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Upstate Announcements for May 5, 2022

Walk for Brain Cancer Research is May 8

The Walk for Brain Cancer Research will be held May 8 at 9 a.m. The walk begins at SU’s College Place Lot (formerly Quad 4 lot) and ends at Upstate Cancer Center. Proceeds benefit Debbie’s Brain Cancer Research Fund held at the Upstate Foundation. Registration is $5 for the walk. Participants who raise $50 or more will receive a free T-shirt. The event is hosted by the Upstate chapter of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. For more information, email Nneka Onwumere at OnwumerN@Upstate.edu. To register, visit: https://www.upstatefoundation.org/WalkForBrainCancerResearch or register at the event.

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Upstate celebrates Hospital Week May 9 to 13

Upstate will celebrate Hospital Week May 9 to 13. For Hospital Week details, videos, contests and a virtual Hero the Wolf medallion hunt, visit: https://www-upstate-edu.libproxy1.upstate.edu/pdl/intra/services/upstate_stars/hospital-week.php. Login is required. Events include:

May 9—Move It Monday and gift distribution

May 10—T-shirt Tuesday and 10 minutes at 10

May 11—Wellness Wednesday

May 12—Thankful Thursday and snack distribution

May 13—Find Hero the Wolf Friday

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Schwartz Rounds is May 10

Schwartz Rounds will be held May 10 at noon via Zoom. Recognizing needs in colleagues and approaching rather than avoiding them is the topic. To join: https://upstate.zoom.us/j/5907760027 or https://upstate.zoom.us/join meeting ID: 590 776 0027; Password:1234. All staff are welcome. 1 hour of CME/CE will be given for attendance. For more information, email: Chaplain Brigid Dunn at dunnbrig@upstate.edu.

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Spiritual Care sing-a-long is May 10

Join Spiritual Care in a sing-a-long to honor Mary Tolone May 10 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel on the first floor of Upstate University Hospital. Tolone was a retired surgical technician at Upstate for more than 30 years and was a member of Upstate’s choir. For more information, call Rev. Terry Culbertson at 315-464-4236.

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Patient Experience trivia game open through May 10

Upstate’s Patient Experience office has created an interactive trivia game with questions on Upstate, Magnet, patient survey information, and other fun facts. To download the digital game, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/ihospital/intra/patient_exp/trivia.php. Log in with Upstate credentials is required. Patient Experience will accept answer sheets now through May 10. For more information, email Cassandra Cleary at ClearyC@Upstate.edu.

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Easy For You is May 10

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, May 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 7335B Upstate University Hospital. Everyone with an Upstate ID is welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available. For more information contact Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519 or walczykc@upstate.edu.

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Pathway to Wellness offers 10 minutes at 10 a.m. on May 10

Join Pathway to Wellness May 10 at 10 a.m. for 10 minutes of dance moves—including the macarena, cupid shuffle and electric slide—to circulate your blood and elevate your mood. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks. 

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DACA Task Force training is May 11 

UndocuAlly Training: Policies Impacting Undocumented Patients and Students will be held May 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The training will focus on policies that affect undocumented patients and students. To register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdeihrjosGdOY6Il16OmrtsOJ94O1NsJp. For more on Pre-Health Dreamers, visit: https://www.phdreamers.org. Questions? Email Rachel Fabi at FabiR@Upstate.edu. 

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Movement is Medicine is May 11

In celebration of National Hospital Week, Carol Sames, PhD, will present Movement is Medicine May 11. Sames will discuss physical activity guidelines, the benefits of physical activity and how to get started. The webinar will be available online here: https://www.upstate.edu/health/wellness/monthly-events.php under recorded events. For more information about the presentation, email Suzanne Brisk at BriskS@Upstate.edu. 

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Grand rounds on physician suicide is May 11

Physician Suicide: Reconceptualizing Do No Harm will be held May 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. All professions and specialties are welcome to attend this Healthcare Transformation Grand Rounds. CME credits are being offered. Advance registration is required here: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsf-urqDgtHNJX-5ehIjWGdPYH0yEX6QNA. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with meeting information.

The presentation will include a showing of the film Do No Harm, followed by a panel discussion featuring: Jarrod Bagatell, MD, Leslie Kohman, MD, FACS, Seethalakshmi Ramanathan, MD, MPA, Kaushal Nanavati, MD, Thomas Schwartz, MD. 

In the United States, the rate of death by suicide among physicians is higher than the general population. It is estimated that 300 to 400 physicians die by suicide every year. Despite the high prevalence of suicide, mental illness and suicide among physicians and healthcare workers remain under-recognized.  

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: Recognize the prevalence of suicide risk among current and future physicians; describe risk factors for suicidal crises among physicians; discuss mitigation strategies and local resources that are available for physicians experiencing mental health problems.

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Chair yoga presentation is May 12

Pathway to Wellness will offer a presentation on chair yoga May 12 at noon. To join, visit: https://upstate/webex.com/meet/brisks. 

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Volunteers sought for Upstate’s Your Cause event May 20

Volunteers are sought to prepare and serve a meal at Sarah’s Guest House Friday, May 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. To volunteer, email Susan Bland at BLANDmeS@upstate.edu or Kelly Dolan at DolanK@upstate.edu. Wear a Team Upstate shirt, if possible. Sarah’s Guest House is a local 501C3 charity whose mission is to provide lodging, transportation, meals and comfort to patients and families receiving medical care in Central New York. Sarah’s Guest House is the only healthcare hospitality house for adults in Central New York. 

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Mentee applications due May 25

Professional Development and Learning seeks mentees for the upcoming mentoring program. Space is limited and applications are due by May 25. For more information on the program and to submit an application, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/pdl/intra/services/mentoring1/request_mentor.php. For more information, email starkm@upstate.edu.

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Syracuse Workforce Run registration deadline is May 27

The Syracuse Workforce Run will be held June 21 at 6:45 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Park. Registration is $38. To join Team Upstate, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/specialevents/syrrun.php. Registration to join Team Upstate closes May 27. For more information, email Becca Pesci at PesciR@Upstate.edu.

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Cystic fibrosis teaching day is June 4

Upstate’s Cystic Fibrosis Program will hold a virtual teaching day June 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gunnar Esiason, cystic fibrosis advocate, will deliver the keynote address. R.S.V.P. to SeguinJ@Upstate.edu or CarlsondJ@Upstate.edu by May 27.

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National Cancer Survivor’s Day is June 5

Upstate Cancer Center will host the 25th annual National Cancer Survivors Day event Sunday, June 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Cancer survivors of all ages are invited for a bite to eat, music, and special activities throughout the zoo. The event is free for cancer survivors and up to four guests. Roam the zoo to enjoy: DJ music, food stations, live animal demonstrations, photo booths, and entertainment. Space is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. R.S.V.P. by May 22 at www.upstate.edu/ncsd

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Peer supporter training is June 16

Peer supporter training will be held June 16 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. This is open to those who are new to peer support and those who wish to refresh skills. Participants will learn how to help colleagues who are in distress. To register, email Theresa.Chung@Bassett.org and Dr. Kohman at KohmanL@Upstate.edu. A Zoom link and materials will be provided prior to start.

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Upstate’s mobile mammography unit on-site June 24

Upstate’s mobile mammography unit will be parked at the Campus Activities Building on Elizabeth Blackwell Street June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of the Upstate community interested in scheduling an annual mammogram on this day may call 315-464-2588 or visit https://www.upstate.edu/mobile-mammography/ and complete an appointment request form.  

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Mentors sought for Mercy Works/Synergy summer internships

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeks Upstate staff and faculty to mentor and support high-achieving college students this summer though the Mercy Works Synergy Summer Internship Program. Upstate provides real work experience and practical learning for participating students who bring innovative ideas, updated skills and new perspectives as they pursue their career interests in the medical field. To learn more about applying, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/diversityinclusion/initiatives/internship.php or email Connie Gregory at GregoryC@Upstate.edu

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Upstate Employee Assistance Program now offering weekly online tips

Weekly wellness tips will now be featured on Upstate’s Employee Assistance Program website: https://www.upstate.edu/eap/. For more information on the EAP, email Annemarie Cristino at CristinA@Upstate.edu.

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IMT Training offers OneDrive demos

IMT Training offers one-hour virtual demos to introduce Microsoft OneDrive, the secure file storing and sharing platform, to staff, faculty and departments interested in learning more.  The demo includes accessing OneDrive for the first time, editing files on all of your devices and sharing documents or photos in Office. To sign up for a webinar visit https://www.upstate.edu/pdl/intra/register/index.php?topicid=165455 and register with your employee ID. To ask an IMT training question, or request a custom date for a demo for your team, visit https://forms.office.com/r/SYGFEA1B26. Resources for OneDrive are also available at https://upstate0.sharepoint.com/sites/LearnM365/

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Lori’s Gift Shop sales

Lori’s Gift Shop at Upstate University Hospital is honoring National Nurses Day on May 6 and Mother’s Day on May 8 with sales such as 20 percent off fragrance products and 35 percent off LaTerre handbags through May 8. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

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Advocate for Upstate raffle

Get a jump on summer by participating in the Advocates for Upstate’s drawing to win a barbecue basket valued at $250. The basket includes everything you’d need for an outdoor barbecue, including: plates, bowls, tray, tablecloth with clips, citronella candle, grill spatula, cleaning tool, skewer, patio lights, a Wegmans gift card, and other goodies. Proceeds benefit Advocates’ programs to benefit Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Community Hospital. The raffle will close May 26 at 11:30 a.m. with the drawing to take place at noon the same day. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email or telephone immediately following the drawing. Tickets are $5 each or 3 tickets for $10 and are available to purchase online here: https://advocates-for-upstate.square.site. For more information about the drawing for the barbecue basket, call 315-464-5610 or email advocates@upstate.edu.

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