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Upstate Announcements for July 7, 2022

Supply Chain Management now offers Lawson Assistance

Supply Chain Management (formerly known as Materials Management) now has a help desk for Lawson users.  Do you have/need access to Lawson? Are you a new user and need training? Are you having difficulty placing an order? Lawson Assistance is an just an email or vocera call away.  Send email to LawsonAssist@upstate.edu or call “Lawson Assist” on vocera. 


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 list

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.


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 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.


Protect clean water worldwide while reducing waste at Upstate

Upstate Sustainability is partnering with Fill it Forward to support clean water around the world. Stop by the hospital’s second floor lobby July 13, from 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Upstate Community Hospital cafeteria July 14, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick up a free QR code sticker for your water bottle.  Every time you fill your water bottle, scan the QR code with your smart phone to track waste and energy saved. Fill it Forward will also donate to clean water projects around the world for each scan. Join the Upstate University Health Systems group in the Fill it Forward app to track how much waste the Upstate Community has prevented with this program. For more information visit https://www.fillitforward.com/ If you would like to order tags for your office, team, or department please email Upstate Sustainability Manager Paul Corsi (corsip@upstate.edu).


Coffee with the CMO is July 14 and Aug. 2

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.


Campus Blood Drive is July 14 and 15 

A campus blood drive will be held July 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, July 15 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 go to www.upstate.edu/blood


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 (Please note new zoom link.)

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/ For more information, email Amy Green at greenamy@upstate.edu.


Community Hospital Blood Drive is July 25 

The Upstate Community Hospital blood drive will be held July 25, from 12 until 5 p.m. in the Community Hospital cafeteria and conference room. To schedule an appointment, go to www.upstate.edu/blood


Retirement reception for Jennifer Kieffer is July 25

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


Volunteers needed for yard work and painting a shed at Sarah’s Guest House on August 6th. 

Upstate employees are invited to help Sarah’s Guest House, Upstate’s 2022 Your Cause partner, with painting the shed and completing the yard work. Volunteers interested in helping should contact Susan Bland at BLANDmeS@upstate.edu or Kelly Dolan at dolank@upstate.edu  

Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upstate employees should wear a Team Upstate shirt, if possible.  Sarah’s Guest House is a local 501C3 charity whose mission is to provide lodging, transportation, meals and comfort to patients and families receiving medical care in Central New York.  They are the only healthcare hospitality house for adults in Central New York.


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.


Upstate physicians sought for Community Building program

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.


Fifth-annual Pre-Admissions Workshop for Aspiring Native Health Professionals set for 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 now open 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 from a vending kiosk. The market offers self-checkout 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.


Podcast topics: DNA 101; avoiding seasonal burns; a recipe for patients or anyone

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

--research scientist Wenyi Feng, PhD,  on DNA and its role.

--Tamara Roberts, program manager of the Clark Burn Center, on summer safety tips.

--registered dietitian nutritionist Katie Krawczyk on a recipe she recommends: crustless mini-quiches.

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