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Upstate Announcements for July 23, 2019


Donations sought for Mary Nelson’s backpack and school supplies drive

New school supplies and new or gently used backpacks will be accepted until Aug. 2 at various locations throughout campus. For drop box locations, visit www.upstate.edu/backpack.  Volunteers are sought for the event, to be held Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of S. Salina St. and Wood Ave. in Syracuse. To volunteer, call Mary Nelson at 315-422-2761. For a Team Upstate volunteer shirt, email Becca Pesci at pescir@upstate.edu  with your shirt size.  



Clark Burn Center sells T-shirts July 25

Clark Burn Center will sell T-shirts Thursday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Shirts are $15 each and funds support burn survivor and staff education.



Retirement reception for Michael Lyon is July 25

A retirement reception for Michael Lyon will be held Thursday, July 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. in 4414A Academic Building. Lyon retires after 42 years of service in Otolaryngology, and Cell and Developmental Biology. Lyon also served as past chapter president of UUP. The Upstate community is welcome.



Quitting and Cooking Café is Aug. 1

The Quitting and Cooking Café will be held Thursday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center. Advice on quitting tobacco, healthy food samples, recipes, and light refreshments will be available to Upstate employees, students, volunteers, and patients.



5th  annual Transplant Golf Tournament is Aug. 2

The 5th  annual Transplant Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 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  or email Tania Lyons at lyonst@upstate.edu.  



Graduation for Spiritual Care chaplain interns is Aug. 8

Spiritual Care invites the Upstate community to a graduation celebration for chaplain interns Thursday, Aug. 8 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel at Downtown Campus. Interns completed clinical pastoral education training, provided evening coverage in the adult and pediatric emergency departments, and responded to trauma, stroke, codes, and RRTS. For more information, call Rev. Terry Culbertson at 315-464-4236. 



Easy for You is Aug. 13

Easy for You will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital's Downtown Campus. Those with an Upstate ID are welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape products. Free nicotine replacement therapy and expert advice provided. For more information, visit: www.upstate.edu/health/healthlink/smokefree.php.



24th  annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update is Aug. 16

The 24th  annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update—with a focus on aggression in psychiatric practice—will be held Friday, Aug. 16 at the Crown Plaza Conference Center. To register for the conference visit www.upstate.edu/cme/

For a conference brochure, visit https://cmetracker.net/UPSTATE/Files/Brochures/144093.pdf.  

Speakers include: Thomas Schwartz, MD, interim chair and professor of psychiatry; James Knoll, MD, professor and director of forensic psychiatry; and Katherine Warburton, DO, medical and deputy director of California Department of State Hospitals. 

For more information contact Linette at thorpl@upstate.edu or 315-464-3104.  



Save the date: Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer is Sept. 21

The Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer to benefit the Al Todeschini Pancreatic Cancer Fund will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. beginning at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co., Old Forge, N.Y. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/paddle or call Janice Todeschini at 315-464-6114 or 315-415-3157.



Global Health seeks study volunteers for one-time blood draw

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks volunteers 18 years of age or older for a simple blood draw. The entire visit will last approximately one hour. Subjects who complete the visit will be compensated. To learn more or to schedule a visit, email trials@upstate.edu  or call 315-464-9869. 



Library now uses Primo

Upstate’s Health Sciences Library’s main search function is now directing through Primo. Primo brings new features, like self-renew of loans and requesting materials for pickup at the circulation desk. Additionally, the loan period for most Upstate materials and items borrowed from other SUNY libraries has been extended to 16 weeks. The transition of different journal and database vendors to the new system will occur through the end of July. Changes to the full text linking in these resources may look different. Targeted announcements will be sent as these resources shift over. For more information, visit the library's page on https://guides.upstate.edu/primo.  Feedback and questions should be sent to libsuppt@upstate.edu.