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Upstate Announcements for July 28, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine study seeks volunteers

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks healthy volunteers aged 18 to 85 to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. Parking and compensation will be included. For information, email trials@upstate.edu or call 315-464-9869. 



Updates to COVID-19 employee travel policy COV T-09 are available online 

Review policy COV T-09 for the latest information on travel to and from states with high covid infection rates. All covid policies are available via the Upstate intranet at https://upstate.ellucid.com.



University Internists now accepting new primary care patients 

University Internists is now accepting new primary care patients 18 years old and up. Most insurances are accepted, including the Empire plan. University Internists is conveniently located at 550 Harrison Center, Suite I, near Upstate University Hospital. For an appointment, please call 315-464-6527.



Celebrate Dr. Eastwood’s 80th with a donation to the Dr. Gregory and Lynn Eastwood Endowment for Ethics

Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, who served as Upstate's president from 1993 to 2006, and as interim president from 2013 to 2015, celebrates his 80th birthday today. To celebrate this milestone birthday, the Upstate Foundation will match any donation—for a total Foundation contribution of $5,000—to the Gregory L. and Lynn M. Eastwood Endowment for Ethics made this week. The fund helps to support the Upstate Center for Bioethics and Humanities, where Eastwood is currently a member of the faculty. The Center for Bioethics and Humanities, a department of the College of Medicine, advances the scholarly and professional understanding of bioethics and the medical humanities.



Upstate’s COVID-19 testing site to offer tests for asymptomatic employees and students July 29 and 30

Upstate employees and students who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are welcome to be tested at the 800 E. Water St. testing site July 29 and 30—drive through or walk up. Capacity will allow for 50 tests per day. Employees/students will not be charged above what insurance covers. To schedule an appointment, call 315-464-2778 and select option 0. Individuals will receive test results by phone within 48 hours. Results will also be available through MyChart. Testing is private and not connected to Employee/Student Health. Additional dates will be added as testing capacity allows. 



August New York State Everyday Challenge begins Aug. 1 

The New York State Everyday Challenge for August is to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. To register and track your progress, visit https://wellnys.goer.ny.gov



Webinar on stress is Aug. 4

Be Here Now, a follow up to Stress Management, will be held Aug. 4 at noon via web at: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/k2/j.php?MTID=t7b29e7efcf58cad8e38f6d4922789e76



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@upstate.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 



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. 



Blood drive is Aug. 12

Upstate will host a Red Cross blood drive Aug. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building. Upstate staff and students are welcome to make an appointment online at: www.upstate.edu/blood. Individuals unable to keep an appointment should email brucek@upstate.edu. Precautions will be taken to protect donors.  



Community Garden events are Aug. 12 and 13

Creating an Herb Garden will be held Aug. 12 at noon in the garden in front of the Campus Activities Building. Drying and Freezing Herbs for Healthy Flavor will be held Aug. 13 at noon at the garden. 



Webinar on decreasing risk of Alzheimer’s disease is Aug. 17 and 18

Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain, a two-part webinar on how to decrease risk of Alzheimer’s disease, will be offered Aug. 17 and 18 at noon. For more, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/upstate/j.php?MTID=m1e7a7bec295f0c601a08a8d8d7a7d285



Join the Upstate Advocates in welcoming back gift, coffee and food shops

Lori's Gift Shop, in the Upstate University Hospital lobby, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Bee Loved Gift Shop, in the Upstate Community Hospital lobby, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Cafe Kubal, on the 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, is open Monday from 6 a.m. to midnight, Tuesday through Thursday 24 hours, and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Perk-Up, in the Upstate University Hospital lobby, is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

All vendors follow New York state and Upstate Medical University’s COVID-19 guidelines for the protection of employees and customers.