Briefs

Student information sessions on health careers are June 12, July 10 and 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:
June 12 at 2 p.m. Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
July 10 at 2 p.m. Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
July 26 at 1:30 p.m. Physical Therapy
July 26 at 2 p.m. Physician Assistant
Registration information is available at http://www.upstate.edu/prospective/events/specialevents.php.  For more information, call 315-464-4570.

World Refugee Day luncheon R.S.V.P. deadline is June 14
Upstate will host a discussion and luncheon in recognition of World Refugee Day Thursday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 4414 B/C Academic Building. The event will include keynote speaker Khadijo Abdulkadir, CEO and Founder Empower Interpretation Services of CNY (EISCNY). Music will be provided by a refugee youth band and lunch by Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen. The Upstate community is welcome but RSVP is requested to account for lunch needs by June 14. To register for lunch, visit:  https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5027882/World-Refugee-Day-2019

Clergy Day registration closes June 14
Upstate’s 27th annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day will be held Thursday, June 20 from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the conference rooms at Upstate Cancer Center. The event is free but registration is required by June 14. To register, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668 or toll free at 800-464-8668, 24 hours a day. Understanding Palliative Care For Clergy: Now and at the Hour of Our Death is designed to help spiritual care givers understand the end of life, advanced directive documents, and how serious illness impacts patients and families. Discussions will touch on the scope of palliative care and how to hold both hope and reality at end of life care.

Retirement reception for Terri Morse is June 14
A retirement reception for Terri Morse, NP, will be held Friday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medium conference room on the fifth floor of Upstate Health Care Center. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, call Alexis Yackel at 315-464-3494.

In My Father’s Kitchen to hold sixth annual You are Not Invisible 5K June 15
Upstate’s Your Cause charity, In My Father’s Kitchen, will hold their sixth annual You are Not Invisible 5K June 15 at Bay View Pavilion, Onondaga Lake Park. Registration is $30. All proceeds benefit In My Father’s Kitchen and their mission to change the lives of the homeless in Syracuse. Note: It is recommended that you copy the link below and use Chrome and not Internet Explorer to register. Those in need of a Team Upstate shirt for the event, contact Becca Pesci at pescir@upstate.edu or 315-464-4836. For more information about the event and to register, visit https://diem.life/imfk/imfk-6th-annual-5k-walk-run-2019/471/100.
To set up an Upstate fundraising team, follow the steps below and contact Timothy Midgey at admin@diemlife.com or 646-476-3234 with support questions
Steps to create a 5k Team Fundraiser:
1. Team leaders create a free DIEMlife account here (Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner to get started)
2. Once logged in, Go to the IMFK 5k Quest page here and click “Fundraise” at bottom of the page
3. Enter a Team Name,fundraising goal amount ($1000), and add a Team logo image
4. Click “Create Team” and you are done!
In the top right corner there are options to share (Facebook, Twitter, Email, or just Copy the link and text it). People can donate to your team directly or click the “Join” button to join the team and help fundraise. All proceeds go directly to IMFK.

Monday Mile walks are June 17 and 24
Monday Mile walks are held each Monday at noon, beginning in the Upstate University Hospital lobby near ExpressOasis. Monday Mile is a Pathway to Wellness initiative. Click here for more information on wellness programming at Upstate.

Tranquility Tuesdays are 18 and 25
Tranquility Tuesdays are held each Tuesday at noon in room 1144 Academic Building. The 30-minute meditation is a Pathway to Wellness offering. Community Campus meditation sessions are held Wednesdays for 15 minutes in room 1406. For more information about this and other wellness programs, visit http://www.upstate.edu/health/wellness/programs.php.

Alzheimer’s education day is June 18
University Geriatricians, Health Science Library, and the Alzheimer’s Association will offer education on Alzheimer’s disease Tuesday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate’s Downtown Campus. Learn more about resources for caretakers, gerontology care, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Hot Topics in Adolescent Behavior is June 19
Hot Topics in Adolescent Behavior will be held June 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Topics include gender diversity among youth, PreP, PEP, viral load suppression, HIV, mental health concerns. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hot-topics-in-adolescent-health-and-behavior-tickets-62372490799 or email Nuala Wheat at wheatn@upstate.edu.

Clergy Day registration ends June 14; event is June 20
Upstate’s 27th annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day will be held Thursday, June 20 from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the conference rooms at Upstate Cancer Center. The event is free but registration is required by June 14. To register, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668 or toll free at 800-464-8668, 24 hours a day.  Understanding Palliative Care For Clergy: Now and at the Hour of Our Death is designed to help spiritual care givers understand the end of life, advanced directive documents, and how serious illness impacts patients and families. Discussions will touch on the scope of palliative care and how to hold both hope and reality at end of life care.

Retirement receptions for Tom Edwards will be held June 20 and 26
Retirement receptions for Tom Edwards will be held June 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in E9405 A/B at Downtown Campus and June 26 at 11 a.m. in 512 A/B at The Galleries. Edwards retires after 10 years of service in Managed Care Contracting and Utilization Management. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, email sullivaa@upstate.edu.

Take Back Your Day class is June 21
Organizational Training and Development will offer a Take Back Your Day class. June 21. Tips and tricks for getting organized, making better use of your time, and managing stress to get the most out of your day will be shared. For more information, call 315-464-4401. To register, visit https://selfserve.upstate.edu/ais/applications/tracker/topic_details.cfm?topicid=2497.

Retirement reception for Carol Maier is June 21
A retirement reception for Carol Maier will be held Friday, June 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in 4414A Academic Building. Carol retires after 40 years of service in Patient Financial Services and Information Management and Technology. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For more information, email doctorm@upstate.edu.

Area higher ed institutions invite CNY higher education professionals to march in CNY Pride Parade June 22
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Upstate Medical University, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University, and Le Moyne invite Central New York higher education professionals to participate in local CNY Pride parade June 22 and SUNY Pride events The CNY Pride Parade is Saturday, June 22 at noon at the Syracuse Inner Harbor, 360 W. Kirkpatrick St. A continental networking breakfast will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at 104 Clarke St. A carpool to the parade site will be available.

This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. The gathering of higher-ed professionals to participate in this year’s parade seeks to demonstrate support for all LGBTQ-identified staff, faculty and employees. Participants are asked to wear T-shirts or other apparel highlighting their institution. To participate, fill out the following Google form: https://forms.gle/tf5Bumney7UMzY8r8

SUNY has announced additional opportunities to participate in World Pride Month activities:

On Friday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., SUNY will hold PRIDE workshops and a block party at the SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th Street, New York. A morning workshop will feature two sessions: SUNY Violence Reduction Rainbow Bootcamp and Campus Culture Change through an Intersectional Lens.

On SUNY, June 30, SUNY invites all to participate in the New York City/World Pride March. SUNY is expecting more than 300 students, faculty and staff to participate in the event and demonstrate SUNY’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, contact Malika Carter atcartemal@upstate.edu.

Al Todeschini Pancreatic Softball Tournament is June 22
The second annual Al Todeschini Pancreatic Softball Tournament will be held Saturday, June 22 at 8 a.m. at Woods Road Softball Fields, Solvay. Cost $25 per person or $250 per team. T-shirts will be provided. Proceeds benefit the Al Todeschini Pancreatic Cancer Fund held at the Upstate Foundation. For more information, contact Janice Todeschini at todeschj@upstate.edu  or 315-64-6114.

Retirement reception for Cheryl Brown is June 25
A retirement reception will be held for Cheryl Brown Friday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eastwood Atrium, Setnor Academic Building. Brown retires after 39 years of service at Upstate. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For more information, email Sue at campanas@upstate.edu.

Clean Up, Clean Out Day is June 26
On June 26, Environmental Services will coordinate its Clean Up, Clean Out Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Use the following forms to order supplies by June 20:
UH-and Community Proper: http://www.upstate.edu/evs/pdf/dt-and-cc-campus-order-form.pdf
Outside Locations, Article 28 Clinics: http://www.upstate.edu/evs/pdf/outside-locations-order-form.pdf
Send order request forms to: Upstate Environmental Services VIA Email:  ENV_SVCS@ upstate.eduFor help on June 26, Call:  UH VOCERA 464-1400 Community VOCERA 464-4200.

Vascular disease screening event is June 26
Free screenings for vascular disease will be offered Wednesday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School, 3129 James St. To R.S.V.P., call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668. The screenings will be conducted by Upstate’s Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Services, and HealthLink. The event is sponsored by the Upstate Foundation’s Friend in Deed.

Sock Out Cancer Night at the Syracuse Mets is June 26
Sock Out Cancer Night at the Syracuse Mets game will be held Wednesday, June 26. Sock Out Cancer is a nonprofit initiative with a mission to address the emotional and financial strain faced by cancer patients and their families. Tickets are $13 with $3 benefiting the Upstate Foundation’s Sock Out Cancer Fund, which assists Upstate Cancer Center patients and their families. Tickets must be purchased using the www.groupmatics.events/upstatesock link to support the Upstate fund. For more information, contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld at shenfels@upstate.edu  or visit www.upstatefoundation.org/events.

Retirement reception for Robert Poster is June 28
A retirement reception for Dr. Robert Poster will be held Friday, June 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 3430 Radiology Conference Room. Poster retires after 32 years of service with the Radiology Department. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, call Gina at 315-464-7433.

Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Motorcycle Run is June 30
The inaugural 55-mile Teal There’s a Cure Motorcycle Run will be held Sunday, June 30, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Local 315 Brewing Company, 3160 Warners Road, Warners. An after-party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., featuring live music and a chicken barbeque. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research, education and awareness including research at Upstate Medical University, and the Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, which provides ovarian cancer patient assistance. For more information and to register for the motorcycle run or the after-party, visit the event link at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/events.

11th Annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5k Walk/Run is July 4
The 11th annual Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5k Walk/Run will be held on Thursday, July 4, at Marcellus Park, Marcellus, starting at 9 am. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research, education and awareness including research at Upstate Medical University, and the Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, which provides ovarian cancer patient assistance. For more information and to register, visit the event link at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/events.

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 http://www.diabetes.org/TeamUpstate or email Team Upstate captain Dan Waterman at watermda@upstate.edu.

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 www.UpstateFoundation.org/transplant. Contact Tania Lyons, Upstate Transplant Services, lyonst@upstate.edu, 315-464-7321.

Advocates Nellie Hurley scholarship applications now being accepted
The Advocates for Upstate is now accepting Nellie Hurley scholarship applications for tuition and related expenses. Awards are granted to active employees and adult volunteers pursing undergraduate studies in any health-related field at an accredited institution, and who meet eligibility criteria. Applications are due June 28 by noon. For more information, visit http://www.upstate.edu/advocates/grants-scholarships/index.php or email adlerj@upstate.edu.

Upstate Foundation’s The Power of Us employee giving program
As the Upstate Foundation launches its annual The Power of Us employee giving program, employees will begin to receive information on how to contribute. Support Upstate by donating to one or more of the Foundation’s 900 funds benefiting patient care, education, and research. Donations can be made through payroll deduction until June 14, or by cash, check or credit card until June 28. You can participate by filling out the form and sending to the Upstate Foundation via interoffice mail, or online through Epledge by logging onto Self-Serve and clicking on the Power of Us logo. For more information, call the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4416.

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.