Briefs

Seminar addresses neighborhood violence and trauma in Syracuse, Feb. 22
The Upstate community can offer its perspective on how health care and inter-professional teams can work with the community to address neighborhood violence and historical trauma at a seminar titled, “Neighborhood violence and trauma in Syracuse: an inter-professional/community workshop,” Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. The program, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Consortium for Culture and Medicine, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Office of Inter-professional Education at Upstate. To R.S.V.P, contact Kathy Szczech, szczechk@upstate.edu, 464-5404 or Rebecca Garden, PhD, gardenr@upstate.edu, 464-8451.
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Heart healthy information offered Feb. 17, 24
The Food and Nutrition team at Community Campus will host heart healthy information tables that include a featured recipe on Feb. 17 and 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. During National Nutrition Month in March, the team will host a weekly taste and try on Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria.
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Multidisciplinary suite to temporarily relocate Feb. 18
The Multidisciplinary Clinic located on the third floor of Upstate Cancer Center is temporarily relocating to 7 West, Downtown Campus for approximately 10 weeks during construction at Upstate Cancer Center. The clinic is moving Feb. 18 and will resume seeing patients on 7 West Feb. 21. Patients will not be seen Monday, Feb. 20. Questions? Email Chris Morhiser at morhisec@upstate.edu.
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Nursing Grand Rounds is Feb. 21
Matthew Elkins MD, PhD, will present “Transfusion reactions overview” Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Kinney Foundation Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Upstate nurses will learn the full range of transfusion reactions and how to appropriately care for patients experiencing a transfusion reaction. The presentation will be streamed live to Classroom A and B at Community Campus. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese, albanese@upstate.edu, 464-9443.
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Therapy dog visit library Feb. 23
A visit by a therapy dog is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Health Sciences Library. Visits are held the last Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.
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Can Drive is Feb. 24, 27
Support the Assumption Church Food Bank by donating non-perishable food items to Upstate’s annual Have a Heart and Give a Can drive Friday, Feb. 24 in the main lobby, Community Campus and Monday, Feb. 27 at the 2nd floor elevator lobby, Downtown Campus. Drop-boxes are also available from Feb. 20 through March 3 at: Upstate Specialty Services Center at 550 Harrison; UHCC; Upstate Cancer Center; Crouse Physician Office Building, and the College of Nursing. For more information or to arrange pick-up donations, contact Nicole Harf, Harfn@upstate.edu. The drive is sponsored the Upstate Nursing Department in collaboration with Nursing Professional Development System Council.
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Apply for Advocates grant funding
The Advocates for Upstate Medical University grant funding applications for 2017-18 will be accepted through noon Feb. 24. Applications for grants of up to $10,000 will be accepted with the majority of the grants awarded falling between $100 and $3,000. All departments and programs affiliated with Upstate are eligible to apply. Applications are available by visiting Advocates or by contacting Susan York, 464-5610, yorks@upstate.edu.
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Tina Bielak Retirement Reception is Feb. 24
A retirement reception will be held for Tina Bielak Friday, Feb. 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 1212, Downtown Campus. Bielak retires after 40 years of service, beginning in Patient Access and most recently in Health Information Management. The Upstate community is welcome.
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Register by Feb. 24 for ERS pre-retirement planning information sessions
Pre-retirement planning information sessions for those who are within five years of retirement and a member of the NYS ERS will be held Thursday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Individuals need only to attend one session. Each session offers an interactive discussion that provides employees with materials and reference tools to better understand available retiree benefits. This will include how your Social Security & ERS pension benefit is calculated, how to maximize benefits, what to do/who to contact when you are ready to retire, and a detailed explanation regarding NYSHIP retiree health insurance. Preregistration is required by Feb. 24 at Human Resources, keyword: Local. Supervisory approval is required to attend the full session.
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Faculty Medical Education Journal Club to meet March 6
Tom Poole, PhD, and Ann Botash, MD, will lead a discussion on an article by Aaron M. Yengo-Kahn, MD, et al, titled “Medical students’ perspectives on implementing curriculum change at one institution” at the Faculty Medical Education Journal Club meeting Monday, March 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in 9299 Weiskotten Hall. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Michele Henderson, hendermi@upstate.edu or 464-1681 by Feb. 27. The Faculty Medical Education Journal Club is part of Upstate’s Faculty Development Seminar series.
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Celebration of the Faculty is March 14
The 10th Annual Celebration of the Faculty will be held Tuesday, March 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Institute for Human Performance. New members of faculty, individuals who were promoted and/or tenured, new emeritus faculty members and the recipients of the 2017 Gold Standard Awards will be recognized at the event.  All members of the Upstate community are welcome.
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Showcase your wellness program during National Public Health Week
Upstate departments involved in wellness, prevention and screening initiatives are invited to showcase their work during National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 3 to 7. Email Cindy Paikin by Feb. 27 at paikinc@upstate.edu if interested.
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Mystery, Malt and Merlot is April 7
The Advocates 19th Annual Mystery Malt & Merlot event will be held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly Hotel Syracuse) 10th Floor Grand Ballroom on Friday, April 7, 6 pm. Proceeds will benefit the new Patient Guest Service Center, Downtown Campus that will enrich the admittance process at Upstate. Reservations for the event are $90 and can be made at Advocates or by e-mailing Susan York, Manager Business & Administration for an invitation, yorks@upstate.edu, 464-5610.
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Office of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion seeks applications by April 14
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is accepting applications for the 2017-18 Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence initiative in support of innovative approaches that strengthen the intersections between diversity and inclusive excellence on SUNY campuses. Guidelines require signoff from both the Chief Diversity Officer and the Chief Academic Officer. Guidelines are available by calling the office at 464-5234 or by email at thompsms@upstate.edu. Applications are due Friday, April 14 by 5 p.m. Awards will be announced in May. Questions? Contact Chief Diversity Officer Maxine Thompson at thompsms@upstate.edu or 464-5234.
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