Upstate goes to the Great New York State Fair Aug. 23 to Sept. 4
SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The recruitment of new nurse graduates and experienced RNs for positions within its extensive health care system, Naloxone training for adults by certified toxicologists, a free bike helmet give-away, information on how to “stop a bleed,” and wound care and carbon monoxide education are just a few of the many activities that people can look forward to when visiting Upstate Medical University’s 2017 Great New York State Fair exhibit.
Located in the Science and Industry Building, Upstate’s exhibit is open Aug. 23 through Labor Day (Sept. 4), from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Last year’s exhibit attracted nearly 150,000 people who walked away with information on how to stay safe, healthy, and how to prevent or manage a variety of health care conditions.
By popular demand, Upstate State Fair Coordinator Darcy DiBiase will again give live, daily messages from Upstate’s exhibit via Facebook.
“We’re very excited about our many interactive, informative and fun activities that we have lined up for this year’s event,” said DiBiase, assistant director of marketing and university communications at Upstate. “The State Fair allows us to showcase our many unique services, such as those offered through our Upstate Cancer Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Cord Blood Bank, and Upstate Brain and Spine Center, to name just a few. Also, the fair allows people to meet one-on-one with our health care providers. We thank and are grateful for the more than 400 volunteers who are helping to make this year’s exhibit a success.” Upstate will gift visitors to its exhibit with functional giveaways, including sunscreen, hand sanitizer, band-aids, notepads and pens and magnetic clips.
Upstate’s exhibit will also provide educational information on PrEP and HIV prevention, how to live healthy with a chronic condition, and on how to prevent and treat concussion. It will offer free vision screenings and the opportunity for people to sign up for a study sponsored by its Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and for clinical trials offered through its Center for Global Health & Translational Science.
Each day, Upstate staff will be at the exhibit to answer questions. Look for these Upstate experts and departments at the fair:
Wednesday, Aug. 23 (Preview Day at the Fair): Nurse Recruitment, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Concussion Management Program, Upstate New York Poison Center opioid overdose prevention training, Upstate Cancer Center.
Thursday, Aug. 24 (Governor’s Day): Upstate Joslin Diabetes Center, Upstate Orthopedics, Center for Global Health & Translational Science, Interpreting Services, Upstate Cancer Center.
Friday, Aug. 25 (Pride Day): Upstate New York Poison Center, Immune Health Services, Community Campus Orthopedics, Pathology Department, Upstate Cancer Center.
Saturday, Aug. 26: Upstate New York Poison Center opioid overdose prevention training, Upstate Cancer Center.
Sunday, Aug. 27: Wound care and carbon monoxide education, Upstate Cancer Center.
Monday, Aug. 28 (Seniors Day, Midway Monday, Law Enforcement Day): Department of Ophthalmology - vision screening, CNY Occupational Health Clinical Centers, NICHE/ GEM Care, Upstate Trauma Center/Stop the Bleed, Upstate Cancer Center.
Tuesday, Aug. 29 (Seniors Day, Fire and Rescue Day, Beef Day): Healthlink/OASIS--Living Healthy with Chronic Disease, Upstate Burn Center, Upstate Brain and Spine Center, Geriatrics, Upstate Cancer Center.
Wednesday, Aug. 30 (Women’s Day): Upstate Orthopedics, Family Birth Center, Cord Blood Bank, Cardiology, Upstate Cancer Center.
Thursday, Aug. 31 (Armed Forces Day, Dairy Day): Upstate Stroke Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurology, RDOC study of Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Upstate Cancer Center.
Friday, Sept. 1 (Students Day, Six Nations Day): Upstate Pediatrics/Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, New York State Safe Kids Coalition (free bicycle give-away, while supplies last), Margaret L Williams Evaluation Developmental Center, Pediatrics Emergency Department, Upstate Cancer Center - Pediatrics.
Saturday, Sept. 2 (Grange Day): Upstate Stroke Center, Upstate New York Poison Center opioid overdose prevention training. Upstate Cancer Center,
Sunday, Sept. 3: Upstate New York Poison Center opioid overdose prevention training, Upstate Cancer Center.
Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day/Dollar Day): Upstate Cancer Center.
Caption: Darcy DiBiase, who coordinates Upstate’s New York State Fair exhibit, with T-shirts that will be worn by Upstate individuals who will showcase Upstate services at the fair.