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Upstate Announcements for March 15, 2023

Organ Donor Council seeks donations for silent auction

Upstate’s Organ Donor Council will host a virtual silent auction from April 17 through 21. Donations are sought by April 14. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative, most lucrative, and best theme auction item. To arrange to have a donation picked up, call 315-464-9093 or email Shortsle@upstate.edu. Proceeds from the auction will be used to promote organ donation, educate the public on the donation process, and register new donors.



Property Management Surplus Warehouse is now closed, will relocate

The Property Management Surplus Warehouse, formerly located at 160 Ainsley Dr., will relocate and open April 7 at a new location: 1001 East Water St. Warehouse hours will be Fridays from 8 to 11 a.m. and parking will be located on the Erie Blvd. side of the building. The Ainsley Drive location is now closed. For more information, email Sean Barkley at BarkleyS@Upstate.edu.



Study group to discuss Nietzsche March 16

The Center for Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry will host its monthly study group March 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Teams. This month's topic is Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil (Preface and Ch. 1). Presenter is Michael Miller, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry. For more information, email millermi@upstate.edu.



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



National Poison Prevention Week is March 19 to 25

In celebration of National Poison Prevention Week, Upstate New York Poison Center will host a table March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital. Poison center staff will provide information, treats, and free giveaways.

Upstate New York Poison Center reminds everyone at Upstate to save the poison help number 1-800-222-1222 and call anytime for a poisoning emergency or for information.



Nursing Grand Rounds is March 21

Magnet Recognition and Nursing Excellence will be held March 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. via WebEx. Presenters are Denise Letourneau DNP, RN, NEA-BC and Jan Sawyer MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CDIP. The presentation will be recorded for viewing via Brightspace: Nursing Grand Rounds (NGR) Course. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE.  For more information, contact Holly Briere at BriereH@Upstate.edu. Join via this WebEx link: https://upstate.webex.com/upstate/j.php?MTID=md721e0050791b4367640b2b3375164ff (Meeting number: 2317 719 9531Password: 6jpSCACvP26).

For a list of upcoming Nursing Grand Rounds, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/nursing/prof-dev/comm_mtgs/grand-rounds/index.php.



Refugee population ECHO session is March 23

A special ECHO session on refugee population will be held March 23 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. One CME credit will be offered, AMA-PRA category 1. To join the session, visit: https://echo.zoom.us/j/735931981(Meeting ID – 735 931 981 Password – ECHO).

ECHO—Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes—is a telehealth program where providers can log into a Zoom, listen to a brief didactic presentation, and share cases and questions to demonopolize knowledge while sharing best practice and practical management applications with clinicians.



HealthLink seminar on low back pain and the role of physical therapy is March 23

Steven Lounsbury, PT, DPT, CSCS, CAFS, will present on back pain and how physical therapy can help. Topics include when to see a doctor, what treatments are available, and how a physical therapist can assist with pain relief and recurrence. The seminar includes at-home exercise that can alleviate symptoms. The seminar is open to the public. To register visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdemprD0jH9ykCgj-7_wfBtx3offUKNDM. Questions? Email Amy Allen at AllenAm@Upstate.edu.



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



Retirement reception for Kris Brindak is March 29

A retirement reception for Kris Brindak will be held March 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. in 1328B Upstate University Hospital. Brindak has worked as a clinical educator in Professional Development and Learning for 15 years, previously worked in the Clinical Research Unit, and has been a registered nurse at Upstate for more than 31 years. The Upstate community is welcome. Questions? Email Sara LaPointe at LaPointS@Upstate.edu.



Neuro Research Day is March 31

Neuro Research Day will be held Friday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. The symposium will feature Upstate faculty, students, and residents covering basic and clinical neuroscience research. Invited speakers include Jayeeta Basu from New York University, Oliver Bracko from University of Miami, and Peng Jiang from Rutgers University. The event is presented by Neurosurgery and the Neuroscience Graduate Program. For more information on the event, visit: www.upstate.edu/neuroresearchday.



Undergraduate Medical Education presentation is March 31

Karen Lounsbury, PhD, professor of pharmacology at University of Vermont, will present Active Learning in Undergraduate Medical Education: What Is It and How You Can Do It March 31 at noon in 4414 B/C Academic Building. The event is open to anyone involved with or interested in undergraduate medical education. Lunch will be provided and RSVP is requested: RSVP HERE. Questions? Email Theresa Stowell at stowellt@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



Blood drives are April 6, 7 and 11

Upstate will host blood drives April 6, 7 and 11. To register, visit www.Upstate.edu/BloodDrive. The schedule is as follows:

  • April 6 from noon to 5 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor Hall
  • April 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Performance Center, 11th floor of Golisano
  • April 11 from noon to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community



Concussion Symposium to be held April 17

Upstate’s fourth annual Concussion Symposium will be held April 17 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Institute for Human Performance. Concussion Through the Continuum: Current Concepts in Managing Acute Injury to Complex Recovery will offer CME credits to participants. Registration is $50; $10 for students. To register, visit: www.upstate.edu/cme.



Peer Supporter Training is May 8 and 11

Bassett Healthcare Network will host peer supporter trainings with Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and May 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Training is for those interested in volunteering as a peer supporter. Leaders and others interested in learning supportive skills are welcome. Email clinicianpeertopeer@bassett.org with the names and emails of those interested in participating. Questions? Email Debra Emerson at EmersonD@Upstate.edu.



Open Notes education session available online

Open Notes educational session recordings are available for on-demand viewing in Brightspace Course: Open Notes Project Education-Upstate 2407 and at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/9A4DT54igm. The Upstate Open Notes Grant Project Committee offers My Visit My Wellness Journal patient education booklets to improve use and access of shared clinical visit notes. To order copies of the booklet for use in clinical areas, complete this order form or email Cathy at narcavac@upstate.edu.



The Informed Patient podcast

The Informed Patient recently featured interviews on treating low-back pain, the most commonly reported poisonings and a novel research project.

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