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Upstate Announcements for August 13, 2021

Deadline for Emerging Leaders United applications is Aug. 20

Upstate employees are welcome to apply for Upstate’s chapter of Emerging Leaders United, an affinity group with United Way of Central New York. Participants of the Emerging Leaders program will represent Upstate Medical University and have the opportunity to attend leadership and community education programs, volunteer events, and network with leaders from Syracuse businesses. Emerging Leaders are required to fulfill 16 hours of volunteer service from September 2021 to September 2022. For an application, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/leaders/emerging-leaders.php



Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Motorcycle Run is Aug.  22

The second annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Motorcycle Run will be held Sunday, Aug. 22, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Local 315 Brewing Company, 3160 Warners Road. An after-party starting at 12:30 p.m. features a chicken barbeque, live music and raffles. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research, including research at Upstate Medical University, ovarian cancer education and awareness. For more information contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld at the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4284 or tealtheresacure@gmail.com. To register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Warners/MaureenTOHaraTealTheresaCureMotorcycleRun.



Reiki is Aug. 23

Robert Crandall, BS, LMT, a Reiki master who works in Upstate’s Spiritual Care department, will host a Reiki class Aug. 23 at noon. Crandall will discuss what Reiki is, the science behind the practice, how it is used, and what it is used for. The session is 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q and A. To join, visit https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks. The session will be recorded. 



OBGYN ECHO is Aug. 24

In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, OBGYN ECHO will be held Aug. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Casey Rosen-Carole, MD, MPH, MSEd, University of Rochester, will present Gender Diversity in Lactation Care. One CME Credit will be provided. Access by Zoom at https://echo.zoom.us/j/384599486  (Meeting ID: 384 599 486 Password: ECHO)



Pars for Stroke golf tournament is Aug. 29

Pars for Stroke golf tournament will be held Aug. 29 at The Links at Erie Village. To register, visit: https://www.upstatefoundation.org/Pars-for-Stroke. Proceeds benefit the Upstate Stroke Foundation to help raise awareness and educate the community about the signs/symptoms and treatments for stroke to facilitate better health outcomes. If you have any questions or for more information, e-mail lovez@upstate.edu or picardj@upstate.edu.



Biomedical Sciences Retreat is Sept. 8

The College of Graduate Studies will host the 21stannual Biomedical Sciences Retreat Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Lodge at Hill Rom Conference Center in Skaneateles.

The event is free and will feature faculty, alumni and guest speakers, the formal introduction of the incoming class of graduate students, and a poster session. The poster session will feature over 40 students. Graduate student first-authored posters will be eligible for cash awards.

Please submit your poster abstracts as a Word Document through the Registration/Poster Abstract Submission tab.

Abstract submissions are due Aug. 17 at noon. Registration is due Aug. 24 at noon.



Transitions in Care Symposium is Sept. 14

The eighth annual Transitions in Care Symposium will be held Sept. 14 from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Healthcare Transformation: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic will be held virtually. Continuing education credits will be provided. Link to register will be out in August. Questions? Email Karin McMullen at mcmullek@upstate.edu.



Update department search information

To keep department-specific details on Upstate’s web search current, each department is asked to review their information and submit necessary updates. Visit the Departments, Offices and Services search page: https://www.upstate.edu/search/intra/index.php?tab=places&q=. If an update is needed, follow the instructions on the page to submit changes.



Upstate doctors offering Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course

Upstate Medical University physicians and the University of Colorado School of Medicine will hold an Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) class in Syracuse Sept. 25 to 27. The three-day intensive class focuses on medical response to wilderness, disaster, rural, or other austere environment emergencies. Participants will learn practical hands-on skills and gain broad knowledge about what to do medically in the field, whether in the wild or in a disaster, including splinting, wound management, patient movement, liters and carries, and more. For more information and to register, visit https://www.coloradowm.org/courses/healthcare-providers/advanced-wilderness-life-support-awls/. Questions? Call Amber Gray at 315-464-6223.



IMT Training offers webinars on Microsoft Teams through end of September

IMT Training offers one-hour virtual demos to introduce Microsoft Teams to staff, faculty and departments who may benefit from its features. The application includes instant messaging and group chat, file collaboration and sharing, virtual meeting options and more. To sign up for a webinar visit https://www.upstate.edu/pdl/intra/register/index.php?topicid=165455 and register with your employee ID. To ask an IMT training question, visit https://forms.office.com/r/SYGFEA1B26.



Join a Registry for Future Respiratory Virus Research

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health is working with the National Institutes of Health to develop a registry for future Influenza, COVID-19 and other respiratory virus studies. For more information contact: 315-464-9869 or trials@upstate.edu. Visits will take place in the Global Health Research Unit at the Upstate Community Campus. Parking and compensation included.



Update HR contact information

New York state and SUNY Research Foundation provide eligible staff with a comprehensive benefits package. Keep your coverage and contact information updated to avoid delays in proper coverage and correspondence.

The following is a list of situations that would require individuals to notify Upstate’s Human Resources Benefits Office of a change—within 30 days of the event for NYS staff and within 60 days of event for SUNY RF staff.

  • Marriage, divorce, or domestic partner relationship no longer exists
  • Having or adopting a child, or individual no longer has any eligible dependents (i.e. they become eligible for coverage due to employment)
  • A dependent loses eligibility (i.e. child is no longer a full-time student over the age of 19 and no longer eligible for dental or vision coverage)
  • Death of a spouse
  • Moving to a new home address or get a new phone number
  • Changing a name

To update your insurance records and coverage, visit https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/directory/ask.php?cid=115.

Enter change of marital status, home address and/or phone number online via Self-Serve under My Information/Employee Details/Personal Profile.



Enhance student professional development with global learning experiences through COIL

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) connects students and professors in different countries for collaborative projects and discussions as part of their coursework. To learn more about COIL, visit: https://coil.suny.edu.

To register for Introduction to COIL, visit www.bit.ly/coilintroreg. Sessions will be held Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 at noon.

Questions? Email Seth Perry at PerrySe@Upstate.edu.