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Upstate Announcements for June 29, 2022

Upstate’s Emerging Leaders United group seeks volunteers

Upstate’s Emerging Leaders United group seeks volunteers to participate in Day of Caring, an event to celebrate the United Way of CNY’s 100th anniversary. Days of Caring will be held Aug. 4. Local companies, organizations and individuals will participate in community service for local nonprofit agencies, the City of Syracuse, and Onondaga County. Detailed information on volunteer opportunities will be forthcoming. For more information, email ELU@Upstate.edu.



Pathway to Wellness events email

Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness program offers a monthly event list and email invites to wellness events. To subscribe, email Suzanne Brisk at BriskS@Upstate.edu and type “add me to your list” in the subject line.



Seminar on working out with a friend is June 30

Linda Carignan-Everts, NYS EAP coordinator, will present 10 Reasons to Work Out with a Friend June 30 at noon. The 30-minute session will discuss the benefits of working out with a friend. To register, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/k2/j.php?MTID=t41dbc3321edb9d52b1716728ed00667f.



Building an Organizational Culture of Resilience workshop is June 30

The Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness will offer Disaster Mental Health: Building an Organizational Culture of Resilience—Lessons from the Field June 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will be held virtually and is appropriate for mental health, hospital and public health staff, and anyone likely to become involved in disaster response in their communities. The workshop will explore evidence-informed strategies and best practices for formal and informal leadership, teams, and organizational systems to build a culture of resilience. Interventions will include building trust, meaningful recognition in the workplace, and the targeted application of psychological first aid in hybrid, remote, and in-person environments to mitigate stress and distress.

To register for the training, visit: www.NYLearnsPH.com and register or login to the learning management system. Search course catalog for: OHEPBP3-20220630 or visit https://www.nylearnsph.com/Public/Catalog/Description.aspx?u=kM6WW0gCRplLXCZwkH5P2ykeqPqdZORz7Jgm2wzu2l93%2f7rQXvHtvxjDHKNbJ%2b4UrRwFB5uMKT4%3d.

For issues regarding NYSDOH Learning Management System, email edlearn@health.ny.gov or call 518473-4223 Ext 4. For questions regarding training, email prepedap@health.ny.gov or call 518-474-2893.



14th annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5k Walk/Run is July 4

The 14th annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5k Walk/Run will be held on Monday, July 4, at Marcellus Park, Marcellus, starting at 8 am. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research, education and awareness including research at Upstate Medical University, and the Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, which provides ovarian cancer patient assistance. For information on this year’s in-person and virtual options and to register, visit the event link at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/events or https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Marcellus/TealTheresACure5K.



Retirement reception for Mary Stevens is July 6

A retirement reception for Mary Stevens, respiratory therapist, will be held July 6 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Performance Center of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Stevens retires after 38 years of service. The Upstate community is welcome.



Kids Against Cancer art exhibition begins July 11

The Kids Against Cancer art exhibition will be held from July 11 to Oct. 3 in the guest artist gallery on the second floor of Upstate Cancer Center (hospital connector corridor). The exhibit will feature 21 pieces of art submitted by seven artists ranging in age from five to 10 years old. Artists are children of Upstate Cancer Center faculty and staff. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, email Christine Benton at BentonCh@Upstate.edu.



What is Diabetes? Is July 12

Naquia Lacey, MSN, RN, diabetes trainer at Joslin, will present What is Diabetes? July 12 at noon. Lacey will discuss normal and abnormal blood glucose, types of diabetes, symptoms and treatments. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.



Easy For You is July 12

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m. in 7335B 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 contact Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519 or walczykc@upstate.edu. 



Coffee with the CMO is July 14 and Aug. 2

All Upstate providers are invited to Coffee with Upstate’s Chief Medical Officer Amy Tucker, MD. Coffee with the CMO will offer an open Q and A, a reception, coffee and to-go breakfast treats. R.S.V.P. to Darcy DiBiase at DiBiaseD@Upstate.edu. Upcoming dates are: July 14 from 7 to 7:45 a.m. in the Community Room at Community and Aug. 2 from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. in the fifth floor conference rooms at UHCC.



Financial wellness webinar with VOYA is July 14

The Upstate community is welcome to attend a virtual financial wellness webinar with VOYA July 14 at noon. The seminar covers the principles of financial wellness, goal setting, protection, spending and saving, and retirement planning. To register, visit https://boblaferriere.timetap.com/.  



Donate Life Night with Syracuse Mets is July 15

Donate Life Night will be held July 15 at NBT Bank Stadium. The game begins at 6:35 p.m. and fireworks will be held following the game. For free tickets, contact Michelle Lonkey at LonkeyM@Upstate.edu or 315-464-6128; or Tracey Wilcox at WilcoxT@Upstate.edu or 315-492-5546.



Research Administration hosts town hall meeting July 15

The Upstate community is welcome to join Research Administration’s town hall meeting July 15 at 3 p.m. via Zoom. To join, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/j/5732644365. For more information, email Amy Green at greenamy@upstate.edu. 



Retirement reception for Jennifer Kieffer is July 25

A reception will be held July 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Setnor 1507/1508 for Jennifer Kieffer, retiring from the Department of Lab Animal Resources. Jennifer has been an integral part of DLAR for 24 years. Please come by to honor her dedicated service and wish her the best. 



Recovery-Based Suicide Prevention: An introduction to life-transforming dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy conference is Aug. 26 and 27

This workshop will introduce participants to the theory, research and practice of dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy (DDP). Through the use of lectures, video-recordings and role play, participants will learn how to motivate suicidal clients, to establish a safe and trusting treatment environment, and to apply the three core techniques of DDP to save and transform lives. During the second day, participants will be taught to recognize four common states that their clients can enter into that can rupture the therapeutic alliance, and how to deconstruct those states so as to restore the alliance and reduce suicide risk. To register go to http://www.upstate.edu/cme/ click on Event Registration, find the Recovery-Based Suicide Prevention: An Introduction to life-transforming Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy in the Activity Catalog and click on the Register button or contact Linette Thorp at thorpl@upstate.edu.



Community Building at Upstate seeks physicians

Community Building at Upstate (CBU) is a new program intended to improve wellbeing and build a stronger sense of community among physicians at Upstate Medical University.

—Would you be interested in meeting in a small group with colleagues to discuss issues you are facing at Upstate?

—Are you primarily interested in meeting with colleagues from Upstate Community Hospital, Upstate University Hospital or doesn’t matter/other?

—Would you prefer your meeting time to be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

—Send responses to these questions to Deb Emerson at Emersond@upstate.edu.

The groups of six to eight physicians, along with a facilitator from the Wellbeing Council or Medical Executive Committee, will come together over a subsidized meal in an informal environment for mutual support and enhanced self-awareness. Goals are to cultivate a stronger sense of community within our medical staff, to increase professional and social connections, to enhance a sense of purpose for the participants, and to promote personal fulfillment in the practice of medicine. Focus is on promoting professional satisfaction and making Upstate a place you can experience the joy of practicing medicine and find a long-term professional home. Commitment: Attend at least four monthly sessions over six months; groups may then decide to continue or disband.



Save the date: Fifth-annual Pre-Admissions Workshop for Aspiring Native Health Professionals Oct. 6 to 8

The Upstate Pre-Admissions Workshop (PAW) is a program to help prospective applicants either currently in college or college graduates from American Indian and Alaska Native backgrounds successfully apply to various health professions programs or medical school. The PAW program is fully-funded for participants and held in partnership with the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) and several partner NYS medical schools. More information and the application can be found at www.upstate.edu/paw. Questions? Email smithkry@upstate.edu.



New market opens at Community

The Refresh Express Micro Market, operated by American Food & Vending, is now open in the Hospitality Center in the West lobby of Upstate Community Hospital in the location formerly occupied by the gift shop. The market offers 24/7 access to grab and go fresh sandwiches, salads, foods and other snacks. A selection of Starbucks drinks is available on-demand from a vending kiosk. The Market offers self-checkout closely monitored by a security system. Credit cards and cash loaded store cards are accepted. The Fresh Rewards app, offering loyalty rewards, is available on the App Store or Google Play, allowing money to be added and used at the market.



Purple heroin, the genetics of cancer, and Upstate’s new Hospital at Home program featured on The Informed Patient podcast

Among recent guests on The Informed Patient podcast were these Upstate specialists:

—Toxicologist and emergency physician Ross Sullivan, MD, on the dangers of the new street drug called purple heroin.

—Pediatric oncologist Gloria Kennedy, MD, on how genetics relates to childhood cancers.

Diane Nanno, director of nursing for Transitional Care Services, on the new Hospital at Home program. 

The Informed Patient podcast and HealthLink on Air radio show are produced by Upstate Marketing and University Communications. The Informed Patient interviews are available through various podcast platforms, and HealthLink on Air is broadcast on WRVO Public Media at 6 a.m. Sundays. Audio and transcripts of the podcasts and the radio shows are also available at www.upstate.edu/informed.