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Schwartz Center RoundsĀ®

For more information, contact:
Chaplain Brigid Farrell Dunn, M DIV, BCC
Phone: 315 464-5596
Email: dunnbrig@upstate.edu

Schwartz Center Rounds® is a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients. Open to the Upstate Medical University community: physicians, residents, faculty, nurses, social workers, spiritual care, housekeeping and support staff.

The program is supported by the Dr. Daniel Burdick Compassionate Care Fund, established in 2013 at the Upstate Foundation by a generous founding gift from the children of Daniel and Billie Burdick.

The gift honors Dr. Burdick's compassion for both patients and caregivers throughout his medical career as a surgical oncologist and general surgeon, and his foresight in recognizing the emotional toll of serious illness on care providers.

Schwartz Rounds 2019-2020

All rounds are at 12:00 noon, Conference Room, First Floor Cancer Center. A light lunch is provided. CME's available.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    The "Complicated," "Unacceptable," and "Hard to Place" Patient: “Look at all the lonely people.

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    When Several Family Members Suffer in a Tragedy: "I know I'll often stop and think about them."

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    Wellness: What fun things do staff members do outside of here (to stay sane)?:  “One thing I can tell you is you got to be free.”

  • March, 2020
    When staff suffer prejudice based on religion, gender, education level, race or ability: “We all want to change the world”

  • April, 2020
    Staff who live with serious illness (their own or their loved ones): “You’re gonna carry that weight”

  • May, 2020
    The Amazing Things We See at the NY State Fair: “We hope you will enjoy the show.”

Schwartz Center Rounds, topics by year.