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Upstate Announcements for February 28, 2020


Sarah Loguen Day is Feb. 28

The 16th annual Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser Day will be held today, Feb. 28 at 12:15 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. A reception will follow in Setnor Academic Building. 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, email chambern@upstate.edu or call 315-464-5433.



Advocates for Upstate offer incentive to complete Pathway to Wellness Monthly Challenge beginning March 1

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 March Monthly Challenge, 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 Daily To Do form or on the paper form available through Pathway to Wellness. Begin the Challenge March 1 by registering at: http://wellnys.goer.ny.gov. For more information or for copies of the paper tracking form, contact Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu or 315-464-4565.



Upstate students welcome to DeStress for Success March 2, 9, 16

Upstate students are welcome to join DeStress for Success Mondays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. at the Upstate Bistro in the Academic Building. Coffee and tea are provided, and participants will have an opportunity to win a $10 gift card to the Upstate Bistro. The following topics will be covered: 

March 2: Identify and Use Your Strengths (will need a phone or laptop)

March 9: Strengthen Communication Skills

March 16: Create Healthy Habits and Goals



Quitting and Cooking Cafe is March 5

The Quitting and Cooking Cafe will be held Thursday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to noon in the atrium of 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.



Morrison hosts Eat Right Bite by Bite events March 5, 12, 19, 26

To celebrate March as National Nutrition Month, Morrison will host Eat Right Bite by Bite events March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 11 a.m. to noon at Café 750 at Upstate University Hospital. Samples and recipes will be available. 



Center for Civic Engagement seeks gently-used lab coats and scrub tops by March 6

Upstate’s Center for Civic Engagement seeks gently-used lab coats and scrub tops to be used by the YMCA program Reach One, Teach One. The program is designed to bring science careers into reach for young girls. To donate, drop items into the collection box located in the Health Sciences Library on the first floor of Weiskotten Hall. For more information, email Cindy Paikin at paikinc@upstate.edu. 



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are March 6, 13, 20 and 27

April schedule announced 

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will be held Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 24 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B at Community Hospital. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu. The schedule is as follows:

March 6: Sharon Brangman, MD—Behavior Management

March 13: Ronald Saletsky, PhD—PTSD in Children and Adolescents

March 20: Flavia Soto, MD—Quality in Bariatric Surgery           

March 27: Stephen Knohl, MD—Overview of Metabolic Evaluation and Management of Kidney Stone Disease

April 3: Matthew Bowman, PT, and Caitlin Farruggio, PT—Exercise Testing and Prescription with Pulmonary Disease

April 10: Travis Hobart, MD—Lead Toxicity Prevention and Management

April 24: Jesse Gutnick, MD—Update on Thyroid Nodules



Submissions sought for 33rd Dearing Writing Award Competition by March 9

Upstate’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities seeks submissions for the 33rd Dearing Writing Award Competition by March 9. Awards will be presented in two categories: faculty/staff and student. The subject matter is open. For complete details, visit www.upstate.edu/bioethics and select Writing Awards. The awards ceremony will be held April 22. 



Service Learning Experience Showcase is March 9

The Center for Civic Engagement will host the Service Learning Experience Showcase Monday, March 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building. Upstate students who have been engaged in the community, working collaboratively with community partners, will showcase their projects and experiences and share insights on how this experience has added to their training as future health care providers. The Upstate community is welcome to attend, learn about Center for Civic Engagement programs, and meet participating students. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Simone Seward at sewards@upstate.edu. 



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. to 12:30 p.m. in room 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. 



Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Lectures are March 10 and 11

Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, FACS, clinical professor of otolaryngology at the Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra-Northwell and clinical associate professor of otolaryngology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will present Doctor, I'm Dizzy and Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in 103 Weiskotten Hall. Chandrasekhar will also present Pathways to Leadership Wednesday, March 11 at 7 a.m. in 103 Weiskotten Hall. Chandrasekhar is a fellowship trained otologist/neurotologist and has held leadership positions at the most prestigious organizations in her field. For more information, call Alice Daniels at 315-464-8429. 



Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is March 11

Abigail S. Hackam, PhD, professor of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will present Novel Approaches for Inducing Regeneration of the Injured Retina Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in 4709 Neuroscience Research Building. For more information, email Carol Miller at millerca@upstate.edu.



HR offers information sessions for new job description system March 11, 26 and April 21

Human Resources will host information sessions on the new job description system, available through Self-Serve, March 11, 26, and April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in 3111 Weiskotten Hall. To register for a session, visit https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=150118. For more information, call Yesenia Medina at 315-464-4962 or Patty Brecht at 315-464-4938. 



Reception for College of Medicine Dean Chin is March 16

The Office of the President will hold a reception for Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FAANS, FACS, Upstate’s new Dean for the College of Medicine Monday, March 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Eastwood Atrium of Setnor Academic Building. The Upstate community is welcome. R.S.V.P. to rsvp@upstate.edu.



Meet and Greet with OTD is March 16 and 17

Organizational Training and Development staff will be on hand to answer questions about continuing education opportunities and to launch new initiatives March 16 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital and March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Hospital. Stop by to talk with OTD experts about your individual, team, and department needs. For more information, email MaryAnn Stark at starkm@upstate.edu.



Nursing Grand Rounds is March 17

Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, MS, FPIDS, associate professor of pediatrics, will present Global and Local Threat of COVID-19 March 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center on the 11thfloor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The presentation will be videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course #3490: Nursing Grand Rounds. Targeted to all Upstate nurses and interdisciplinary staff who wish to increase their knowledge on the novel coronavirus epidemic. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu. 



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. The course, led by James Cody, MPA, former director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will be offered Tuesdays, March 17 to April 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. 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 on course content, registration, tuition and fees, visit https://www.upstate.edu/publichealth/education/general-education.php or email Jennifer Brennan at brennanj@upstate.edu.



13th annual Celebration of the Faculty is March 24

The 13th annual Celebration of the Faculty will be held March 24 in 4414 Academic Building. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. and the program runs 5 to 6 p.m. The 2020 Gold Standard Awards will be presented. Recipients include: Janice Bach, Thomas Curran, Harvir Gambhir, Carol Anne Kozik, Kaushal Nanavati, Birendra Sah, Ernest Scalzetti, Scott Schurman, Jushuo Wang, and Erin Wentz. New, promoted, and emeritus faculty will also be recognized. For more information, email Michele Henderson at hendermi@upstate.edu.



Organizational Training and Development offers courses in April and May

The following courses are offered through Organizational Training and Development. To register, use the link provided for each class. For more information, contact Tracy Fenner at fennert@upstate.edu or 315-464-2957.

Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment April 1 or May 7 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 116 East Lounge Campus Activities Building https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=129475

Conflict Dynamics Profile-Individual April 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., 8405 A/B Upstate University Hospital  https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=148895

Conflict Dynamics Profile-360 April 16 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 12405 A/B Upstate University Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=148896

Communication Skills Back to Basics April 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., CC0124 Community Room Community Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=7023

Time Management April 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., CC1076 Upstate Cancer Center https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=2497

Generations That work April 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., CC0124 Community Room Community Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=112556

Assertive Communication April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon, 116 East Lounge Campus Activities Building https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=144415

Upstate Stars April 28 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., CC2056 Classroom A/B Community Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=2478

Leader as Mediator April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon, CC0124 Community Room Community Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=112555

Authentic Leadership May 15 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., CC0124 Community Room Community Hospital https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php?topicid=143675



Nominations sought for President's Employee Recognition Awards by 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 https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/staff_resources/upstate_stars/president_award/. Paper copies of the form will be 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 

The Provider of the Year award 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. 



Nominations sought for President’s Convocation Awards by April 1

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; and 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 April 1. 

Nominations for Outstanding Voluntary Faculty will be processed by paper forms, available from Margaret Bourke via email at bourkem@upstate.edu, or call 315-464-4520. Nominations for Outstanding Voluntary Faculty are to be submitted to the respective college dean by April 1. 



Mystery, Malt and Merlot is April 17

Tickets are available for purchase now for Mystery, Malt and Merlot, to be held April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga St. The 22ndannual event will support a feeding therapy room, and a professional development and enrichment fund at the new Golisano Center for Special Needs. The event is hosted by the Advocates for Upstate and will include wine, craft beer, and hard cider tastings; a silent auction; a magical mystery by magician Tasha Van Dayn; and a dining experience, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Reservations will be 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 



13th Naomi Chernoff Creativity Conference is April 24

The 13th Naomi Chernoff, MD Creativity Conference will be held April 24 at Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage. Restoration—The Role of Imagination in Healing will focus on restoration as an artistic process and the role imagination plays in healing, a biological version of restoration. The conference will feature the following speakers: Cathy Caruth, PhD, Cornell University; Margie Hughto, BS, MFA, Syracuse University; Rebecca Garden, PhD, Upstate; David Keith, MD, Upstate; Jimbo Talbot, DrumQuest. For more information, contact Linette at thorpl@upstate.edu or 315-464-3104. 



HealthLink on Air interviews available online and on WRVO

Among recent guests on Upstate's HealthLink on Air: neuroscientist Stephen Glatt, PhD; pathologist Jeffrey Ross, MD; neuroscience PhD student Hannah Phillips; pediatric urologist Anthony Tracey, MD; psychiatric nurse practitioner John Ringhisen, toxicologist Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD; and physical therapist Erin Wentz, PhD, all from Upstate. Also interviewed: Connor McGough, adaptive design coordinator from the nonprofit group Arise; and Adam and MaryBeth Gillan of Rochester, who are campaigning to prevent accidental poisonings in the wake of their child's death last year. HealthLink on Air is a podcast and radio show produced by Marketing and University Communications, 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.