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Upstate Announcements for October 27, 2023

Nominations sought for 2024 SUNY Distinguished Professor ranks, SUNY Chancellor’s Awards and President’s Awards

The Upstate community is invited to submit nominations for 2024 SUNY Distinguished Faculty Ranks, SUNY Chancellor’s Awards, and Upstate Medical University President’s Awards. These honors recognize major contributions to the missions of Upstate Medical University and SUNY. Honorees will be recognized at the 2024 Fall Faculty Convocation. 

To nominate an individual for the Distinguished Faculty Rank, please direct inquires to Robin Townsend at [email protected] or Erin Peters at [email protected] by Friday, Dec. 8.

To nominate an individual for President’s and Chancellor’s Awards more information on the awards or to enter an individual for a nomination, go to President’s and SUNY Chancellor’s Awards. Nomination deadline is Friday, Dec. 22.

For questions or guidance on the process, contact Lynn Cleary at [email protected].



Stop the Bleed training is open

Stop the Bleed training is open for registration. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death in trauma. Learn to ‘Stop the Bleed’ with direct pressure, wound-packing, and tourniquets. Step 1: Take Stop the Bleed on Brightspace. Step 2: Sign-up for in-person Stop the Bleed Skills (15 minutes). Questions? Email [email protected]



Volunteers sought for clinical trial

Leonard Weiner, MD, and his clinical trials team seek volunteers age 12 and older to participate in a clinical trial for the prevention of symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection in household contacts of an individual with symptomatic Covid-19. For more information about the trial, email Kristen Fluno at [email protected].



Yoga for Everyone is first Friday of every month

Yoga for Everyone will be held the first Friday of every month from 8:15 to 9 a.m. in the Performance Center on the 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The yoga sessions are co-facilitated by trained Upstate clinicians. No experience is necessary to join a class. For more information, email Nayla Khoury at [email protected].



Community Giving Campaign update

We are at the mid-point of the Community Giving Campaign. Submit your pledge before October 27 to have your name included on the mid-campaign thank you poster. ePledge located here: https://selfserve.upstate.edu/ais/applications/marketing/sefa/epledge/.



Institutional Equity annual report available online

Upstate’s Office of Institutional Equity’s 2022/2023 annual report is available online at: https://www.upstate.edu/equity/oie-annual-report/. For more information about the report, email [email protected] or call 315-464-9590.



Upstate’s General Counsel has moved

Upstate’s Office of General Counsel has relocated to the Campus Activities Building. The new address is: 155 Elizabeth Blackwell St., Room 301 Campus Activities Building. The mailing address is: 750 East Adams Street, Room 301/CAB, Syracuse, NY 13210. Phone numbers remain the same. 



Non-profit presentations are Oct. 26 and Nov. 9

Non-Profits at Noon speaker series will feature Sarah’s Guest House today, Oct. 26 and the Upstate Foundation Nov. 9. Both sessions will run from noon to 12:30 p.m., in the second-floor open forum at Nappi Wellness Institute. Additional dates will be forthcoming. For more information, email Matthew Capogreco at [email protected].



Syracuse Crunch Pink in the Rink game is Oct. 27

The Syracuse Crunch will host the annual Pink in the Rink hockey game Friday, Oct. 27. Pink in the Rink will feature an Upstate Cancer Center information table in the concourse, a survivor puck drop, in-game announcements, and a mystery puck fundraiser for She Matters. Fans are also encouraged to wear pink to the game. The Upstate Mammovan will be parked outside the War Memorial Oct. 27 from noon to 5 p.m. offering breast cancer screenings. To register for a screening, call 315-464-2588 or visit: www.upstate.edu/noexcuses.



Upstate Sleep Teaching Day is Oct. 28

Upstate’s annual Sleep Teaching Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. virtually. Sleep health, PAP titration, motivational interviewing, positive airway therapy in children, and hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy will be discussed. Pre-registration is required here: www.upstate.edu/cme/ and for more information and the program agenda, please visit www.upstate.edu/sleepday.



IMT offers virtual support line for Hyperdrive pilot users through Oct. 28

Select users of Epic will transition to using a web-based browser called Hyperdrive. To provide support during this transition, IMT will operate a virtual support platform from through Oct. 28 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The platform will allow users to seek assistance, troubleshoot problems, and receive personalized guidance. Email communications sent the week of Oct. 16 provided users with information on how to access support, including where to find Hyperdrive, how to access 1:1 support, and common troubleshooting answers. For more information on Hyperdrive, including tip sheets, videos, and the proposed timeline, visit https://www.upstate.edu/training/intra/epic/hyperdrive.php. If you have any questions, please email Matt Hill at [email protected].



Lunch and Learn webinar on violence and workplace safety is Oct. 30

New York state will offer a session on Executive Order #17 and the protections of the Gender Based Violence and the Workplace Program Oct. 30 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. The session is open to all state employee. To register, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/webappng/sites/meetny/webinar/webinarSeries/register/2288f72cc6444c3799dbce9f345bfd76



Simulation Center T-shirt sale is Oct. 30

An Upstate Simulation Center T-shirt sale will be held Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Upstate Community Hospital. Upstate Simulation shirts will be available in crewneck and V-neck for $20 each. For more information, email [email protected]. View the T-shirt here: Healthcare Simulation Week 2023 - Imgur



Domestic Violence 101 webinar for supervisors is Oct. 31

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence will host a one-hour webinar Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. The sessions will focus on domestic violence for supervisors and administrators who support and manage staff in a professional work environment. The webinars will cover definitions, power and control tactics, staying versus leaving, and survivor-centered responses. For more information, email Jennifer Hilts at [email protected]. To register for a session, visit: https://opdv.ny.gov/event/training-domestic-violence-101 and click on the session date under the heading ‘registration.’



Limb preservation conference is Nov. 4

The second annual Limb Preservation in 2023: Innovations and Advancements conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. In-person and virtual registration options are available. Pre-registration is required here: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/21334. Limb preservation, neuropathy, diabetic foot problems, and advanced wound care will be discussed. 



Participants sought for charity curling event Nov. 4

Participants are sought for a one-day charity curling event to be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at Utica Curling Club, 8300 Clark Mills Rd., Whitesboro, N.Y. Proceeds benefit Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center. Registration is $65 a person and includes day-of instruction and playing. The event is primarily focused on those who have never tried curling. Teams are typically four players, but teams can be built from singles and doubles. To learn more, contact Doug Rosenthal at [email protected] or 315-480-8338. Pre-registration is required to participate.



Burn Run is Nov. 5

The 17th annual Burn Run will be held Sunday, Nov. 5 at 148 Saunders Creek Parkway in E. Syracuse. The kids race begins at 8:30 a.m., 5K at 9 a.m., and 10K at 10 a.m. Proceeds support the Burn Foundation of CNY, which in turns supports burn survivors and Upstate’s Clark Burn Center. Questions? Call Paul Knierman at 315-374-1111. To register, visit: http://www.theburnrun.org



Compliance, Privacy and Ethics team to host events Nov. 7 and 9

Upstate’s Compliance, Privacy and Ethics team will host two informational events Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital and Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the cafeteria at Community.

In recognition of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week, staff will be on hand to answer questions about the importance of healthcare compliance, privacy, and ethics. The Upstate community is welcome to stop by to learn more and ask questions. For more information about the event, email Debbie Starosciak at [email protected].



Toxicology Teaching Day is Nov. 8

The 27th annual Toxicology Teaching Day will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center. Pre-registration is required here: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/21388. The event is for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care providers who routinely care for poisoned patients.



Explore academic opportunities at Upstate Medical University Nov. 9

Upstate Admissions will host an event highlighting academic opportunities Thursday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital. Staff will be available to discuss all opportunities at Upstate from bachelor’s to doctorate level, including advancing a future in health care and financial support. For more information about the event, email Maggie Moore at [email protected].



Joint replacement seminar is Nov. 9

Zachary Telgheder, MD, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Upstate, will present Joint Replacement Following Injury or Trauma Nov. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. online and at Oasis/HealthLink, 6333 State Route 298, E. Syracuse. Dr. Telgheder will discuss causes of joint pain with a focus on hip and knee, treatment options, what happens during surgery, and what to expect during recovery. Time for Q and A will follow the presentation. Register here: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtc-mqpj4sGtBgziiKbSL3gzJ0bcyjYccv. Questions? Email Amy Allen at [email protected].



Easy for You is Nov 14

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the multidisciplinary suite (C 3068) on the third floor of Upstate Cancer Center. Everyone with an Upstate ID is welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement is available. For more information, contact Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519 or [email protected].



Sarcoidosis Support Group is Nov. 14

Upstate’s Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Division will present Ways to Improve Physical Fitness at the next Sarcoidosis Support Group meeting, to be held Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fifth-floor classroom at Upstate Health Care Center. To register, email Shania Edwards-King at [email protected]. 



Upstate Gala ‘Diamonds and Denim’ is set for Nov. 17 

Gala 2023, hosted by the Upstate Foundation, will be held at the OnCenter Friday, Nov. 17. Festivities begin at 8 pm, with a patron party for sponsors starting at 7 pm. The Diamonds and Denim theme welcomes guests to balance comfort with formal attire. For instance, men could wear a jacket with their denim, and women could wear bedazzling jewels and some form of denim. (Yes, you can wear jeans!) Other aspects of the Foundation’s signature event remain the same: small plate dining stations, live band, short presentation and plenty of time for socializing and dancing. There will be a special guest band performance by the Bronze Puppies featuring drummer Dr. Lawrence Chin. And someone will win a diamond. Gala proceeds will benefit the Upstate Foundation’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Campaign. For more information including reservations and sponsorship opportunities, or attire ideas, call the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4416 or visit https://www.upstatefoundation.org/Gala.



AIDS exhibit at Upstate Library now through Dec. 2

The National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit AIDS, Posters and Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic will be on display in the Health Sciences Library on the first floor of Weiskotten Hall now through Dec. 2. For more information about the exhibit, visit: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/aids-posters/about.html.



Fourth annual Advanced Practice Symposium is available on demand

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Advanced Practice Symposium offering 8 category 1 CME credits. This is geared toward a multidisciplinary audience and everyone is invited to attend. Topics include: breast cancer screening guidelines, treatment for high acuity teens, point of care ultrasound, types of shock in the emergency room, transfusion medicine, breastfeeding, newborns and HIV, common surgical pathologies and cancer overview. The symposium is virtual/on demand and will run through Dec. 31. To register, visit: www.upstate.edu/cme/online-register.php. Questions? Email Christine Lopez-Dwyer or call 315-464-6334.



October is National Retirement Security Month

October is National Retirement Security Month and SUNY’s retirement providers offer several ways to help you plan. Check out the below websites designed for National Retirement Security Month sponsored by our investment providers, so you can learn more about securing your retirement plans.

Corebridge: https://www.corebridgefinancial.com/rs/microsites/nrsm2023


TIAA: https://gateway.on24.com/wcc/experience/elitetiaaifssubmaster/3133860/4327407/suny

Voya: Voya's National Retirement Security Month Dashboard

For SUNY Voluntary Savings 403(b) Plan information, visit https://www.suny.edu/benefits/vsp/.