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Upstate Announcements for September 28, 2022

New online room reservation system is now available

Room reservation requests for most conference rooms, classrooms and lecture halls are now processed online through 25Live. Most rooms may be requested through the system, while East Tower rooms can be reserved. For more information and a link to the 25Live system, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/edcomm/room-reservations/.

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Volunteers sought for health care careers coaching at Syracuse City School District 

Stuart Trust, MD, pediatric professor emeritus, seeks volunteers for health care careers coaching in Syracuse schools. Volunteers would sit with students in small groups and discuss various opportunities in the health care fields. Opportunities are available each week from 8 to 9 a.m. for about 30 minutes. To volunteer or for more information, email Dr. Trust at TrustS@Upstate.edu

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Spiritual Care celebration is Sept. 29

Spiritual Care will host a special celebration Sept. 29 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel on the first floor of Upstate University Hospital. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. Nancy Page, Upstate’s former chief nursing officer, will join in the dedication of the refurbished chapel doors and entrance. Donna Stoner, former director of Volunteer Services, will receive the 2022 Spirit of Nancy Calhoun Award. New chaplain interns, a chaplain fellow and Jesuit novice will be commissioned. Questions? Contact Rev. Culbertson at 315-464-4236 or CulbertT@Upstate.edu.

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Prostate cancer seminar is Sept. 29 

HealthLink will offer a seminar on prostate cancer and advances in surgical treatments Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Prostate cancer risk factors, current statistics, screening methods, and treatment options with a focus on surgical interventions will be discussed. This virtual HealthLink seminar is live, free, and open to the public. The session is geared toward the general public and is held in partnership with the Upstate Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group. To register for a Zoom link, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf-6oqT0sHtfcPpVA-viz3fEeSUuHFumP. (The link is for all of the monthly prostate support group meetings for 2022; unregister any time.) Questions? Email Amy Allen at AllenAm@Upstate.edu

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Pathway to Wellness offerings

The following Pathway to Wellness offerings are open to everyone at Upstate.

Glutes and Abs is Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. for 10 minutes. Core strength is important for everyone, especially if pushing, lifting or pulling is required in work situations. To connect, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.

Well NYS Everyday webinar is Oct. 6 from noon to 12:30 p.m. Lauren Story, MS, CWP, will present Know Your Numbers. Story will discuss preventive health screenings, body mass index, waist measurement, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, and lifestyle choices. To register for this session, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/k2/j.php?MTID=t4f12194e8b4f82660134c6ea6e6ac85a.

T-shirt sale is Oct. 26 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the second-floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital. Funds support wellness programs at Upstate. Questions? Email: BriskS@Upstate.edu, SellersB@Upstate.edu, ButterJo@Upstate.edu, or SamesC@Upstate.edu.

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Advanced Practice Grand Rounds is Oct. 4

Advanced Practice Grand Rounds will be held Oct. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. via WebEx. Sara Fisher, MS, RN, CPNP-PC, will present Pediatric Palliative Care (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.). CME credit will be available for participants. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/upstate/j.php?MTID=m93ed25d858ebb65d447763b2afde6003. For more information, please email Sarah Dickes at dickess@upstate.edu.

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T-shirt sale for Clark Burn Center is Oct. 4 and 21

A T-shirt sale to support Clark Burn Center will be held Oct. 4 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the second-floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital. Shirts are $20 each or two for $35. Cash, check and Venmo will be accepted for payment. Questions? Email Tamara Roberts at RobertTa@Upstate.edu.

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Flu Clinics are Oct. 4, 14, 18, 24 and Nov. 4

Employee/Student Health offers influenza vaccine to all with an Upstate ID. The schedule is as follows.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Performance Center, 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Friday, Oct. 14 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Performance Center, 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Community Room at Community
  • Monday, Oct. 24 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Performance Center, 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Friday, Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Performance Center, 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Walk-ins will be accepted but priority will be given to appointments. To make an appointment, visit the Employee/Student Health Portal at: https://eshportal.upstate.edu/.

Questions? Email Employee/Student Health at ESHealth@Upstate.edu.

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Blood Drive is Oct. 6 and 7 

A blood drive will be held Thursday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building, next to Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. To schedule an appointment, visit www.upstate.edu/blood.

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Women in IT event is Oct. 13

SUNY’s Center for Professional Development will host Women in IT Empowerment: Charting Your Own Path, a four-part series featuring experts who will discuss inequalities in the field of IT, equity goals, and empowerment tools. The first session will be held Oct. 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The session is open to all SUNY staff and is free. For details on each session, visit: https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/witx22. To register, visit: https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/witx22/witreg. For more information, email meghan.martin@suny.edu.

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Upstate Community Hospital Blood Drive is Oct. 19 

The Upstate Community Hospital Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria and conference room at Community. To schedule an appointment, visit www.upstate.edu/blood.

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Volunteers sought for Upstate Foundation’s fourth annual Call in for Cancer Oct. 20

The Upstate Foundation's fourth annual Call in for Cancer, held in partnership with iHeartMedia, Inc., will broadcast live on 570WSYR, Y94, and CNY Central Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stories of hope and encouragement will be shared, along with information on how individuals can be a part of helping Upstate Cancer Center patients. 

Volunteers are sought to answer phones, take pledges and make thank-you calls to past donors. One-, two-, and three-hour shifts are available. The phone bank will be located in the Upstate Cancer Center conference room 1076 (A, B, C) and all Covid protocols on that day will be followed. Those unable to volunteer for a shift may be considered for a social media ambassador post. To volunteer for a shift, click on the following link and signup. For questions regarding volunteering, call Kristen Penfield at 315-464-4281. 

To volunteer, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A44ACAB2AA5F58-call1

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Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture is Nov. 7

The annual Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture will be held Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in 1159 Weiskotten Hall. The lecture will include a keynote address by Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School. Honors will be given to Jeanette Danielle McGinness, Stacy Daniele Huvane and Bernadette Salvatore.All members of the Upstate community are welcome. For questions and to R.S.V.P., contact Amy Green at greenamy@upstate.edu or 315-464-4517.

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The Informed Patient: Monkeypox update, treating MS, taking up running 

Recent topics featured on The Informed Patient podcast include a look at monkeypox, treatment of multiple sclerosis and taking up running for fitness and fun. Guests include:

Infectious disease chief Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, explains monkeypox, its origins and threat.

Neurologist Kim Laxton, MD, discusses the comprehensive approach Upstate’s multiple sclerosis clinic takes to treating the condition.

Internist and longtime runner Emily Albert, MD, talks about the benefits and challenges of running.

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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