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ebook of the month: The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Targeted this text to psychiatrists and other health professionals who have an interest in and a commitment to older adults, Psychonline presents: The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fifth Edition

Edited by David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S.; Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D.; Mugdha E. Thakur, M.D.

This edition does capture recent advances in assessment, treatment and biological understanding of late life neuropsychiatric disorders. The reader will find both new information and updates of alterations of existing materials. With this edition, we aimed to equip both the scholar and the clinician with the current state of scientific understanding as well as the practical skills and knowledge base required for dealing with mental disorders in late life. In addition, we wanted to provide an update for DSM-5, highlighting areas of particular salience in older populations.

The chapters are presented in a sequential and integrated fashion, which we have found enhances the accessibility and usefulness of the information presented. The contributors include both basic and clinical scholars who have a clear ability to make complex material understandable to our readers. We maintained an eclectic orientation regarding theory and practice in geriatric psychiatry. Although most contributors are psychiatrists, we also called on colleagues from relevant biomedical and behavioral disciplines—especially for chapters covering the basic sciences—because of their expertise and ability to incorporate such knowledge into a comprehensive approach to patient care.

This book is of particular value to candidates seeking certification in geriatrics from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Family Practice. All of these bodies’ examinations place considerable emphasis on geriatric psychiatry and the behavioral aspects of aging.

You can access The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry from the Health Sciences Library website select Resources> eBooks> and browse or search by title.

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Public Health Week April 5-10

Friday, March 27th, 2015


Celebrate PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK APRIL 5 – 10. All events are free & open to the public



SUNDAY, APRIL 5 Managing Stress to Maintain Health
9 PM Donna Bacchi, MD, MPH, Upstate Medical University
Health Link on Air on WRVO FM


Monday Mile Lecture & Walk

SU Campus: Noon – 12:45 PM: Mindfulness in Movement. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons Jill Catherine, Spokesperson for Ophelia’s Place1st Floor Bird Library 1st Floor Bird Library

12:45 – 1:15 PM. Monday Mile Walk using information gained through the lecture RSVP required via the website: Sponsored by the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University

Noon – 1 PM Experience Yoga Nidra for Relaxation & Rejuvenation PDF Icon
3509 Setnor Academic Building Cindy Yaple, E-RYT, Infinite Light Center for Yoga & Wellness Upstate Campus. Can be done in a chair, or bring yoga mat or beach towel to lie on

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 Natural Stress Relief with Reiki PDF Icon
Noon – 1 PM Mary Riposo, PhD, Infinite Light Center for Yoga & Wellness
4507 Setnor Academic Building Upstate Campus

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 Grass Roots Public Health In Action: Upstate’s
Noon – 1 PM She Matters Program
2231 Weiskotten Hall Linda Veit, MPH, Shramika Adhikary, MD & MPH Candidate, Upstate
Upstate Campus Medical University and Lisa Bigelow, Resident Educator. Sponsored by the Diversity Lecture Series Committee

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 Explore Hypnosis to Manage Stress PDF Icon

Noon – 1 PM Joshua Kirnie, Alternative Hypnosis
3509 Setnor Academic Building Upstate Campus

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 Music for Wellness Noon PDF Icon

1 PM Clare Azenio, MME, MT-BC, CCLS, Upstate Department of Pediatrics
2507 Setnor Academic Building Upstate Campus

3 – 4:30 PM Children’s Health Fair Salvation Army, Organized by the CNYMPH Studen

Full list of weekly events, click here PDF Icon.

Additional Information


Attention Upstate Community!!!
CAB special offer April 6-13, 2015. Spring into Fitness PDF Icon. Use and tour facilities, sign up for raffles, and get special discounts for those starting a new membership. Take advantage of this great offer!!!

TedMed Talks: Lab testing reinvented

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

About this talk

At TEDMED 2014, Founder and CEO of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, talked about the importance of enabling early detection of disease through new diagnostic tools and empowering individuals to make educated decisions about their healthcare. Listen to her TedMed Talk.

About Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes is Founder and CEO of Theranos, a company transforming lab diagnostics. With their new technology, soon available at every Walgreens, a single drop of blood (or any other fluid) can be used for multiple tests at a fraction of current costs. Elizabeth started Theranos a decade ago (at age 19) after dropping out of Stanford, where she had studied microfluidics and nanotechnology. Read more about the “Most Impressive Woman on Forbes’ Female Billionaire List.” To read more about this young technology innovator on CNN, visit CNN Money.

Get Inspired: Resources dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls

To introduce readers 8 to 13 to more inspiring women inventors, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13 at

For hundreds of true stories of trailblazing girls and women in science, technology, visit “Role Models” biography section at

New ebook: Helping Parents and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Helping Parents and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems

A dozen experts contributed to this new edition, ensuring that it remains the most trusted resource for educating parents and teachers about psychotropics prescribed for children and adolescents.

Each medication has its own information sheet – a useful resource for school staff and library patrons, as well as psychiatrists, pediatricians, and neurologists for distribution to parents and teachers.

Edited by Mina K. Dulcan, M.D., and Rachel R. Ballard, M.D.

HS Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection – March Updates

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

This month fourteen online lectures have been added to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection! Twelve of the newly released talks are part of a new series, Human Population Genetics II, edited by Prof Noah Rosenberg and Prof Rasmus Nielsen.

All the lectures can easily be assigned for viewing by students and uploaded to Blackboard.

Access link:
On campus, you should be automatically authenticated. Off site, log in with your Novell credentials and use the following if asked for a username and Password:
Username:  UPSTATE
Password:  MEMBER
The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

New series released

Human Population Genetics II

1)Genetic drift in human evolution – part 1 of 2

Prof. Sohini Ramachandran –

2)Genetic drift in human evolution – part 2 of 2

Prof. Sohini Ramachandran –

3)Human migration and population structure – part 1 of 2

Prof. John Novembre – University of Chicago, USA

4)Human migration and population structure – part 2 of 2

Prof. John Novembre – University of Chicago, USA

5)Human molecular evolution since the human-chimpanzee divergence

Prof. Katherine Pollard – University of California, San Francisco, USA

6)Ancient DNA and human evolutionary inference

Prof. Mattias Jakobsson – Uppsala University, Sweden

7)Patterns of genetic variation and admixture in Latin America

Dr. Andrés Moreno-Estrada – Stanford University, USA

8)Local adaptations in humans

Dr. Anna Di Rienzo – University of Chicago, USA

9)Genetic and linguistic evolution and coevolution

Prof. Keith Hunley – University of New Mexico, USA

10)Consanguinity and genomic sharing in human evolutionary inference

Prof. Trevor Pemberton – University of Manitoba, Canada

11)Genetics and human skeletal variation

Prof. Timothy Weaver – University of California, Davis, USA

12)Human pathogen-driven evolution

Dr. Matteo Fumagalli – Imperial College London, United Kingdom

New talks added to existing series

  1. Atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation and vitamins for homocysteine

Prof. J. David Spence – Robarts Research Institute, CA

Series: Cerebrovascular Disease

  1. Gene transfer and gene therapy

Dr. David A. Williams – Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

Series: Gene Transfer and Gene Therapy

Webinar: Global Infectious Disease Informatics and Decision Support

Friday, March 20th, 2015

What: Global Infectious Disease Informatics and Decision Support – A Case Study
When: Tuesday, March 24
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Steve Berger, Director of Geographic Medicine and Clinical Microbiology at Tel-Aviv Medical Center

Register Now

This 30-minute session will provide a sample case-study in using GIDEON to effectively assess and solve a clinical Infectious Disease scenario. GIDEON is an interactive web-based system designed to simulate any Infectious Disease, in any country. The program also follows the global status of all known diseases, pathogens and antimicrobial agents – in real time. Exhaustive text files are complemented by over 70,000 graphs, charts, maps and clinical images; and 450,000 electronically-linked references.

Join Steve Berger, Director of Geographic Medicine and Clinical Microbiology at Tel-Aviv Medical Center, as he walks us through a sample scenario of a traveler who has just returned from South Korea with complaints of abdominal pain.

The session will cover all aspects of patient diagnosis and management, and assessment of specific infectious diseases using the GIDEON database.

Topics to be covered:

  • Generating a differential diagnosis list
  • Entering signs, symptoms, laboratory tests, details of travel and exposure
  • Exploring global diseases
  • Global overview and country-specific information
  • Graphs, maps, pictures and more
  • Drugs and vaccines
  • Pharmacology – dosages, side effects, breakpoints … and more
  • Drugs by indication
  • Microbiology
  • Laboratory identification
  • Encyclopedia of Bacteria
  • How is GIDEON generated/updated?
  • Live demo – Attendee Q&A

Publish Negative Results – Really? Yes, really.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Positively Negative: A PLOS Collection Focusing on Negative Results

“I never quit until I get what I’m after. Negative results are just what I’m after. They are just as valuable to me as positive results.” – Thomas A. Edison

Without the publication of negative, null and inconclusive results, the research record is incomplete. Making these results discoverable is critical not only to help prevent duplication of research endeavors, but also to assist in reproducibility efforts and ultimately to accelerate research progress.

The challenge for authors to find a home to publish their negative results, however, has led to concerns that these findings are increasingly missing pieces in the scientific literature.

In response, PLOS ONE launched the Missing Pieces Collection to showcase negative, null and inconclusive results, and to encourage submissions of genuine findings from well-executed experiments, no matter their outcome. Articles have been peer reviewed for ethical, technical and sound science criteria.

Below are a few selected works from the collection:

Visit the collection at and to have your work considered for inclusion contact

Cochrane Clinical Answers trial through April 10

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews.

Based on the high-quality evidence of Cochrane systematic reviews, this clinical support tool provides evidence-based answers when and where you need them most, making it easy to find authoritative answers to your clinical questions. Cochrane Clinical Answers focuses on important patient-centered outcomes, enabling you to apply the results of Cochrane reviews in practice.

Link to Cochrane Clinical Answers
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World Sleep Day is March 13th

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Upstate Sleep Center physician is co-chair of World Sleep Day.

Antonio Culebras, MD, neurology consultant for the Upstate Sleep Center, has been named co-chair of the eighth annual World Sleep Day, hosted on Friday, March 13, 2015. The international event is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), and aims to raise awareness of sleep disorders and highlight the burden that they place on society. This year’s theme is “When sleep sound, health and happiness abound.”

According to WASM, only one-third of the global population achieves sound sleep, which centers on three elements of sleep quality: duration, continuity and depth.

“Sound sleep refers to seamless, satisfying, refreshing sleep,” said Culebras. “It can be achieved, in the absence of medical disorders, by following World Sleep Day’s 10 Commandments.”

The ‘10 Commandments’ of sleep proclaimed by World Sleep Day include:
  • fix a bedtime and awakening time
  • do not exceed 45 minutes of daytime sleep if in the habit of napping
  • avoid excessive alcohol ingestion four hours before bedtime and do not smoke
  • avoid caffeine six hours before bedtime
  • avoid heavy, spicy or sugary foods four hours before bedtime
  • exercise regularly–but not right before bed
  • use comfortable bedding
  • find a comfortable temperature setting for sleeping and keep the room well ventilated
  • block out all distracting noises and eliminate as much light as possible
  • reserve the bed for sleep–do not use the bedroom as an office, workroom or recreation room

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Therapy Dogs in the Library

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

What: Dogs Do Wellness!
When: Tues. March 17 11am-1pm
Wed. March 18 11am-1pm
Where: Health Sciences Library, Weiskotten Hall

Come to the library and visit with the therapy dogs for some stress relief and affection.