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Upstate Announcements for March 8, 2023

AOA visiting professor lecture is March 8

Jatin Vyas, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA, associate professor, division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, will present Finding the Ladders at Bandelier: A Journey in Medicine March 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in 1159 Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by Upstate’s chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. For more information, email Patty Gooden at goodenpa@upstate.edu.



Exercise for Memory HealthLink seminar is March 14

Carol Sames, PhD, will present Exercise for Memory March 14 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The live, free HealthLink presentation will include current information on dementia and exercise followed by an engaging discussion. Learn how much exercise is needed to receive its benefit, the cognitive changes from exercise, and other results and outcomes. Examples of exercises will be provided to help achieve recommended guidelines. The seminar is open to the public. To register, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcempqTgtG930nF0JsvBoLlRvFtbCgB2o.



Schwartz Rounds is March 14

Schwartz Rounds will be held March 14 at noon via Zoom. The discussion will center around patients who are high utilizers of service. Participants are eligible for one CE hour.Questions? Email Brigid Dunn at DunnBrig@Upstate.edu. To join: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/tJwvcuitrjgoE9JtA2lqO8Sa4aPMF0CYixhF/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCgrD4rH9SWshCBRow-AI_4d-_ziHZBj_p3iD63DzF8OjD3YuNyH5QvM-HZ



Advanced Practice Grand Rounds is March 14

Kaylin Brainerd, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN, CCRN, and Bridget Schoeneck, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN, will present Palliative Care during Advanced Practice Grand Rounds March 14 at noon. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/upstate/j.php?MTID=m6a0b21fcbc9f8aef12f9b35bc626b24c. For more information, email Sarah Dickes at dickess@upstate.edu. CME credit will be available for participants.



W.I.S.H Women in Science and Healthcare Symposium is March 17

Celebrate Women's History Month with Graduate Women in Science (GWiS) at the inaugural Women in Science and Healthcare (W.I.S.H.) Symposium March 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. Hear from women-identifying faculty about their careers and experiences in STEM, including: Anuradha Duleep, MD; Michelle Dolphin, PT, DPT, MS; Caitilin Nye, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHSE; and Patricia Kane, PhD.The W.I.S.H. keynote speaker is Cara Pager, PhD, associate professor of biological sciences at University of Albany.A Q and A session will follow presentations and lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. at:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8XBQWqmeKH2FeR6KkDU_tdablYqhQvPlndXJHe72nZih9Ng/viewform



Ticket drawing for Upstate Night at Syracuse Crunch March 26

Entries due March 13 by noon

Join the Upstate cheering section Sunday, March 26 at 5 p.m. as the Syracuse Crunch hockey team takes on the Utica Comets at the Upstate Medical Arena.Pairs of free tickets will be drawn at random for the game. All Upstate employees, volunteers and students are eligible to enter. Each entry is for 2 tickets; one entry per person. To enter, email mascot@upstate.edu by Monday, March 13 at noon. Include cellphone number, as tickets will be distributed via text. Cell numbers are requested for ticket distribution only and will not be kept or stored. Winning entrants who don’t have a cellphone may pick up tickets at the will call window. All winners will be notified via email by March 14.



Celebration of the Faculty is March 28

Upstate’s Celebration of the Faculty will be held March 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. in 4414 B/C of the Academic Building. New, promoted and emeritus faculty, in addition to Gold Standard Award winners, will be honored. To R.S.V.P., visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3HQYXXN. Questions? Email Kelly Donovan at donovake@upstate.edu.



22nd annual Emergency Medicine conference is March 29

Upstate Emergency Medicine will host the 22nd annual Contemporary Issues in Emergency Medicine conference March 29 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Collegian Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St. Registration is $35 (students, residents and fellows pay $20). AMA category 1 CME credits will be provided. For more information, call Rose More at 315-464-6197 or visit: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/19254.



NYS Flex Spending claims deadline is March 31

State employees who contributed to a Flex Spending Account in 2022 must submit all unpaid claims by March 31, 2023 for all qualifying expenses incurred from Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2022. Any remaining funds up to the IRS limit from the previous year will then carry over into the current plan year’s account balance with our new administrator after the runout period end date. The IRS carryover limit is $570 for 2022. To download claim forms or other documents, visit: Program Materials | Office of Employee Relations (ny.gov).



Child Life Program shirt sale

March is Child Life Month

Spread some kindness and support Upstate’s Child Life Program. To purchase a shirt, visit: https://golisano.markproductstore.com/. Child Life shirts feature the children’s hospital logo and are available in black, tan and grey. Shirts are $15 each. All proceeds support Child Life initiatives at Upstate. For more on Upstate’s Child Life Program, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/gch/patients-families/child-life/.



Pathway to Wellness events in March

  • Your Kidneys and Wellbeing is March 10 at 10 a.m. with Michael Lioudis, MD, who will discuss what kidney health has to do with being well.
  • Five-Minute Seated Abs is March 13 at 2 p.m.
  • Mindful Leader Micro Meditation is March 14 at 10 a.m.

To join PTW events, visit:https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.



March is Women’s History Month

Join Upstate’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in observing and honoring the many women in history who have contributed to our society. For more information, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/diversityinclusion/calendar.php.



March is National Social Work Month

Upstate employs over 75 licensed mastered social workers who practice throughout Upstate University Hospital, Upstate Community Hospital, and ambulatory and specialty clinics. The 2023 National Social Worker Month theme—Social Work Breaks Barriers—underscores the innovative ways in which social workers empower people to overcome challenges so they can live to their fullest potential. Social workers help break down barriers that prevent people from living more enriched lives, working to help people overcome personal crises. Celebrate the profession of social work by thanking an Upstate social worker in March.



Upstate Healthcare Camp begins April 3

Upstate Healthcare Camp for students in grades 8 and 9 will be held April 3 at Upstate Community Hospital. Campers will learn about a variety of healthcare careers by meeting with experienced healthcare professionals and participating in hands-on sessions.The application process is selective and includes an application, essay, and a recommendation from the student’s guidance counselor. Space is limited and only open to 8thand 9thgraders who are over the age of 13 by April 1, 2023. The deadline to apply is March 17. All campers will need to submit medical documentation for a health clearance. It is mandatory for all campers to be fully vaccinated against Covid (first and second doses) and the 2022-2023 seasonal flu vaccine to attend camp. For more information please visit https://www.upstate.edu/volunteers/exploration-camp.php.



Proposals for Clark Endowment for Pediatric Research funds due April 3

The Pediatric Research Advisory Committee seeks research proposals for funding through the Clark Endowment for Pediatric Research, an initiative established through Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Upstate Foundation that supports basic or clinical research projects, and research equipment relevant to child health, up to $15,000.00 for one year. Funds are available from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. All proposals will be reviewed and ranked for scientific merit by the Pediatric Research Advisory Committee. Applications are due April 3 and awards will be announced May 24. To receive an application, email Lisa Blystone at blystonL@upstate.edu.



Workshop on substance use disorder and recovery is April 5

The Interprofessional Education Leadership Team will host Substance Use Disorder and Recovery April 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The discussion will be facilitated by Caitlin M. Nye, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHSE. Expert panelists include: Gita Ramamurthy, MD; Tom Ringwood, NP; Theresa Baxter, NP; Moira Strouse, BA. To register and receive a Zoom link, send your name and email address to Sue Davie at upstatesimulation@upstate.edu.



Child Life 101 Workshop is April 6

Upstate’s Child Life Program will host the Child Life 101 Workshop April 6. The virtual workshop is free and open to high school juniors and seniors, and college students interested in learning about the role of a child life specialist in a hospital setting. Registration is due by March 31. For more information, visit:https://www.upstate.edu/gch/patients-families/child-life/student-opps.php.



TEDx SUNY Upstate event is April 6

TEDx SUNY Upstate will present Unspoken Voices April 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the CNY Biotech Accelerator Theater. Listen to speakers bring out the full chorus of harmony and dissonance in our discourse that we need in order to celebrate our differences through our perspective and identities rather than letting it pull us apart. To register, visit:https://www.tedxsunyupstate.org.



Concussion Symposium to be held April 17

Upstate’s fourth annual Concussion Symposium “Concussion Through the Continuum: Current Concepts in Managing Acute Injury to Complex Recovery” will be held April 17 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Institute for Human Performance. CME credits will be offered. Registration is $50; $10 for students. Registration information will be forthcoming.



Feedback on Epic sought

Nurses, residents, fellows, and other medical staff using Epic are invited to share how Epic affects wellbeing and suggest changes. To provide input on Epic, visit: SUNY Upstate 2023 EHR Experience Survey (qualtrics.com). Questions? Email KohmanL@Upstate.edu.



Community Building at Upstate

Community Building at Upstate offers small group opportunities to share meals and meaningful reflections. All are welcome, including trainees, clinical providers, administrators. For more information on groups and to sign up, email Deb Emerson at EmersonD@Upstate.edu.



The Informed Patient podcast

The Informed Patient recently featured interviews on migraines, student research, and sleep disturbance in dementia.

The Informed Patient podcast and HealthLink on Air radio show are produced by Upstate Marketing and University Communications. The Informed Patient interviews are available through various podcast platforms, and HealthLink on Air is broadcast on WRVO Public Media at 6 a.m. Sundays. Audio and transcripts of the podcasts and the radio shows are also available at www.upstate.edu/Informed.

To suggest an Upstate expert or topic, email Amber Smith at SmithAmb@Upstate.edu.