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Look for your Community Giving Campaign packets, being distributed to all employees. These packets include informa- tion about health and human service agencies that need your support. See inside for related Campaign information! A publication for the SUNY Upstate Medical University Community U P S T A T E In the Calendar Let’s Not Meet By Accident. 10/20. 9 to 11:30 a.m. University Hospital, Emergency Department. See Update calendar inside. Take Note Save the Date Upstate Medical University Foundation, celebrating its 25th anniversary, will present its annual Gala, Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Hotel Syracuse. Proceeds will support the establishment of the Upstate Cancer Center. Call 464- 4416 for sponsor opportunities or reservations. Another way to volunteer University Hospital is seeking individuals to volunteer in the Gift Shop. To volunteer, call 464-5180. Defensive driving course to be held Oct. 16 and 30 NYSUT/UUP is offering a discounted defensive driving course Tuesdays, Oct. 16 and Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 6500, University Hospital. The fee is $30 per person. To enroll or for more information, contact Ronald Daloia at 464-6134. Refer to “marketing medicines” on the internet and you’ll find pages upon pages of strategic approaches to plan, posi- tion and develop a pharma- ceutical marketing campaign. The ethics of marketing pharmaceuticals and the public’s perception of how this practice impacts the treatment of illness will be the focus of Upstate Medical University’s 9th Annual President’s Ethics Symposium titled, “Marketing Medicines: Help or Harm?” to be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. The symposium is free and open to the public. Through dramatization, the audience will be invited to participate in the discus- sion by taking the role of hospital professional staff as they deal with a hypo- thetical scenario which could play out in any hospital setting. Interfacing with a panel of medical and bioethical experts, the audience can share their views on whether they feel the marketing of medicines is ethical and if it helps or harms the medical profes- sion and the general public. In addition to the audi- ence discussion, the sympo- sium also features a video presentation of actual medical advertising, a poster exhibit featuring medical advertising, and remarks by Upstate Medical University President Gregory L. Eastwood, MD. Symposium participants from Upstate Medical University include: David F. Lehmann, MD, PharmD who serves as the faculty moderator; Amir Garakani, a fourth year medical student who serves as the student moderator; Peg Braungart, PhD, professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities; Eric v.d. Luft, PhD, curator of historical collections at the Health Sciences Library; Wendy S. A. Edwards, MD; faculty scholar in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and professor of medicine; Priscilla S. Worral, Ph.D., RN, coordinator for nursing research; and Sam Gorovitz, PhD, Dearing- Daly Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities (also professor OCTOBER 10 THROUGH OCTOBER 24, 2001 update For health information, physician referral, and Upstate Medical University services, call Health Connections at 464-8668 Ethics of medical advertising is focus of Symposium Oct. 17 continued on page 3

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  • Look for your

    Community Giving

    Campaign packets,

    being distributed

    to all employees.

    These packets

    include informa-

    tion about health

    and human service

    agencies that need

    your support.

    See inside for related Campaign


    A publication

    for the

    SUNY Upstate

    Medical University


    U P S T A T E

    In the CalendarLet’s Not Meet By Accident.10/20. 9 to 11:30 a.m.University Hospital,Emergency Department. See Update calendar inside.

    Take NoteSave the Date

    Upstate Medical UniversityFoundation, celebrating its 25thanniversary, will present itsannual Gala, Saturday, Dec. 1from 8 p.m. to midnight at theHotel Syracuse. Proceeds willsupport the establishment of theUpstate Cancer Center. Call 464-4416 for sponsor opportunities orreservations.

    Another way to volunteerUniversity Hospital is seeking

    individuals to volunteer in the GiftShop. To volunteer, call 464-5180.

    Defensive driving course tobe held Oct. 16 and 30

    NYSUT/UUP is offering adiscounted defensive drivingcourse Tuesdays, Oct. 16 and Oct.30 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room6500, University Hospital. The feeis $30 per person. To enroll or formore information, contact RonaldDaloia at 464-6134.

    Refer to “marketingmedicines” on the internetand you’ll find pages uponpages of strategicapproaches to plan, posi-tion and develop a pharma-ceutical marketingcampaign. The ethics ofmarketing pharmaceuticalsand the public’s perceptionof how this practice impactsthe treatment of illness willbe the focus of UpstateMedical University’s 9thAnnual President’s EthicsSymposium titled,“Marketing Medicines:Help or Harm?” to be heldWednesday, Oct. 17 from1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in theMedical AlumniAuditorium of WeiskottenHall. The symposium is freeand open to the public.

    Through dramatization,the audience will be invitedto participate in the discus-sion by taking the role ofhospital professional staffas they deal with a hypo-thetical scenario whichcould play out in anyhospital setting. Interfacingwith a panel of medicaland bioethical experts, theaudience can share theirviews on whether they feelthe marketing of medicinesis ethical and if it helps or

    harms the medical profes-sion and the general public.

    In addition to the audi-ence discussion, the sympo-sium also features a videopresentation of actualmedical advertising, aposter exhibit featuringmedical advertising, andremarks by Upstate MedicalUniversity PresidentGregory L. Eastwood, MD.

    Symposium participantsfrom Upstate MedicalUniversity include: DavidF. Lehmann, MD, PharmDwho serves as the facultymoderator; AmirGarakani, a fourth yearmedical student who servesas the student moderator;Peg Braungart, PhD,professor in the Center forBioethics and Humanities;Eric v.d. Luft, PhD, curatorof historical collections atthe Health SciencesLibrary; Wendy S. A.Edwards, MD; facultyscholar in the Center forBioethics and Humanitiesand professor of medicine;Priscilla S. Worral, Ph.D.,RN, coordinator fornursing research; and SamGorovitz, PhD, Dearing-Daly Professor in theCenter for Bioethics andHumanities (also professor

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    For health information, physician referral, and Upstate Medical University services, call Health Connections at 464-8668

    Ethics of medical advertising isfocus of Symposium Oct. 17

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  • calendarWednesday, Oct. 10Anesthesiology Grand Rounds.7 a.m. Wsk. Hall, MedicalAlumni Aud.

    Otolaryngology andCommunication SciencesGrand Rounds. 7 to 8 a.m.University Hospital, Rm.6500.

    Pediatric Grand Rounds. “SixChildren with Lead PoisoningRevisited.” Presenter:Howard L. Weinberger, MD,Upstate Medical University.9:15 a.m. UniversityHospital, Rm. 6500.

    Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds.“Clinical Pharmacology ofAnticoagulants.” Presenter:David Lehmann, MD,PharmD, Upstate MedicalUniversity. 11 a.m. to noon.Health Sciences Library, Rm. 318.

    Faith & Values Forum.“Healing the Whole Person:From Various ReligiousPerspectives.” Presenter:Ralph Singh Rakieten. Noonto 1 p.m. Wsk. Hall, MedicalAlumni Aud.

    Lecture. “Overview ofCooperative Oncology GroupProgram (CALGB). Presenter:Stephen Graziano, MD,Upstate Medical University.Lunch: 11:45 a.m. Lecture:Noon. Institute for HumanPerformance, Classrooms A& B. Call Anita Carroll at464-5476 for more information.

    Health Sciences Library Tour.Noon. Meet at New Book area.

    Combined Infectious DiseaseConference. “Lyme DiseaseUpdate.” Presenter: ShelleyGilroy, MD, Upstate MedicalUniversity. 4 p.m. UniversityHospital, Rm. 4505.

    Neurology/Neurosurgery GrandRounds. 4 p.m. UniversityHospital, Rm. 6500.

    Thursday, Oct. 11Conference. “6th AnnualPsychopharmacology Update.”8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CarouselCenter/Skydeck. To registeror for more information contactDarlene Black at 464-3141.

    Workshop. “Backs to theFuture.” 8:30 a.m. and 9:30a.m. Jacobsen Hall, Rm. 205.Call 464-4401 for more info.

    Urology Grand Rounds. 9 to 10a.m. University Hospital, Rm.6500

    Medical Grand Rounds. “IsThere a Duty to Tell FamilyMembers About GeneticRisks?” Presenter: RobertOlick, JD, PhD., UpstateMedical University. 8:30 a.m.Wsk. Hall, Rm. 1159.

    Microbiology and ImmunologySeminar. “Innate Immunity inAutoimmune Myocarditis.”Presenter: Noel Rose, MDAutoimmune ResearchCenter. Noon. Wsk. Hall,Rm. 5303.

    Parent to Parent Program.“Remember the Difference.”Noon to 1 p.m. Wsk. Hall,Rm. 5301. Call 464-5760 formore information.

    Conference. “6Th AnnualPsychopharmacologyUpdate.” 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Carousel Center/Skydeck.Co-presented by theDepartment of Psychiatry.

    Lecture. “The Ridiculous andExciting Role of the Arts - ATwenty-One Year Reflectionon Syracuse. Presenter:Geoffrey Navias, Open HandTheater. 7:30 p.m. WestcottCommunity Ctr. Call 476-3396 for more information.

    Friday, Oct. 12Obstetrics/Gynecology GrandRounds. “Problems in Patient

    Communication: Petals andThorns.” Presenter: SteveAllen, Jr., MD, Upstate MedicalUniversity. 7:30 a.m. MarleyEducation Ctr., Sulzle Aud.

    Saturday, Oct. 132001 Nursing Teaching Day.“Marketing, Motivating, andMaximizing: The Keys to theFuture.” 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Wyndham Syracuse, CarrierCircle. Call 464-4278 formore information.

    America’s Walk for Diabetes.Check-in: 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.Walk: 9:30 a.m. Aspen HouseCommunity Center, RadissonCommunity, Baldwinsville.To participate or for moreinformation, contact KarenKemmis at 464-2521 [email protected]

    Sunday, Oct. 14Making Strides Against BreastCancer. 5K Walk. Registration:8:30 a.m. Event: 10 a.m.Community Plaza, EversonMuseum.

    UUP Clambake. 1 to 6 p.m.Hinderwadel’s Inc. Call 464-6134 for more information.

    Monday, Oct. 15Scrubs Sale. UniversityHospital, outside secondfloor cafeteria. Call 464-4416for more information.

    Childbirth Education Class. 2to 4 p.m. Women’s HealthServices, UHCC, third floor.Call 464-4283 to register.

    Tuesday, Oct. 16Scrub Sale. See 10/15 Calendarlisting.

    Payroll Services andManagement TrainingWorkshop. “Introduction toPayroll.” 9 a.m. to noon.C.A.B., East Lounge.

    Let’s Not Meet By Accident.Visiting School: Westhill HighSchool. 9 to 11:30 a.m.University Hospital,Emergency Department.

    Breastfeeding Class. 3 to 4:30p.m. Women’s HealthServices, UHCC, third floor.Call 464-2169 to register.

    Wednesday, Oct. 17Anesthesiology Grand Rounds.7 a.m. Wsk. Hall, MedicalAlumni Aud.

    Otolaryngology andCommunication SciencesGrand Rounds. 7 to 8 a.m.University Hospital, Rm. 6500.

    Surgical Grand Rounds.“History of the Autopsy,Current Research About ItsUse and Findings.” Presenter:Jane Petro, MD, New YorkMedical College. 8 to 9 a.m.Wsk. Hall, Rm. 103.

    Pediatric Grand Rounds. “TheLink Between RSV andAsthma.” Presenter: GiovanniPiedimonte, MD, Universityof Miami/Jackson MemorialMedical Ctr. 9:15 a.m.University Hospital, Rm. 6500.

    Health Sciences Library Tour.See 10/10 Calendar listing.

    Infection Control InformationDisplay. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.University Hospital, outsidesecond floor cafeteria.

    9th Annual President’s EthicsSymposium. “MarketingMedicines: Help or Harm.”1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wsk. Hall,Medical Alumni Aud.

    Combined Infectious DiseaseConference. “Involvement ofLeukotrienes in ViralRespiratory Infections.”Presenter: GiovanniPiedimonte, MD, Universityof Miami. 4 p.m. UniversityHospital, Rm. 4505.

    2 Visit Upstate Update on the web at: www.upstate.edu:80/hr/update/

  • Neurology/Neurosurgery GrandRounds. 4 p.m. UniversityHospital, Rm. 6500.

    Nursing Services RecognitionDinner. Cash Bar: 6:15 p.m.Awards presentation andbuffet: 7 p.m. WyndhamHotel, Carrier Circle.

    Thursday, Oct. 18Urology Grand Rounds. 9 to 10a.m. University Hospital, Rm.6500

    Medical Grand Rounds. “MaxKutzer Lectureship: Update inAnticoagulant Therapy.”Presenter: Elaine Hylek, MD,MPH, Harvard Medical School.8:30 a.m. Wsk. Hall, Rm. 1159.

    Let’s Not Meet By Accident. 9to 11:30 a.m. NottinghamHigh School, Syracuse.

    Advocates Art Fair. 10 a.m. to6 p.m. University Hospital.main lobby.

    Parent to Parent Program.“Expect the Inspect.” Noonto 1 p.m. Wsk. Hall, Rm.5301. Call 464-5760 formore information.

    Psychiatry Grand Rounds.“Neurobiology andPsychopharmacology ofSchizophrenia: An Update.”Presenter: Henry A. Nasrallah,MD, University of MississippiMedical Center. 12:30 to 2p.m. PBS, 713 Harrison St.

    Workshop. “Backs to theFuture.” 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.Jacobsen Hall, Rm. 205. Call464-4401 for more information.

    Friday, Oct. 19Obstetrics/Gynecology GrandRounds. “Pathophysiology ofAsthma in the FemalePatient.” Presenter: DanaSavici, MD, Upstate MedicalUniversity. 7:30 a.m. MarleyEducation Ctr., Sulzle Aud.

    Advocates Art Fair. See 10/18Calendar listing.

    Saturday, Oct. 20Let’s Not Meet By Accident.Visiting School: ManliusPebble Hill Driving School. 9to 11:30 a.m. UniversityHospital, EmergencyDepartment.

    Monday, Oct. 22Pastoral Care Grand Rounds.“Mortality - You Can BetYour Life On It.” Presenter:Fred Geiger, United Networkfor Organ Sharing. 8 to 9:30a.m. Jacobsen Hall, Rm. 305.An activity of Pastoral CareWeek.

    Power of the Sacred WordProgram. Topic: Islam. 11:45a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Repeated12:30 to 1 p.m. CrouseHospital, small cafeteria.

    Childbirth Education Class. See10/15 Calendar listing.

    Tuesday, Oct. 23Let’s Not Meet By Accident.Visiting School: Westhill HighSchool. 9 to 11:30 a.m.University Hospital,Emergency Department.

    Power of the Sacred WordProgram. Topic: Judaism. 11:45a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Repeated12:30 to 1 p.m. CrouseHospital, small cafeteria.

    Breastfeeding Class. See 10/16Calendar listing.

    Wednesday, Oct. 24Anesthesiology Grand Rounds.7 a.m. Wsk. Hall, MedicalAlumni Aud.

    Otolaryngology andCommunication SciencesGrand Rounds. 7 to 8 a.m.University Hospital, Rm.6500.

    Surgical Grand Rounds. “SpaceDocs: NASA’s MedicalResearch Needs.” Presenter:Julie Swain, MD, NASAHeadquarters. 8 to 9 a.m.Wsk. Hall, Rm. 103.

    Pediatric Grand Rounds. 9:15a.m. University Hospital, Rm.6500.

    Power of the Sacred WordProgram. Topic: Christianity.11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Repeated 12:30 to 1 p.m.Crouse Hospital, small cafe-teria.

    Health Sciences Library Tour.See 10/10 Calendar listing.

    Neurology/Neurosurgery GrandRounds. 4 p.m. UniversityHospital, Rm. 6500.

    Thursday, Oct. 25Program. “Update on theSacrament of the Annointingof the Sick.” Presenters: Rev.Al Bebel, University Hospital.Rev. Gary Fukes, CrouseHospital. 7:30 a.m. and 1:30p.m. Crouse Hospital, smallcafeteria.

    Urology Grand Rounds. 9 to 10a.m. University Hospital, Rm.6500.

    Workshop. “Backs to theFuture.” 8:30 a.m. and 9:30a.m. Jacobsen Hall, Rm. 205.Call 464-4401 for moreinformation.

    Medical Grand Rounds. 8:30a.m. Wsk. Hall, Rm. 1159.

    Let’s Not Meet By Accident.Visiting School: Red CreekDrivers Education. 9 to 11:30a.m. University Hospital,Emergency Department.

    Parent to Parent Program.“Never Cry Alone.” Noon to1 p.m. Wsk. Hall, Rm. 5301.Call 464-5760 for moreinformation.

    Power of the Sacred WordProgram. Topic: NativeAmerican. 11:45 a.m. to12:15 p.m. Repeated 12:30to 1 p.m. Crouse Hospital,small cafeteria.

    Psychiatry Faculty Meeting.Noon to 1:45 p.m. PBS, 713Harrison St., Rm. 338.

    Friday, Oct. 26Obstetrics/Gynecology GrandRounds. “Latex Allergy.”Presenter: Colleen O’Leary,MD, Upstate MedicalUniversity. 7:30 a.m. MarleyEducation Ctr., Sulzle Aud.

    Workshop. “MEDLINE onthe Web.” 11 a.m. to noon.Health Sciences Library, meetat Reference Desk. Call 464-4581 to register.

    Power of the Sacred WordProgram. Topic: Bahai. 11:45a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Repeated12:30 to 1 p.m. CrouseHospital, small cafeteria.

    Sunday, Oct. 28“Head Games: Sports-RelatedConcussion Information Day.” 1to 4 p.m. Institute for HumanPerformance.

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    of philosophy and publicadministration at SyracuseUniversity). Also partici-pating is Beth Barnes,PhD, an assistant dean atSyracuse University.

    Robert Daly, MD,professor of bioethics andhumanities and psychiatryat Upstate MedicalUniversity serves as chair ofthe event.

    For more information,call 315-464-4844.

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  • S U N Y U p s t a t e M e d i c a l U n i v e r s i t ybriefs


    We ask our colleagues at Upstate Medical

    University to join us in continuing our

    giving tradition by pledging your gift to

    the 2001 campaign. Please remember that

    a donation–of any size–will benefit our

    community.Through our donations, we will light up

    the lives of many people in our community,

    and for that we are grateful.Sincerely,SUNY Upstate Medical University

    Campaign Leaders

    This is the second in a series of messages from Upstate employees who have benefitted from or worked with agencies that receive funds from ourCommunity Giving Campaign.


    Theresa Felton, Environmental Services

    “The Southwest Community Center does greatthings for young people like my son. My son has alot of talent–and energy–and Southwest connectedhim with great programs and professionals whomentored him. He worked with a theater group,performed with a dance troupe and, most importantly,learned a lot about time management, accountability,and teamwork. What a gift for young people on theroad to success!”

    John Epling MD, Family Medicine

    “As soon as I began practicing medicine, I sawpatients who were victims of domestic

    violence. Working with Vera House taught me thata thoughtful question to a patient could open up a

    world of protection and practical support for her.Now, I work with a Vera House team offering work-shops that help medical providers more effectively

    screen patients for signs of abuse. Your contributionis critical.You can help change lives for the better.”

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    A public informationday, titled “Head Games:Sports-RelatedConcussion,” will helpCentral New Yorkers learnhow to prevent, recognizeand manage sports-relatedconcussion. The programwill be held Sunday, Oct.28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in theInstitute for HumanPerformance. It is open toanyone who is interested insports injury preventionand management, particu-larly parents, coaches andathletic directors, schooladministrators and nurses,athletes, health careproviders, and parks andrecreation staff. In additionto information sessions, theprogram also includes atour of the Institute forHuman Performance, give-aways, raffles and refresh-ments. All participants willreceive a free copy of thebooklet “Facts About

    Concussion and BrainInjury; as well as a sideline-evaluation pocket card thatprovides coaches, trainersand parents with guidelineson how to deal withconcussions that occurduring a sporting event.

    “Head Games: Sports-Related ConcussionInformation Day,” ispresented by SUNYUpstate Medical University,THINK FIRST of CNYand University Hospital’sHealth ConnectionsService. The registration feeis $5 per person. Interestedindividuals are encouragedto register early to assure aspace. The deadline toregister is Friday, Oct. 26.To register or for moreinformation, call 315-464-8668 or 1-800-464-8668.

    2001 Nursing Teaching Day to beheld Oct. 13

    “Marketing, Motivating, and Maximizing: The Keys tothe Future,” is the topic of the 2001 Nursing TeachingDay, to be held Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 12:15p.m. in the Wyndham Syracuse on Carrier Circle. Theprogram is approved for 3.0 contact hours by UpstateMedical University’s Institute for Continuing NursingEducation.

    The Teaching Day provides guidelines and examples for unlocking the professional nurse’s potential with traditional and futuristic motivation strategies anddesigning models that maximize the appropriate use of

    RN talent. To register or for more infor-mation, contactthe NursingAlumni Office at 464-4278.

    Nursing Services Recognition dinneris Oct. 17

    University Hospital willsponsor its 15th annualNursing Services RecognitionDinner, Wednesday, Oct. 17at the Wyndham Hotel onCarrier Circle. The theme ofthis year’s event is “Nursing–The True Spirit of Caring.”The cash bar opens at 6:15p.m. with the awards presen-tation and a buffet to followat 7 p.m. Proceeds from thedinner will benefit UniversityHospital’s NursingRecognition Program.

    The fee is $25 per person.The deadline to register isFriday, Oct. 12. For moreinformation, call 464-4416.

    Sports-Related Concussion is topic of program, Oct. 28

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    Human Resources announces thefollowing training workshops:

    • “Effective Meeting Management” will be heldThursday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in 205 JacobsenHall. This workshop will assist individuals in becomingexpert meeting managers. Participants will learn how toexert appropriate control over meetings, while creating areceptive and energetic atmosphere.

    • “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: DevelopingPowerful Presentation Skills,” will be held Thursday, Nov.8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in 205 Jacobsen Hall. Participantswill increase their knowledge of planning a presentationfrom start to finish and will be given the chance to test outtheir new skills.

    To register, contact Vicky Baker, Organizational Trainingand Development, email: BAKERV or call 464-5463.

    (Note: Copies of the Oct.-Dec. 2001 SUNY UpstateTraining and Development catalogs are now available. Toreceive a copy, contact Barbara Riggall at emailRIGGALLB).

    Sunday, October 14, 2001Registration: 8:30 amEvent Begins: 10 am5K • Community PlazaEverson Museum, Syracuse, NYFor more information, call Janice Todeschini at 464-6313

    American Hockey League Season Tickets

    Local Lions Clubs are selling 2001 American HockeyLeague seasons tickets to the Syracuse Crunch games. Theproceeds from the ticket sales will support the Lion’s

    pledge to Upstate MedicalUniversity’s VisionCare & ResearchCenters. If the Lions

    sell 100 seasonstickets, theCrunch willdonate $10,000

    to Upstate MedicalUniversity in the

    Lions’ name. Aseasons ticket for all 40 fun-

    filled home games is $480. Enjoymajor local sports action while

    supporting Upstate’s world-renownedeye research team.



    n o w s h o w i n g

    Ceramics by Burt Thomas

    Oct. 1 through Nov. 2

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    1st Central New York Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference is Nov. 8“The 1st Central New York Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference” will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to

    4:30 p.m. at the Carousel Center/Skydeck. It is presented by the Department of Psychiatry, The Institute for AppliedPsychiatry and the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Upstate Medical University.

    The program covers “How Antidepressants Work,” “Antidepressant Side-Effects and How to Manage Them,”“Antidepressant Augmentation and Combination Therapy,” “Differential Diagnosis of Delirium, Dementia andDepression,” “Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression and Anxiety,” and “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

    The program provides 6 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American MedicalAssociation and has been submitted to the National Association of Social Workers for 6 contact hours. Contact hours willbe provided by Upstate’s Institute for Continuing Nursing Education.

    The fee for early registration (by Oct. 19) is $70 and $85 per person for late registration (after Oct. 19). A reducedrate of $60 is available to full time and clinical faculty members of Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry. Fee includes:registration materials, continent. The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 2. To register or for more information, contactDarlene Black at (315) 464-3141 or e-mail [email protected]

    More than 1,000seniors aged 55 and olderattended the 3rd AnnualOASIS Senior CelebrationDay at the Zoo, markingan increase of more than100 people from last year’sevent. Held Sept. 6, SeniorCelebration Day was spon-sored by UniversityHospital’s senior educationprogram, OASIS, and TheRosamond Gifford Zoo atBurnet Park.

    According to OASISProgram Coordinator Chris Sheridan, the eventprovided older adults a freesocial opportunity to visitthe Zoo and to receive freehealthcare information thatcould make a difference intheir lives.

    Free admittance andlunch was provided to thefirst 1,000 seniors whoentered the gates, courtesyof OASIS and the

    Onondaga CountyDepartment of Aging andYouth Senior NutritionProgram.

    In addition to regularZoo attractions, SeniorCelebration Day featuredentertainment by the Soda Ash 6, free healthscreenings, and informationgeared toward the interestsof seniors.

    Exhibitors included theHealth Information Center,Health Sciences Library,Physical Medicine andRehabilitation, JoslinDiabetes Center and HealthConnections at SUNYUpstate Medical University;The New York StateOsteoporosis Prevention &Education Program; andUniversity Geriatricians.

    Major sponsors wereWFBL, WSTM-TV 3 andMerck ResearchLaboratories. Alterraserved as the supportingsponsor. Participating spon-sors included EmpireMedicare Services Part A,Greenpoint Senior LivingCommunity and SpecialNeeds, Meals on Wheels ofSyracuse and Options forIndependent Living, Inc.

    Located in the lowerlevel of ShoppingtownMall, OASIS is supportedby University Hospital andKaufmann’s DepartmentStore and is affiliated withthe national OASISInstitute. Membership isfree and open to adults age 55 years and over. For more informationregarding OASIS, call 315-464-6555.

    OASIS Senior Celebration Day at the Zoo attendance tops 1,000

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    The Chaplain’s Office at UpstateMedical University and the GiffordSpiritual Care Center at Crouse Hospitalwill present a series of events in recogni-tion of National Pastoral Care Week, Oct.21 through Oct. 27. All events are freeand open to the public and preregistrationis not required. The events include:

    Fred Geiger, NYS RegionalAdministrator of the United Network forOrgan Sharing (UNOS), will present“Mortality - You Can Bet your Life OnIt,” at a Pastoral Care Grand Rounds,Monday Oct. 22 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. inJacobsen Hall, Room 305. The discussionwill focus on end-of-life issues, including:education, discussion, planning and docu-mentation as well as on organ donationand ethical and pastoral issues around thetime of death. A light breakfast will beserved.

    Experience and enjoy readings from a variety of faithtraditions and reflect on their meanings for our lives at the“Power of the Sacred Word” series, to be held during theweek from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and repeated from12:30 to 1 p.m. in the small cafeteria at Crouse Hospital.Individuals may bring a lunch. The schedule is: Monday,Oct. 22 (Islam); Tuesday, Oct. 23 (Judaism); Wednesday,Oct. 24 (Christianity); Thursday, Oct. 25 (NativeAmerican); and Friday, Oct. 26 (Bahai).

    “Update on the Sacrament of the Annointing of theSick” is the topic of a program to be presented by Rev. AlBebel, Catholic priest/chaplain at University Hospital andRev. Gary Fukes, Catholic priest/chaplain at CrouseHospital, Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 a.m. and repeated at1:30 p.m. in the Crouse Hospital small cafeteria.

    Chaplain Services at Upstate Medical University willvisit the inpatient and outpatient care units at UniversityHospital at various times throughout the week to bless thehands of all health care workers.

    For more information about the events in recognition ofPastoral Care Week, contact the Chaplain’s Office at 464-4687.

    Spotlight: Chaplain Services at Upstate MedicalUniversityThe role of the chaplain

    At Upstate Medical University, Chaplain Servicesconsists of three paid chaplains, Rev. Jerry Shave, Rev. AlBebel and Rabbi Milton Elefant. An additional Catholic

    Chaplain, Kathy Ball, is provided throughthe Diocese of Central New York. Acorps of volunteers, known as pastoralcare visitors, assists them. Chaplainservices are provided on weekends andsome nights by on-call clergy. These arelocal clergy who volunteer their time toassist in meeting the spiritual and reli-gious needs of our patients.

    The role of the chaplain is to promotespiritual and physical healing. The chap-lains meet people where their faith is at,supporting and encouraging them as theysearch for their own answers. This isaccomplished through three areas: religiouspractices, decision-making and spiritual andemotional wellness.

    Religious practices include sacraments,prayers and services. They offer scriptureand devotional literature, encouragement

    and support, a listening presence and a connection to thepatient’s faith community. Decision-making involvesassisting patients and families with ethical issues, such asend of life care, as well as value clarification.

    Spirituality is defined as whomever or whatever givesultimate meaning and purpose in one’s life. It differs fromreligion, although many people attend to spiritual concernswithin religious communities through the use of traditionalreligious practices, beliefs and values. Spirituality helpspeople maintain health, and cope with illnesses, traumas,losses and life transitions by integrating body, mind andspirit. Spiritual care revolves around discovering, rever-encing and tending the spirit of another person or community.

    With the integration of spirituality into the practice ofmedicine, the role of the chaplain has become ever morecentral as health care professionals seek to understand themeaning of spirituality, its relationship to religion, and theethics of addressing spiritual issues with patients. Clinicalresearch and data has demonstrated that spiritual and reli-gious issues affect the health status of persons strugglingwith illness. Professional chaplains respect and respond topatient values and beliefs, encouraging a more holisticapproach to healthcare. The chaplains enhance spiritualand emotional wellness by reducing negative emotions, suchas fear/anxiety, grief, anger and depression and promotepositive emotions such as hope and acceptance. When and How to Contact the Chaplain

    The chaplains and the pastoral care visitors attempt tovisit all patients during their stay at University Hospital.Any one can make a referral to Chaplain Services.

    National Pastoral Care Week is Oct. 21 through Oct. 27

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    Indications include:Patient or family requestWhen patients or families are in need of Pastoral Care

    because of the stress of the situationWhen patients or families are struggling with a moral

    or ethical decisionPerformance of Sacramental Ministry (i.e.: Baptism,

    Anointing of the Sick)When patients or families need assistance in making

    difficult decisions, such as DNR or other end of life orquality of life issues.

    When the staff is in need of spiritual supportIndividuals may contact the Chaplains by leaving a

    message at 464-4687. In emergency situations, the chap-lains can also be reached through the Hospital Operator24 hours a day. If the chaplains are not on duty, theoperator contacts the local on-call clergy.

    (Note: On-call clergy have many of their own obliga-tions and volunteer their time and services to UniversityHospital).

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    SUNY Upstate Medical University is gathering a record of alumni, former staff, and relatives of staff and students who either perished in the September 11 attacks or areamong the missing or injured.

    If you have a relative, former classmate, or former colleague who is among the victims,please contact Denny Harrigan, editor-in-chief, Upstate Outlook, 464-4822 [email protected]

    Gregory Eastwood MD, president,addressed a crowd of mourners onSeptember 20. Students and staff

    from the campuses of SUNYUpstate Medical University, SUNYCollege of Environmental Science

    and Forestry, and SyracuseUniversity came together for anoutdoor memorial services afterwhich they marched together to

    downtown Syracuse to attend thecity-wide candlelight vigil held in

    honor of the victims of theSeptember 11 terrorist attacks.


    Michael Fiore, 46, New York Fire Dept.Rescue Co. 5, is among the missingrescue workers. He is the cousin of

    Karen Hirschman, RN, psychiatry, andSandra Hirschman, Marketing and

    University Communications.

    Four-year-old Sara Tucker,daughter of aSUNY UpstateMedical Universityemployee, wasamong themourners at theSeptember 20 vigil in Syracuse.

    Infection control in health care settingis topic of display Oct. 17

    In celebration ofInternational InfectionControl Week (Oct. 15through Oct. 21),University Hospital’sInfection ControlDepartment will host aninformational table onWednesday, Oct. 17 from7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., outsidethe University Hospitalsecond floor cafeteria. Theimportance of infectioncontrol in the health caresetting is the theme of thedisplay that includes infor-mation on influenza,needlestick prevention,

    Lyme disease and muchmore. T-shirts and calcula-tors will be raffled.

    University Hospital’sinfection control healthcareprofessionals encourageeveryone to ensure theirown wellness by takingspecific steps to prevent thespread of infectious disease,such as handwashing.According to the Centersfor Disease Control andPrevention, handwashing isone of the most importantmeans of preventing thespread of infections.

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    Light the Night Walk Raises $14,708More than 340 members of Upstate Medical University

    participated in the “Light the Night Walk,” raising morethan $14,708 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.The event was held Sept. 20 at Longbranch Park inLiverpool. Upstate’s participation was coordinated by RitaHolbrook and was led by 39 team captains. TheDepartment of Otolaryngology, led by Linda Gruninger,was the top fund-raiser, bringing in more than $1,495 forthe Society.

    Top photo from left: AmyBattilana, daughter of LindaGruninger; Linda Gruninger, TeamCaptain for ENT; Judy Runfola,Team Captain for Dept ofMedicine Administration; AnneBucci, Dept. of Medicine–Geriatrics; Sally Melton, Dept. ofMedicine–Word Processing.Middle photo from left: ElizabethHawley, Robert Hawley, MarleneZebrowski, Team Captain forRadiology, Madison Towers.Bottom: The Upstate Team

    4 mile and 1 mile walks at Aspen House Community Center,

    Radisson Community, Baldwinsville

    Great prizes, music and fun!

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2001Check-in Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

    Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

    A $25 entry fee will guarantee a goody bag, continental breakfast, lunch, and

    a long-sleeved shirt.

    To participate in the walk, contact Karen Kemmis

    at 464-2521 or [email protected]


  • $1000TravelCertificatedonated by PEF, UUP, UpstateCampus Administration. Mustcontribute through payrolldeduction to be eligible.

    Four GalaTicketsdonated by Upstate Foundation Office

    Two 2002CNY SkinsGameTickets donated by Upstate Foundation Office

    TwoVintasticTickets donated by Upstate Foundation Office

    Prizes Abound!

    Turn in your pledge cards byDecember 1to be eligible for these great prizes!

    Also: The Early BirdSpecial IncentiveDrawing will be heldWednesday, Nov. 7 fortwo tickets to Upstate’sDec. 1 Gala.

    Bed & BreakfastStaydonated by Dickenson House on James

    Upstate MedicalUniversitySweatshirt$30 value donated by Upstate’sBarnes and Noble Campus Bookstore

    $25 Dish Gardendonated by Creative Florist

    Gift Packagedonated by Montana Mills Bread Co.

    Pizza Partydonated by Upstate Nutritional Services

    One Month FreeGarage Parking value: $25. Donated by Upstate Parking Office

    $25 cashdonated by Howe Chiropractic

    Pizza BakingStone & Cutterdonated by Pampered Chef

    Product orCertificatedonated by Follett's Orange Bookstore

    $25 GiftCertificatedonated by Syra-juice

    Silk FloralArrangementdonated by Linda Gleason, FiscalServices

    $60 Certificatesdonated by La Fleur de Beaute

    $8 TanningCertificatesdonated by Hair Trends

    30 minuteMassagevalue: $30. Donated by the Art ofMassage

    $15 GiftCertificate donated by Apropos

    Plainville FarmsDinner for Twodonated by Plainville FarmsRestaurant

    Family Passes toRosamond GiffordZoovalue: $12. donated by Rosamond Gifford Zoo

    Tote Bagsvalue: $10 ea.donated by the Nursing RecruitmentOffice

    Shoe Hornsdonated by Upstate Radiology

    Fudge &Promotional Itemsdonated by Community Health Charities

    Upstate T-shirtsdonated by Upstate Public &Governmental Affairs

    Two Tickets to Mystery & Merlotdonated by Advocates for SUNY Upstate

    SEFA Coffee Mugsdonated by CNY S.E.F.A.

    Deluxe Car Washdonated by Sparkle City Car Wash

    One monthmemberships toGold's GymThree memberships donated byGold's Gym

    Leatherbound WritingJournaldonated by Carol Ceraldi, MedicalIllustration & Graphics

    $25 GiftCertificatesThree certificates donated byTreeHaven Cafe

    $25 Carousel MallGift Certificate donated by Diane Conklin, CustomBusiness Services

    T-shirts,Water Bottles,Portfolios & TuitionEnrollment FeesTwo sets donated by OASIS, a program for people 55+

    For more information, call Diane Conklin, 4-6562.

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    Upstate Update is published bythe Marketing and UniversityCommunications Department atSUNY Upstate Medical University. To submit news or calendar items,contact editor Doretta Royer, Rm. 205, 250 Harrison Center, 464-4836; email: royerd. Printed by Upstate MedicalUniversity Duplicating and PrintingServices.Submission deadline for the 10/24–11/7 issue is Monday, Oct. 15, 2001.

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    Clinical/AnatomicPathology donates moneyto relief effort

    Members of UpstateMedical University’sClinical/Anatomic Pathologydepartments contributed $1,194to ClearChannel’s recentfundraiser to benefit the RedCross/Salvation Army reliefeffort in response to the Sept.11 disaster. Chris McGiveneyand Martin Toper organized thePathology effort.

    Note: Contact the Human Resources Department for address corrections or to be deleted or added to the Update mailing list

    Dr. Keating named deanof Student Affairs

    Dr. E. GregoryKeating hasbeen appointeddean of StudentAffairs atUpstate MedicalUniversity. Theannouncementwas made by UpstatePresident Gregory L.Eastwood, MD. Dr. Keating,who remains professor ofcell and developmentalbiology with teachingduties related to that,continues to carry theresponsibilities of associatedean for admissions andstudent academic affairs inthe College of Medicine.Dr. Keating has served asinterim dean of studentaffairs for the past sixmonths.

    Priscilla Worral, PhD, RNnamed to NursesAssociation Council

    Priscilla S. Worral, PhD,RN, has been appointed asone of five membersserving on the Council onNursing Research for theNew York State Nurses’Association. Councilmembers serve for one ortwo consecutive two-year

    terms in an advisory andconsultative capacity to theBoard of Directors andvoting body of the NewYork State Nurses’Association. Dr. Worral isthe Coordinator forNursing Research atUniversity Hospital andChair of the NursingResearch Committee,Omicron Alpha Chapter,Sigma Theta TauInternational NursingHonor Society.

    CMN corporate receptionis Nov. 8

    The Children’s MiracleNetwork (CMN) will holda corporate reception torecognize CMN businesspartners, Thursday, Nov. 8from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. InWeiskotten hall. Rick Garyand Christie Casciano,WIXT NewsChannel 9anchors will host the event.A virtual tour of selectedsights at University andCrouse hospitals will bepart of the program alongwith recognition of severalCMN business sponsors.For more information, contactthe CMN office at 464-4416.

    Upcoming salesA “Scrubs Fair” to

    benefit the Children’sMiracle Network andPediatrics will be heldMonday and Tuesday, Oct.15 and 16 outside ofUniversity Hospital’ssecond floor cafeteria. Thesale features scrubs in 16styles, 23 patterns and 13colors; and accessories,provided by Para-FlexMedical Supplies. For moreinformation, call 464-4283.

    A plant and flower saleto benefit the CNY Chapterfor Respiratory Care is beingheld through Wednesday,Oct. 17. The prices are:dozen roses (red, pink,yellow, or peach) $15; halfdozen mixed carnations $4;dozen mixed carnations $7;10 stem bunch of Alstromerias(pink lily) $12; and pottedmums $10 per pot. Toorder, contact Sheila Youngat 464-6873 or via email:[email protected] upstate.edu byOct. 17.

    The flowers will beavailable for pick up ordelivery (delivery availableonly within the campuscommunity) the week ofOct. 22, just in time tocelebrate Respiratory CareWeek.

    Dr. E. Gregory Keating

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