Interim President Mantosh Dewan to give State of University Address Oct. 16 at 4 p.m.
Upstate Interim President Mantosh Dewan, MD, will give the State of the University address Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. The address will be available via videoconferencing to the conference room at Binghamton Clinical Campus, the fifth floor conference room at the Galleries, and classrooms A/B at Community Campus. The address is open to the Upstate community.

Flu clinic schedule available online now
Flu clinics begin Oct. 3 at Downtown Campus and Oct. 10 at Community Campus. The complete schedule is available online at Employee/Student Health offers flu vaccine by appointment. To schedule an appointment, use the online portal at or call 315-464-4260 (Downtown) or 315-492-5624 (Community).

Community Giving Campaign is underway
Upstate’s 2019 Community Giving Campaign is underway. To keep track of the campaign’s progress and for additional information on pledging, go to: To donate, visit self-serve via the iPage and click the e-pledge button on your home screen.

Upstate IMT-Training offers Epic demo sessions in preparation for fall system upgrade
IMT-Training, a part of Upstate’s Information Management and Technology department, is now hosting over 50 campus-wide Epic Upgrade demonstration sessions. The demonstration sessions include opportunities for staff to become familiar with system-wide visual changes. These sessions will review new features in the electronic medical record system, and will run weekly through September and early October. As noted by Neal Seidberg, CMIO, in recent campus-wide communications: “This is the first significant visual change in several updates.”
Led by Epic principal trainers, the demonstrations will focus on role-specific changes to the Epic workspace, including new functionality, improved experience and overall user interaction. To find a demonstration session for your role, visit or call 315-464-3742. Seidberg also urges staff to “keep an eye out for the many sessions and tip sheets coming in the next few weeks.”
These resources will be available on the iPage under Epic > Documents> ’2019 Fall.’

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are set
Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will be held Fridays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B at Community Campus. CME credits are available. Registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at The schedule is as follows:

Oct. 11, Flavia Soto, MD: Post-Operative Care After Bariatric Surgery
Oct. 18, Jesse Ryan, MD: Evaluation of Neck Masses in Adults
Oct. 25, Lee Livermore: The Facts and Myths Around E-Cigarette Use

Upstate Stars training is Oct. 11; Nov. 4 and 13
Upstate Stars: The Value of Recognition and Appreciation training will be held on both campuses. The schedule is as follows:
Oct. 7 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., 10405A East Tower at Downtown Campus
Nov. 4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., 12405B East Tower at Downtown Campus
Nov. 13 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Community Room at Community Campus

Virgin Pulse Wellness participants earn double points through Oct. 12
Virgin Pulse Wellness Program offers Research Foundation participants an opportunity to earn double points Oct. 6 to 12 on emotional intelligence, mindfulness and/or yoga. To learn more about the program, call Lisa Schirtz at 315-464-9572.

Downtown Campus Blood Drive is Oct. 10 and 11
A blood drive will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 11 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café 750 at Downtown Campus. To schedule an appointment, contact Linda Underwood at or 315-464-6755, or Linda DeHority at or 315-464-6699. Walk-ins are welcome.

College of Nursing 2019 Whitney Lecture is Oct. 11
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, dean and professor of Ohio State College of Nursing, will present Grounding and Balance: Self Care in Health Care Friday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St. The College of Nursing 2019 Whitney Lecture is free to Upstate staff, students, and faculty. Registration for affiliates and preceptors is $50; $85 for community guests. Nurses will receive three contact hours for continuing education credit. For more information on the lecture and to register, visit

Center for Bioethics Journal Club to meet Oct. 11
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities’ journal club meets Friday, Oct 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in 1144 of the Academic Building. Led by Kathy Faber-Langendoen, MD, the discussion will focus on a paper that critiques the norm that physicians should not diagnose or treat family members, based on the concern that the personal relationship physicians have with loved ones will get in the way of expert, dispassionate care.  To receive a copy of the articles, email Feel free to bring a lunch.

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk is Oct. 12
Out of the Darkness, a community walk to benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Park, Liverpool. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
To join the Upstate Medical University team, visit For more information, email Becky Hogle at  or Katie Stuenzi at

Fifth Annual Turn 4 A Cure Breast Cancer Walk is Oct. 13
The 5th Annual Turn 4 A Cure Breast Cancer Walk will be held Sunday, October 13 at Dickman Farms, 13 Archie Street, in Auburn at 9 am. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research at Upstate Medical University.  For more information and to register, visit here Contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld,

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is Oct. 13
Join Upstate Cancer Center at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Saturday, Oct. 13 at SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Team Upstate registrants who raise $35 ($25 for students) will receive a limited edition sport hat. To join an Upstate team, visit  For more information, email Matthew Capogreco at

Nursing Grand Rounds is Oct. 15
Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, assistant clinical director of Upstate New York Poison Center and associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Upstate, will present Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury: What We Know, What We Are Learning, What We Don’t Know Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The rounds will be streamed live to Classrooms A/B at Community Campus and will be videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course #3490: Nursing Grand Rounds. Open to all nursing and interprofessional staff who wish to increase their knowledge on vaping associated pulmonary injury and the approach to these patients. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at

Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Surgery Grand Rounds Lecture is Oct. 16
Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, professor of surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, will present Axillary Management in 2019: If You’re Not Confused, You’re Probably Not Paying Attention Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. The lecture is supported by the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact Tammy Huntley at  or 315-464-6275.

Coffee with the CEO dates set for October, November
Upstate University Hospital CEO Robert Corona, DO, MBA, will host Coffee with the CEO Oct. 21 and 22, and Nov. 8, 14 and 18 at both campuses. To confirm attendance, R.S.V.P. here ( The schedule is as follows:
Monday, Oct. 21 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Community Room at Community Campus
Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center
Friday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon in the 5th floor education room at Upstate Health Care Center
Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room at Community Campus
Monday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center

Lecture on immunotherapy set for Oct. 22
David Raulet, PhD, professor of immunology and pathogenesis and Esther and Wendy Schekman Chair in Basic Cancer Biology at University of California at Berkeley, will present “Activation, Inhibition and Desensitization of NK Cells: Mobilization of NK Cells for Immunotherapy” Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon in 4414 B/C of the Academic Building. Refreshments will be served.

Center for Bioethics and Humanities will launch new issue of Healing Muse Oct. 23
Come celebrate with us and hear some of our writers read their new work. Light refreshments will be served.  Oct. 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall.

Halloween Parade volunteer deadline is Oct. 23; parade is Oct. 31
Volunteers are sought to hand out treats during the annual Halloween Parade at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Thursday, Oct. 31 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required to participate by emailing Beth Kinsley at no later than Oct. 23. No scary costumes, weapons, or bloody attire is permitted. Volunteers must supply their own treats and may include candy, coloring books, stickers, small toys.

Community Campus Blood Drive is Oct. 23 and 24
A blood drive will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus. To schedule an appointment, email or call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668.

Well-Being Index and resources are available online
The Well-Being Index is a validated screening tool used to evaluate fatigue, depression, burnout, anxiety, stress, and mental/physical quality of life. The index is nine questions, and offers immediate access to online resources. For more information, use access code Upstate at the following website:

CSEA offers Skills for Success courses
The New York State and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training are offering classroom- and web-based courses for CSEA-represented employees. To view the fall catalog, visit