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Upstate Announcements for May 25, 2022

Mentee applications due today

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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Primary Care Task Force education session is today

Upstate’s Sarah Khalil, MD, will present Managing Gout in the Primary Care Setting May 25 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Participants will learn about the diagnosis, care, treatment, and referral protocols related to gout. The presentation will be recorded and posted for later viewing. To R.S.V.P. for online meeting link, email DiBiaseD@Upstate.edu.

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Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day is today

Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day will be held May 25 nationwide. Dunkin’ franchises in Central New York, the Mohawk Valley and northern New York locations will donate $1 from each iced coffee sold to support patients and families at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital through the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. For more information, contact Eric Stensland at stenslae@upstate.edu or 315-464-5747.

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Coping with Stress and Burnout is May 26

Coping with Stress and Burnout by Increasing Resilience will be held May 26 at 1 p.m. via WebEx. Neil McGillicuddy, PhD, employee assistance consultant at University of Buffalo, will discuss conditions that lead to stress and burnout, followed by a discussion of ideas on how we may overcome these difficulties and learn new ways to build resilience. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/upstate/j.php?MTID=me6ddc1427c94c689c89d7f70512aafe1. Meeting number (access code): 2316 856 0980; meeting password: TZefD8BEY63. For more information on Upstate’s Employee Assistance Program, visit https://www.upstate.edu/eap/ or email Annemarie Cristino at CristinA@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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Well NYS Everyday monthly webinar is June 1

The June Well NYS Everyday challenge is to start each morning with a positive habit. Linda Carignan-Everts, New York state Employee Assistance Program wellness coordinator, will present Start Your Day with a Positive Habit June 1 from noon to 12:30 p.m. The presentation will offer 22 positive habits and their benefits. To register, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/k2/j.php?MTID=t50dfd06b1c2d06c5df1b82202cf13a46. For more on the monthly challenge and to register, visit: https://wellnys.oer.ny.gov.

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Upstate Cord Blood Bank Nurses Night Out is June 2

Upstate Cord Blood Bank will host a Nurses Night Out continuing education event June 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cord Blood Bank (4910 Broad Road). To register and for more information, call 315-492-2646. One contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE for this event.

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Transitions in Care Symposium is June 3

The eighth annual Transitions in Care Symposium will be held June 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is virtual. For a full schedule of speakers and to register, visit: https://www.upstatefoundation.org/NursingSymposium. For more information or registration questions, email Karin McMullen at mcmullek@upstate.edu.

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Retirement reception for Susan Graham, Linda Miller and Joan O’Brien is June 3

A retirement reception will be held June 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building for: Susan Graham, associate dean and chair of Clinical Laboratory Sciences; Linda Miller, program director of Medical Biotechnology; and Joan O’Brien, associate professor emeritus of Radiation Therapy in College of Health Professions. For more information, email Mary DiMura at DiMuraM@Upstate.edu.

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Digital Commensality is June 3

Digital Commensality—a digital water cooler eat, talk and connect with coworkers—will be held June 3 at noon for 20 minutes. To join the WebEx break room, visit https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks. Questions or trouble connecting, email Suzanne Brisk at BriskS@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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Easy for You is June 7

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 7335B Upstate University Hospital. Those with an Upstate ID are 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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Employee Recognition Day is June 9

Upstate will celebrate its 38th annual Employee Recognition Day June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OnCenter. Masks are required, lunches will be offered to-go after the program. Invitations to honorees and their supervisors have been mailed. R.S.V.P. by May 27 and include meal choice. A shuttle service will be available at both Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Community Hospital to transport attendees. For more information, visit: www.upstate.edu/erd.

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Making Mammography Easy is June 10

Wendy Hunt, Upstate’s Mobile Mammography program manager, will discuss what happens during a mammography, who should get one, and more June 10 at 10 a.m. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.

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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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The Informed Patient podcast features Drs. Berry, Asiago-Reddy, and Izquierdo

The Informed Patient podcast features the following experts:

—Pediatrician Winter Berry, DO, on how to cope with the shortage of baby formula.

—Infectious diseases chief Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, on rising rates of sexually transmitted infections.

—Pediatric endocrine chief Roberto Izquierdo, MD, on kids who got COVID and then developed Type 1 diabetes.

The Informed Patient podcast and HealthLink on Air radio show are produced by Upstate Marketing and University Communications. The Informed Patient interviews are available through various podcast platforms, and HealthLink on Air is broadcast on WRVO Public Media at 6 a.m. Sundays. Audio and transcripts of the podcasts and the radio shows are also available at www.upstate.edu/informed.

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Save the date: Suicide prevention conference is Aug. 26 and 27

Recovery-Based Suicide Prevention: An introduction to life-transforming dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy conference is Aug. 26 and 27 in the auditorium of Hutchings, 545 Cedar St. The workshop will introduce participants to the theory, research and practice of dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy (DDP). Through the use of lectures, video-recordings and role play, participants will learn how to motivate suicidal clients, to establish a safe and trusting treatment environment, and to apply the three core techniques of DDP to save and transform lives. During the second day, participants will be taught to recognize four common states that their clients can enter into that can rupture the therapeutic alliance, and how to deconstruct those states so as to restore the alliance and reduce suicide risk. For more information, email Linette Thorp at thorpl@upstate.edu.

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Upstate Global Health seeks study participants

Upstate Global Health seeks healthy participants 18 to 60 years of age for a vaccine clinical trial. Parking and compensation are included. For more information, call 315-464-9869 or email Trials@Upstate.edu.

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Nellie Hurley Scholarship applications now being accepted

Advocates for Upstate is now taking applications for the 2022 Nellie Hurley Scholarships. Scholarships up to $3,000 will be awarded for fall semester 2022. Those eligible include Upstate employees or volunteers who will have been active at Upstate for six months or more prior to the June 24, 2022 application deadline and who meet all other criteria. Award decisions will be made in July. For more information, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/advocates/grants-scholarships/scholarships.php. The scholarships may be used for undergraduate studies only, directed toward any health profession at an institution accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, contact the Advocates office at advocates@upstate.edu or 315-464-5610.

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New Learning Pathways for Microsoft 365 training

IMT Upstate offers on-demand learning for staff, faculty and students interested in modern workplace training in Microsoft 365. The internal, online website features free, customized content for Outlook, OneDrive, Excel, Word and more. From collaborating on files with colleagues, to bringing people together in Microsoft Teams, the Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways site provides self-directed training for increased productivity with Microsoft 365. Visit the site at https://upstate0.sharepoint.com/sites/LearnM365.

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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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