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Upstate Announcements for July 16, 2021

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

New school supplies and new or gently used backpacks will be accepted until July 23 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, please complete this survey: https://bit.ly/2VyRajb. For a Team Upstate volunteer shirt, email Becca Pesci at pescir@upstate.edu with your shirt size.



Campus Blood Drive is July 15 and 16 

A campus blood drive will be held today, July 15 until 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.



Student Admissions hosts virtual information sessions July 20, 22 and Aug. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 25

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

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. 

CHP Chat: X-ray—Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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



Upstate Community Hospital Blood Drive is July 26 

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



Donate Life flag to be raised in honor of donor July 28

Upstate University Hospital will hold a flag raising ceremony to celebrate the life of a recent organ donor July 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the organ donation garden in the Upstate University Hospital traffic circle near the pedestrian bridge. The flag will be flown for 24 hours in honor of the donor’s decision to save and improve the lives of others through organ donation. The Upstate community is welcome to join.



Suite 1K covid testing site hours changing Aug. 2

Beginning Aug. 2, hours of operation for Upstate’s Suite 1K covid testing site at Community will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The site will remain open to walk-in testing, no appointment necessary, and registration completed on-site upon arrival.



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, email lovez@upstate.edu or picardj@upstate.edu. Come support the stroke department and enjoy a fun (not competitive) tournament. 



Advanced Practice Symposium begins Sept. 13

The Advanced Practice Symposium will be held virtually and on-demand from Sept. 13 to Nov. 19. Topics for this self-led symposium include sepsis, pain and addiction, LGBQT+ care, PrEP and PEP, enhancing the patient experience, palliative care and wellness. Registration opens Aug. 13 and CME credits will be available. For more information, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/aps/professional_development.php.



Upstate’s HealthLink on Air radio show and podcast features several Upstate experts

Allison Roy, MD, on cervical cancer, its treatment and the role of the human papillomavirus; Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD, on COVID-19’s relationship to diabetes; Amy Tucker, MD, and Theresa Waters, DO, on how heart disease affects women; and Laura Schad on how the pandemic impacted cancer screenings.

Roy is an obstetrician/gynecologist; Weinstock leads the Joslin Diabetes Center and is chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism; Tucker and Waters are both cardiologists, and Tucker is also chief medical officer at Upstate University Hospital; Schad is executive coordinator of the department of public health and preventive medicine.

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