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Upstate Announcements for May 28, 2019


Upstate Oasis chorus performs May 29, 30 and June 17

The Upstate Oasis chorus will host three concerts as part of the program’s arts and humanities offerings. The concerts are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows: 

May 29 from noon to 12:30 p.m. at Clear Path for Veterans, 1223 Salt Springs Rd., Chittenango

May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the Curtain Special Events Room in the Campus Center Building at LeMoyne College

June 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the theater at Upstate Oasis. 6333 Route 298, E. Syracuse

Concert-day registration is welcome. To register in advance, call 315-464-6555. For more on Upstate Oasis, visit https://www.oasisnet.org/Syracuse-NY.



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.



WW at Workis June 4

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. 



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 Vivian Gahtan, Lorena Gonzalez and Kwame Amankwah, 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 are asked to wear 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  with your name, shirt size if you need one, and requested volunteer shift. 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.



Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is June 12

Stephen M. Redenti, associate professor at CUNY’s Leman College, will present Retinal Exosomes in Development and Disease Wednesday, June 12 at 4 p.m. in 709 Neuroscience Research Building.



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. 



Retirement reception for Carol Maier is June 21

A retirement reception for Carol Maier will be held Friday, June 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in 4414A Academic Building. Carol retires after 40 years of service in Patient Financial Services and Information Management and Technology. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For more information, email doctorm@upstate.edu.  



Al Todeschini Pancreatic Softball Tournament is June 22

The second annual Al Todeschini Pancreatic Softball Tournament will be held Saturday, June 22 at 8 a.m. at Woods Road Softball Fields, Solvay, NY. Cost $25 per person or $250 per team. T-shirts will be provided. Proceeds benefit the Al Todeschini Pancreatic Cancer Fund held at the Upstate Foundation. For more information, contact Janice Todeschini at todeschj@upstate.edu  or 315-64-6114. 



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's “The Power of Us” employee giving program 

All Upstate employees received information about making a contribution to the Upstate Foundation’s annual “The Power of Us” employee giving program. Need help selecting a fund? Please consider giving to one of these funds that help Upstate staff and students: Upstate Employee and Student Emergency Fund (# 47677) or Upstate Fights Student Hunger Fund (# 47679). To participate, you can fill out the form that you received interoffice mail. However, many employees are using e-pledge for convenience. If you haven’t pledged yet and would like to use e-pledge, sign into your account on Self Serve ( https://selfserve.upstate.edu/ais/applications/index.cfm ) and click on The Power of Us logo. There you can also click on Fund Search to view over 900 additional funds that are available. You can also donate with cash, check, credit card, or payroll deduction where your payments are divided over 26 weeks beginning July 1. The deadline for enrolling in payroll deduction is June 14. For more information, contact the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4416.