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The latest announcements are from May 22, 2024:

 

 

Workplace violence survey is available online now

Upstate has partnered with healthcare facilities across CNY to create the Respect and Heal campaign, addressing workplace violence in our institutions. A survey to track and trend staff needs and ensure safety events are accurately reported for optimization of outcomes is now open online. The survey will take five minutes and will assist in our efforts to create safer and more supportive work environments for staff. To take the survey, visit: https://redcap.link/workplaceviolence_SAreporting. Questions? Email Jerry Santoferrara at [email protected].

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Well NYS Everyday webinar is May 22

Katie Costello, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss Move Your Way resources, including tools, videos, fact sheets, and tips to become more active. To register, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/weblink/register/r7f0ebeeb22c65308f2cfe787734c4bb3. For more information on this initiative and to sign-up to receive the Well NYS Daily To-Do Challenge by email every day, visit: https://oer.ny.gov/wellnys-everyday. For more information, email Christine Podolak at [email protected].

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Vocera Days are May 23, 29, and June 5

The IMT Mobility and Integrations department will host Vocera Days May 23, 29, and June 5. Vocera team members will be available to answer questions and help with Vocera issues. The Upstate Community is welcome to stop by, play a game, pick up a treat, and meet the team. The schedule is as follows:

  • May 23 from 2 to 9 p.m. in 12405B Upstate University Hospital
  • May 29 from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room at Community
  • June 5 from 4 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room at Community

For more information, email Vocera Support at [email protected].

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On My Own Time exhibit open through May 24

On My Own Time exhibit is on display through May 24 in the Scholars Den on the second floor of the Upstate Library. All are welcome. For more information about On My Own Time, email Laura Benjamin at [email protected].

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Yoga for All is May 24, 31, and June 7, 14, 21, 24

The Yoga for All schedule is as follows:

  • May 24 from 2:15 to 2:40 p.m. in Classroom A/B at Community
  • May 31 from 8 to 8:45 a.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • June 7 from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • June 14 from 8 to 8:45 a.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • June 21 from 2:15 to 2:40 p.m. in Classroom A/B at Community
  • June 24 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. virtual offering

Yoga for All is facilitated by Upstate clinicians trained in Trauma Adapted Yoga, a form of yoga based on trauma research, evidence-based yoga therapy and body-based methods with gentle exercises for self-management of common symptoms and reactions. No experience is necessary and all are welcome. For questions, please email [email protected]. All upcoming sessions are listed on the Upstate Wellness calendar.

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Office of Volunteer Programs closed May 27, June 19, July 5

The Office of Volunteer Programs will be closed May 27, June 19, and July 5. Volunteers will not be available these days.

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Tranquility Tuesday is May 28

Tranquility Tuesday with Kaushal Nanavati, MD, will be held May 28 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on the second floor of Nappi Wellness Institute. There will also be a virtual option. Tranquility Tuesday is held every Tuesday. Each session is a unique meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing, and relaxation practice experience. To join via Zoom, use Meeting ID: 407 812 4814 and Password: wellness. For more information, email Dr. Nanavati at [email protected].

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Spiritual Care event is May 30

Spiritual Care will commission six new summer chaplain interns who will train at Upstate University Hospital Thursday, May 30 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel on the first floor of Upstate University Hospital. Spiritual Care will also welcome three new chaplains to the department. All are welcome to attend this event.

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Feeding the Mind, Funding Recovery event is May 31

The Feeding the Mind, Funding Recovery cocktail reception fundraiser to benefit The Eating Disorder Clinic at Upstate will be held Friday, May 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Everson Museum of Art. The event will feature live music by Dabble, CNY Central’s Megan Coleman as emcee, full access to the museum, food, a dance performance, and a silent auction. To register for the event or to donate, visit: https://e.givesmart.com/events/Cdj/. The event is sponsored by Upstate Adolescent Medicine and the Upstate Foundation. Questions? Email Kelly Rose at [email protected].

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Staff and nurses sought to participate in mentoring program by May 31

Upstate’s mentoring program seeks staff and nurses interested in becoming mentees and being paired with a mentor. The program is a year-long commitment where mentees will complete development plans and meet on a monthly basis with their assigned mentor to achieve their goals. Mentee applications can be found at https://solutions.upstate.edu/TDClient/650/HRPortal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=10723 and are due May 31. Questions? Email MaryAnn Stark in Professional Development and Learning at [email protected].

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Blood draw service starts new hours June 1

Upstate University Hospital’s patient blood draw service center on 2W will begin new hours June 1. The new hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Questions? Email Corrina Wilcox at [email protected].

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College of Health Professions hosts research conference June 3

The College of Health Professions will host its second annual research conference Monday, June 3 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. Redefining Healthcare Research: TriNetX’s Innovative Real-World Evidence Ecosystem will highlight basic science, clinical, and educational research conducted at the college. Faculty, students, and collaborators are welcome to participate. For more information, email Susan Wright at [email protected]. To register, click here.

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HealthLink on bone health and osteoporosis is June 3

Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, RN, MS, GCS, CDCES, FADCES, will discuss how exercise can benefit those with or at risk for osteoporosis Monday, June 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at HealthLink (6333 State Route 298, E. Syracuse) and via Zoom. Kemmis will discuss exercises that can help improve bone density, posture, and balance, along with how to adjust popular exercise programs to improve safety. To register to attend in person or virtually, visit: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkdeyuqTwuHtIzQfWnEv69KaII1FCP11pk.

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Employee Recognition Day is June 6

Upstate’s 40th annual Employee Recognition Day will be held Thursday, June 6 at the OnCenter. The event is invitation only and RSVPs are required by May 17. The program begins at 11 a.m. Shuttle service to the OnCenter will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will depart from Upstate University Hospital and Community. Invitations were sent to honorees and their supervisors. For more information, including a list of honorees, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/erd/.

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Upstate Foundation’s estate planning lunch and learn is June 7

The Upstate Foundation will host an estate planning lunch-and-learn session Friday, June 7 from noon to 12:30 p.m., in room C1076 at Upstate Cancer Center. All are welcome to bring a lunch to the event. The session will also be available via Zoom. Carolyn Hendrickson from the Upstate Foundation and John M. Murphy, Jr. Esq., of Safe Harbor Wills & Trusts, will discuss vital estate planning documents, how to ensure families are protected, and how to direct assets. To register, visit: https://igfn.us/f/4kzk/n. Virtual participants will be sent the Zoom link once registered. For more information, contact Carolyn Hendrickson at [email protected]

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Wellness Speaks is June 10

Anna Maria Hinman will speak about Upstate’s community garden during Wellness Speaks June 10 at 10 a.m. via WebEx. Hinman will also provide gardening tips. To register for the virtual session, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/weblink/register/rd7aaffe2aa28cf5320be54e20144ad5c. For more information, email Christine Podolak at [email protected].

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Upstate Your Cause charity event is June 11

Volunteers sought

 Empower Parkinson Inc is the 2024 Your Cause Charity. The Syracuse Mets game on June 11, starting at 6:05 p.m. will donate $5 to Empower Parkinson Inc. for each ticket sold through this link: https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/Empowerparkinson. Tickets must be purchased through this link to create the donation. Additionally, volunteers are sought to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease to their seats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Empower will pay for volunteer tickets. To volunteer, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49ABAE2FA2FEC70-49528784-syracuse#/. Questions? Email Julie Lombardi at [email protected].

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Workplace violence survey is available online now

Upstate has partnered with healthcare facilities across CNY to create the Respect and Heal campaign, addressing workplace violence in our institutions. A survey to track and trend staff needs and ensure safety events are accurately reported for optimization of outcomes is now open online. The survey will take five minutes and will assist in our efforts to create safer and more supportive work environments for staff. To take the survey, visit: https://redcap.link/workplaceviolence_SAreporting. Questions? Email Jerry Santoferrara at [email protected].

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Become an Upstate admissions ambassador

Do you know someone—friend, family member—who would be a great fit for one Upstate’s academic programs. If so, be an admissions ambassador and refer them here today, so we can reach out: https://engage.upstate.edu/register/Refer-A-Student. Upstate offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate advanced level degrees between our four colleges—Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing. Many of these degree programs provide the education and training necessary to land some of the most in-demand health care jobs. To learn more about any of Upstate’s programs, request more information here: https://engage.upstate.edu/register/EmployeeAdmissions.

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Pathology hosts fundraiser to support student scholarships 

Upstate Pathology is hosting a fundraiser to support scholarships for Upstate’s medical technology students. Proceeds are directed to fund #47693, held at the Upstate Foundation. Items can be ordered online at the Pathology pop-up store, here: https://ipromo.commonsku.com/shop/6ac714fa-32a0-4272-8ada-2ddb58ac3a96. Items available for purchase include Stanley and Simple Modern tumblers, and all are available branded or unbranded at the same cost. Questions about the fundraiser? Email Corrina Wilcox at [email protected].

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Save the date: Upstate Open is Aug. 8

The 37th annual Upstate Open golf tournament will take place Aug. 8 at Turning Stone Resort Casino. The event will offer an elite golf experience at two of New York’s most beautiful golf courses. Proceeds support pediatric and adult cancer care at the Upstate Cancer Center and cancer research at Upstate Medical University. To register, visit: https://www.upstatefoundation.org/UpstateOpen. For additional information, contact Eric Stensland at [email protected] or 315-464-5747.

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Save the date: Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Summit is Sept. 19 and 20

Early registration closes July 31

Healthcare practitioners are invited to attend the Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Summit Sept. 19 and 20 at the Upstate Biotech Accelerator. The summit is hosted by the Upstate Global Health Institute and the Central New York Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance. The goal of the event is to increase awareness and competence of medical providers about Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Early bird registration ends July 31. CME available. For event information and registration, visit: https://cnylymealliance.org/2024-lyme-summit/. For more information, email [email protected].

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