Black History Month events
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Dinner
Friday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. C.A.B. Proceeds to benefit the Sickle Cell program at the Upstate Cancer Center. $10 for Upstate students, $15 for all others. For information and to purchase tickets contact Sharon Huard,, 464-8855
Elizabeth Blackwell Day Lecture
Wednesday, Feb. 25, noon. Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Reception to follow in the atrium, Setnor Academic Building. Free and open to the public. Keynote address by Ruth Hart, MD ‘80, emergency medicine physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, clinical associate professor of family medicine and a voluntary faculty member for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Upstate.
Closing ‘Open Mic’ celebration
Thursday, Feb. 26, noon to 2 p.m. Cafe 750, Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. Employees and members of the community are invited to perform poetry, song, dance. Chefs Daniel and Curtis will prepare special soul food cuisine for purchase. Coordinated by Danielle Fraser, Yvonne Goodman and Patrice Chang (464-4924 or to sign-up).
Sarah Loguen Fraser Day Lecture
Friday, Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m. 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Lecture and recognition of scholarship recipient Michael Enechukwu, class of 2017, College of Medicine. Free lunch for the first 50 people who attend.
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Advocates grant funding applications accepted through Feb. 27
Friday, Feb. 27 is the deadline to submit 2015-16 grant funding applications to The Advocates for Upstate Medical University.  The maximum funding is $3,000. All departments and programs affiliated with Upstate Medical University are eligible to apply. Applications are available by visiting Advocates or by contacting Susan York, 464-5610.
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Syracuse Crunch and Upstate to present women’s health event Feb. 27
Hockey & Heels: A Night of Women’s Health, hosted by Upstate University Hospital, the Syracuse Crunch Foundation and other organizations will be held Friday, Feb. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund and Strong Women, Strong Hearts. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and red to that night’s game against the Albany Devils to help raise awareness about breast and cardiac health. The evening’s activities include:
• Head coach Rob Zettler’s wife, Shannon, will give a hockey-basics talk beginning at 6:10 p.m. followed by experts from Upstate University Hospital who will speak on breast and cardiac health. Register for the talk by emailing the Crunch office at (include your name and phone number).
• Refreshments and exclusive raffle items
• Information tables: Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Strong Women Strong Hearts, Upstate University Hospital and the American Heart Association
- Sale of pink and red mystery autographed pucks
- Raffles for autographed Crunch memorabilia
• Blood pressure, body mass index and cardiac risk assessment screenings for women and men, beginning at 7 p.m. in Assembly Hall.
Tickets for ‘Hockey & Heels’ can be purchased for $17 by visiting Crunch.
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Coffee with the CEO March 2
Have a cup of coffee and an informal chat with Upstate University Hospital CEO John McCabe, MD, Monday, March 2 at 8 a.m. in the atrium of the Upstate Cancer Center. R.S.V.P. to
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Faculty Medical Education Journal Club to meet March 2
Thomas Poole, PhD, and Ann Botash, MD, Upstate Medical University, will discuss the article “Underlying Construct of Empathy, Optimism and Burnout in Medical Students by Mohammadreza Hojat, et al, at the Faculty Medical Education Journal Club Monday, March 2, noon to 1 p.m. in 9299 Weiskotten Hall. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 23 to Michele Henderson, or 464-1681. The Faculty Medical Education Journal Club is part of Upstate’s Faculty Development Seminar Series.
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Nominations sought for the President’s Employee Recognition Awards
Nominations for the President’s Employee Recognition Awards are being accepted through April 1. Information for the award and a nomination forms are available at Recognition. The six award categories are: Outstanding Diversity Contribution of the Year (Team); Community Service of the Year (Team and Individual); Team of the Year; Leader of the Year; and Employee of the Year. Awards will be presented at a June 16 ceremony. Faculty members are not eligible for individual awards; however, they may be included in team nominations.
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Presidential Scholars Internship Program 2015
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of the President seeks departments to participate in Upstate’s Presidential Scholars Internship program. High achieving students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will assist departments for 10 consecutive weeks as an assistant student intern beginning in May. To participate or for more information, contact Patrice Chang at or 464-4924. Deadline is March 13.
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Reservations accepted for Mystery, Malt & Merlot
Reservations for The Advocates’ 17th annual Mystery, Malt & Merlot fundraiser are available online at Mystery. Reservations are $70 per person. The event will be held Friday, April 17 at The Oncenter in downtown Syracuse. This year’s key recipient is The Upstate Regional Perinatal Center. Individuals who prefer to receive an invitation should contact Susan York, 464-5610 or
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