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Upstate Announcements for May 22, 2019


Onondaga County Health Department seeks input on health of our community

The Onondaga County Health Department has asked Upstate Medical University to participate in its Community Health Assessment. The health department will use this information to work on ways to improve the health of people who live in the county. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and is open through May 31. The survey is available here.

Interim President Dewan highlights patient privacy

Upstate Medical University Interim President Mantosh Dewan, MD, reminds everyone of the importance of the privacy of protected health information and that all Upstate employees are required to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The major goal of the Privacy Rule is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public’s health and well being. Upstate is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of its patients and their health information.



Second annual Stroke Awareness Boot Camp is May 18

The second annual Stroke Awareness Boot Camp will be held Saturday, May 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Health and Country Club, Camillus. Boot camp-style workouts are designed for any fitness level. A minimum donation of $20 per person is required. Proceeds benefit the Stroke Program Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation. For information and to register, contact Patty Jowett at 315-720-7008 or visit Patty's Facebook event link at www.UpstateFoundation.org/events



Spiritual Care Service for new chaplain interns is May 23

The Upstate community is invited to a brief service of commissioning to welcome six new chaplain interns Thursday, May 23 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel on the first floor of Upstate’s Downtown Campus. New chaplain interns are: Therese Howington, Rev. James Kim, Reuben Ramdath, Marty Pelham, and Ahmed Souid. 



Upstate Trauma Festival is May 29

Upstate Trauma Fest will be held Wednesday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Elizabeth Blackwell Street. Pediatric Trauma, Clark Burn Center, Safe Kids, Syracuse Fire Department, AMR, University Police, and the Upstate Paramedic Program will be featured. The event will include a distracted driving simulator, an inflatable brain, Syracuse Fire Department’s smoke trailer, food and T-shirt sales. The event is open to the public. 


Items sought for In My Father’s Kitchen homeless outreach program May 30

In My Father’s Kitchen, Upstate’s 2019 Your Cause partner, will collect items for the homeless Thursday, May 30 from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot on the corner of Adams and Sarah Loguen streets. The non-profit organization seeks children’s clothing (newborn to young teens), houseware items, small appliances, bedding, and blankets. For more information on how to help In My Father’s Kitchen, visit https://inmyfatherskitchen.org  or email John Tumino at inmyfatherskitchen@gmail.com.  In My Father’s Kitchen is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit founded by John and Leigh-Ann Tumino, and is a faith-based organization offering non-denominational assistance to homeless people through direct street outreach. 



Cystic Fibrosis Teaching Day is May 31

Upstate’s Cystic Fibrosis Teaching Day will be held Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. The event is open to those interested in learning more about cystic fibrosis and the center. To register, email LS Jones at joneslas@upstate.edu.



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are May 31 and June 7, 14, 21, 28

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are held Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B at Community. CME credits are available. Registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu. The schedule is as follows:

May 31-Rosamma Joseph, MD: An Overview of the Common and Unusual Primary Headaches in a Nutshell 

June 7-Theresa Hankin, RRT: Are you Ready to Help your Patients Become Tobacco Free?

June 14-Armando Arroyo, MD: Infertility

June 21-Emil Azer, MD: Pelvic Fractures in the Geriatric Population

June 28-Cynthia Carey-Woods and Lisa Vigliotti-Bane: Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition  



Cancer Survivor’s Day is June 2 

Upstate’s 23rd annual Cancer Survivor’s Day will be held Sunday, June 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The event includes food and drinks, music, face painting. More than 1,000 cancer survivors and their families are expected to attend.



Spiritual Care Journal Club is June 5

Spiritual Care Journal Club will be held June 5 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel on the first floor of Upstate’s Downtown Campus. The discussion will focus on the following article, which is available in the Center for Spiritual Care and in the Health Sciences Library: Leo, D., Izadikhah, Z., Fein, E. C. and Forooshani, S. A. "The effect of trauma on religious beliefs: a structured literature review and meta-analysis." Trauma, Violence, and Abuse(2019). The Upstate community is welcome. 



Farewell reception for Lorena Gonzalez and Kwame Amankwah is June 5

The Upstate community is welcome to a farewell reception for Lorena Gonzalez and Kwame Amankwah, both of Vascular Surgery, Wednesday, June 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building. For more information, call Madison Manning at 315-464-7262. 



Housecalls for the Homeless Chair-ity Event is June 6

Housecalls for the Homeless Chair-ity Event will be held Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Auditorium, 432 Gifford Street. The event will feature a silent auction of 20 uniquely decorated chairs donated by local and national designers and artists. Proceeds benefit the Housecalls for the Homeless Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation. The fund supports medical, psychiatric and addiction safety-net services to those without homes in Onondaga County. For tickets or to make a donation, visit www.UpstateFoundation.org/Housecalls.  For more information, contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld at shenfels@upstate.edu  or 315-464-4284. 



International Pheo Para Conference and Grand Rounds Dinner is June 6 to 8

Upstate Cancer Center and the Department of Urology will host the International Pheo Para Conference and Grand Rounds June 6 to 8. The conference features world leaders in pheochromocytoma and paragaglioma who will present information on diagnosis, treatment, and advances in research. The conference is free and CME credits will be offered. 

Karel Pacak, MD, PhD, DSC, will deliver the keynote address at Grand Rounds Dinner Thursday, June 6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. To register for Grand Rounds, email PHEORSVP@upstate.edu or call 315-464-6102. 

The conference for medical professionals and patients will be held Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at CNY Biotech Accelerator. For more information on the conference, contact Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu or 315-464-3605, or visit www.upstate.edu/pheo.



Duck Race to End Racism is June 8

Volunteers are sought to join Team Upstate at the free family festival Duck Race to End Racism, to be held Saturday, June 8 at the Syracuse Inner Harbor, 390 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse. Volunteers will receive a Team Upstate T-shirt and are invited to participate in orientation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 6 at the Inner Harbor. Volunteer opportunities include set up, face painting, arts and crafts, and more. For more information, contact Connie Gregory at gregoryc@upstate.edu or diversity@upstate.edu. For more information on Team Upstate events, visit www.upstate.edu/events



Eighth annual Kick Cancer Kickball Tournament is June 8

The eighth annual Kick Cancer Kickball Tournament will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Syracuse Kickball Park, Liverpool. The event is open to the public and proceeds benefit Upstate Cancer Center. For more information and to sign up, visit https://www.syracusesportsassociation.com/league/26639/details. Questions? Contact Doug Rosenthal at rosenthd@upstate.edu or 315-464-8881. 



Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion and BIANYS conference is June 10

Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion: What is the Impact to Innovation will be held Monday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St. Free parking is located directly behind the CNY BAC. R.S.V.P. to cnybac@upstate.edu. For more information, visit: https://www.cnybac.com/events/show/opportunity-zone-panel-discussion. The panel discussion kicks off the Business Incubator Association of New York State 2019 Annual Conference. CNY BAC is a member of AIANYS. Upstate employees may register at the member rate. For conference and program information, visit:http://www.bianys.com/annual-conference/.



Take Back Your Day workshops are June 11 and 21

Organizational Training and Development will hold Take Back Your Day workshops June 11 and 21. Learn tips to effectively manage your time, stress, and how to get organized. Online registration is available at: http://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/register/index.php.  For more information, email MaryAnn Stark at starkm@upstate.edu



Sixth annual You are Not Invisible 5K is June 15

In My Father’s Kitchen, Upstate’s 2019 Your Cause charity, will hold the sixth annual You are Not Invisible 5K June 15 at Bay View Pavilion at Onondaga Lake Park. Registration is $30 and all proceeds benefit In My Father’s Kitchen and their mission to change the lives of homelss in Syracuse. To receive a Team Upstate shirt for the event, contact Becca Pesci at pescir@upstate.edu  or 315-464-4836. For more information about the 5K and to register, visit https://diem.life/imfk/imfk-6th-annual-5k-walk-run-2019/471/100.  



Alzheimer’s education day is June 18

University Geriatricians, Health Science Library, and the Alzheimer’s Association will offer education on Alzheimer’s disease Tuesday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate’s Downtown Campus. Learn more about resources for caretakers, gerontology care, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. 



Clean Up, Clean Out Day is June 26

Clean Up, Clean Out Day is June 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Downtown and Community campuses. For more information, contact Environmental Services at ENV_SVCS@upstate.edu or 315-464-6576. 



Nellie Hurley scholarship applications now being accepted

The Advocates for Upstate is now accepting Nellie Hurley scholarship applications for tuition and related expenses. Awards are granted to active employees and adult volunteers pursing undergraduate studies in any health-related field at an accredited institution, and who meet eligibility criteria. Applications are due June 28 by noon. For more information, visit http://www.upstate.edu/advocates/grants-scholarships/index.php  or email adlerj@upstate.edu.



Upstate Foundation conducts annual “The Power of Us” employee giving program

Last week, all Upstate employees received information about making a contribution to the Upstate Foundation’s annual “The Power of Us” employee giving program. Support Upstate by donating to one or more of the Foundation’s 900 funds that benefit patient care, education and research. Donations can be made through payroll deduction until June 14, or by cash, check or credit card until June 28. You can participate by either filling out the form received and interoffice to Upstate Foundation or online through e-pledge by logging into Self-Serve and clicking on the Power of Us logo. For more information, contact the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4416.



WW at Work

A new WW at Work session will begin June 4. Meetings are held every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in 10405A of the East Tower at Downtown Campus. You have to be present June 4 to enroll. Registration covers 12 weeks at the discounted price of $132.60 (regular price is $156). Payment options are available. For more information, contact Kim Hare at harek@upstate.edu or 315-464-4891. 



Pathway to Wellness 

Pathway to Wellness offerings and programs are available at www.upstate.edu/wellness  and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UpstatePTW.  For more information, email Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu.



HealthLink on Air features Drs. Paolo, Greenwald, and Stern 

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are Upstate emergency physician William Paolo, MD; Upstate family physician James Greenwald, MD; and Harvard psychiatrist Adam Stern, MD, a graduate of Upstate’s College of Medicine. HealthLink on Air, a radio show and podcast produced by Marketing and University Communications, is available on iTunes and other podcast sources and is broadcast on WRVO Public Media Sundays at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Complete shows and individual interviews are also available at www.healthlinkonair.org