Summer Blood Drive schedule has been announced
Downtown Campus:
Thursday, July 18—7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2nd floor cafeteria
Friday, July 19—7 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2nd floor cafeteria
To make an appointment, contact Linda Underwood at

Community Campus:
Monday, July 29— Noon to 6 p.m., Cafeteria
Tuesday, July 30—7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cafeteria
To make an appointment, contact Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668 or Jean Pirozzi at

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

New name for Office of Capital Programs
The Office of Capital Programs has been renamed Design and Construction.  The office phone number, 315-464-4630, and its location at the Sarah Loguen Center remain the same.

Student information sessions on health careers are July 26
Prospective students interested in medical imaging, radiation therapy, physician assistant and physical therapy careers are welcome to join Upstate Student Admissions for a series of information sessions to be held in Weiskotten Hall. The schedule is as follows:
July 26 at 1:30 p.m. Physical Therapy
July 26 at 2 p.m. Physician Assistant
Registration information is available at For more information, call 315-464-4570.

Nominations for Excellence in Healthcare Awards due July 15
Nominations for Excellence in Healthcare awards, sponsored by BizEventz and Bankers Healthcare Group, are being accepted through July 15. Recognition will be given in the following categories: Ambulatory Surgery Center of Distinction, Healthcare Facility of Distinction, Excellence in Dentistry, Excellence in Medicine, Excellence in Surgery, Excellence in Veterinary Medicine, Excellence in Nursing, Outstanding Physical Therapist, Outstanding Hospital Executive, Heart of Healthcare, Impact Players, Outstanding Rising Star, and Healthcare Innovator.Awards will be presented Oct. 16. For information on how to nominate, go to: If you plan to nominate, email Megan Chase at

Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is July 17
Rachel W. Kuchtey, MD, PhD, associate professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt University, will present Fibrillinopathy and Elastosis in Glaucoma Wednesday, July 17 at 4 p.m. in 4709 Neuroscience Research Building.

Registration is open for Tour de Cure
Team Upstate will participate in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure Sunday, July 21 at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton. To register and find more information, visit or email Team Upstate captain Dan Waterman at

5th Annual Transplant Golf Tournament is Friday, Aug. 2
The 5th Annual Transplant Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 2 at Lake Shore Yacht & Country Club in Cicero. Proceeds benefit the Upstate University Hospital Transplant Patient Assistance Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, that assists post-transplant patients with out-of-pocket expenses to ensure that their health care needs are met to maintain the life and longevity of their transplanted organ. A scholarship will also be awarded to a pediatric transplant recipient. For more information and to register, visit here or contact Tania Lyons, Upstate Transplant Services,, 315-464-7321.

Spiritual Care Journal Club is Aug. 7
The Spiritual Care Journal Club will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in 1317 at Downtown Campus. Participants will discuss The Chaplain Family Project: Development, Feasibility, and Acceptability of an Intervention to Improve Spiritual Care of Family Surrogates, published in the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. Bring your lunch.

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. To register, visit and for more information email Matthew Capogreco at

Memorial Mass cards are available at Upstate
Memorial Mass cards are available and support the Father Al Bebel Spiritual Care Fund. To receive a card, call the Center for Spiritual Care at 315-464-4687 or the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-7853.