Advocates seeks beneficiary for Mystery, Malt and Merlot fundraiser
The Advocates for Upstate Medical University seek a beneficiary for its premier fundraising event, Mystery, Malt and Merlot. The Advocates are seeking a worthy Upstate program or project to be the beneficiary of monies raised at its annual fundraising event, the 21st Annual Mystery, Malt and Merlot, which is set for April 12, 2019. The recipient of the funds must be affiliated with Upstate Medical University—Downtown or Community campuses. To nominate a program or project for funding, individuals must complete an application available online at: Applications can also be requested by contacting the Advocates’s Administrative Coordinator Jonathan Adler at or by calling 315-464-5610.

Flu clinics will be held this week
Flu clinics will be held this week at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown and Community campuses. The schedule is as follows:
—Downtown Campus clinics will be held through Oct. 5 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the second-floor cafeteria
—Community Campus clinic will be held Oct. 4 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Employee Health Office on the first floor of Community Campus
—Jacobsen Hall clinics will be held Oct. 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the sixth-floor conference room of Jacobsen Hall
—550 Harrison clinics will be held Oct. 10 and 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. (locations forthcoming)
—UHCC clinic will be held Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 5118
—Sarah Loguen clinic will be held Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
—The Galleries clinic will be held Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For a full listing of flu clinics, visit:

Annual Turn 4 A Cure Breast Cancer Walk is Oct. 7
The 4th annual Turn 4 A Cure Breast Cancer Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 7 at Dickman Farms, 13 Archie Street, Auburn. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research at Upstate. For more info, contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld, Upstate Foundation,

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture is Oct. 9
Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture is Oct. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. John Condeelis, PhD, Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research at Albert Einstein Cancer Center, will present High-Resolution Systemic Imaging of the Mechanism of How Breast Cancer Initiates and Sustains Systemic Dissemination. Condeelis is also professor and chair of anatomy and structural biology, co-director of the Integrated Imaging Program, scientific director of the Analytical Imaging Facility, and director of the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program at Albert Einstein Cancer Center. This year’s lecture, supported by funds from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY, is given in loving celebration of Karen Magnarelli. To R.S.V.P. and for more information, contact Ellen Furnari at or 315-464-4515.

Compassion without Fatigue is Oct. 10 and 11
Compassion without Fatigue: Mindfulness, Boundaries, and the Practice of Empathy, a trauma-informed training to build personal resiliency, aimed at protecting against secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout, will be held Oct. 10 and 11 at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. This three-hour interactive training course offers more than a dozen tools and practical strategies to build resilience. The program is free to all Upstate staff and students thanks to a grant from The Advocates for Upstate, with additional support from Pediatrics, Pediatric Nursing, and the Child Life Program. CE credits are available. For more information, email Clare Arezina  To register, visit  The schedule of sessions is as follows:Wednesday, Oct. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Performance Center; Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in 11405 A/Bl; Thursday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Performance Center; Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. in 8405 A/B

Campus Blood Drive is Oct. 11 and 12
A campus blood drive will be held Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café 750 at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. To schedule an appointment, contact Linda Underwood at underwol@upstate.eduor 464-6755.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is Oct. 14
Join Team Upstate at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. at SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Event-day registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and a Team Upstate photo will be taken at 9:15 a.m. Upstate team members who raise $35 or more ($25 for students) will receive a custom sweetshirt hoodie—a sweatshirt made from T-shirt material. Upstate students, faculty, staff, friends, and families are welcome to join Team Upstate. For more information on the event, contact Matthew Capogreco at  or 464-3605. For registration options, visit

CNY Disability Mentoring Day is Oct. 17
Diversity and Inclusion seeks mentors to host mentees on CNY Disability Mentoring Day Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants are welcome to a Kick-off Breakfast at Pascale’s at Drumlins at 8 a.m. where mentors will be able to meet their mentees. For more information about the event, visit To participate or ask a question, contact Nakeia Chambers at  (CNY Disability Mentoring Day in subject line) or 464-4924.

Global Health Day is Oct. 17
The Institute for Global Health and Translational Science and the Students for Global Health Club will celebrate Global Health Day: Human Rights and Global Health: A Rights-Based Approach in a Globalizing World Wednesday, Oct. 17 from noon to 4:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Academic Building. Presenters include:

—Jok Madut Jok, PhD—Violence as Global Public Health Emergency: How can Health Professionals Influence Public Policy on this Scourge?

—Jason Glasier, Founder and CEO of LaIsla Network—Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Cause: The Known Unknownst
Helen Epstein, BA, PhD, Msc—Are Tyrants Good for Your Health? Public Health, Political Systems, and Foreign Aid in Africa
For more information and to register, visit:

Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp is Oct. 18, 19
The second annual Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp, two distinct two-day workshops, will be held Sept. 13, 14 and Oct. 18, 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the third-floor theater at the Central New York Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse. Lunch and beverages will be provided. The program is sponsored in part by a grant from Empire State Development, which allows registration fees to be waived for Upstate employees and students interested in biotech-related innovation and the commercialization process. Registration is required at For a full agenda and more information, email, call 464-9290, or visit

Retirement reception for Lori Grabowski is Oct. 23
A retirement reception for Lori Grabowski will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Lori retires after 33 years of service. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For information, call Alissa Rinn at 315-464-7623.

Community Campus Blood Drive is Oct. 24 and 25
Community Campus will host a blood drive Oct. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. and Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Campus cafeteria. Registration will be held Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. To schedule an appointment, email  or call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668.

Senior Medication Safety Fair is Oct. 30
The third annual Senior Medication Safety Fair is Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Pharmacists will be available to go over medications with participants. Physical therapists will screen for balance and mobility. Unused medications will be taken for safe disposal. Light refreshments will be offered and parking is free. Register online at

NYS and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training offers Skills for Success
The NYS and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training offers CSEA-represented employees with learning opportunities designed to provide employees with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to meet their personal and professional development goals. Scheduled statewide from September through December 2018 are 88 classes in 53 topic areas. To increase participation in courses while limiting time away from the office and eliminating travel expenses, the Partnership is offering 16 classes via webinar. For more information, call 518-486-7814 or 800-253-4332.

Upstate’s iPage redesign preview available online
As part of the ongoing redesign of Upstate’s website, a new design of the Upstate iPage is available for preview. The page features a mobile-friendly responsive design, easy access to Upstate’s most frequently used applications, a hospital status dashboard, links to some of the most used web pages in the site, and an events feed featuring upcoming and ongoing events. As always, more in-depth and audience-specific content/links may be found on pages labelled in the top menu for staff, faculty, students. To preview the page and provide feedback, visit:

OTD offers Emotional Intelligence classes for employees and managers
Organizational Training and Development (OTD) now offers TalentSmart’s Mastering Emotional Intelligence (EQ) class. Learn what EQ is, your EQ score, and strategies to handle yourself in times of stress and dealing with others skillfully. Supervisors/Managers answer on-line questions about themselves and invite others to anonymously answer those same questions. Non-supervisors and managers answer on-line questions about themselves. The cost for managers and supervisors is $288; $140 for non-supervisory employees. The registration fee will be charged to the participating employee’s department and covers the online assessment, a workbook for the eight-hour class, and a copy of Emotional Intelligence 2.0. For more information and to register, contact Tracy Fenner at or 464-2957. Self-Serve registration is not available for this course.