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June 2024 Announcements

By Office of Communications & Marketing | Jun 1, 2024

Please note that the President’s Bulletin will be on hiatus for the summer;
we will resume publication after Labor Day.

Changes in Parking at 225 Clarkson Avenue 

Effective July 31, 2024, the 225 Clarkson Avenue lot will close to monthly parking due to an ending lease.

Next week, anyone who currently has monthly parking privileges will receive an electronic parking questionnaire. The Downstate Parking Office will utilize the responses from this questionnaire to reassign parkers to other locations. Parking reassignment will be based on your responses, as well as availability, and how long you have had monthly parking privileges. 

The questionnaire is very brief and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

A personalized, one-time use questionnaire link will be sent to the e-mail address that you provided to the Parking Office.

The deadline for completing the questionnaire is Friday, June 28th.

If we do not receive your responses by this date, we will assume that you no longer want monthly parking privileges at Downstate.

If you want monthly parking again in the future, you will have to contact the Parking Office and place your name at the bottom of the parking waitlist.

You can use the computers in the library if you do not have access to a computer.

If you have any questions, please send an email to ParkingSurvey@downstate.edu.


School of Health Professions appoints new Chair of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program

Jason VladescuJason C. Vladescu is a Professor and the Chair of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at SUNY Downstate. Jason completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute. He is the co-author of the book Statistics for Applied Behavior Analysis Practitioners and Researchers and has published 85+ peer-reviewed articles and book chapters spanning his research interests in early behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum and related disorders, increasing the efficiency of academic instruction, staff and caregiver training, equivalence-class formation, and mainstream applications of behavior analysis. Jason is the President-Elect of the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis, on the Science Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and is a current or former Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. He currently or previously served on the editorial board for Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, Behavioral Interventions, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, The Psychological Record, School Psychology, Behavioral Development, and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. He was the 2020 recipient of the APA (Division 25) New Applied Researcher Award. In his personal time, Jason enjoys traveling, reading biographies and science fiction, is an avid pickleball player, and a pizza aficionado.


Fill Out Sodexo's Employee Cafeteria Customer Satisfaction Survey Today

sodexoJust scan the QR code or click here to complete the survey. All completed surveys will be entered to win meal vouchers,

10 winners will be selected each month.

This survey will help us get insight pertaining to your overall experience. The information provided will allow Sodexo to improve our services. Your feedback is anonymous and confidential.

your voice matters

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Thank you in advance for participating.


Our Summer Youth Program is Back for 2024!

We are pleased to inform you that the University Hospital at Downstate six-week (SYEP) Summer Youth 2024 program will begin July 1, 2024.

A Summer Youth request form is attached. For information regarding clerical volunteer opportunities and internships, please feel free to contact Gem McCalman-Oxley SYEP/Volunteer Coordinator at 718-270-3241 or ext. 2844

Request Form


Internal Controls: Tone at the Top

“Internal Controls” is a term that describes the steps taken by SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (Downstate) to ensure that it operates competently and in accordance with relevant regulations and policy objectives. 

Establishing a robust internal control system helps to reduce the possibility of risk and enables smooth and effective operations. Each person at Downstate plays a pivotal part in ensuring effective internal controls.

As a New York State agency, Downstate must comply with the requirements of the “New York State Governmental Accountability, Audit and Internal Control Act of 1987.” This legislation requires all State agencies to design a system of internal controls to ensure efficient and ethical operations.

To conform with this legislation, Downstate management must continuously evaluate internal controls within their respective units to ensure the effectiveness in achieving goals. This means that managers should determine what information is needed to ensure effective operations and that they receive and consistently review that data. Examples of internal controls include the development of specific policies and procedures that detail a unit’s processes, generating reports to identify outlier situations, or implementing system controls to prevent certain activities.

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To ensure that Downstate remains a fulfilling organization to work and grow professionally, internal controls must be integrated into its operations on a regular basis.

I have confidence that everyone will continue to actively participate in and enhance this program. 

“Internal Controls” is a term that describes the steps taken by SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (Downstate) to ensure that it operates competently and in accordance with relevant regulations and policy objectives. 

Establishing a robust internal control system helps to reduce the possibility of risk and enables smooth and effective operations. Each person at Downstate plays a pivotal part in ensuring effective internal controls.

As a New York State agency, Downstate must comply with the requirements of the “New York State Governmental Accountability, Audit and Internal Control Act of 1987.” This legislation requires all State agencies to design a system of internal controls to ensure efficient and ethical operations.

To conform with this legislation, Downstate management must continuously evaluate internal controls within their respective units to ensure the effectiveness in achieving goals. This means that managers should determine what information is needed to ensure effective operations and that they receive and consistently review that data. Examples of internal controls include the development of specific policies and procedures that detail a unit’s processes, generating reports to identify outlier situations, or implementing system controls to prevent certain activities.

More Information

To ensure that Downstate remains a fulfilling organization that works and grows professionally, internal controls must be integrated into its operations on a regular basis.

I have confidence that everyone will continue to participate actively in and enhance this program. 


Register Today For An Upcoming AVERT Active Shooter Training

AVERT, short for Active Violence Emergency Response Training goes beyond active shooter training by teaching emergency bleeding control techniques, warning signs of a potential aggressor, quick response in a violent situation, escape, evade, or attack in critical seconds during an event, and staff confidence needed to respond. University Hospital at Downstate is now a training center with 14 certified instructors that includes staff from Emergency Management, University Police, the HAZMAT team, and the ED.

Please RSVP by using the link below to register for an upcoming Active Shooter Training:


SUNY Downstate’s Cardiovascular Health Related Research Summer Institute is open for Summer 2024 Applications

June 16 - June 28, 2024

One Page Brochure


COELIG'S Ethics Training Spotlight Newsletter

On behalf of the Department of Human Resources, we are resending this newsletter to remind you there are still dates available in April to take the Comprehensive Ethics Training Course (CETC). There are also new dates available in May and June. We encourage everyone to participate as soon as possible as All New York State officers and employees are required to attend. To register, click on “Find a Training” below.

ImageTHE ETHICS SPOTLIGHT
Shining a spotlight on the state's ethics rules

Sanford N. Berland

 

February 2024

 

Frederick A. Davie

Executive Director

 

Edition 2

 

Chair

Ethics Training is for Everyone

All New York State officers and employees are required to attend

ethics training every year.

Network photoThe workforce-wide mandatory Comprehensive Ethics Training Course (CETC) is the only ethics course that satisfies the mandated live ethics training requirement. 

Once the live CETC requirement is fulfilled, New York State officers and employees will then take on-demand refresher training the following year. Then, back to live CETC in year three and on-demand refresher year four, and so on. 

The Training Team at the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (COELIG) offers live trainings via WebEx every month:

1.  Open CETC sessions – these sessions are open to all officers and employees across New York State.

2.  Agency Specific CETC Sessions – these sessions are reserved ONLY by agency Ethics Officers and/or Agency Trainers requesting COELIG Trainers deliver live training to a large population of their agency employees.

Find A Training

ETHICS AT A GLANCE


Information Security Awareness
June 2024 Newsletter

Security Awareness

June 2024 Newsletter


Post-Professional Doctorate Training Program

Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate


 

Applied Behavior Analysis Program 

Applied Behavior Analysis


Upcoming Events

EAP Eyeglasses Drive

June 2024

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WellNYS Everyday

June 2024

EAP Frontline Newsletter:  Please take a moment to read the June 2024 EAP Frontline Newsletter. This month's edition offers a variety of reads, including "Be a Better Listener at Work" and "Street Tips from the Field: Mindfulness Meditation ," among others. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and nurture your personal growth.  

WellNYS Daily To-Do (June): "Grow a Plant or Garden Challenge" - This challenge is a fantastic opportunity for us to cultivate not only plants but also our sense of community and well-being.  Please join EAP for this month's Webinar, "Gardening in Containers: Small, Big Results", on Wednesday, June 5, at Noon.  The registration is on the flyer.

OMH Wellness Group:  The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) offers state employees an opportunity to practice various coping skills and strengthen their resilience through OMH Wellness Groups, which align with the vision of supporting a healthy workplace environment. The groups include deep breathing and simulation exercises to allow employees to practice rather than have group discussions. Group sessions offer a warm, inviting space that fosters relaxation virtually and provides examples of calming techniques and basic coping skills. Remember that the mind and body are one, and psychological health is just as important as physical health to your overall well-being.  The group sessions are free, confidential, and anonymous, and virtual.  If you have a moment at noon, please login. For more information on how to register and/or sign on, see the attached flyer.  

June 2024 Frontline Newsletter

June Daily To-do

June OMH Wellness Groups Calendar

Gardening in Containers:
Small Spaces, Big Results

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
12:00 noon – 12:45 PM

We don’t all have the time, space, good soil, or energy to plant and maintain the sprawling perennial or vegetable garden of our dreams. But we can grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, and annuals in container gardens. Decorate your patio, balcony, porch, windowsill, or other small space with containers and enjoy the results of your labor in bouquets and on the dinner table. Learn what to consider when choosing your container and plants, what soil and fertilizer choices make the most sense, how to care for and maintain your containers over the growing season, and how to overwinter delicate plants.

Presenter: Christine Saplan, Master Gardener

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Saving for College
Join us for an Information Session

Thursday, June 6, 2024
11:00 AM

Saving for College

 


The Annual Frank E. Lucente Alumni and Resident Research Day

Thursday, June 6, 2024
9:00am - 2:15pm
1st Floor PHAB Lecture Hall
450 Clarkson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203, 

Keynote Speaker

Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDSAndrew Blitzer, MD, DDS

Professor Emeritus of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Neurology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Director, Hackensack Meridian/Rutgers Laryngology Fellowship Program
Co-Founder and Director of Research, ADN International

Alumni Speaker

Scott Harris, MDScott Harris, MD

Attending Physician Northwell Health Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Northshore University Hospital
Assistant Professor Donald and Barbara Zucker
School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

About the conference

Diseases of the head and neck have major functional and quality of life impacts on our population.

Clinical and basic science research efforts by members of the Department of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate strive to generate answers to better diagnose and treat a range of these conditions. The Annual Frank E. Lucente Alumni and Resident Research Day is an occasion to learn about research at the forefront of otolaryngology and honors the founding chair of the department-Dr. Lucente-who continues to inspire the projects presented every year by resident researchers working under the guidance of faculty mentors.  

This year, the Department of Otolaryngology is pleased to welcome two guest faculty lecturers who are national leaders in our field. The keynote speaker, Dr. Andrew Blitzer, Professor Emeritus of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeon, the 

Director of the Hackensack Meridian/Rutgers’s Laryngology Fellowship Program and Co-Founder and Director of Research of ADN International.  Dr. Blitzer has built a nationally recognized Laryngology fellowship program which has trained sub specialty fellows for more than 25 years. His keynote address will focus on Botulinum Neurotoxin Therapy for Head and Neck Disorders.

Dr. Scott Harris is a general otolaryngologist who graduated from the Downstate Otolaryngology residency in 2015. He is currently an attending physician at Northwell Health Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker

School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. His clinical practice encompasses all aspects of general otolaryngology with a special focus on sialoendoscopy and treatment of benign salivary gland disorders. 

This e-mail is sent on the behalf of The Department of Otolaryngology

For details please contact Nicole Fraser at 718-270-1638 or Nicole.Fraser@downstate.edu

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Advancing Health Equity in Acquired Brain Injury Across the Life Span

Thursday, June 20, 2024
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUNY Global Center 116 E 55th St
New York, NY, 10022

Health Equity

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Assemblymember Brian Cunningham invites you to a live discussion about lupus and the kidneys!

Monday, June 24, 2024
5:30 PM

Brian Cunningham Lupus Discussion

 

 


Public Health Risk Communications

June 26-27, 2024
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC)
5900 Airport Road, Oriskany, NY, 13424

Public Health Risk Communications

 


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