Upstate Announcements for June 22, 2023
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.
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.
- Understanding Credit is June 22 at noon for 20 minutes. A speaker from www.RethinkingDebt.orgwill 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drives are July 13, 14 and 24
Blood drives will be held July 13 from noon to 5 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor Hall, July 14 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano, and July 24 from noon to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community. To schedule an appointment, visit www.Upstate.edu/blood.
Participants sought for SPROUT pilot project meeting July 24
The SPROUT pilot project seeks women of color who are currently pregnant or have given birth within the past five years to participate in a one-hour discussion on the barriers and facilitators of exercising during pregnancy. The focus group will meet July 24 at 6 p.m. in room 120 at the Campus Activities Building. Location will be forthcoming. Participants will receive $100 in appreciation for their time. For more information or to sign up, contact Danielle Hoose at email@example.com or 315-481-6013.
The Informed Patient podcast
The Informed Patient podcast recently featured interviews on how children ingest lead and that metal’s dangers; how disease-carrying ticks hitchhike into homes; and some new techniques involving stem cells in urological surgery.
- Upstate pediatrician Travis Hobart, MD, explains sources of lead and what can be done to keep it away from children. He is medical director of the Central/Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center. (Also on YouTube.)
- Upstate tick researcher Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, discusses the many ways that ticks can travel from the outdoors to inside a home and the disease they can carry. He directs the SUNY Center for Vector-Borne Diseases. (Also on YouTube.)
- Two recent visitors to Upstate, Akio Horiguchi, MD, PhD, of Japan, and Mang Chen of San Francisco, talk about the use of stem cells in their specialty: urinary reconstructive surgery. (Also on YouTube.)
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 SmithAmb@Upstate.edu.