Briefs

Summer Blood Drive schedule has been announced

Setnor Academic Building:
Wednesday, Aug. 14, noon to 5 p.m., Rooms 1507/1508
To make an appointment, contact Mary Dacosta at dacostam@upstate.edu

Graduation for Spiritual Care chaplain interns is Aug. 8
Spiritual Care invites the Upstate community to a graduation celebration for chaplain interns Thursday, Aug. 8 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel at Downtown Campus. Interns completed clinical pastoral education training, provided evening coverage in the adult and pediatric emergency departments, and responded to trauma, stroke, codes, and RRTS. For more information, call Rev. Terry Culbertson at 315-464-4236.

Easy for You is Aug. 13
Easy for You will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Those with an Upstate ID are welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape products. Free nicotine replacement therapy and expert advice provided. For more information, visit: www.upstate.edu/health/healthlink/smokefree.php.

Cellist David Ying and pianist Elinor Freer perform at Upstate Aug. 14
The Skaneateles Music Festival will celebrate their 40th  anniversary with performances by cellist and Grammy winner David Ying and pianist Elinor Freer Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center, and at 1 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information on the performance, email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu.

Fidelity planner on campus Aug. 15 and 16
Fidelity retirement planner Ken Woods will be available for appointments Aug. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. and Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon in room 8800 at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Additional dates are: Sept. 6 and 20, and Oct. 4 and 18 from 9 a.m. to noon in room 8800. To schedule an appointment, call 800-642-7131.

Dean’s Grand Rounds on Housecalls for the Homeless is Aug. 16
David Lehmann, MD, PharmD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine, will present Housecalls for the Homeless—Upstate Touching Lives on Streets, Under Bridges, and at Shelters Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building.

24th annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update is Aug. 16
The 24th annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update—with a focus on aggression in psychiatric practice—will be held Friday, Aug. 16 at the Crown Plaza Conference Center. Register here for the conference.  Click here for a conference brochure.

Clean the Air rounds to be held at both campuses beginning Aug. 22
The Upstate Tobacco-Free Task Force makes monthly Clean the Air rounds on both campuses to spread awareness that Upstate is tobacco, smoke, and vape free. Rounds will be held at Community Campus at 10 a.m. Aug. 22, Sept. 26, and Oct. 24. Rounds will be held at Downtown Campus at 10 a.m. beginning in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center Aug. 28, Sept. 25, and Oct. 23. For more information, email Theresa Hankin at hankint@upstate.edu.

Urology Grand Rounds to address physician burnout Sept. 4
Urology Grand Rounds will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 7 to 8 a.m. in Room 4414B Academic Building. Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA, medical director for physician wellbeing at MedStar Health and urologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, will present Medicine: Myth and Facts on Physician Burnout. For more information, email Susan Schulze at schulzes@upstate.edu.

Second annual Bottoms Up One Club Golf Tournament is Sept. 7
The second annual Bottoms Up One Club Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 7 at Burnet Park Golf Course. Registration is $75 and proceeds support the Upstate Colon Cancer Fund. Participants are allowed to bring one club to play nine holes in a captain and mate tournament, with breweries at each hole for craft beer sampling. Registration includes lunch, give-a-ways, tastings, and greens fees. An after party and 10th Hole Putting Contest will be held at Now and Later Pub. Register here, or for more information email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu.

Pink Champions Breast Support Group guest speaker is Sept. 11
Yvonne Conte—corporate culture expert, motivational humorist, and seven-time author—will speak at the Pink Champions Breast Support Group Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Oasis (6333 NY Route 98, East Syracuse). A short support group meeting for those interested will be held immediately following the program. Space is limited and RSVP is required by calling 315-464-8668.

Save the date: Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer is Sept. 21
The Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer to benefit the Al Todeschini Pancreatic Cancer Fund will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. beginning at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co., Old Forge, N.Y. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/paddle or call Janice Todeschini at 315-464-6114 or 315-415-3157.

Well-Being Index and resources are available online
The Well-Being Index is a validated screening tool used to evaluate fatigue, depression, burnout, anxiety, stress, and mental/physical quality of life. The index is nine questions, and offers immediate access to online resources. For more information, use access code Upstate at the following website: https://www.mywellbeingindex.org/signup.

Upstate Cancer Center seeks team captains for Making Strides event
Upstate Cancer Center will host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff luncheon Aug. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference rooms on the first floor of the center. Team captains are sought for Making Strides, to be held Oct. 13 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. For more information, visit https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4464960/STRIDES19  or contact Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu  or 315-464-3605.

CSEA offers Skills for Success courses
The New York State and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training are offering classroom- and web-based courses for CSEA-represented employees. To view the fall catalog, visit https://www.nyscseapartnership.org/Sfs/Fall2019/SFSCourseCatalogFall2019.pdf.