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Upstate Announcements for July 28, 2022

Save the date: Convocation

Convocation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. For more information, email Patty Gooden at GoodenPa@Upstate.edu.



Upstate’s policy on consensual relationships (Policy: UW C-05) has been updated

Upstate’s policy on consensual relationships has been updated and prohibits faculty and anyone in a supervisory role from engaging in a consensual relationship with a subordinate employee or a student. 

To disclose a consensual relationship anonymously to Institutional Compliance, call 315-464-6444 or Compliance@Upstate.edu. Login is required to view the policy: https://upstate.ellucid.com/documents/view/2946.



Miracle Treat Day is July 28

Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen in Cicero will be held July 28. Proceeds benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For every Blizzard Treat sold on Miracle Treat Day, $1 will be donated back to the children’s hospital.



Pathway to Wellness session on living a mindful life is July 28

A session on living a mindful life will be held July 28 at noon for 15 minutes. Tips on how to reduce stress, lower risk of depression, help your children be happier will be offered by brain scientist Kristen Race. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks. This program is a part of Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness offerings.



Glutes and Abs is July 29

Join Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness program for the Glutes and Abs session July 29 at 10 a.m. for 10 minutes. This is a standing workout for core strength, especially important if pushing, pulling and lifting is part of your job. Wear comfortable clothes and join here: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.



Coffee with the CMO is Aug. 2

All Upstate providers are invited to Coffee with Upstate’s Chief Medical Officer Amy Tucker, MD, Aug. 2 from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. in the fifth-floor conference rooms at UHCC. 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.



Retirement open house for Ann Salvagni is Aug. 2 

A retirement open house for Ann Salvagni will be held Aug. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Employee/Student Health, located on the fourth floor of Jacobsen Hall. Salvagni retires after 34 years of service at Upstate. For more information, email Linda Goff at GoffL@Upstate.edu.



Physical Therapy (DPT) information sessions are Aug. 2 and 16

Student Admissions will host on-campus information sessions on Upstate’s Physical Therapy (DPT) program Aug. 2 and 16. For details and to register, visit https://engage.upstate.edu/portal/on-campus.



Session on hydration is Aug. 3

The August Monthly Challenge is to stay hydrated. Linda Carignan-Everts, New York State Work-Life Services, will discuss water, hydration, water-infused recipes and more Aug. 3 from noon to 12:30 p.m. via WebEx. To register, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/k2/j.php?MTID=td5a562cfee6e1e7fbbc1b80931a23bd1



Upstate’s Emerging Leaders United seeks volunteers Aug. 4

Upstate’s Emerging Leaders United group seeks volunteers to participate in Day of Caring, an event to celebrate the United Way of CNY’s 100thanniversary. 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. Upstate Emerging Leaders United has secured morning, afternoon, and evening volunteer opportunities. 

Detailed information on the volunteer opportunities and how to sign up to volunteer is available at: www.upstate.edu/careday. Use an Upstate email when registering. The first 125 Upstate volunteers to sign up, will receive a Team Upstate hat. For questions or more information, email ELU@Upstate.edu.



Low-impact workout to increase energy is Aug. 4

Join trainer Lucy Wyndham-Read as she leads a 10-minute low-impact workout Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. This is an offering of Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness program. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.



Two opportunities to help Upstate’s Your Cause charity are Aug. 6 and 18

The Upstate community is invited to help Sarah’s Guest House, the university’s 2022 Your Cause partner, with two volunteer activities: 

—painting a shed and completing yard work Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

—interior painting Aug. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Sarah’s Guest House

To volunteer, email Susan Bland at BLANDmeS@upstate.edu or Kelly Dolan at dolank@upstate.edu. Upstate volunteers should wear a Team Upstate shirt, if possible. 



Mindful Meditation is Aug. 8 and 10

Mindful Meditation will be held Aug. 8 and 10 at 10 a.m. via WebEx. Annemarie Cristino, LCSW, CEAP, Upstate’s Employee Assistance Program coordinator, will offer 30 minutes of mindful meditation instruction and information. Mindfullness centers on fostering connections between the brain, mind, body, and behavior. To join the session, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/cristinA. Future sessions will be held every Monday and Wednesday.



Easy for You is Aug. 9

Easy for you, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.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



Volunteers sought for Mary Nelson’s Youth Center 21st annual Back-To-School BBQ Aug. 20

The 21st annual Backpack and School Supply giveaway and BBQ event seeks volunteers to help set up, clean up, and hand out supplies Aug. 20 at the corner of S. Salina St. and Wood Ave.

Shifts run from 8 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 3 to 6 p.m. Upstate volunteers should wear an Upstate shirt whenever possible. To volunteer, complete the survey here: https://bit.ly/3cen64M. For more information, email Becca Pesci at pescir@upstate.edu.



Recovery-Based Suicide Prevention conference is Aug. 26 and 27

Recovery-Based Suicide Prevention: An Introduction to Life-Transforming Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy will be held Aug. 26 and 27. For more information on continuing education credits, the full program, and to register, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/cme/online-register.php. For more information, email Linette Thorp at thorpl@upstate.edu



Safe Kids Sunday at Syracuse Mets game is Aug. 28

Safe Kids Sunday will be held Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. at Syracuse Mets Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Dr. Gates will open at noon. Kids eat free at Sunday games and everyone will have a chance to meet Tator Tot, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Salt Potato. The first 1,000 fans in the door will receive a Tator Tot bobble head.

Safe Kids Sunday is sponsored by Safe Kids Upstate New York, led by Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, and the Upstate Foundation. For more information on the event and tickets, contact Liz Sapio at SapioE@Upstate.eduor 315-464-2810.



Upcoming events benefiting Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Ace Hardware Bucket Days are Aug. 5 to 7: Buy a $5 bucket at a participating Ace Hardware Aug. 5 to 7. Donations collected will benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Create Change at JOANN in August: JOANN will partner with Children’s Miracle Network in August to raise money for local member hospitals, including Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, through customer donations.

Questions? Email Danielle LaTour, Upstate Foundation, at LaTourDa@Upstate.edu.



Save the date: Pars for Stroke annual golf tournament is Sept. 17

Upstate’s Pars for Stroke annual golf tournament will be held Sept. 17 at Radisson Greens Golf Club. To register, visit: https://www.upstatefoundation.org/Pars-for-Stroke. Questions? Email Raisa Zhovklaya at ZhovklaR@Upstate.edu.



Save the date: Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 25

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike. To join the team ‘Upstate Strong,’ visit http://act.alz.org/goto/UpstateStrong.

The first 75 individuals to register and raise $35 will receive an Upstate runners hat. A team photo will be taken at the event. For more information, email Kelly Dolan at doalnk@upstate.edu.



The Informed Patient

Recent topics featured on The Informed Patient podcast include revised benchmarks for child development, the Schwartz rounds, and a recipe for healthier macaroni and cheese. Guests include:

—Pediatrician Jenica O’Malley, DO, on the new benchmarks in child development. Click here.

—Chaplain Brigid Dunn on the Schwartz rounds and their purpose. Click here

—Registered dietitian nutritionist Katie Krawczyk with a recipe for nutritious macaroni and cheese. Click here.

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.