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Upstate Announcements for July 15, 2020

Blood drives to be held this week

A blood drive for the Upstate community will be held Thursday, July 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 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. Precautions will be taken to protect donors. 



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

New school supplies and new or gently used backpacks will be accepted through July 24 at various locations throughout campus. For drop box locations, visit www.upstate.edu/backpack. Volunteers are sought to help with school supply distribution. 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.  



COVID-19 FAQ for Research Foundation employees updated 

COVID-19 FAQ for Research Foundation employees has been updated and includes information on the New York state travel advisory. The FAQ is available here: 




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



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/



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds to begin virtually in September

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will reconvene virtually in September. Rounds will be held Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Details will be forthcoming. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu



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. 



Patient Experience chooses new catch phrase 

With more than 600 votes, “Upstate begins with U, U the patient and U the employee” has been voted as the new catch phrase for Upstate’s Patient Experience department. The submission was created by Rebecca Dwyer. 



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.



Bioethics and Humanities Virtual Journal Club is July 23

Rachel Fabi, PhD, will lead a discussion on how bioethicists can contribute to addressing racism and why they should July 23 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. For access to the article and a Zoom link, email Andrea Musolino at musolina@upstate.edu. Conversations about race and racism will continue during the virtual journal clubs for the next six months. 



Community Campus Blood Drive is July 27 and 28

The Community Campus blood drive will be held July 27 from noon to 6 p.m. and July 28 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus. To schedule an appointment, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668.



Easy for You is Aug. 11

Easy for You, Upstate’s tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 7335B (West Wing) at Upstate University Hospital. Those with an Upstate ID are welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available. For more information call Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519. 



Biomedical Sciences Retreat is Sept. 15

The Biomedical Sciences Retreat will be held virtually Tuesday, Sept. 15. Virtual talks will be held in the morning and a live virtual poster session will take place in the afternoon. Details on scheduling, speakers, abstract submissions and Zoom links will be forthcoming. For more information, email Natalie Andrianos at adriann@upstate.edu



Proposals sought for Clark Endowment for Pediatric Research

Proposals for funding through the Clark Endowment for Pediatric Research are due Sept. 1. The Clark Endowment for Pediatric Research, an initiative established through Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Upstate Foundation, supports basic or clinical research projects and research equipment relevant to child health, up to $15,000.00 for one year. All proposals will be reviewed and ranked for scientific merit by the Pediatric Research Advisory Committee. Awards will be announced in October. The awards will fund projects from Nov. 1, 2020 to Oct. 30, 2021. For an application and more information, contact Lisa Blystone at 315-464-7600 or blystonl@upstate.edu.



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