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Upstate Announcements for June 7, 2023

Child Life Program T-shirt sale

Upstate’s Child Life Program has ‘Radiate Kindness’ T-shirts available for purchase now through June 23. Shirts are also available in children’s sizes. To order, visit: https://golisano.markproductstore.com/. Questions? Email Maggie Burns at [email protected].

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Resource available for staff to learn about MAS transportation for patients

Social Work has created education via Brightspace as a resource for staff who may need to arrange Medicaid transport through the Medical Answering Service (MAS) for their patients. Login to Brightspace and Search for MAS or transportation. For more information, email [email protected].

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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. NY state employees get 4 hours of cancer screening time per year. This time can be used for breast cancer screening at the mobile van. If you have questions about this benefit, check with your manager for more information. 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 [email protected]

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CNY Library Resources Council Health Literacy Conference is June 8 and 9

Upstate’s Health Sciences Library and the CNY Library Resources Council will hold the second annual Health Literacy Conference June 8 and 9 via Zoom. Registration is free and the event is open to all. Registrants will receive a copy of Graphic Public Health: A Comics Anthology and Road Map by Meredith Li-Vollmer and a tote bag. (Note: books and tote bags cannot be mailed outside of the continental U.S. but those individuals are still welcome to register and attend the conference). To register and for more information, visit: https://clrc.org/event/2023-health-literacy-conference. Attendance for all sessions is not required. Participants can attend any or all of the offerings. To view recordings later, register now. Questions? Email Sarah Lawler at [email protected] or [email protected].

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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 [email protected].

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Reception for Darren Carboni is June 12

A going away reception will be held for Darren Carboni, Director of Interprofessional Education and Simulation, Monday June 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the University Simulation Center. To R.S.V.P., email Sue Davie at [email protected].

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Changes set for access to TU3 and TU4 parking lot June 12 to 16

Access to the entrance to TU3 and TU4 parking lot off Madison Street is subject to changes from June 12 to 16 depending on nearby construction. Flaggers on site will direct users to an alternate entrance, if necessary.

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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

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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 [email protected] 

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Retirement reception for Steve Harris is June 16

The Upstate community is welcome to attend a retirement reception for Steve Harris June 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor. Harris retires after 27 years of service. Questions? Email Sue Davie at [email protected].

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Upstate Trauma T-shirt sale is June 20

Upstate Trauma T-shirts will be available for purchase June 20 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. outside Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital. Shirts are $20 and will be available in crew and v-neck sizes S to 4XL. Cash, card, Apple/Google Pay will be accepted. There will be no holds.

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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 [email protected]

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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 [email protected].

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Nellie Hurley scholarship applications due by June 30

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 [email protected].

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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.

  • 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 will cover managing debt, which is a crucial skill for anyone looking to achieve financial stability. 

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Global Health seeks participants for flu/covid vaccine

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks healthy adult participants age 18 and up to participate in a Pfizer vaccine clinical trial. The study will look at an investigational combined mRNA vaccine against flu and COVID-19.  You may be compensated for time and travel. For more information contact us at: 315-464-9869 or [email protected].

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Upstate seeks volunteers for a study evaluating a vaccine for the prevention of CMV infection

Upstate seeks volunteers for a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of a new Moderna mRNA CMV vaccine in healthy adolescents and adult females 16 to 40 years of age. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes asymptomatic infection and mononucleosis-like illness in healthy adults. Congenital CMV occurs in 30 to 35 percent of mothers who acquire primary CMV infection during pregnancy. Maternal infection in the first half of pregnancy is associated with the highest risk for severe manifestations of congenital CMV in the infant. Currently, no vaccine is available to prevent CMV infection.

Upstate Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist, Dr. Joseph Domachowske is the principal investigator of the study. All visits will take place at the Physician’s Office Building (POB). The trial involves 14 in-person visits over a period of 30 months with safety phone contacts between visits. Direct exposure to a child 5 years old and under, for at least 8 hours per week is required. Visits include vaccinations, blood draws, and urine pregnancy tests. Participants are required to keep an e-Diary on a smartphone app to track any adverse effects throughout the study; Devices are provided to those who do not have one. Participants will be compensated for scheduled and unscheduled completed visits. To learn more about participating in the clinical trial, contact the study coordinator at 315-802-1105 or [email protected].

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Global Health seeks participants for flu/covid vaccine

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks healthy adult participants age 18 and up to participate in a Pfizer vaccine clinical trial. The study will look at an investigational combined mRNA vaccine against flu and COVID-19.  You may be compensated for time and travel. For more information contact us at: 315-464-9869 or [email protected].

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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 [email protected].

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Joey’s Wish walk/run is July 8

Joey’s Wish will host a walk/run July 8 at Onondaga Lake Park’s Saw Mill Creek Shelter, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the event starts at 10 a.m. Registration is $30 and includes an addiction awareness pin and two tickets to the Double Days baseball game on July 11. Participants who register by June 15 will receive a T-shirt. The event will include live music and a food truck. To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joeys-wish-inc-1st-annual-5k-run1-mile-walk-tickets-611365961047. For more information, email [email protected].

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The Informed Patient podcast 

The Informed Patient podcast recently featured interviews on hepatitis B, maxillofacial prosthodontics, and geriatric emergency medical care: 

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, including YouTube. 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 upstate.edu/informed.

To suggest an Upstate expert or topic for a possible podcast, email Amber Smith at [email protected].  

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