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Upstate Announcements for September 13, 2023

Proposals sought for Health Justice Conference

Proposals are sought for the 2024 Health Justice Conference (HJC), scheduled to take place Jan. 15 in the Academic Building. Ideas, proposals and speakers are sought to lead sessions during the conference that align with health equity, education and advocacy. To submit an application, visit: https://forms.gle/yKaxEKwEPRSGdG756. For more information, email: [email protected][email protected], or [email protected]


Upstate Frame of Mind Podcast focuses on Upstate’s 
Psychiatry High Risk Program

In the current episode of the Frame of Mind Podcast, Dr. Robert Gregory, Upstate professor of psychiatry, discusses his work with Psychiatry High Risk Program, which emphasizes recovery-based suicide prevention, rather than from the chronic illness model. He also discusses Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy, a therapy he developed, which is at the core of treatment in the PHRP. Listen to the podcast on Spotify.



Upstate Library celebrates Constitution Day Sept. 17

Upstate’s Health Sciences Library will offer free copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America through Sept. 30 in recognition of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Sept. 17. The day commemorates the 1787 signing of the Constitution and recognizes all who have become U.S. citizens. For additional information visit our Health Sciences Library website https://library.upstate.edu and Constitution Day subject guide https://guides.upstate.edu/constitution. To request a copy please email [email protected].



National Surgical Technologist's Week is Sept. 17 to 23

The surgical technologists at Upstate are an integral part of the surgical teams in every operating room in the Upstate system. These nationally certified professionals are bedside patient advocates, experts in sterility and the surgical process, and know what the surgeons need before they need it. Upstate employs 68 surgical techs at Upstate, Community, and Harrison Center. Thank a surgical tech during this recognition week for their contribution to Upstate operating rooms.



Telehealth Awareness Week is Sept. 17 to 23

Upstate is a proud supporter of the third annual Telehealth Awareness Week, showcasing the many ways virtual care improves access to quality healthcare services for all communities. To see how Upstate is leveraging telehealth to provide accessible, high-quality medical services to its patients and providers located throughout New York State, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/imt/news/2023-09-12-revolutionizing-healthcare.php.



Healthcare Simulation Week shirt sale is Sept. 18 and 21

In celebration of Healthcare Simulation Week, Upstate’s Simulation Center will hold a T-shirt sale Sept. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital. Shirts are $20 each and available in multiple sizes. Questions? Email [email protected]. View the T-shirt here: Healthcare Simulation Week 2023 - Imgur.



Easy for You is Sept. 19

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in C3068 Upstate Cancer Center. Everyone with an Upstate ID is 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]


Volunteers sought for breakfast service at the Samaritan Center Sept. 20

Join members of Upstate Emerging Leaders United as the group helps with breakfast service Wednesday, Sept.  20 from 6:15 to 9 a.m. at the Samaritan Center, 215 N. State St. The Samaritan Center mission is No One Goes Hungry. To participate, or for more information, email [email protected] or Scott Neal [email protected].



Retirement receptions for Rev. Joseph Smythe are Sept. 21 and 26

A retirement reception for Rev. Joseph Smythe, MDIV, MA, BCC, will be held Sept. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. outside the Spiritual Care offices at Upstate Community Hospital (3101). Another will be held Sept. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. outside the Spiritual Care offices at Upstate University Hospital (1224). Rev. Smythe worked at both hospitals and retires after 14 years at Upstate.



Upstate Cancer Center at Verona is Sept. 26

An open house and ribbon cutting for the new Upstate Cancer Center at Verona will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. A brief program and ribbon cutting will precede the open house and tours, which last until 1 p.m. Upstate Cancer Center at Verona is located at 5584 East Main St, Verona, NY. Drive time from Upstate University Hospital is about 35 minutes via the New York State Thruway. For more information, email Chris at [email protected].  



28th annual CNY Psychopharmacology Update is Sept. 28 and 29

The 28th annual CNY Psychopharmacology Update will be held Sept. 28 and 29. The events will take place in person with limited seats available at the Water’s Edge Inn, Old Forge, N.Y. and virtually with unlimited attendance. For a detailed agenda and registration information, visit https://www.upstate.edu/cme/ and click on: Event Registration, CNY Psychopharmacology Update, and download the complete brochure. For more information contact Linette Thorp at [email protected] or 315-464-3104.   



University Police celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day Oct. 4

University Police at Upstate will host Coffee with a Cop Oct. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Performance Center on the 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.



Blood drives at Upstate are Oct. 5, 6, 18

Blood drives will be held at Upstate Oct. 5, 6, and 18. To make an appointment, visit: www.upstate.edu/blood. The schedule is as follows.

  • Oct. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor
  • Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Performance Center, 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Oct. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community



Fifth annual Matthews Auto Walk-a-Thon to benefit Upstate Golisano is Oct. 7

The fifth annual Matthews Auto Walk-a-Thon will be held Oct. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Vestal Rail Trail or from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Weiler Park in Norwich. Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is a beneficiary. Walk virtually in Syracuse, Rochester, Schenectady, and Scranton. Matthews Auto will donate $10 for every mile walked, up to $100,000. Donations of $25 or more will receive a $25 Matthews gift card and Matthews will match cash donations up to $25,000 for a potential total donation of $150,000. Special prizes will be awarded for walkers who exceed 10, 25, and 50 miles.

Calculate how many miles you are willing to walk Oct. 7, and steps count. To register, visit: https://www.matthewsauto.com/walkathon.htm and be sure to choose UPSTATE GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SYRACUSE from the charity drop-down list. Questions? Email Toni Gary at [email protected].



Making Strides is Oct. 15

Join Team Upstate at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Sunday, Oct. 15 in Clinton Square, Syracuse. Participants are welcome to start a team or join a team and help to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. For more information and registration, please visit www.upstate.edu/strides.



Upstate’s Mobile Mammography events are Oct. 16 and Nov. 10

The Upstate Mobile Mammography Van will offer a mammography screening event Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Upstate’s Retail Pharmacy (5000 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse). This event is open to the Upstate community and the public.

A second mammography screening event will be held Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Upstate Bone and Joint (6620 Fly Road, E. Syracuse). Currently, this event is open only to the Upstate community.

To schedule an annual screening mammogram, call 315-464-2588 or visit: https://www.upstate.edu/mobile-mammography/ and complete an appointment request form.



Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds is Oct. 19

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds is Oct. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ninth Floor Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Pizza and beverages will be served. Brian Zink, MD, senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development at University of Michigan Medical School and professor and senior associate chair for faculty development in the Department of Emergency Medicine, will present Anyone, Anything, Anytime: A History of U.S. Emergency Medicine. 



Administrative professionals event is Oct. 25

An administrative professionals event will be held Oct. 25 in 4414A, Academic Building. Doors open for lunch at 11:30 a.m.; speaker and networking is from noon to 1 p.m. There will be a Zoom option. To attend, CLICK HERE TO RSVP.



Global Health seeks participants 

Global Health is studying influenza illnesses and is looking for contributors to help make a difference in Central New York. If you or someone you know is 65 years or older and wants to aid in clinical research, contacts us to become part of the Global Health Community. Questions? Call 315-464-9869 or email [email protected].



The Informed Patient podcast

The Informed Patient podcast recently featured interviews with these Upstate specialists about treating prostate cancer, the road to a new antiviral to help drug and how toxins can affect children.

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]