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Upstate Announcements for August 17, 2022

Community Giving Campaign seeks department representatives 

Upstate’s Community Giving Campaign seeks department representatives for the following areas: https://bit.ly/3bYfzqU. Department representatives promote the campaign within their department and assist with questions. Training and tools are provided to all reps. To become a department representative, email name and department to PesciR@Upstate.edu. 



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

The second of two community forums to discuss the proposed Upstate-Crouse collaboration will be held Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave., Syracuse. The forum is open to the public. 



Chaplain intern graduation is Aug. 18

The Upstate community is welcome to attend the graduation of six summer chaplain interns Aug. 18 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel. Graduates of Upstate’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program include: Deacon Ade Ademoyo (5A/B), Father Immanuel Agbulu (neurology 9EFG), Father Paschal Anionye (6H/I and Community), Rev. Caroline Greene (oncology 10E/H), Sister Jessintha Xavier (6E, 6K) and Seminarian Pawel Zmija (8E/F/G). 



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. 

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. 



Voya financial session for state employees is Aug. 30

Voya will host an early and mid-career financial planning webinar for state employees Aug. 30 at noon. The session will help individuals with goals, dreams, tips on planning. To register, visit https://boblaferriere.timetap.com or https://www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/benefits/index.php.  



Pathway to Wellness events for August

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

—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: 




August is National Breastfeeding Month

Upstate offers breastfeeding support options for families:  

—Upstate’s lactation assistance service, call 315-464-MILK (6455). 

—Weekly Baby and Me and breastfeeding support, visit www.upstate.edu/bestbegin. 

—Those interested in learning more about supporting families with breastfeeding, visit SUNY Albany’s Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding, and Lactation in Health Care Settings. 

Questions? Email Cathy Bradley at NarcavaC@Upstate.edu. 



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. 



Clark Burn Center kickball tournament is Sept. 10

Upstate’s Clark Burn Center will hold the second annual Give Burns the Boot kickball tournament Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Syracuse Sports Association/Syracuse Kickball Park in Liverpool, N.Y. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. event start. Proceeds benefit Clark Burn Center patients and the Jessica Summers, MD, Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Build a team of 10 players for $300 ($25 for each additional player). Registration includes a commemorative T-shirt. Teams must have at least 3 female players. All players must be age 14 and older. 

To register your team, become a sponsor or make a donation, visit www.upstatefoundation.org/kickball. Online registration closes Wednesday, Sept. 7 at noon. Questions? Email Tamara Roberts at RobertTa@Upstate.edu. 



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. 



Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer Sept. 24

The Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Center will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. The event includes a leisurely two-mile canoe or kayak paddle on the Moose River beginning at the Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company in Old Forge, N.Y. *No kayaks or canoes will be available for rental. 

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. For more information call Janice Todeschini at 315-415-3157 or visit www.UpstateFoundation.org/paddle to download a registration form.



HeARTS for the Homeless is Oct. 13

HeARTS for the Homeless will be held Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Auditorium, 421 Gifford Street, Syracuse. The event will feature an auction of paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry created by local and national artists. Proceeds benefit the Housecalls for the Homeless, the street medicine program serving individuals experiencing homelessness in Onondaga County. 

Volunteers are needed to assist at the event. To volunteer, contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld at 315-464-4284 or shenfels@upstate.edu. 

To purchase tickets ($40) or to sponsor the event, visit: www.UpstateFoundation.org/Hearts