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Employee Recognition Day moved to Sept. 6
Upstate’s Employee Recognition Day will be celebrated this year on Sept. 6 at the Oncenter. The date change was necessary to accommodate the United States Bowling Congress that is underway at the Oncenter. Further details will be forthcoming.
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Volunteers sought for Mary Nelson Youth Day Barbecue
Volunteers are need for the Mary Nelson Youth Day Barbecue to be held Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue in Syracuse. To volunteer, call Mary Nelson at 422-5690.

Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain Interns graduate Aug. 9
Spiritual Care will host a graduation for Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain Interns Aug. 9 at noon in the Interfaith Chapel on the first floor of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. The training program is nationally accredited. The Upstate community is welcome.

Memorial service for Daryl Lohm is Aug. 9
The Upstate community is welcome to a memorial service to celebrate the life of Daryl Lohm Thursday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel on the first floor of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Daryl served as a Public Safety Officer at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus.

Immune Health Services outreach on HIV prevention is Aug. 10
Immune Health Services will offer information on HIV prevention, including the New York State Department of Health’s Undetectable=Untransmittable campaign and pre-exposure prophylaxis—PrEP, Aug. 10 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the second-floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Questions? Call Kelley Flood at 315-464-5536.

Monday Miles are Aug. 13, 20, 27
Monday Miles are held each Monday beginning at noon in the lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Monday Miles are an offering of Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness Program. For more information on healthy eating, walking trails, diabetes education and events, follow Pathway to Wellness on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UpstatePTW and on the website at www.upstate.edu/wellness.

Easy for You is Aug. 14
Easy for You will be held Aug. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the small cafeteria at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Those with an Upstate ID are eligible to receive free nicotine replacement therapy and expert advice on how to quit and stay quit.

Team Upstate team captain kickoff lunch for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is Aug. 16
Team Upstate seeks captains for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, to be held Oct. 14 at the SRC Arena at SUNY Onondaga Community College. The Team Upstate team captain kickoff lunch will be held Aug. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at Upstate Cancer Center. Team captains are asked to fill out the survey here. The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer seeks team captains. The American Cancer Society team captain kickoff breakfast will be held Aug. 7 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Museum of Science and Technology. R.S.V.P. is required by Aug. 1 to hildretc@upstate.edu.
Sign up for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer here. For more information, contact Mathew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu or 315-464-3605.

Volunteers sought for United Way Pump it Forward Friday Aug. 17
Upstate volunteers are sought to pump gas and wash windshields for the United Way’s Pump it Forward Friday Aug. 17 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Byrne Dairy on Thompson Road. Five percent of all gas sales and tips benefit the United Way’s Young Leaders program, of which Upstate is a partner. To volunteer, call 464-5671.

Weight Watchers at Work
A new Weight Watchers at Work session will begin Sept. 11 and will run for 12 weeks. Meetings are held every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in 11405B at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. An open house will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4. The cost for 12 weeks is $156, payable by cash, credit card, or check. Questions? Email Kim Hare at harek@upstate.edu or call 464-4891.

14th annual Paddle for the Cure registration is open
The 14th annual Paddle for the Cure will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company in Old Forge, N.Y., and will benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Foundation of CNY. Pre-registration will be accepted through Sept. 1. For more information, contact Janice Todeschini at todeschj@upstate.edu or call 464-6114 or 415-3157. For registration and donor forms, and directions to Mountainman, visit www.upstate.edu/paddle.

NYS and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training offers Skills for Success
The NYS and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training offers CSEA-represented employees with learning opportunities designed to provide employees with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to meet their personal and professional development goals. Scheduled statewide from September through December 2018 are 88 classes in 53 course topic areas. To increase participation in courses while limiting time away from the office and eliminating travel expenses, the Partnership is offering 16 classes via webinar. A list of courses and applications are available online at: www.nyscseapartnership.org. For more information, call 518-486-7814 or 800-253-4332, or email learning@nyscseapartnership.org.

Cans for Cancer seeks volunteers
Cans for Cancer—a bottles and cans collection program that benefits Upstate Cancer Center, the Carol M. Baldwin Fund, and Real Men Wear Pink—seeks collection volunteers during the New York State Fair. There are a limited number of free tickets for those who sign up to the Blake Shelton concert at the Dick’s Open Aug. 17. To volunteer, sign up here.

Volunteers needed for genetic child behavior research study
Biological parents of a child between the ages of six to 12 years, may be eligible to participate in an Upstate research study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Drs. Stephen Faraone and Stephen Glatt are studying new ways of classifying mental health disorders in children and looking to change the way that psychiatric disorders are understood and diagnosed in the future. To do this, genetic variation and basic cognitive abilities within families will be analyzed. The goal is to provide a better basis for a new diagnostic system that is less subjective than what is currently used. The plan is to recruit about 700 families (2,800 individuals), looking at a broad spectrum of childhood behaviors, from those children who are developing typically with no mental health concerns, and also those who may have any mental health concerns or behavioral problems. Parents and their children will complete a series of questionnaires and computer-based tasks, and provide a blood sample for genetic analysis. The study procedure takes up to three hours for the family. Each participant will be financially compensated. For more information and to enroll in the study, call Pat Forken at 315-464-5619.
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