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Upstate Announcements for July 8, 2021

Dr. Jessica Summers Memorial Scholarship Fund launched

The Dr. Jessica Summers Memorial Scholarship Fund has been created to sponsor an annual mission trip to Honduras for a young medical professional. Dr. Summers was passionate about her missionary work in this area. To make a donation to the fund, visit The Upstate Foundation.



Dates set for Nappi Wellness Building beam signing for Upstate staff

A beam that will become part of the Nappi Wellness Building, which is currently under construction across the street from Upstate Cancer Center, will be set up at various locations around campus for Upstate employees to sign. The beam will be in the lobby of the Upstate Cancer Center from July 12 to 23 and be available for signing starting at 10 a.m. The beam will travel to UHCC July 26 and be set up outside the staff area near the loading dock for signatures from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Joslin Diabetes Center will host the beam for signatures from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Trivia quiz on Upstate Community Hospital is available to Upstate community

On July 7, Upstate University Hospital celebrated the 10th anniversary of Upstate Community Hospital becoming part of Upstate’s clinical system. To commemorate this milestone of growth, everyone at Upstate is welcome to take a trivia quiz. Ten winners will be drawn at random and will receive an Upstate branded item. To participate, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TZQRWWW. \



Retirement reception for Rabbi Irvin Beigel is July 12

A retirement reception will be held for Rabbi Irvin Beigel July 12 at 12:30 p.m. in 1224 Spiritual Care, Upstate University Hospital. Rabbi Irvin Beigel has given 17 years of devoted care visiting our Jewish patients and families as our voluntary Jewish Chaplain. He was in the first class of Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain Interns at Upstate, Summer 2004, along with Fr. Innocent, our current Priest Chaplain.

The reception will be followed by a one-hour seminar at 1:15 p.m. on Judaism that he will lead in the Interfaith Chapel. The entire Upstate Community is welcome to attend and wish Rabbi well.



Advanced Practice Grand Rounds is July 13

Advanced Practice Grand Rounds will be held July 13 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Julie Briggs, RN, MSN, CPOHQ, director of Patient Safety and Quality, and Denise Letourneau, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, associate director of Magnet, Quality and Safety, will present Quality Scorecards: What’s It All About?

Use the following Zoom link https://upstate.zoom.us/j/95980115054 or go to https://upstate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 959 8011 5054. For more information, please see the Advanced Practice website at https://www.upstate.edu/aps/professional_development.php or contact Alexis Yackel at YackelAl@upstate.edu.



Campus Blood Drive is July 15 and 16

A campus blood drive will be held Thursday, July 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, July 16 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building, next to Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. To schedule an appointment, visit www.upstate.edu/blood. All volunteers assisting at the drives will be fully vaccinated.



10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease program is July 21

A one-hour program on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease will be held July 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. To receive meeting information, please register in advance. The free one-hour program explores typical age-related changes, describes common signs of Alzheimer's and dementia, and explains the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis. Attendees will learn tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns and we'll review helpful Alzheimer's Association resources. 



Upstate Community Hospital Blood Drive is July 26

The Upstate Community Hospital blood drive will be held Monday, July 26 from 12 until 6 p.m. in the Community cafeteria and Rooms 502 and 503. To schedule an appointment go to www.upstate.edu/blood. All volunteers assisting at the drives will be fully vaccinated.



Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Virtual 5k Walk/Run is July 1 to 31 

The virtual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5k Walk/Run takes place from July 1 to 31. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research at Upstate Medical University. The $20 registration includes one raffle entry for local business gift cards and a Teal There’s a Cure-branded mask. One additional raffle entry will be earned for every $10 donation. For more information contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld at the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4284. To register, donate or fundraise, visit: https://runsignup.com/.../NY/Marcellus/TealTheresACure5K.



Easy for You is Aug. 10

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 7335B of the west wing at Upstate University Hospital's Downtown Campus. Those with an Upstate ID are welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available. For more information contact Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519 or walczykc@upstate.edu 


Pars for Stroke Golf Tournament is Aug. 29

The Pars for Stroke Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 29 at The Links at Erie Village. Get a foursome together and register at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/Pars-for-Stroke. Those interested in playing, sponsoring or donating products for prizes can do so at the same link.

All proceeds go to the Upstate Stroke Foundation to help raise awareness and educate the community about the signs/symptoms and treatments for stroke to facilitate better health outcomes. For more information, e-mail lovez@upstate.edu or picardj@upstate.edu. Come support the stroke department and enjoy a fun (not competitive) tournament.



Student Admissions hosts virtual information sessions in July and August

Student Admissions will host virtual information sessions for its bachelor’s degree programs in August. The schedule is as follows:

CHP Chat: X-ray—Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

CHP Chat: Ultrasound—Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

CHP Chat: Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Technology and Medical Biotechnology)—Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

CHP Chat: Radiation Therapy—July 14 at 6:30 p.m.and Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

CHP Chat: Respiratory Therapy—July 20 at 6:30 p.m.and August 4 at 6:30 p.m.

RN-BS in Nursing—July 22 at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 9 at 12:00 pm and Aug. 25 at noon.  

Please visit https://engage.upstate.edu/portal/virtual-events for details and to register.



Departments of Physical Therapy Education and Pediatrics seeks study participants 

The EASE oF ID (Pilot) Project: Establishing Autism spectrum disorder Signs Earlier by Following high-risk Infant Development seeks to recruit infants between the ages of 4 and 8 weeks of age that have one older sibling diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to compare to infants with no family history of ASD to gain a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of ASD within the first year of life and the differences in levels of stress experienced in parents/caregivers for a 12 month long study. One hour home visits will be completed monthly to measure your infant’s overall development, as well as your levels of parenting stress over the first year of life. Participants will receive compensation in appreciation for their time. For more information, contact Danielle Marino, PT, DPT, at marinod@upstate.edu or 315-481-6013. 



Enhance your students' professional development with global learning experiences

Teachers, do you want to: Increase your students’ global and cultural competencies, and employability? Learn from international colleagues and their students? If so, consider adding Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) to your courses: https://coil.suny.edu. Register at bit.ly/coilintroreg for a free Introduction to COIL webinar to find out what it's all about.

Sessions will be held July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 at noon. For more information, email Seth Perry at perryse@Upstate.edu.



New, anonymous SwipeSense and hand hygiene survey takes less than five minutes

A team of infection prevention and public health experts at Upstate developed a brief, five-minute survey to help us understand hand hygiene practices at Upstate. We aim to understand thoughts and behaviors about the new SwipeSense monitoring system. We value your input, comments and concerns to improve our use of the system. The survey is anonymous and available here: https://redcap.upstate.edu/surveys/?s=WRDAFYE4AR. The survey is also available on PCs throughout campus as an icon on the desktop. The survey closes July 9. For more information or to receive a paper copy of the survey, email Julie Briggs at briggsj@upstate.edu


Office of Patient Experience shirt sale is open

The Office of Patient Experience is selling Upstate t-shirts for $15. To view and order, visit: https://redcap.upstate.edu/surveys/?s=T4H488FXRF. Proceeds go to the Office of Patient Experience Staff Recognition Fund. Questions? Call Cassandra Cleary at 315-464-5160.



HealthLink on Air features Upstate experts

Among recent guests on Upstate's HealthLink on Air were: Kaushal Nanavati, MD, on how sugar fits into one’s dietZachary Shepherd, MD, on preoperative physicalsHaejoo Kim on her research into “medical liberty” in American history and how it compares to current attitudes; and Daryll Dykes, MD, PhD, JD, on the pandemic’s uneven effects across racial and ethnic groups.

Nanavati is a family practitioner and assistant dean of wellness at Upstate, Shepherd is an internist at Upstate, Kim is a doctoral candidate at Syracuse University, and Dykes is an orthopedic surgeon and chief diversity officer at Upstate.

HealthLink on Air is a podcast and radio talk show produced by Upstate Marketing and University Communications, available through podcast searches and 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