Upstate goes to the Great New York State Fair Aug. 23 to Sept. 4

Upstate goes to the Great New York State Fair Aug. 23 to Sept. 4

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The recruitment of new nurse graduates and experienced RNs forpositions within its extensive health care system, Naloxone training foradults by certified toxicologists, a free bike helmet give-away,information on how to “stop a bleed,” and wound care and carbon monoxideeducation are just a few of the many activities that people can lookforward to when visiting Upstate Medical University’s 2017 Great NewYork State Fair exhibit.

Located in the Science and Industry Building, Upstate’s exhibit isopen Aug. 23 through Labor Day (Sept. 4), from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lastyear’s exhibit attracted nearly 150,000 people who walked away withinformation on how to stay safe, healthy, and how to prevent or manage avariety of health care conditions.

By popular demand, Upstate State Fair Coordinator Darcy DiBiase will again give live, daily messages from Upstate’s exhibit via Facebook.

“We’re very excited about our many interactive, informative and funactivities that we have lined up for this year’s event,” said DiBiase,assistant director of  marketing and university communications atUpstate. “The State Fair allows us to showcase our many unique services,such as those offered through our Upstate Cancer Center, ComprehensiveStroke Center, Cord Blood Bank, and Upstate Brain and Spine Center, toname just a few. Also, the fair allows people to meet one-on-one withour health care providers. We thank and are grateful for the more than400 volunteers who are helping to make this year’s exhibit a success.”Upstate will gift visitors to its exhibit with functional giveaways,including sunscreen, hand sanitizer, band-aids, notepads and pens andmagnetic  clips.

Upstate’s exhibit will also provide educational information on PrEPand HIV prevention, how to live healthy with a chronic condition, and onhow to prevent and treat concussion. It will offer free visionscreenings and the opportunity for people to sign up for a studysponsored by its Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, andfor clinical trials offered through its Center for Global Health &Translational Science.

Each day, Upstate staff will be at the exhibit to answer questions. Look for these Upstate experts and departments at the fair:

Wednesday, Aug. 23 (Preview Day at the Fair): NurseRecruitment, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Concussion Management Program,Upstate New York Poison Center opioid overdose prevention training,Upstate Cancer Center.

Thursday, Aug. 24 (Governor’s Day): Upstate JoslinDiabetes Center, Upstate Orthopedics, Center for Global Health &Translational Science, Interpreting Services, Upstate Cancer Center.

Friday, Aug. 25 (Pride Day): Upstate New York PoisonCenter, Immune Health Services, Community Campus Orthopedics, PathologyDepartment, Upstate Cancer Center.

Saturday, Aug. 26: Upstate New York Poison Center opioid overdose prevention training, Upstate Cancer Center.

Sunday, Aug. 27: Wound care and carbon monoxide education, Upstate Cancer Center.

Monday, Aug. 28 (Seniors Day, Midway Monday, Law Enforcement Day): Department of Ophthalmology - vision screening, CNY Occupational HealthClinical Centers, NICHE/ GEM Care, Upstate Trauma Center/Stop theBleed, Upstate Cancer Center.

Tuesday, Aug. 29 (Seniors Day, Fire and Rescue Day, Beef Day):Healthlink/OASIS--Living Healthy with Chronic Disease, Upstate BurnCenter, Upstate Brain and Spine Center, Geriatrics, Upstate CancerCenter.

Wednesday, Aug. 30 (Women’s Day): Upstate Orthopedics, Family Birth Center, Cord Blood Bank, Cardiology, Upstate Cancer Center.

Thursday, Aug. 31 (Armed Forces Day, Dairy Day):Upstate Stroke Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Departmentof Neurology, RDOC study of Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry andBehavioral Sciences, Upstate Cancer Center.

Friday, Sept. 1 (Students Day, Six Nations Day): UpstatePediatrics/Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, New York State SafeKids Coalition (free bicycle give-away, while supplies last), Margaret LWilliams Evaluation Developmental Center, Pediatrics EmergencyDepartment, Upstate Cancer Center - Pediatrics.

Saturday, Sept. 2 (Grange Day): Upstate Stroke Center, Upstate New York Poison Center opioid overdose prevention training. Upstate Cancer Center,

Sunday, Sept. 3: Upstate New York Poison Center opioid overdose prevention training, Upstate Cancer Center.

Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day/Dollar Day): Upstate Cancer Center.

Caption: Darcy DiBiase, who coordinates Upstate’s New York StateFair exhibit, with T-shirts that will be worn by Upstate individuals whowill showcase Upstate services at the fair.