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Upstate Announcements for June 19, 2019


Nominations now open for Excellence in Healthcare Awards 

Nominations for 2019 Excellence in Healthcare awards, sponsored by BizEventz and Bankers Healthcare Group, are being accepted through July 15. Recognition will be given in the following categories: Ambulatory Surgery Center of Distinction, Healthcare Facility of Distinction, Excellence in Dentistry, Excellence in Medicine, Excellence in Surgery, Excellence in Veterinary Medicine, Excellence in Nursing, Outstanding Physical Therapist, Outstanding Hospital Executive, Heart of Healthcare, Impact Players, Outstanding Rising Star, and Healthcare Innovator. Awards will be presented Oct. 16. For information on how to nominate, go to: https://www.cnybj.com/bizeventz/forms/excellence-in-healthcare-nomination-form/



Golf tournament registration deadline is June 20

The Central New York Area Health Education Center (CNYAHEC), which supports the Medquest Health Careers Exploration Camp offered at Upstate, will host the inaugural L. Thomas Wolff, M.D. Scholarship Golf Tournament and Dinner to be held on June 27 at Timber Banks Golf Club and Marina in Baldwinsville.The deadline to register is June 20.The tournament, named for Upstate Distinguished Teaching Professor L. Thomas Wolff whose affiliation with Upstate dates back 1969, supports local students, health practitioners and the greater community.To register for the tournament or to attend the dinner, visit www.wolffscholarship.org/registration



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 at Downtown Campus and Wednesday, June 26 at 11 a.m. in GAL 512 A/B at the Galleries. 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



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are June 21 and 28

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will be held Friday, June 21 and 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 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  



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 Carte at  cartemal@upstate.edu



Monday Mile is June 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



Tranquility Tuesday is June 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.  



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.



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.  



Advocates Nellie Hurley scholarship applications due June 28

The application deadline for Nellie Hurley scholarship funds is June 28 at noon. 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. For more information, visit http://www.upstate.edu/advocates/grants-scholarships/index.php  or email adlerj@upstate.edu.



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.  



Retirement reception for Robert Poster is June 28

A retirement reception for Robert Poster, MD, will be held Friday, June 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 3430 Radiology Department conference room at Downtown Campus. Poster retires after 32 years of service with the Radiology. The Upstate community is welcome. 



Contracts and Campus Purchasing to close July 5

Contracts and Campus Purchasing will be closed Friday, July 5. Submit orders early to ensure delivery. 



Health Sciences Library introduces Primo 

In July, the Health Sciences Library will roll out a new search interface called Primo that will replace several existing services, including the discovery search, online catalog, citation match capabilities, and ebook search. This is part of a SUNY-wide library system upgrade that in addition to a different search experience, will also allow Upstate students, faculty, and staff to view and renew any items checked out from the Health Sciences Library online and receive notices through email. For more information, visit: http://library.upstate.edu/news/news-articles/20190614-alma-primo-update.php



Still time to participate in The Power of Us employee giving program that supports Upstate Medical University

There is still time for Upstate employees to make 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 the following funds in honor of our Upstate University Hospital family: Donald J. Roller, Jr. Cancer Patient Assistance Endowment Fund (#71675) or My Special Angel Jasmine Fund (#26730). To participate, you can fill out the form that you received interoffice mail. However, many employees are using e-pledge for convenience. To pledge, visit Self-Serve at 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. For more information, call the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4416.



Save the Date: Fifth annual Transplant Golf Tournament 

The fifth annual Transplant Golf Tournament will be held Friday, August 2 at Lake Shore Yacht and Country Club in Cicero. Proceeds benefit the Upstate University Hospital Transplant Patient Assistance Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, that assists post-transplant patients with out-of-pocket expenses to ensure that their health care needs are met to maintain the life and longevity of their transplanted organ. A scholarship will also be awarded to a pediatric transplant recipient. For more information and to register, visit www.UpstateFoundation.org/transplant. For more information, email Tania Lyons at  lyonst@upstate.edu.