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Upstate Announcements for August 10, 2022

Upstate Open Forums today at noon and 8 p.m.

Upstate Open Forums will be held today, Aug. 10 at noon and 8 p.m.

The forums will provide an update on the process to create a combined health care system with Crouse Hospital, with the goal of improving quality of care and increasing access to care. The forums are open to the Upstate community.

Register for the noon forum here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4391751132392898064

Register for the 8 p.m. forum here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7661816361143043086

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. *Only “upstate.edu” accounts will be permitted to register and join.



Understanding MS and treatment options is Aug. 11

Sandra Gibson, PA, MSCS, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Upstate, will discuss current treatment options for multiple sclerosis and future MS research Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This is a HealthLink seminar and is live, free, and open to the public. To register for a Zoom link, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtde-tqDkiE9JiLMg8NQb9DOJfUQqsKke-.



Upstate Foundation Walk/Run for Kids is Aug. 14

The Upstate Foundation’s second annual Walk/Run for Kids will be held Aug. 14 at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton. The event includes a 5K USATF-certified run, a two-mile walk, and a fun run for kids. The event benefits Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. More than 12,000 visits to the children’s hospital are made annually by Southern Tier families. To register, visit: https://upstate5k.itsyourrace.com/register/.



Upstate to hold community forums on Upstate-Crouse acquisition Aug. 15 and 18

Upstate will hold two community forums to discuss the proposed Upstate-Crouse collaboration. The forums are set for Monday, Aug. 15 at North Syracuse Junior High School, 5353 Taft Road and Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave., Syracuse. Both forums will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.



Pediatric Covid-19 update is Aug. 24

Joseph Domachowske, MD, professor of pediatrics and microbiology/immunology and pediatric infectious diseases specialist, will present a pediatric Covid-19 update Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. This HealthLink seminar is live, free and open to the public. Dr. Domachowske will discuss pediatric developments in Covid-19 including vaccinations, booster shots, therapeutics, and variants. To register for a Zoom link, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodOurrz8oGdMdr0g-MlYLjKOXRJergqWG.



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



Deadline for Emerging Leaders United applications is Aug. 29

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 2022 to September 2023. For an application, visit: www.upstate.edu/elu For questions or more information, email ELU@Upstate.edu.



Team captains sought for Making Strides; meeting Aug. 30

Upstate seeks team captains for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, to be held Oct. 16. A team captain meeting will be held Aug. 30 at noon via Zoom. To register for the meeting, email Chris Benton at BentonCh@Upstate.edu.



Pathway to Wellness events for August

To join the following Pathway to Wellness events, visit: https://upstate.edu/webex.com/meet/brisks.

—Chair Yoga is Aug. 11: Chair Yoga will be held Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. for 15 minutes.

—National Relaxation Day is Aug. 15: Join Pathway to Wellness Aug. 15 at noon or 2 p.m. for a National Relaxation Day celebration.

—Dance Break is Aug. 17: Dance Break will be held Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. for 10 minutes.

—10 Minutes of Humor is Aug. 22: Start your week off with a laugh Monday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m.

—Three-minute Arm Toning is Aug. 23: Click and join three minutes of arm toning Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.

—Generation Stress-From Surviving to Thriving is Aug. 24: Generation Stress is Aug. 24 at noon for 15 minutes. Neuroscientist Kristen Race will explain why GenX is now Generation Stress. Race will offer small changes to help break the cycle of stress and add mindfulness to your life.

For this month’s Pathway to Wellness flyer, visit:




Peer supporter training is Sept. 8

Peer supporter training will be held Sept. 8 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. To sign up for a Zoom link, email clinicianpeertopeer@bassett.org. Training materials will be sent along with the link. For more information on peer supporter training and to refer a colleague who may be interested in becoming a peer supporter, call Debra Emerson at 315-464-4234.



Easy for You is Sept. 13

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in 7335B Upstate University Hospital. Everyone with an Upstate ID is 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.



Convocation is Sept. 14

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.



Pars for Stroke golf tournament is Sept. 17

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



Lori’s Gift Shop sale

Lori’s Gift Shop at Upstate University Hospital is offering 50 percent off LaTerre handbags Aug. 11 and 12.



The Informed Patient 

Recent topics featured on The Informed Patient podcast include a new water-jet treatment for enlarged prostates, research into a possible herpesvirus-Alzheimer’s connection, and volunteer ombudsmen for nursing homes. Guests include:

Urologist Hanan Goldberg, MD, on the aquablation procedure for benign prostate hyperplasia, or BPH

Microbiologist Eain Murphy, PhD, on his herpesvirus research related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Rebecca Alder from the nonprofit Arise on its ombudsman program for long-term-care residences.

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.