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Upstate Announcements for July 8, 2020

Screening help needed

Employees and students are needed to help with temperature screening stations at both campuses. This project is overtime eligible and clinical expertise is not required. Anyone who would like to sign up for a shift should inform their manager. Managers will sign up staff at the following link: https://www.upstate.edu/pdl/intra/register/index.php?topicid=150798

CMS requires hospitals and health systems to actively screen every employee for covid symptoms and fever prior to each shift or every twelve hours. Thank you for doing your part to keep the Upstate community safe. 



Self-Screening Tool and updated FAQ sheet available online

Upstate staff and students are asked to use the self-screening tool each day prior to arrival to reduce the burden on screeners. To self-screen, visit www.upstate.edu/selfscreen. The self-screen tool is also available on the iPage. For a FAQ sheet on the self-screen tool, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/emergencymgt/pdf/intra/self-screen-chatbot-faq.pdf.  



Covid testing and billing for TCU employees

Transitional Care Unit employees who are required to be tested for covid weekly will not be responsible for covid testing fees. Employees who receive a bill from the hospital for required testing related to work should contact Robert Seabury at SeaburRo@upstate.edu or Lisa Kustyn at KustynL@upstate.edu



Upstate sponsors Moonlight Movie Series

Upstate University Hospital is a cosponsor of the Moonlight Movie Series at the Finger Lakes Drive-In in Auburn. The series features nine movie nights, held each Wednesday through Aug. 26. Gates open at 7:45 p.m.; movies start at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 per car. For ticket information and movie schedules, go to: https://www.moonlightmoviescny.com/



TIAA webinars offered in July

TIAA will host webinars throughout the month of July featuring information on retirement, economic and market updates, and other financial and savings issues. For details, visit https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/benefits/index.php or https://www.upstate.edu/hr/document/intra/july_2020_general_webinar_calendar.pdf. 



Well New York State Challenge for July

The Well New York State Challenge for July is to stay hydrated with water. To register and track your progress online, visit http://wellnys.goer.ny.gov



Alzheimer’s disease overview is July 9

Taylor Kuzel, MPH, Alzheimer Association, will present Introduction to Alzheimer’s Thursday, July 9 from noon to 12:30 p.m. Kuzel will discuss warning signs, basic definitions and support services. To connect, visit https://upstate.webex.com/webappng/sites/upstate/meeting/download/bfc8f7c02fa949dda8bc7767071da859?siteurl=upstate&MTID=mec3d41d1f165b32b9862e77bcc3d947a. Meeting number: 1604677732 Password: azUmE2e35U9.



Community garden event to be held July 14

A community garden event will be held Tuesday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Upstate garden, located in front of the Campus Activities Building. To volunteer, visit:  https://www.noblehour.com/go/QQQY1TUU1.  For more information, email Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu.



Real Facts about Vaping is July 14

Lee Livermore, Upstate New York Poison Center, will present Real Facts about Vaping Tuesday, July 14 from 6 to 6:40 p.m. Livermore will discuss health concerns, additives and contents of vape liquid, popularity of vaping, and how vaping has been impacted by covid. Register by Monday, July 13. To register for the HealthLink seminar, visit https://www.upstate.edu/rsvp/index.php?eventid=1592928152333&emp=r.



Blood drive will be held July 16 and 17

A blood drive for the Upstate community will be held July 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 17 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building. To make an appointment, visit www.upstate.edu/blood.



Climb Your Mountain 29 Day Challenge begins July 19

Climb Your Mountain 29 Day Challenge will run July 19 to Aug. 16. Proceeds benefit Debbie’s Brain Cancer Research Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, supporting brain cancer research at Upstate Medical University. Participants hike, walk, bike or run the height of Denali, Mont Blanc, Glacier Peak, Mount Washington or Mount Everest in 29 days. For more information and to register, visit www.climbyourmountain29.com or email Jennifer Hooley at climbing29@gmail.com.



World Breastfeeding Week online education sessions are Aug. 6

World Breastfeeding Week: Celebration of Breastfeeding During a Pandemic will be held Thursday, Aug. 6 in two sessions. Session and registration information is below. For more information, email Narcavac@upsate.edu.

Session one will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Jayne Charlamb, MD, will present Policy and Decision Making: Breastfeeding During COVID-19 and Michele Chai, MD, will present Pros and Cons of Supplementation. To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/wbwHCP  

Session two will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Session two will feature Breastfeeding Support During a Pandemic: Mothers Share their Experiences and an expert Q and A panel. To register, visit:  https://tinyurl.com/wbwMOM 



Institute for Global Health seeks volunteers

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks healthy volunteers ages 18 to 45 to participate in a Dengue Fever clinical trial. Parking and compensation are included. To volunteer, call 315-464-9869 or email trials@upstate.edu.