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Upstate Announcements for June 11, 2019


Tranquility Tuesdays are June 11, 18 and 25

Tranquility Tuesdays are held each Tuesday at noon in room 1144 Academic Building. The 30-minute meditation is a Pathway to Wellness offering. Community Campus meditation sessions are held Wednesdays for 15 minutes in room 1406. For more information about this and other wellness programs, visit http://www.upstate.edu/health/wellness/programs.php.  



Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is June 12

Stephen M. Redenti, associate professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at CUNY’s Lehman College, will present Retinal Exosomes in Development and Disease Wednesday, June 12 at 4 p.m. in 4709 Neurosciences Research Building.



Student information sessions on health careers are June 12, July 10 and 26

Prospective students interested in medical imaging, radiation therapy, physician assistant and physical therapy careers are welcome to join Upstate Student Admissions for a series of information sessions to be held in Weiskotten Hall. The schedule is as follows. 

June 12 at 2 p.m. Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

July 10 at 2 p.m. Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

July 26 at 1:30 p.m. Physical Therapy

July 26 at 2 p.m. Physician Assistant 

Registration information is available at http://www.upstate.edu/prospective/events/specialevents.php.  For more information, call 315-464-4570. 



World Refugee Day luncheon R.S.V.P. deadline is June 14

Upstate will host a discussion and luncheon in recognition of World Refugee Day Thursday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. The event will include keynote speaker Khadijo Abdulkadir, CEO and Founder Empower Interpretation Services of CNY (EISCNY). Music will be provided by a refugee youth band and lunch by Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen. The Upstate community is welcome but RSVP is requested to account for lunch needs by June 14. To register for lunch, visit:  https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5027882/World-Refugee-Day-2019



Retirement reception for Terri Morse is June 14

A retirement reception for Terri Morse, NP, will be held Friday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medium conference room on the fifth floor of Upstate Health Care Center. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, call Alexis Yackel at 315-464-3494.



Clergy Day registration closes June 14

Upstate’s 27thannual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day will be held Thursday, June 20 from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the conference rooms at Upstate Cancer Center. The event is free but registration is required by June 14. To register, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668 or toll free at 800-464-8668, 24 hours a day. Understanding Palliative Care For Clergy: Now and at the Hour of Our Death is designed to help spiritual care givers understand the end of life, advanced directive documents, and how serious illness impacts patients and families. Discussions will touch on the scope of palliative care and how to hold both hope and reality at end of life care. 



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are June 14, 21, 28 

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will be held Fridays June 14, 21, 28 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B at Community Campus. CME credits are available. Registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu.  The schedule is as follows:

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  



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.  



Monday Mile walks are June 17 and 24

Monday Mile walks are held each Monday at noon, beginning in the Upstate University Hospital lobby near ExpressOasis. Monday Mile is a Pathway to Wellness initiative. For more information on walking paths, visit www.upstate.edu/wellness



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. 



Nursing Grand Rounds on acute pain management and opiates is June 18

Theresa Baxter, MS, FNP-BC, and Vandana Sharma, MD, will present Acute Pain Management in Hospitalized Patients with Opiate Use Disorder Tuesday, June 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center on the 11thfloor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The rounds will be streamed live to Classroom A/B at Community Campus. The presentation will be videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course #3490: Nursing Grand Rounds. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu.



Hot Topics in Adolescent Behavior is June 19

Hot Topics in Adolescent Behavior will be held June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Topics include gender diversity among youth, PreP, PEP, viral load suppression, HIV, mental health concerns. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hot-topics-in-adolescent-health-and-behavior-tickets-62372490799  or email Nuala Wheat at wheatn@upstate.edu.



Retirement receptions for Tom Edwards are June 20 and 26

Retirement receptions for Tom Edwards will be held Thursday June 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in E9405 A/B and Wednesday June 26 at 11 a.m. at the Galleries room GAL 512 A/B . Tom retires after 10 years of service in Managed Care Contracting and Utilization Management. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For more information, email sullivaa@upstate.edu.



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.



SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Upstate Medical University, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University, and Le Moyne to participate in local CNY Pride parade June 22 and SUNY PRIDE events

Local higher education institutions invite Central New York higher education professionals to march with them in this year’s CNY Pride Parade Saturday, June 22 at noon at the Syracuse Inner Harbor, 360 W. Kirkpatrick St. A continental networking breakfast will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at 104 Clarke St. A carpool to the parade site will be available. 

This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. The gathering of higher-ed professionals to participate in this year’s parade seeks to demonstrate support for all LGBTQ-identified staff, faculty and employees. Participants are asked to wear T-shirts or other apparel highlighting their institution. To participate, fill out the following Google form: https://forms.gle/tf5Bumney7UMzY8r8

SUNY has announced additional opportunities to participate in World Pride Month activities: 

On Friday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., SUNY will hold PRIDE workshops and a block party at the SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th Street, New York. A morning workshop will feature two sessions: SUNY Violence Reduction Rainbow Bootcamp and Campus Culture Change through an Intersectional Lens.

On SUNY, June 30, SUNY invites all to participate in the New York City/World Pride March. SUNY is expecting more than 300 students, faculty and staff to participate in the event and demonstrate SUNY’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, contact Malika Carter atcartemal@upstate.edu



Retirement reception for Cheryl Brown is June 25

A retirement reception will be held for Cheryl Brown Friday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eastwood Atrium, Setnor Academic Building. Brown retires after 39 years of service at Upstate. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For more information, email Sue at campanas@upstate.edu.



Vascular disease screening event is June 26

Free screenings for vascular disease will be offered Wednesday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School, 3129 James St. To R.S.V.P., call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668. The screenings will be conducted by Upstate’s Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Services, and HealthLink. The event is sponsored by the Upstate Foundation’s Friend in Deed. 



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. 



Sock Out Cancer Night at the Syracuse Mets is June 26

Sock Out Cancer Night at the Syracuse Mets game will be held Wednesday, June 26. Sock Out Cancer is a nonprofit initiative with a mission to address the emotional and financial strain faced by cancer patients and their families. Tickets are $13 with $3 benefiting the Upstate Foundation’s Sock Out Cancer Fund, which assists Upstate Cancer Center patients and their families. Tickets must be purchased using the www.groupmatics.events/upstatesock link to support the Upstate fund. For more information, contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld at shenfels@upstate.edu  or visit www.upstatefoundation.org/events.  



Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Motorcycle Run is June 30 

The inaugural 55-mile Teal There’s a Cure Motorcycle Run will be held Sunday, June 30, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Local 315 Brewing Company, 3160 Warners Road, Warners. An after-party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., featuring live music and a chicken barbeque. 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 more information and to register for the motorcycle run or the after-party, visit the event link at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/events.  



Well New York State Everyday Challenge for June

June’s wellness challenge is to move, eat healthy, or relax for one minute each day at 1 p.m. For more information and to register online and track your progress, visit https://wellnys.goer.ny.gov



Resources available on end-of-life wishes and your aging parents finances

New resources are listed on the Pathway to Wellness website offering information on end-of-life wishes and how to start the conversation with your loved ones, and a checklist of things you should know about your aging parents finances. For more, visit http://www.upstate.edu/health/wellness/resources.php.



Well-Being Index screening tool

The Well-Being Index is a screening tool used to evaluate depression, burnout, anxiety, stress, mental and physical quality of life. The index is nine questions and offers resources you can use immediately. The screening tool is available online at https://www.mywellbeingindex.org/signup.  Use access code: Upstate. 



HealthLink on Air features expert interviews on iTunes and WRVO

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are: new pediatrics chief Gregory Conners, MD; pediatric rheumatologist Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO; urologist JC Trussell, MD; pediatric pulmonologist Chris Fortner, MD, PhD; and retired physician and researcher Paul Parkman, MD, an Upstate alumnus. HealthLink on Air is a radio show and podcast produced by Marketing and University Communications. HealthLink on Air 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