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Upstate Announcements for June 1, 2023

Chancellor delivers SOU Address

SUNY Chancellor John B. King delivers inaugural State of the University Address and announces major investments in student success. To read more and view the address, visit: https://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/5-23/5-31-23/sotu23.html.



Register now for Upstate’s mobile mammography unit on-site event 

Upstate’s mobile mammography unit will offer mammograms July 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CAB for members of the Upstate community who register in advance. To schedule an annual screening mammogram, call 315-464-2588 or visit: https://www.upstate.edu/mobile-mammography/ and complete the request form. Questions? Email Wendy Hunt at HuntW@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



Skin cancer HealthLink is June 5

Ramsay Farah, MD, will present on the signs of skin cancer, treatments, and prevention tips June 5 at 6 p.m. online only. To register, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrfuurrDMvH9PEVMYzDlegZPM7fscJvN5W.



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/



Urology Grand Rounds is June 9

Natasha Kyprianou, PhD, professor of pathology and molecular and cell-based medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Siani, will present Phenotypic Reprogramming to Overcome Therapeutic Resistance in Advanced Prostate Cancer June 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference rooms on the first floor of Upstate Cancer Center. To R.S.V.P. and for more information, email Leszek Kotula at KotulaL@Upstate.edu.



Kidney disease and transplant options HealthLink is June 13

Reza Saidi, MD, chief of Upstate’s transplant program, will present on kidney transplantation June 13 at 6 p.m. at HealthLink (6333 Carrier Parkway, E. Syracuse) or online. Dr. Saidi will discuss how kidney transplantation can help those with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. A question/answer session will follow. To register for in-person or online attendance, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-yqqD4jG9KL-yKNWrycLSYb-M8dAGSO



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



Good Neighbor Day at Syracuse Mets is June 28

The Upstate Foundation has partnered with The Cool Head Project for Good Neighbor Day during the Syracuse Mets game June 28 at NBT Bank Stadium. The first pitch will be thrown at 6:30 p.m. and $4 of every ticket sold will be donated to the Cool Head Project Fund. The Cool Head Project can prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss in cancer patients and is available at Upstate Cancer Center. Help fill the stadium and unlock a matching gift from Northland Communications. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: Syracuse Mets Good Neighbor Day or email Eric Stensland at stenslaE@upstate.edu.



Pathway to Wellness events for June

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

  • Orientation to wellness at Upstate is June 1 from noon to 12:20 p.m. Orientation to wellness offerings at Upstate will provide information on SUNY PERKS, Perks Online Academy, Well NYS Everyday, the CAB Gym at Upstate, the Well-Being Index, self-care ideas, and more. 
  • Monday Mile Walk is June 5 at noon beginning at the traffic circle in front of Upstate University Hospital. The walk with Dr. Bagatell will be held inside if weather is poor. 
  • Clear the Air is June 6 at 11 a.m. in the lobby of Upstate Cancer Center. For more information on Clear the Air, email Jackson Tarr at TarrJ@Upstate.edu
  • 10 minutes at 10 a.m. is June 9. Wendy Hunt will offer information on what to expect during a mammography screening, statistics on the importance of screening, and how to prepare for a mammography. 
  • 10 minutes of humor is June 12 at 10 a.m. Join Pathway to Wellness for 10 minutes of laughter. 
  • Well NYS Everyday webinar is June 14 from noon to 12:30 p.m. The webinar will focus on starting and ending your day with positive habits. To register, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/weblink/register/r2cdfdff21bc111a40dd2c338a9876c61
  • Cardiovascular wellness discussion is June 14 at 10 a.m. for 15 minutes with a 10-minute talk and 5-minute question and answer period. Robert Carhart, MD, will present on how to improve cardiovascular wellness. 
  • How to Set a Budget is June 15 at noon for 20 minutes. Budgeting is the foundation of successful financial plans. A speaker from www.RethinkingDebt.com will present. 
  • 7 Minutes of Moving is June 21 at noon. Join PTW for a gentle step routine easily performed from a seated or standing position. 
  • Understanding Credit is June 22 at noon for 20 minutes. A speaker from www.RethinkingDebt.org will dive into credit reports and scores, which are essential for anyone looking to borrow money or make a big purchase. 
  • Monday Mile Walk is June 26 at noon at Upstate Community Hospital beginning in the main entrance by the gift shop. The walk with Beth Sellers will be held rain or shine. 
  • Mindful Leader Micro Meditation is June 27 at noon for 5 minutes. This session will focus on hands with a brief meditation. 
  • Paying off Debt is June 29 at noon for 20 minutes. A speaker from www.RethinkingDebt.org willcover managing debt, which is a crucial skill for anyone looking to achieve financial stability. 


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. For more information, email Rosek@upstate.edu.



The Informed Patient podcast 

The Informed Patient podcast recently featured interviews on rural mental health counseling, donating one’s body to science, and a family practitioner’s role.

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