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Upstate Announcements for October 14, 2020

Upstate’s covid testing site to relocate for winter months 

Upstate’s covid testing site will move from 800 Water Street to the New York State Fairgrounds (581 State Fair Blvd.) beginning Oct. 20. Individuals will enter Gate 2 and follow the signs for the Horticulture Building. Registration is required. 

There are several ways for staff/students to schedule a covid test: 

—To schedule via Upstate My Chart, visit www.upstate.edu/mychart

—Once logged into Self-Serve, staff and students may access the Employee Pre-Registration template under the My Information tab to schedule an appointment. 

—To schedule an appointment via email, send a message to centschd@upstate.edu and include: name, date of birth, and phone number. 

—Call 315-464-2778, and select 0. 

Once results are provided and staff/students need clearance to return to work/school, call the Employee Resource Line at 315-464-8436. 



Upstate’s Institute for Global Health now recruiting ages 16 to 85 for covid vaccine trial 

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks individuals 16 to 85 years of age to participate in a Pfizer covid vaccine clinical trial. For information on how to enroll, email trials@upstate.edu or call 315-464-9869. 



Upstate’s Virtual ER is open seven days a week from 1 to 9 p.m.

Upstate’s Virtual ER is open seven days a week from 1 to 9 p.m. Board-certified emergency medicine physicians will see patients of all ages from the privacy of their home vis smartphone or computer. All insurance carriers are accepted, as well as self-pay if the patient prefers. For more information on the service and to make an appointment, visit https://www.upstate.edu/emergency/healthcare/telehealth.php.



2021 Upstate Calendar 

The 2021 Upstate Calendar is now available on the Upstate Payroll website at https://www.upstate.edu/payroll/pdf/calendar/general/upstate_annual_calendar.pdf.



Community Giving Campaign in homestretch

Upstate would like to thank the more than 1,000 employees who have participated in the Upstate Community Giving Campaign to help hundreds of agencies this year. Upstate’s Mid-Campaign Report includes the names of Upstate Community members who have contributed to the campaign as of Sept. 30 and is available here: https://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/pdf/cgc-midcampaign-report.pdf. Individuals can still participate in the campaign and have their names included in the Final Campaign Report. Giving can be done online or using a paper form. Details on how to give are available here: https://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/giving/pledge.php.



Breast Cancer Program hosts Project Pink

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Upstate’s Breast Cancer Program is hosting Project Pink activities to raise awareness of a disease that impacts one in eight women. To start, each Friday in October, all Upstate employees are encouraged to wear a touch of pink to raise awareness.



Community Campus Primary Care Grand Rounds are Oct. 16, 23 and 30

Community Campus Primary Care Grand Rounds will be held Fridays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Up to 20 individuals will be permitted in Classroom A/B. Rounds will be available via WebEx. To attend virtually, evaluation forms are required to be returned by day’s end to sellersb@upstate.edu to receive credit. If attending in person, individuals must sign the sign-in sheet to receive credit. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu. The schedule is as follows: 

Oct. 16—Joan Dolinak, MD, FACS: Injurie from the Outside Activities 

Oct. 23—Matthew Elkins, MD: Blood Bank Myth Busters

Oct. 30—Kevin Setter, MD—TBD



25th annual CNY Psychopharmacology Update is Oct. 16

Upstate Psychiatry will host the 25th annual CNY Psychopharmacology Update Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via WebEx. To view the schedule and to register, visit https://www.upstate.edu/cme/online-register.php. For more information, email Linette Thorp at thorpl@upstate.edu.



Making Strides is Oct. 18

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be held as a drive through event Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Destiny USA. The event will feature a survivor tent, merchandise booths, raffles, and a car decorating contest. Upstate Cancer Center is the presenting sponsor. To join an Upstate team or start your own, visit https://secure.acsevents.org/site/SPageServer?company_id=248192&fr_id=97705&pagename=strides_company&fr_id=97705. For more information, email Casaundra Hildreth at hildretc@upstate.edu



Flu clinic is Oct. 19

Employee Health will hold a flu clinic Oct. 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Performance Center on the 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For influenza information and a flu clinic calendar, visit https://www.upstate.edu/health/fluinfo.php.



Destress for Success is Oct. 19

Destress for Success will be held Oct. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. The topic is Build Healthy Habits. To connect, visit https://syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/5238104458#success. This program is offered by Syracuse University and brought to the Upstate community by Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness program. 



2020 Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture is Oct. 20

The annual Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture featuring Suzanne Fuqua, PhD, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Fuqua will present Intrinsic Resistance or ESR1 Mutations in Metastatic Breast Cancer. The Upstate community is welcome. To R.S.V.P., email Amy Green at greenamy@upstate.edu



Community Campus Blood Drive is Oct. 21 and 22

The Community Campus blood drive will be held Oct. 21 from noon to 6 p.m. and Oct. 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus. To schedule an appointment, visit https://www.upstate.edu/specialevents/blood-drive.php.



Patient Experience shirt sale is Oct. 21 and 26

Patient Experience will hold a T-shirt sale Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. on the first floor of Upstate University Hospital near the green elevator lobby, and Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon in 0124 at Community Campus. Shirts are available in crew and v-neck and are $15 each. Proceeds benefit a staff recognition fund. Appropriate physical distancing measures will be practiced at the sale. For more information, call Cassandra Cleary at 315-464-5160. 



Student flu clinic is Oct. 22

Employee Student Health will hold a flu clinic for students Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Activities Building. Appointments are not required. For influenza information and a flu clinic calendar, visit https://www.upstate.edu/health/fluinfo.php.



Center for Bioethics and Humanities Virtual Journal Club is Oct. 22

Amy Caruso Brown, MD, will lead a discussion on race and racism in health care Oct. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. To register and receive the articles Majority Taxes: Towards Antiracist Allyship in Medicine and Blackface in White Space: Using Admissions to Address Racism in Medical Education, email musolina@upstate.edu.



VIPink virtual event is Oct. 22 

Ranjna Sharma, MD, FACS, medical director of Upstate Breast Cancer Program, and Jayne Charlamb, MD, FACP, director of Breast Health and Breastfeeding Medicine, will host a conversation in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. on HealthLink’s Facebook page. The discussion will include information on screening, prevention and survivorship, as well as surgical and medical treatment options. Learn about some of the newest technologies available for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer as well as the latest screening guidelines for unique situations. Information about high-risk individuals will also be discussed. 



Upstate Foundation’s Call-In for Cancer seeks volunteers Oct. 22 

The Upstate Foundation’s second annual Call-In for Cancer will broadcast live from IHEARTMEDIA stations News Radio 570 WSYR and on Y94 Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers are sought to answer phones, take pledges and make calls to thank past donors. One-, two- and three-hour shifts are available. The phone bank will be located in the Upstate Cancer Center conference room 1076 A/B/C. All COVID-19 protocols for social distancing, mask wearing and phone cleaning will be adhered to. Individuals who are unable to volunteer for a shift may be considered for a social media ambassador post. To volunteer, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A44ACAB2AA5F58-call. For more information, call Kristen Penfield at 315-464-4281. All funds raised support the needs of adults and children being treated for cancer at Upstate Cancer Center.



Child Life Program seeks donations for Halloween by Oct. 26

Due to Covid-19, the annual Halloween parade at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will not take place. In lieu of the parade, Child Life Program will provide each patient a Halloween bag of goodies. To donate candy or other items, email Beth Kinsley at kinsleye@upstate.edu by Oct. 26. 



State of the University address will be live streamed Oct. 28

Interim President Dewan will present the State of the University address Oct. 28. The event will be live streamed to members of the Upstate community. A link to join will be forthcoming. 



Clinician Peer Support Program of CNY to host training Oct. 29

The Clinician Peer Support Program of Central New York (formerly MIPS-CNY) and the P2P Peer Support Program, offered through the Medical Society of the State of New York, will host a training session Oct. 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, developed and will facilitate the training geared toward physicians, nurses, physician assistants, residents and fellows who are good, kind and empathetic listeners and interested in helping their colleagues. Attendance is limited. To register, send your name, role, institution, and email to thomas.hohensee@bassett.org. Once registered, participants will receive a calendar invitation and a Zoom link.