Upstate Announcements for October 26, 2022
Lead exposure event is today
Upstate’s lead poisoning experts will host an information session today at 4 p.m. at Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Physicians will be on hand to discuss the scope of the lead issue in our area, how to get tested and treated, and answer questions from the public. Questions? Email Sarah Lawler at LawlerSa@Upstate.edu.
National Spiritual Care Week
Upstate's Department of Spiritual Care invites the Upstate campus to join us in celebrating National Spiritual Care Week, now through Oct. 30. To celebrate, chaplains will visit all floors at Upstate Community Hospital to distribute small treats and blessing hands. Friday, Oct. 28 will feature an on-call clergy seminar on violent trauma at Upstate University Hospital. Chaplains will be outside the downtown cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. distributing inspirational stones, blessing hands and offering Reiki. Upstate’s Spiritual Care team covers both hospitals 24/7 and is here for patients, families and staff. Spiritual Care can be reached on Vocera, through EPIC orders, through the operator, or stop into our offices at 1224 Upstate University Hospital or 3101 Community Hospital.
OneDrive for Business to replace personal Novell U drive
IMT will transition from Novell U drive for personal storage to OneDrive for Business, a cloud-based storage system for documents and files. With OneDrive for Business, students, faculty, and staff will have access to files from a computer, mobile device or an internet browser through office.com. IMT will notify recipients via email of the planned transition date for their account. Students, faculty and staff may find current training resources including the transition timeline, accessing OneDrive, and sharing files on the OneDrive FAQ page: https://www.upstate.edu/imt/intra/office365/faqs.php. For more information on the transition, contact the IMT Help Desk at 315-464-4115 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This change will not affect any other shares, email, EPIC and/or any other clinical applications.
Diabetes study seeks participants
Upstate’s Endocrine Research Team seeks insulin-users age 65 or older for a research study using a continuous glucose monitor. Participants will receive devices, supplies, support from diabetes educators, and compensation for time and expenses. For more information, email email@example.com or call 315-464-9008.
Volunteers sought for meal service Oct. 27
Volunteers are sought for preparing and serving a meal Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sarah’s Guest House. Sarah’s Guest House is Upstate’s 2022 Your Cause partner. To volunteer, email Susan Bland at BLANDmeS@upstate.edu or Kelly Dolan at DolanK@upstate.edu. Upstate volunteers, wear a Team Upstate shirt if possible.
Pink in the Rink is Oct. 28
Pink in the Rink with the Syracuse Crunch will be held Oct. 28 at the War Memorial. The event will feature Upstate Cancer Center information, a cancer survivor puck drop, in-game announcements, a mystery puck fundraiser for She Matters. Upstate’s Mobile Mammography will be parked outside the War Memorial from noon to 5 p.m., and will offer screenings by appointment. Visit www.upstate.edu/noexcuses or call 315-464-2588 for appointments and more information on mobile mammography. For more information on She Matters, visit www.upstate.edu/shematters or join their program by calling 315-484-4237. For more information about Pink in the Rink, email Chris Benton at BentonCh@Upstate.edu.
27th annual CNY Psychopharmacology Update and second annual Women’s Mental Health Psychopharmacology Conference are Oct. 28
The 27th annual CNY Psychopharmacology Update and the second annual Women’s Mental Health Psychopharmacology Conference will be held Oct. 28. The psychopharmacology update will include standards-of-care and cutting-edge concepts on prescribing medications. The women’s conference will provide an update on the impact gender has on mental health, the importance of sex hormone fluctuations on mood, intimate partner violence, and the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder and perimenopause. Brochures and online registration are available at http://www.upstate.edu/cme. For more information, email Linette Thorp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retirement reception for Stephanie DeJoseph is Oct. 31
A retirement reception for Stephanie DeJoseph of Marketing and University Communications is Oct. 31 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in 1164 Weiskotten Hall. DeJoseph retires after more than 21 years of serving the campus and hospital on a wide variety of projects. The Upstate community is welcome.
Pathway to Wellness announcements
All Pathway to Wellness (PTW) events are accessible via https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Join PTW for a 10-minute standing stretch.
- Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. is Chair Yoga with PTW for 15 minutes.
- Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. is 10 minutes of humor with PTW.
- The Well NYS Daily To-Do: Learn more about recommended health screenings and tests based on age, overall health, and family history. Register on the Well NYS Everyday website and track your progress at: https://wellnys.oer.ny.gov/registration/monthly_challenge_description.cfm.
- Nov. 1 at noon is All About Vaping with Theresa Hankin, RRT, NCTTS.
- Nov. 2 at noon is How to Incorporate One Positive Thing Into Your Day with Amy Bidwell, PhD, SUNY Oswego. To register for this session, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/k2/j.php?MTID=t6a942d5f8ac984da01c8046ab2cdaff5
The Healing Muse launch is Nov. 2
The Healing Muse, Upstate’s journal of literary and visual arts, will celebrate its 22nd issue with a launch party Nov. 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. The program will feature readings by some of the writers featured in Muse 22. For more information and to get a Zoom link for the event, email Andrea Chiaravalloti at ChiaraAn@Upstate.edu.
Addiction Psychiatry Conference is Nov. 4
The fourth annual Addiction Psychiatry Conference will be held Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Hutchings Psychiatric Center. The conference will focus on opioids—illicit use and prescription use, maintenance treatments with opioids, difficult patient interactions in the hospital setting, and social determinants of health. A complete brochure and online registration is available at http://www.upstate.edu/cme. For more information, contact Linette Thorp at email@example.com.
Limb Preservation in 2022 is Nov. 5
Limb Preservation in 2022: Innovations and Advancements will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. Experts from Vasculary Surgery, Endovascular Service, Hyperbaric Medicine, and Wound Care will provide information on limb preservation, including: arterial and venous pathology, neuropathy, foot problems associated with diabetes, and advanced wound care. Pre-registration is required, here: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/17845. Questions? Email Rosemarie More at MoreR@Upstate.edu.
Burn Run is Nov. 6
The 16th annual Burn Run will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 at the East Syracuse Fire Department fire station #2, 148 Sauders Creek Parkway. The kids fun run will begin at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m.; 10K at 10 a.m. Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/EastSyracuse/TheBurnRun. Packet pickup and in-person registration will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at Fleet Feet Dewitt and on race day.
Celebration of Life for Jorge Grimes is Nov. 6
A Celebration of Life service for Jorge Grimes, EdD, will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Grimes was associate professor and chair of the graduate nursing program at Upstate’s College of Nursing in the 1990s and served as interim dean in 1997-98. All are welcome to attend. Donations may be made to the Jorge Grimes Nursing Scholarship #644, Upstate Foundation, 750 E. Adams St. CAB 326, Syracuse, NY 13210. Questions? Email Mary Knepper at KnepperM@Upstate.edu.
Headaches for the Holidays Seminar is Nov. 7
Awss Zidan, MD, director of Upstate’s Headache Center, will present Headaches for the Holidays Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Dr. Zidan will discuss diagnosis and management of headaches, and what can be done to limit them during the holidays and beyond. The HealthLink seminar is live, free and open to the public. Register here for your Zoom link: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkfu2tpzgoEtIH5x-jCCoNJti_c7gyvH2m. Questions on HealthLink seminars? Email Amy Allen at AllenAm@Upstate.edu.
Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture is Nov. 7
The Upstate community is welcome to attend the annual Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in 1159 Weiskotten Hall. The lecture will include a keynote address by Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School. Honors will be given to Donna Vavala and Carla Corona. For questions and to R.S.V.P., contact Amy Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-464-4517. Click here for Zoom or, go to https://upstate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 946 4170 9398 and password: 574139. Join from dial-in phone line: Dial: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 646 931 3860 https://upstate.zoom.us/u/adGSYs3jEMeeting ID: 946 4170 9398 Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting.
Easy for You is Nov. 8
Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8 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 email@example.com.
HealthLink seminar on fire and burn safety is Nov. 14
A virtual HealthLink seminar on fire and burn safety in the fall and winter months will be held Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Tamara Roberts, MSN, RN, burn program manager at Upstate’s Clark Burn Center, and Paul Knierman, president of the East Syracuse Fire Department and fire fighter/EMT for over 28 years, will provide simple and effective methods to prevent fires and burns in and around the home. To register for a Zoom link, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtcuCoqzoqGtOQNx371hicR_wqI1PaMOiw. The event is free and open to the public.
Upstate Foundation Benefit Concert set for Nov. 18
The Upstate Foundation’s Benefit Concert will be held Friday, Nov. 18 at the Landmark Theatre. Grammy Award winning Blood, Sweat & Tears will perform. Festivities begin at 8 p.m., with the pre-concert patron and sponsor party starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Upstate Medical University’s commitment to implementing sustainable systems to create a healthy environment for patients, students, employees and the surrounding region. For concert reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4416 or visit www.upstatefoundation.org/benefitconcert.