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Upstate Announcements for June 14, 2023

Hope Café now open at 550 Harrison

Hope Café is now open at 550 Harrison. The café is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All profits from Hope Café sales support charitable work locally and internationally. Questions? Email Eric Adams, Upstate Food Services, at AdamsEr@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 



Center for Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry discussion is June 15

Upstate’s Center for Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry will host a discussion with Nassir Ghaemi, MD, June 15 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Ghaemi will present The Philosophy and Psychiatry of Karl Jaspers. Ghaemi is professor of psychiatry at Tufts University. To join the Zoom, visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86158561804?pwd=OGFHMDIrQlJ5ZjFnT2NRaWdYOXg4QT09&from=addon. Questions? Email Michael Miller, PhD, at MillerMi@Upstate.edu.


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

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



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 davies@upstate.edu.



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.



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



Nursing Recognition Fund shirt sale is June 22, 27, 28

A shirt sale will be held June 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community.

The sale will also be held June 27 and 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the second-floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital.

Cash, credit card, Apple pay, or check made payable to Nursing Recognition Fund #290, will be accepted. Questions? Email Danielle Palmer at PalmerDa@Upstate.edu.



Child Life Program T-shirt sale on now through June 23

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 BurnsMar@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.



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 AdlerJ@Upstate.edu.



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 HuntW@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.

  • 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. 



Easy for You is July 11

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in C3068 Upstate Cancer Center. Everyone 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.



Weight loss study seeks participants

Upstate’s Endocrine Research Team seeks overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes that are treated with oral medications only for a weight loss study. Participants will receive education and support in addition to investigational weight loss medication or placebo. Compensation for volunteer’s time will be provided. For more information, email stonesh@upstate.edu or call 315-464-9012.