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Upstate Announcements for May 24, 2023

RSVP today May 24 for the Team Upstate 20th anniversary ice cream social

The Upstate community is welcome to the Team Upstate 20-year anniversary ice cream social May 31 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. The event is hosted by the President’s Office. Dr. Dewan will acknowledge Team Upstate with a brief program at 2 p.m.


*All are welcome but R.S.V.P. is required by today, May 24, here: www.upstate.edu/tucelebrates.

Community service is a longstanding tradition at Upstate. For 20 years, Team Upstate has encouraged our employees and students to give their time and talents to support causes where they work and live. Thank you for your dedication to our community and beyond, and please join us May 31.



Upstate Strong shirt sale is May 24 and 25

Upstate Strong T-shirts will be available for purchase May 24 until 3:30 p.m. and again May 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. outside Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital. Shirts are $18 each and available in V-neck or crew in sizes XS-4XL. Cash, card, or check made out to the Nursing Recognition Fund #290 will be accepted. There are no holds. Questions? Email Danielle Palmer at PalmerDa@Upstate.edu.



Service for new chaplain interns is May 25

The Upstate community is welcome to attend a service for the new summer class of Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain Interns May 25 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel on the first floor of Upstate University Hospital. Upstate is one of only 39 academic medical centers in the country with a nationally accredited Clinical Pastoral Education training program recognized by the Department of Education. For more information, call the Department of Spiritual Care at 315-464-4236.



On My Own Time begins May 25

Upstate’s Health Sciences Library will host the On My Own Time exhibit May 25 to June 1 in the Scholar’s Den on the second floor of the library. The exhibit is open during library hours. All are welcome. Email Laura Benjamin at NemitzL@Upstate.edu for more information.



Syracuse Workforce Run registration deadline is May 26

The deadline to join Team Upstate’s team at the Syracuse Workforce run is May 26. The event will be held June 20 at 6:45 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Parkway. Registration is $39. To join, read race details and eligibility requirements, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/specialevents/syrrun.php.



Retirement reception for Connie Randolph is May 30

A retirement reception will be held for Connie Randolph, RN, MS, CNS, CCCC, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 1076 A/B/C. Randolph retires after 25 years of service. Questions? Email Robyn Pawlewitz at PawlewiR@Upstate.edu.



Pathway to Wellness announcements for May

To join the following Pathway to Wellness events, use the following link (unless otherwise noted): https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.

  • Mindful Leader: Cultivating Compassion is May 25 at noon for 10 minutes. Join Suzanne Brisk for a meditation practice designed to cultivate compassion.
  • Clear the Air is the first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. beginning in the lobby of Upstate Cancer Center. Help pick up cigarette butts, beautify the Upstate campus, and tell everyone about nicotine replacement comfort kits. For more information, email Jackson Tarr at TarrJ@Upstate.edu.



Nappi Wellness Institute open house is June 2

The Upstate community is welcome to an open house for the Nappi Wellness Institute June 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at 725 E. Adams St. The new 210,000 square-foot building will showcase innovative designs, expanded clinical space, and local artwork in the first WELL certified health care facility in New York state. Staff will be available to answer questions about the new models of care. The event offers a unique opportunity to experience the space prior to start of clinical operations June 13.



Feminine hygiene drive runs until June 2

Team Upstate and the Women in Residency Life are collecting essential feminine hygiene products to distribute to local charities now through June 2. For more information, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/specialevents/collection-drive.php. Collection boxes are located in the following areas:

  • EM-STAT, 550 E. Genesee St.
  • West lobby staff entrance, Community
  • 1105 Nursing Affairs, Upstate University Hospital
  • Main lobby, IHP
  • Main lobby, Weiskotten Hall
  • Main lobby, Upstate Cancer Center
  • Third floor, Telergy Building
  • Joslin Diabetes Center



Drag Brunch to benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is June 3

The fifth annual Drag Brunch to benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will be held Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. at Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Auburn. This year’s show will feature Mrs. Kasha Davis from Ru Paul’s Drag Race. For more information, visit: https://facebook.com/events/s/5th-annual-drag-brunch-benefit/161166653405423/ or email Danielle (LaTour) Bright at LaTourDa@Upstate.edu



Advanced Practice Grand Rounds is June 6

Matthew Elkins will present Whole Blood Clotting Assays June 6 from noon to 1 p.m. To join, visit: APGRJune6. For more information, email Jessica Dow at dowj@upstate.edu. CME credit will be available for participants.



Employee Recognition Day is June 8

Upstate’s 38th annual Employee Recognition Day will be held Thursday, June 8 at the OnCenter. A ceremony and luncheon will honor those who have reached a five-year milestone in years of service. Invitations have been sent to honorees and their direct supervisor. R.S.V.P. is required. To R.S.V.P. or learn more about this year’s event, including a list of honorees, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/erd/.



Easy for You is June 13

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, June 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Multidisciplinary Suite (C3068) on the third floor of Upstate Cancer Center. 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 



Syracuse Workforce Run is June 20

The Syracuse Workforce Run will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 6:45 p.m. on Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool. Registration is $39. To join Team Upstate, review race details, and read eligibility requirements, visit https://www.upstate.edu/specialevents/syrrun.php. Registration deadline for Team Upstate is May 26. Questions? Email Rebecca Pesci at PesciR@Upstate.edu.



Save the date: Teal There’s a Cure is July 4

The 15th annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5K Walk/Run will be held Tuesday, July 4 at 8 a.m. at Marcellus Park. A virtual event will be held July 1 to 4. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research, education, and awareness—including research at Upstate Medical University and the Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, which provides ovarian cancer patient assistance. For information on this year’s in-person and virtual options and to register visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Marcellus/TealTheresACure5K. Contact Rosek@upstate.edu with questions.



Amion security update and account information

Amion has recently updated their security process. Users will be prompted to create an account. For more information on how to do this, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/ihospital/intra/pdf/2023-amion-doximity.pdf. Questions? Email Jody Williams at WilliaJo@Upstate.edu.



Donate Life shirts available

Donate Life shirts are available for purchase in select sizes. Shirts are $20 each. To purchase, email Michelle Lonkey at LonkeyM@Upstate.edu.



ExtendedCare Open Forum

Upstate has a new telehealth Epic integrated video solution, ExtendedCare. Using ExtendedCare, providers will be able to launch a video visit from within Epic. Patients will be able to join directly from MyChart or from a text message or email link. Over the next several months, ExtendedCare will be rolled out to all ambulatory departments. Open forums on ExtendedCare will be held to learn more about the video visit platform and have your questions answered.

The forums will run the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8 a.m. and the fourth Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 5 p.m. from now until the end of October. To join, use the following link: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/greenfma. Questions? Email GreenfMa@Upstate.edu.



Global Health seeks adolescent participants for Lyme vaccine trial 

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks healthy participants between the ages of 12 and 17 to participate in a Pfizer Lyme vaccine clinical trial. Participants may be compensated for time and travel. For more information contact us at: 315-464-9869 or Trials@upstate.edu.



IMT webpage offers Epic users information about upcoming improvements

As IMT implements improvements in preparation for Epic's transition to Hyperdrive, a web-based browser, users will notice some changes to the activities they use day to day. These changes include a refreshed look and feel, quicker loading times, and improved security. Users may preview updates by visiting the Hyperdrive webpage at https://www.upstate.edu/training/intra/epic/hyperdrive.php.  



Vending machine transitions

Upstate is currently transitioning vending machine vendors which may result in some machines not being filled while service transitions. Upstate’s food services department is working to provide full service again as soon as possible.



Nellie Hurley scholarship applications sought

Advocates for Upstate welcomes eligible Upstate employees and volunteers to apply for Nellie Hurley scholarships for fall semester 2023 to be used towards undergraduate degrees in health-related fields. Applications will be accepted through June 30. To learn more about the Nellie Hurley scholarships and eligibility criteria and for the application form, please go to https://www.upstate.edu/advocates/grants-scholarships/scholarships.php. Applicants will be notified of their status in mid-July. Questions? Email Jonathan Adler at AdlerJ@Upstate.edu.



The Informed Patient podcast recently featured interviews on a vaccine trial involving teens, protecting aging skin and the risk factors for kidney disease.

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.

To suggest an Upstate expert or topic for a possible podcast, email Amber Smith at SmithAmb@Upstate.edu.