food samples, recipes and light refreshments will be available to Upstate employees, students, volunteers and patients. For more information on Pathway to Wellness programs, visit www.upstate.edu/wellness



Submissions for 33rd Dearing Writing Award competition due March 9

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities announces the 33rd Dearing Writing Award Competition. Awards will be presented in two categories: faculty/staff and student. The subject matter is open. For complete details go to www.upstate.edu/bioethics and click on Writing Awards. Submission are due March 9 and the awards ceremony will be held April 22. 



Easy For You is March 10

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, March 10 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 7335B of the west wing at 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 315-464-3519 or walczykc@upstate.edu 



Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is March 11

Abigail S. Hackam, PhD, professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will present "Novel Approaches for Inducing Regeneration of the Injured Retina" on Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in the Room 4709 Neuroscience Research Building. 



Public Health offers course on lean management and leadership in health care March 17 to April 14

Public Health and Preventive Medicine will offer a one-credit course focusing on lean management and leadership in health care Tuesdays March 17 to April 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. in 318 Health Sciences Library, Weiskotten Hall. The course will be led by James Cody, MPA, former director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The course will award one graduate credit at standard SUNY Upstate graduate tuition rates. UUP members may be eligible for tuition benefits. Enrollment in the previous two modules (PHGE601 and PHGE602) is not required. For more information, visit https://www.upstate.edu/publichealth/education/general-education.php or email Jennifer Brennan at brennanj@upstate.edu



Advocates for Upstate offers incentive for March monthly challenge participants

Advocates for Upstate will give a $5 coupon toward a purchase at Perk Up or Upstate Bistro to anyone with an Upstate ID badge who completes the Well NYS Every Day Challenge in March, presented by Upstate's Pathway to Wellness. Using the honor system, participants must complete one healthy monthly challenge behavior for the first 20 days in March and track their progress on the online form or on the paper form available through Pathway to Wellness. Begin the challenge by registering at http://wellnys.goer.ny.gov. The coupon will be presented when you complete the March challenge and the online tracking form. Paper forms must be submitted to Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu. In addition to the coupon, certificates will be awarded to those who complete the challenge. For more information or for copies of the paper tracking form, contact Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu or 315-464-4565. Perk Up (located in the lobby of Upstate University Hospital) and Upstate Bistro (located on the second floor of the Academic Building) offer Starbucks brand coffee, food, and other hot and cold beverage items. 



Organizational Training and Development offers courses throughout March

Various Organizational Training and Development courses will be held throughout March. To register, use the link provided for each course. For more information, contact Tracy Fenner at fennert@upstate.edu or 315-464-2957.


Emotional Intelligence Multi-rater on March 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 116 East Lounge, Campus Activities Building https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=131156


DiSC Personal Profile Assessment on March 6 from 9 a.m. to noon in C1076 Upstate Cancer Center https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=18481


Conflict Dynamics Profile-Individual on March 9 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Community Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=148895


Authentic Leadership on March 11 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Classroom A/B at Community Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=143675


Essentials of Supervision: Gauging Your Supervisory Skills on March 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 116 East Lounge, Campus Activities Building https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=81320


Upstate Stars on March 18 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in ET8405A Upstate University Hospital's East Tower https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=2478


Managing Change and Building Resiliency on March 19 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Community Room at Community Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=147196


Conducting Great Meetings on March 20 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in C1076 Upstate Cancer Center https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=145655


Conflict Dynamics Profile 360 on March 24 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Community Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=148896


Art of Journaling on March 31 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in C1076 Upstate Cancer Center https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=143676



Nominations for President's Employee Recognition Awards due April 1

If you know someone at Upstate who goes above and beyond, nominations are welcome for the President's Employee Recognition Awards. The deadline for submission is April 1. Information for the award and a downloadable pdf nomination form is available at: http://www.upstate.edu/president/awards/. Paper copies of the form are being sent to all departments. Awards will be presented at a ceremony on June 17.

The six award categories are:

  • Outstanding Diversity Contribution of the Year (Team)
  • Community Service of the Year (Team and Individual)
  • Team of the Year
  • Leader of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Provider of the Year

Provider of the Year will be presented to a physician (MD, DO MBBS), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant who goes above and beyond his/her job responsibilities in delivering healthcare. Please note that while faculty members are not eligible for individual awards, they may be included in team nominations. 



Healthcare Exploration Camp is April 8 to 10

Applications for the 2020 Healthcare Exploration Camp for ninth and 10th graders are now being accepted online at: www.upstate.edu/volunteers/camp.php. Applications are due Feb. 28 by 4 p.m. Space is limited to 24 students and registration is $50 per camper. Application requirements include essays and recommendations from a guidance counselor. For more information, call Kristin Bruce at 315-492-5060. 



Tickets on sale now for Mystery, Malt and Merlot

Tickets are on sale for the 22nd annual Mystery, Malt and Merlot, hosted by Advocates for Upstate Medical University, to be held April 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St., Syracuse. The event features wine, craft beer and hard cider tastings; a silent auction, a magical mystery by magician Tasha Van Dayne and a dining experience that includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. A Feeding Therapy Room and the Professional Development and Enrichment Fund at the upcoming Golisano Center for Special Needs of Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital are the event's beneficiaries. Summerwood Pediatrics is the event's Presenting Sponsor. Reservations are accepted through April 3. Tickets are $90 per person. Businesses and organizations are invited to take advantage of sponsorship packages. For ticket or sponsorship information, visit https://www.upstate.edu/advocates or call 315-464-5610. 



Concussion Symposium is April 20

The third annual Concussion Symposium will be held Monday, April 20 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Scholar Hotel Syracuse, 1060 E. Genesee St. The symposium will focus on the common co-occurrence of concussion and whiplash injury. Speakers will review the underlying pathophysiologies of head and neck trauma, and the broad overlap in symptom presentation of the two conditions, which can make it difficult to determine the basis for the patient's complaints. Strategies to differentiate underlying causes of shared symptoms will be discussed, and best -practice approaches to symptom management will be outlined. CEUs will be offered. Register online at www.upstate.edu/cme/. For more information, call Tanya Clos at 315-464-4026. 



Transgender Health Conference is April 23

Upstate's Transgender Health Conference will be held April 23 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Weiskotten Hall and Setnor Academic Building. Registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transgender-health-conference-tickets-93316846199. Medical, behavioral, community providers and anyone who works with gender diverse people are welcome. The conference will discuss hormone replacement therapy, supporting whole families during a child's transition, transgender legal rights and protections, trauma informed care, and more. Information on CMEs and CEUs is forthcoming. For more information, call Nicky Jennings at 315-464-7539 or email TransHealthConference2020@gmail.com



Psychiatric mental health certification review course is May 11 and 12

Registration for the psychiatric mental health certification review course is available here: https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php. Use keyword PSYCH. Registration is limited to 35 participants and they must have their manager's approval. For more information, email lacasseb@upstate.edu



Applications sought for the CNYBAC Medical Device Innovation Challenge

Applications are sought for the CNY Biotech Accelerator's Medical Device Innovation Challenge now through May 31. Early stage medical device innovators are welcome to apply to this mentor- and resource-intensive six-month program. Accepted participants receive expert mentorship, free work space and equipment at CNYBAC, access to an extensive ecosystem, coordinated resource matching, contracted student-led legal and commercialization services provided by Innovation Law Center at Syracuse University, new Manufacturing Workshop, 4th Annual Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp, and more. To apply, visit https://www.cnybac.com/medical-device-innovation-challenge-in-the-national-grid-creation-garage/



Recycle for Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

To raise funds for Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, place used printer or ink jet cartridges in their original boxes, place in interoffice mail, and address to recycle. Do not use a UPS label.