Campus Announcements for the week of 08/07/2006



Table of Contents


01. Administrative (dept moves/closes, employee info, Admin announcements)
1. All About ... The Roundabout!

03. Workshops/Courses/Training (work related; HR, EAP, DoIT, etc...)
1. Simplify your life - create mailing lists in Lotus Notes!

2. Lawson Training

04. Conferences/Seminars/Lectures
1. Doctoral Defenses This Week

2. Hip and Knee Pain Seminar

3. Mastering Performance Reviews

06. Charitable (Habitat, Blood drives, Cats, etc...)
1. Habitat for Humanity House build- volunteers needed

2. Habitat for Humanity 4th Annual Golf Outing Honoring Dr. Fred Preston

3. The Greatest Band of the Greatest Generation

4. Macy's "Shop For A Cause" To Benefit Sunrise Fund For Children With Cancer

07. Entertainment (Sports, Movies, Events, etc...)
1. Lisa Moscatiello (singer,guitarist) and Fred Lieder (cello) in concert at The University Cafe, Sunday August 13th at 7 P.M.

08. For-Pay Workshops/Courses (SPD, etc...)
1. GIF Animator for Web Sites: - NCE 325.7 - 3 sessions - Fee: $159

2. Customizing Web Design Using Microsoft Image Composer: - NCE 325.6 - 3 sessions - Fee: $159

3. Weight Watchers @ Work - New Program Registration Tuesday August 8

4. Are You Interested In A Rewarding Career In Nursing? The next Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program begins in September.

5. Advanced Access: - NCE 317.1 - 4 sessions - Fee: $209

6. Adobe Photoshop: - NCE 321 - 12 sessions - Fee: $629

09. Research (Studies, Testing, etc...)
1. Long Island Database Project - Volunteers Wanted

2. Volunteers needed for a study that investigates Sleep and Metabolism in Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

3. Seeking Volunteers Men And Women 18 Years Of Age And Older With A Diagnosis Of HIV+ And/Or AIDS

4. Seeking Volunteers Children Eight to Seventeen Years of Age With a Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

5. Research Volunteers Wanted At The General Clinical Research Center, Stony Brook University Hospital.

6. Take Part In Clinical Research Studies

7. Are You Overweight?

8. Volunteers Needed To Determine if Prenatal Obstetric Anesthesia Consults In Third Trimester Improves Maternal Birth Outcomes.

9. Study to Identify New Cancer Markers

10. Miscellaneous
1. $1 Greeting cards at Matthew's HSC Bookstore

2. MBA Open House - Saturday, August 26 1:00-3:00pm at Wang Center




01. Administrative (dept moves/closes, employee info, Admin announcements)

1. All About ... The Roundabout!

The intersection of Marburger Drive and Circle Road has been re-designed and constructed to include a "Roundabout". Navigating a roundabout is easy. But because people can be apprehensive about new things, its important that the campus community learn how to properly use the roundabout safely. For more information about how to safely use the roundabout, please go to the Department of Environmental Health & Safety website.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/news/

Submitted by: Gary Kaczmarczyk/Admin



03. Workshops/Courses/Training (work related; HR, EAP, DoIT, etc...)

1. Simplify your life - create mailing lists in Lotus Notes!

Join us on Wed 8/9 from 11-12 to learn how. Click here to register. http://clientsupport.stonybrook.edu/public/notes/notestraining/index.shtml

Submitted by: Kim Rant/DoIT

2. Lawson Training

Lawson Training Classes for the month of August to be held on 8/8/06 at 10am or you can come to the class on 8/29/06 at 1pm, both classes will be held in the IT Training Room, (HSC-Library - Computer Classroom - Room 3-133A), "For All Hospital Employees". To attend this class please contact Michele Thomas, Lawson Support Specialist, ext. 4-7805. All employees should have a SBUH main computer sign-on. There will be 2 parts covered in this class, the first half is for ordering from any of the Storerooms in the Hospital and the second half will cover ordering from an outside Vendor. I suggest that all employees who are either new to Stony Brook Hospital or if you wish to have a refresher course, please attend this class.

Submitted by: Michele Thomas/UHMC



04. Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

1. Doctoral Defenses This Week

Please click on the URL below to see this week's Doctoral Defenses.

http://www.grad.sunysb.edu/ddd/weekly.shtml

Submitted by: Fernando Cuenca/GST

2. Hip and Knee Pain Seminar

Seminar will include diagrams of the hip and knee with discussion of their normal anatomy, what can go wrong in either joint such as tendonitis, bursitis, synovitis, meniscal tears and osteoarthritis. Signs and symptoms of a problem, how to get a good diagnosis e.g., how to give a good history, x-rays with examples and the physical exam and what it tells us. Treatments for various problems are discussed including, diet, nutrition, exercise, medication, arthroscopy and hip and knee replacement surgery. There is also a question and answer period. To sign up for the seminar call Health Connect at 444-4000

Submitted by: Maria Juvan/UHMC

3. Mastering Performance Reviews

Just as faculty members evaluate students on their performance in courses through papers, tests, classroom discussion, etc., managers evaluate employees on the quality and quantity of their work performance. These evaluations are made every day, every week, every month, depending on how closely the manager works with or observes his/her employees. These informal ratings form the basis for what we now call the more formal "performance appraisal" or "performance review".
This program is designed to:
Clarify the manager's role as a communicator, counselor and mentor.
Guide the manager through the process: from preparing for and conducting the appraisal session, to concluding the appraisal session, with follow-up.
Target Audience: Managers and supervisors responsible for managing the performance of others.
Date: August 16th; Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
To Register: Click on link below

http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/HRSForms.nsf/aac30a50eebe3a8185256a6f004b0a84/7c48757ce9aedf9a85256a8d004b4293?OpenDocument

Submitted by: Maria Jackson/Admin



06. Charitable (Habitat, Blood drives, Cats, etc...)

1. Habitat for Humanity House build- volunteers needed

Its time to start construction on the Stony Brook House 2006! Volunteer dates are available throughout the summer and fall; please visit the Habitat for Humanity link on the Stony Brook web page for further details, or contact Catherine.Horgan@stonybrook.edu. No construction experience needed, just your willingness to help; students, faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged!

Submitted by: Catherine Horgan/HSC

2. Habitat for Humanity 4th Annual Golf Outing Honoring Dr. Fred Preston

Habitat for Humanity 4th Annual Golf Outing Honoring Dr.Fred Preston!
The 4th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Habitat for Humanity will be held on Wed., October 4, 2006 at Mill Pond Golf Course in Medford, NY. For additional information on reservations and sponsorships, please contact either Alan Leiken (Alan.Leiken@stonybrook.edu) or Ed O’Connell (Edward.Oconnell@stonybrook.edu).

Submitted by: Catherine Horgan/HSC

3. The Greatest Band of the Greatest Generation

The Greatest Band of The Greatest Generation Friday, November 3, 2006, 7:30 p.m., Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra to benefit the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook University Hospital and The Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph The Worker Council #12993. For tickets and information, call the box office Tuesday Saturday from noon 6:00 p.m. (631) 207-1313.

Submitted by: Victoria Irwin/UHMC

4. Macy's "Shop For A Cause" To Benefit Sunrise Fund For Children With Cancer

Saturday September 16, 2006 9AM- 10 PM
Proceeds to Benefit Sunrise Fund for Children with Cancer at Stony Brook
Purchase a $5.00 Shopping Pass, which supports the Fund and receive 20% off regular and sale items
10% off furniture & electronics
$10 off every $50 Purchase
You will also enjoy entertainment throughout the store, great gifts with select purchases, special vendor demonstrations & a chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes with the ticket you purchased.
To purchase Shopping Passes, Please contact Jeanne at 444-7720 Peds Hem/Onc Department

Submitted by: Jeanne Greenfield/UHMC



07. Entertainment (Sports, Movies, Events, etc...)

1. Lisa Moscatiello (singer,guitarist) and Fred Lieder (cello) in concert at The University Cafe, Sunday August 13th at 7 P.M.

This Sunday evening at 7 P.M.at The University Cafe, the wonderful voice and guitar of Lisa Moscatiello and Fred Lieder's elegant cello mix in an eclectic selection of songs ranging from traditional folk to Lisa's recent ventures into what she calls "acid cabaret".
Fred Lieder is a classically-trained cellist and a much sought-after studio musician. James O'Malley, who stands at the top of the singer-songwriters from our area, opens.
Admission: $15.00 general/$10.00 student/Stony Brook Faculty and Staff. Call 632-6027 or e mail gpalaia@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
The University Cafe is located on the ground floor of the Stony Brook Union, accessible from the outside courtyard. Parking is available in the LaValle Stadium lot.
The Sunday Acoustic Concert series is presented in cooperation with WUSB-FM.

http://www.universitycafe.org (under Special Events)

Submitted by: Charles Backfish/CAS



08. For-Pay Workshops/Courses (SPD, etc...)

1. GIF Animator for Web Sites: - NCE 325.7 - 3 sessions - Fee: $159

Make your websites mesmerizing with motion! GIF Animator is the fast and easy way to create and customize animations for your websites. No code is required. An easy-to-use program, Microsoft GIF Animator allows you to drag images directly from Microsoft Image Composer, customize your animations the way you want and quickly make them Web-ready. Make your animations loop, spin and fade in and out; set the size and transparency of your images and control a wide range of other options all with a simple click of the mouse.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows and experience in basic webpage creation.
Section B: Mon., 6:30-9:30pm, Sept. 11,18,25, 2006
10% discount University employees and students, CSEA LEAP Vouchers accepted
To register go to SPD Website Registration Form at http://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/career/registration.html
For questions call 632-7071

Submitted by: Frank Esposito/Prov

2. Customizing Web Design Using Microsoft Image Composer: - NCE 325.6 - 3 sessions - Fee: $159

Image Composer provides an foundational body of knowledge that may be used with any imaging software to create, customize and arrange your on-screen images. Make your websites come alive with high-quality, professional-looking graphics. Topics include: arranging, customizing and creating on-screen graphics by featuring the use of images with shapes.
Section B: Mon., 6:30-9:30 pm, Aug. 14,21,28, 2006
For a full description of this class, and to register go to SPD Website at
http://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/computer
For questions call 632-7071
10% discount for University employees and Students. CSEA LEAP Vouchers accepted

Submitted by: Frank Esposito/Prov

3. Weight Watchers @ Work - New Program Registration Tuesday August 8

Have those summer barbecues and social events made your pants a little snug? It's never to late to gain control of your eating and be healthy! Weight Watchers at work can fit in to your busy schedule. Registration for a NEW 10 week program is scheduled for Tuesday August 8 @ 12:30 in School of Health Management and Technology conference room 2-408. Payment of $99.00 is due at registration. Meetings are held on Tuesdays HSC level 2 room 408 from 12:30 - 1:30. WW requires 15 people to run this program. Come sign up for the # 1 weight loss program in America. Questions, please email or call Debbie Hooper 4-2678.

Submitted by: Deborah Hooper/UHMC

4. Are You Interested In A Rewarding Career In Nursing? The next Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program begins in September.

The Long Island State Veterans Home in conjunction with Stony Brook University Hospital will be offering the next Certified Nursing Assistants Training Program in September 2006.
Classes Begin September 11, 2006
The CNA Training Program OPEN HOUSE will be on Monday, August 28th, 2006 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Long Island State Veterans Home in the East Pavilion Classroom.
Interviews for placement into the CNA Training Program will take place at the OPEN HOUSE. All interested students are required to attend.
The Long Island State Veterans Home is located at 100 Patriots Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790.
For more information about the CNA Training Program, please call 444-8712

Submitted by: Jonathan Spier/LISVH

5. Advanced Access: - NCE 317.1 - 4 sessions - Fee: $209

Add power to you database by creating custom forms, reports and advanced techniques with tables, queries and macros. There will be a review of using relational databases and mastering relationships.
Section L: Mon., 9:30-12:30 pm, Sept.11,18,25;Oct.2,2006
For a full description of this class, and to register go to SPD Website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/computer
For questions call 632-7071
10% discount for University employees and Students. CSEA LEAP Vouchers accepted
CSEA LEAP Vouchers accepted

Submitted by: Frank Esposito/Prov

6. Adobe Photoshop: - NCE 321 - 12 sessions - Fee: $629

Professional artists, amateur photographers and Web novices should know the fundamentals of Photoshop, the most powerful image editing software on the market. Whether you want to learn how to prepare photographs for offset printing or just want to create good-looking scans for your personal homepage, a working knowledge of Photoshop is essential. Topics covered will include the Photoshop work area, image basics, working with selections, working with layers, painting, masks, channels, creating special effects, basic pen tool techniques and creating images for electronic publishing. We will be working in the Windows environment.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equivalent experience.
Section A: Wed., 6:30-9:30pm, Aug.16, 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18,25;Nov.1, 2006
10% discount University employees and students, CSEA LEAP Vouchers accepted
To register go to SPD Website Registration Form at http://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/career/registration.html
For questions call 632-7071

Submitted by: Frank Esposito/Prov



09. Research (Studies, Testing, etc...)

1. Long Island Database Project - Volunteers Wanted

The Long Island Cancer Center is creating a database of blood samples and clinical information to help researchers better understand why some individuals develop breast and prostate cancer while others do not.
Women and men are eligible to participate if they were diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer OR have never been diagnosed with cancer, are 18 years of age or older, are a current Long Island resident and have lived on Long Island for at least 5 years.
For more information about the study, please call Britney Duncan at 444-7995 or 1-800-566-9667.

Submitted by: Joy Roelfs/UHMC

2. Volunteers needed for a study that investigates Sleep and Metabolism in Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Women of Normal Weight, Who Have Been Diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Between the Ages of 31 and 40 OR Women of Normal Weight, in Good Health, Between the Ages of 31 and 60
In association with the Northport Veterans Administration and the Stony Brook General Clinical Research Center, researchers are conducting a study that investigates sleep and metabolism in women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) compared to healthy women.
Healthy volunteers are needed to serve as the comparison group for IBS patients.
Participation involves a blood draw and two over-night sleep studies.
COMPENSATION UP TO $500.00
Every aspect of your participation in this study will be kept confidential.
Please call our research office at Stony Brook University Medical Center to learn more about this study 631-632-3050

Submitted by: Danielle Hill/UHMC

3. Seeking Volunteers Men And Women 18 Years Of Age And Older With A Diagnosis Of HIV+ And/Or AIDS

We are researching insulin sensitivity in HIV (leading to diabetes) and possibly body fat distribution (HIV Lipodystrophy)
Compensation up to $2,450.00 plus transportation expenses
Contact: Barbara Lubarda @ (631) 444-9362, General Clinical Research Center, Stony Brook University Hospital

Submitted by: Danielle Hill/UHMC

4. Seeking Volunteers Children Eight to Seventeen Years of Age With a Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The Purpose of this Study is to Determine if a Drinkable Aloe Vera Gel will Decrease Symptoms of IBS in Children.
It is Important to Explore Simple, Relatively Non-Toxic Therapeutic Options for this Condition Which can be Difficult to Treat.
For further information, please contact Alycia Leiby, MD at (631) 444-8115

Submitted by: Danielle Hill/UHMC

5. Research Volunteers Wanted At The General Clinical Research Center, Stony Brook University Hospital.

Seniors 60 and over in reasonably good health and young adults 20-35 years of age to participate in a research study.
Eligible volunteers will be compensated up to $1600 for their participation.
For more information please contact Jeanne Kidd at (631) 444-3740.

Submitted by: Danielle Hill/UHMC

6. Take Part In Clinical Research Studies

Inquire about Clinical Research Studies. Call Albert Ruenes at (631) 499-8697 or email at aruenes@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.

Submitted by: Danielle Hill/UHMC

7. Are You Overweight?

We are Seeking Individuals, Both Men and Women, 25 to 45 Years of Age to Participate in a Research Study Looking at "Markers of Pre-Diabetes" in Overweight People
This Study is Being Conducted at the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Participants Will be Compensated up to $500.00
For More Information, Please Contact Jeanne Kidd @ 631-444 3740

Submitted by: Danielle Hill/UHMC

8. Volunteers Needed To Determine if Prenatal Obstetric Anesthesia Consults In Third Trimester Improves Maternal Birth Outcomes.

Volunteers Needed For A Study To Determine If Prenatal Obstetric Anesthesia Consults In The Third Trimester Improves Maternal And Infant Birth Outcomes
Compensation $50.00

Submitted by: Danielle Hill/UHMC

9. Study to Identify New Cancer Markers

The General Clinical Research Center at Stony Brook University Hospital is seeking healthy volunteers for a study to identify new cancer markers inn blood, tissue and body fluids to develop laboratory tests that may diagnose cancers earlier and/or identify patients at risk for a poor outcome and who may benefit from more aggressive therapy than is normally recommended. Volunteers are offered compensation up to $25 plus hospital parking.
Our next blood draw is coming up on August 24, 2006 from 10:00am-12:00pm. For an appointment please call Danielle Hill at (631) 444-7970.

Submitted by: Danielle Hill/UHMC



10. Miscellaneous

1. $1 Greeting cards at Matthew's HSC Bookstore

Remaining stock of Portal greeting cards all reduced to just a buck. Stock nearly depleted. Stop in today for a great bargain! Level 2 Room 310 HSC 4-3685

Submitted by: William Offerman/FSA

2. MBA Open House - Saturday, August 26 1:00-3:00pm at Wang Center

Classes are forming now for the fall MBA program. Space available for qualified students. Full time, part-time, Saturday, evening and fast track programs. For more information call 631-632-7171 or visit our website: www.stonybrook.edu/collegeofbusiness

http://www.stonybrook.edu/collegeofbusiness

Submitted by: Karen Keeley/UAff