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Upstate Announcements for July 31, 2019


University Police to unveil plaque in memory of Daryl Lohm July 31

University Police will unveil a plaque to honor the life and service of public safety officer Daryl Lohm Wednesday, July 31 at 9 a.m. in 103 Weiskotten Hall. Lohm passed away July 31, 2018 after an unexpected illness. Daryl’s wife, children and father will attend. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, email Christopher Goodale at goodalec@upstate.edu.



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.



Well New York State Everyday Challenge begins Aug. 1

How many different vegetables can you try in one month? Taste it, try it, and tally it up during the month of August with your friends, coworkers, and family members. Online registration begins Aug. 1 at https://wellnys.goer.ny.gov.  For more information, email Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu  or stop by 205 Jacobsen Hall for a tally sheet. 



Donations sought for Mary Nelson’s backpack and school supplies drive until Aug. 2

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.  



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.  



Pathway to Wellness one-minute relaxation is Aug. 2, 7, and 13

One-minute relaxation with Suzanne Brisk will be held Aug. 2 and 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in various locations throughout Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus, and Aug. 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Galleries. 



Monday Mile is Aug. 5

Monday Mile will be held Aug. 5 at noon. Meet in the main lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. The group will welcome new walkers and participants will receive a veggie and a recipe. 



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.



Cellist David Ying and pianist Elinor Freer perform at Upstate Cancer Center Aug. 14

The Skaneateles Music Festival will celebrate their 40th  anniversary with performances by cellist and Grammy winner David Ying and pianist Elinor Freer Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center, and at 1 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information on the performance, email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu.



Clean the Air rounds to be held at both campuses beginning Aug. 22

The Upstate Tobacco-Free Task Force makes monthly Clean the Air rounds on both campuses to spread awareness that Upstate is tobacco, smoke, and vape free. Rounds will be held at Community Campus at 10 a.m. Aug. 22, Sept. 26, and Oct. 24. Rounds will be held at Downtown Campus at 10 a.m. beginning in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center Aug. 28, Sept. 25, and Oct. 23. For more information, email Theresa Hankin at hankint@upstate.edu.



Pink Champions Breast Support Group guest speaker is Sept. 11

Yvonne Conte—corporate culture expert, motivational humorist, and seven-time author—will speak at the Pink Champions Breast Support Group Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Oasis (6333 NY Route 98, East Syracuse). A short support group meeting for those interested will be held immediately following the program. Space is limited and RSVP is required by calling 315-464-8668.  



Well-Being Index and resources are available online 

The Well-Being Index is a validated screening tool used to evaluate fatigue, depression, burnout, anxiety, stress, and mental/physical quality of life. The index is nine questions, and offers immediate access to online resources. For more information, use access code Upstate at the following website: https://www.mywellbeingindex.org/signup.



Upstate Cancer Center seeks team captains for Making Strides event

Upstate Cancer Center will host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff luncheon Aug. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference rooms on the first floor of the center. Team captains are sought for Making Strides, to be held Oct. 13 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. For more information, visit https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4464960/STRIDES19  or contact Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu  or 315-464-3605. 



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. 



Health Link on Air highlights Upstate Cord Blood Bank and others

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are: Upstate Cord Blood Bank medical and laboratory Director Matthew Elkins, MD, PhD; psychologist Brett Steenbarger, PhD; and pediatric psychologist Will Sullivan, PhD. 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.