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Upstate Announcements for June 6, 2022

Carol Baldwin honored with courtyard of pink

The Weiskotten Hall courtyard will be lighted pink through June 13 in honor of Carol Baldwin, who died May 26. Baldwin of Camillus, was steadfast in her commitment to ensuring that the battle against breast cancer will be won as reflected in the work of the breast cancer fund that bears her name. The Baldwin Fund has raised more than $3.5 million to support breast cancer research for dozens of Upstate faculty members. The fund also established a lecture series at Upstate, bringing world-class breast cancer researchers to Upstate. In 2015, the Fund was awarded the Upstate’s President’s Award for Exemplary Support of Biomedical Research, and Baldwin was awarded an honorary doctorate from SUNY in 2004.

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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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10-minute low-impact workout to increase energy is June 2

Lucy Wyndham-Read will offer a low-impact workout to increase energy June 2 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.

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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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Advanced Practice Grand Rounds is June 7

Ayan Mohamed, PA, and Andrea Shaw, MD, will present on Caring for Refugees from noon to 1 p.m. during virtual Advanced Practice Grand Rounds. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/upstate/j.php?MTID=m4d9d1f1bc65f6c2f65dd4a1b37553d89. For more information, email Melissia Wheeler at wheelerm@upstate.edu. CME credit will be available for participants.

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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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Sleep Teaching Day is June 10 

The fourth annual Upstate Sleep Teaching Day will be held virtually Friday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. To register for the event, visit www.upstate.edu/sleepday. The event is approved for 4 CMEs. 

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Shutout Cancer Night at Syracuse Mets game is June 10

The Upstate Cancer Center will host Shutout Cancer Night with the Syracuse Mets Friday, June 10. Upstate Cancer Center, She Matters, and other area cancer support agencies will host tables at the stadium with information on cancer prevention, community outreach programs, and other available services. Fireworks to follow the game. For tickets, visit https://www.milb.com/syracuse/tickets/single-game-tickets.

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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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Staying Positive in a Crisis is June 16

Linda Carignan-Everts, New York state wellness coordinator, will present Staying Positive in a Crisis June 16 from noon to 12:40 p.m. Discussion will focus on the PERMA Model, the scientific theory of happiness. For more information, contact Annemarie Cristino at CristinA@Upstate.edu or 315-492-5296. To join, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/k2/j.php?MTID=te91290efc0bec4caa0891b6286092261 and enter name/email address or registration ID. Password is Wellnys2022. To join by phone only, call 1-518-549-0500. Access code is 161 977 1638.

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Upstate Cancer Center distinguished speaker is June 17

David Porter, MD, University of Pennsylvania Health System, will present CAR T Cells for B-cell Malignancies: When can we use the word cure? June 17 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Upstate Cancer Center conference room C1076 A/B/C or virtually at: https://upstate.zoom.us/j/94148039013?pwd=Y0JsaHpabGl4Z1pNaG9FTENSM2Jhdz09. For more information, e-mail Kelly Kilpeck at kilpeckk@upstate.edu

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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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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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Nappi Wellness Institute website is now live

The Nappi Wellness Institute website is now live. For updated information on Upstate’s newest ambulatory wellness center—including architect renderings, drone photos, medical practices in the new space, and other important information—visit: https://www.upstate.edu/nappi-wellness-institute/

In addition to the public-facing website, there is an intranet-only staff section providing a greater level of detail on floor plans, technology innovations, a contact page for questions, and more. Login is required.

The Nappi Wellness Institute is on schedule to open to patients in early 2023 and updates to the site will be made regularly. Use the contact page for staff questions here: https://www.upstate.edu/nappi-wellness-institute/intra/contact.php or email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu

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Upstate Global Health seeks study participants for Dengue clinical trial

Upstate Global Health seeks healthy participants 18 to 55 years of age for a dengue prevention trial. Dengue mosquitoes are found throughout the world including warmer parts of the US and dengue makes over 100 million people sick around the world every year. Dengue is a risk to our U.S. service members when they deploy overseas and Upstate works closely with partners to develop a method to protect people from dengue fever. For more information on how to help, call 315-464-9869 or email Trials@Upstate.edu.

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Upstate Open Notes input sought

The Upstate Open Notes project team invites providers, nursing, health care team members to provide feedback on use of Open Notes—clinical notes being shared with patients online in Epic MyChart Patient Portal during clinical care. Complete this anonymous survey to give feedback. For more information, email: narcavac@upstate.edu.

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The Informed Patient podcast talks cystic fibrosis, biases in med ed, and autonomic nervous system

Among recent guests on The Informed Patient podcast were these Upstate specialists:

—Doctors of physical therapy Connor Delaney and Zachary Boswell, on physical therapy for cystic fibrosis.

—Bioethicist and pediatric oncologist Amy Caruso Brown, MD, on a checklist to spot biases in medical education.

—Neurologist Ahmed Eldokla, MD, on long COVID and the autonomic nervous system.

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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