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Upstate Announcements for August 5, 2021

Ways to Access Wellness 24/7 is Aug. 5 and 27

Ways to Access Wellness 24/7 will be held Aug. 5 and 27 at noon. Suzanne Brisk will show the Pathway to Wellness, GOER, Monday Mile and Well-Being Index websites. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks. Questions? Email Suzanne Brisk at BriskS@Upstate.edu.



Employee/Student Health at Community will be closed Aug. 6

Downtown office will be open

Employee/Student Health at Upstate Community Hospital will be closed Friday, Aug. 6. As an alternative, Employee/Student Health in Jacobsen Hall (Downtown) will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Staff and students at Community who need a PPD read Aug. 6 may have the reading done by a certified PPD reader, which includes most administrative supervisors. 

Staff and students who experience a blood or body fluid exposure should call 315-464-4260 to be evaluated and guided appropriately.



Adaptive recreational equipment available for use during Triad on the Trails Aug. 7

Try out adaptive cycles, kayaks, or running chariots and complete your first mile along the Erie Canalway Trail during a special activity set for Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cedar Bay Park in DeWitt. A group walk—ride or roll—will begin at 11 a.m. Children and families from the Golisano Center for Special Needs and others in the disability community will gather for a fun day of inclusive outdoor recreation. The activity will feature adapted equipment that is available from AccessCNY’s Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disability (TRAID) lending library, a free resource for durable medical equipment. For more information on the Aug. 7 event, email sefickj@upstate.edu.



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



Dr. Jessica Summers Memorial Scholarship Fund launched; services Aug. 10 and 11

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

Visitation with the family is Aug. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thomas Pirro Funeral Home, 3401 Vickery Road, North Syracuse. A funeral Mass will be held Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church of Cicero, 8229 Brewerton Road.



Deadline for Emerging Leaders United applications is Aug. 20

Upstate employees are welcome to apply for Upstate’s chapter of Emerging Leaders United, an affinity group with United Way of Central New York. Participants of the Emerging Leaders program will represent Upstate Medical University and have the opportunity to attend leadership and community education programs, volunteer events, and network with leaders from Syracuse businesses. Emerging Leaders are required to fulfill 16 hours of volunteer service from September 2021 to September 2022. For an application, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/leaders/emerging-leaders.php



Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Motorcycle Run is Aug. 22 

The 2nd Annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Motorcycle Run will be held Sunday, Aug. 22, starting at 11:30 am at Local 315 Brewing Company, 3160 Warners Road, Warners, NY. An after-party starting at 12:30 pm features a chicken barbeque, live music and raffles. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research, including research at Upstate Medical University, ovarian cancer education and awareness. For more information contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld at the Upstate Foundation, 315-464-4284, or tealtheresacure@gmail.com To register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Warners/MaureenTOHaraTealTheresaCureMotorcycleRun



Reiki is Aug. 23

Robert Crandall, BS, LMT, a Reiki master who works in Upstate’s Spiritual Care department, will host a Reiki class Aug. 23 at noon. Crandall will discuss what Reiki is, the science behind the practice, how it is used, and what it is used for. The session is 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q and A. To join, visit https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks. The session will be recorded. 



OBGYN ECHO is Aug. 24

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1 to 7 and National Breastfeeding Month, OBGYN ECHO will be held Aug. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Casey Rosen-Carole, MD, MPH, MSEd, University of Rochester, will present Gender Diversity in Lactation Care. One CME Credit will be provided. Access by Zoom at https://echo.zoom.us/j/384599486  (Meeting ID: 384 599 486 Password: ECHO)

Purchase a Family Birth Center baby-friendly T-shirt online to benefit the Cathy Patrick Breastfeeding Education Fund. To order, visit: https://redcap.upstate.edu/surveys/?s=P3EJALLCRP.

Information tables will be available Aug. 5 and 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Upstate Community Hospital’s cafeteria and second floor POB.

Questions? Email Narcavac@Upstate.edu.



Pars for Stroke golf tournament is Aug. 29

Pars for Stroke golf tournament will be held Aug. 29 at The Links at Erie Village. To register, visit: https://www.upstatefoundation.org/Pars-for-Stroke. Proceeds benefit 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. If you have any questions or for more information, e-mail lovez@upstate.edu or picardj@upstate.edu.



Well NYS monthly challenge for August

The Well NYS monthly challenge for August is to create a goal for how many different varieties of fruits and vegetables you will try during the month and tally them up. Register at https://wellnys.goer.ny.gov/. For a tracking sheet, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/health/wellness/monthly-events.php. Questions? Email Suzanne Brisk at BriskS@Upstate.edu.



Biomedical Sciences Retreat is Sept. 8

The College of Graduate Studies will host the 21st annual Biomedical Sciences Retreat Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Lodge at Hill Rom Conference Center in Skaneateles.

The event is free and will feature faculty, alumni and guest speakers, the formal introduction of the incoming class of graduate students, and a poster session. The poster session will feature over 40 students. Graduate student first-authored posters will be eligible for cash awards.

Please submit your poster abstracts as a Word Document through the Registration/Poster Abstract Submission tab.

Abstract submissions are due Aug. 17 at noon. Registration is due Aug. 24 at noon.



Transitions in Care Symposium is Sept. 14

The 8th annual Transitions in Care Symposium will be held Sept. 14 from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Healthcare Transformation: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic will be held virtually. Continuing education credits will be provided. Questions? Email Karin McMullen at mcmullek@upstate.edu.



Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer is Sept. 18

The Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Enjoy a leisurely two-mile canoe or kayak paddle on the Moose River beginning at the Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company in Old Forge, NY. Proceeds benefit the Al Todeschini Pancreatic Cancer Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, which assists pancreatic cancer patients with expenses and unmet needs related to their care and pancreatic cancer research. Note: There will be no kayak or canoe rentals available at this year’s event. Pre-registration deadline is Sept. 3. For more information call Janice Todeschini at 315-415-3157 or visit www.UpstateFoundation.org/paddle to download a registration form or make a donation.



Join a Registry for Future Respiratory Virus Research

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health is working with the National Institutes of Health to develop a registry for future Influenza, COVID-19 and other respiratory virus studies. For more information contact: 315-464-9869 or trials@upstate.edu. Visits will take place in the Global Health Research Unit at the Upstate Community Campus. Parking and compensation included.



Enhance student professional development with global learning experiences through COIL

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) connects students and professors in different countries for collaborative projects and discussions as part of their coursework. To learn more about COIL, visit: https://coil.suny.edu.

To register for Introduction to COIL, visit www.bit.ly/coilintroreg. Sessions will be held Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 at noon.

Questions? Email Seth Perry at PerrySe@Upstate.edu.



HealthLink on Air

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air were these Upstate specialists: Joe Domachowske, MD, on the trial of a children’s COVID-19 vaccine; Birendra Sah, MD, on a support group for people with sarcoidosis; Kristina Go, MD, on detecting and treating colorectal cancer; and Gene Bailey, MD, on caring for mothers at well-child visits.

Domachowske is a pediatric infectious disease specialist, Sah is a pulmonologist, Go is a colorectal surgeon, and Bailey is a family practitioner.

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