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Upstate Announcements for June 22, 2022

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Upstate’s Office of Campus Activities offers a weekly email for all students and the Upstate community offering information on upcoming trips and tickets. To receive information on discounted tickets for local sporting events, theatre, attractions and other special events, email CampAct@Upstate.edu and type SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Events and discounted tickets include Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Regal Cinemas, Syracuse Mets, Famous Artist Broadway, Syracuse University men’s football and basketball, Syracuse Stage, and more.

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Tinnitus presentation is June 22

The Upstate Primary Care Task Force will offer a presentation for all primary care providers for the diagnosis and management of tinnitus Wednesday, June 22 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Charles Woods, MD, will present and offer a Q and A. The presentation will be held virtually. R.S.V.P. to Darcy DiBiase via email at DiBiaseD@Upstate.edu for a meeting link.

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SafeTALK suicide alertness training is June 22

SafeTALK will be held June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Contact Community Services, 6311 Court Street Road, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057. SafeTALK will prepare participants to identify a person experiencing thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide resources. The seminar is open to everyone 15 years of age and older.

To register by June 20, visit: https://preventsuicideny-selfreg.administrateweblink.com/catalogue/TGVhcm5pbmdDYXRlZ29yeTo4/courses/SAFE%1E-%1E-safeTALK. For more information, email garra.lloyd-lester@omh.ny.gov or Leslie Kohman at KohmanL@Upstate.edu.

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Wellbeing training is June 23

The Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness will offer Disaster Mental Health: How Are You Now? Exploring Emerging Stressors and Evolving Approaches to Coping June 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will be held virtually and is appropriate for mental health, hospital and public health staff, and anyone likely to become involved in disaster response in their communities. The workshop will address pandemic stressors, emotional intelligence, and evidence-based coping strategies.

To enroll, visit: www.NYLearnsPH.com and register or login to the learning management system. Search Course Catalog for: OHEPBP3-20220623 or click https://www.nylearnsph.com/Public/Catalog/Description.aspx?u=kM6WW0gCRpm8LKuPaQk1lH2LL0SrCOO1MjL13mqa1stJnBIJ06vkSxHdDKFMnX5HQz28Pyah%2b30%3d.

For issues regarding NYSDOH Learning Management System, email edlearn@health.ny.gov or call 518473-4223 Ext 4. For questions regarding training, email prepedap@health.ny.gov or call 518-474-2893.

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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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Standing stretch session is June 24

Standing stretch exercises will be offered June 24 at 10 a.m. for 10 minutes. Join Pathway to Wellness at:https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.

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Dance session is June 28

A dance session will be held June 28 at 10 a.m. for 10 minutes. Elevate your mood with Pathway to Wellness here: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.

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Seminar on working out with a friend is June 30

Linda Carignan-Everts, NYS EAP coordinator, will present 10 Reasons to Work Out with a Friend June 30 at noon. The 30-minute session will discuss the benefits of working out with a friend. To register, visit:https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/k2/j.php?MTID=t41dbc3321edb9d52b1716728ed00667f.

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Building an Organizational Culture of Resilience workshop is June 30

The Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness will offer Disaster Mental Health: Building an Organizational Culture of Resilience—Lessons from the Field June 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will be held virtually and is appropriate for mental health, hospital and public health staff, and anyone likely to become involved in disaster response in their communities. The workshop will explore evidence-informed strategies and best practices for formal and informal leadership, teams, and organizational systems to build a culture of resilience. Interventions will include building trust, meaningful recognition in the workplace, and the targeted application of psychological first aid in hybrid, remote, and in-person environments to mitigate stress and distress.

To register for the training, visit: www.NYLearnsPH.com and register or login to the learning management system. Search course catalog for: OHEPBP3-20220630 or visit https://www.nylearnsph.com/Public/Catalog/Description.aspx?u=kM6WW0gCRplLXCZwkH5P2ykeqPqdZORz7Jgm2wzu2l93%2f7rQXvHtvxjDHKNbJ%2b4UrRwFB5uMKT4%3d.

For issues regarding NYSDOH Learning Management System, email edlearn@health.ny.gov or call 518473-4223 Ext 4. For questions regarding training, email prepedap@health.ny.gov or call 518-474-2893.

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14th annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5k Walk/Run is July 4

The 14th annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5k Walk/Run will be held on Monday, July 4, at Marcellus Park, Marcellus, starting at 8 am. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research, education and awareness including research at Upstate Medical University, and the Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, which provides ovarian cancer patient assistance. For information on this year’s in-person and virtual options and to register, visit the event link at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/events or https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Marcellus/TealTheresACure5K.

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Retirement reception for Mary Stevens is July 6

A retirement reception for Mary Stevens, respiratory therapist, will be held July 6 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Performance Center of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Stevens retires after 38 years of service. The Upstate community is welcome.

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Kids Against Cancer art exhibition begins July 11

The Kids Against Cancer art exhibition will be held from July 11 to Oct. 3 in the guest artist gallery on the second floor of Upstate Cancer Center (hospital connector corridor). The exhibit will feature 21 pieces of art submitted by seven artists ranging in age from five to 10 years old. Artists are children of Upstate Cancer Center faculty and staff. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, email Christine Benton at BentonCh@Upstate.edu.

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Easy For You is July 12

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m. in 7335B at 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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Research Administration hosts town hall meeting July 15

The Upstate community is welcome to join Research Administration’s town hall meeting July 15 at 3 p.m. via Zoom. To join, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/j/5732644365. For more information, email Amy Green at greenamy@upstate.edu. 

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Recovery-Based Suicide Prevention: An introduction to life-transforming dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy conference is Aug. 26 and 27

This 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. To register go to http://www.upstate.edu/cme/ click on Event Registration, find the Recovery-Based Suicide Prevention: An Introduction to life-transforming Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy in the Activity Catalog and click on the Register button or contact Linette Thorp at thorpl@upstate.edu.

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Refresh Express Micro Market opens at Community

The Refresh Express Micro Market, operated by American Food and Vending, is now open in the Hospitality Center in the West lobby of Upstate Community Hospital in the location formerly occupied by the gift shop. The market offers 24/7 access to grab and go fresh sandwiches, salads, foods and other snacks. A selection of Starbucks drinks is available on-demand from a vending kiosk. The Market offers self-checkout closely monitored by a security system. Credit cards and cash loaded store cards are accepted. The Fresh Rewards app, offering loyalty rewards, is available on the App Store or Google Play, allowing money to be added and used at the market.

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Upstate podcast discusses strokes, TB, hip fractures

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

—neurologist Gene Latorre, MD, on a multipronged approach to preventing secondary strokes.

—infectious disease specialist Elizabeth Harausz, MD, on the continuing challenges of tuberculosis.

—geriatrics chief Sharon Brangman, MD, and nurse Lia Fischi on a new program to help seniors with hip fractures.

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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