Weekly Quick Hits – Friday, Aug. 9, 2019

Weekly Quick Hits recaps announcements and events in The Daily Brief.

  • Mary Starry of Pediatrics Clinical Care has been approved for the primary PTO/Vacation Donation Program. Employees interested in donating their Primary PTO hours may do so by going to mySolutions, search “PTO Donation” (log-in may be required) and submit it electronically.
  • A team of Penn State researchers – including Penn State College of Medicine professor of public health sciences and psychiatry Doug Leslie – collaborated to estimate societal costs of the opioid epidemic. Read their findings in a special issue of The American Journal of Managed Care.
  • Become a Safety Coach. Safety Coaches are frontline staff and physicians who provide peer-level support and real-time feedback about the use and compliance with our expected safety behaviors and error prevention tools. Patient Safety website or email patientsafety@pennstatehealth.psu.edu for an application.
  • Harrisburg Area Community College will offer evening sessions in coding on the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus. An information session about the course will be Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Junker Auditorium.
  • Susan MacDonald, assistant professor of the Division of Urology at Penn State College of Medicine and urology medical director at Hershey Medical Center, is the keynote speaker for a seminar, “Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction.” The event is Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 5:45 p.m. at Hershey Medical Center, Suite T2500. Call 855-213-8851 to register.
  • ERASE Child Trafficking will present an event called “Understanding Human Trafficking in Your Community.” The keynote speaker will be Major Richard Hoffman (Ret.) of the Raleigh, N.C., Police Department. The event will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center C6616.
  • Kathleen Sturgeon of Public Health Sciences will host a Research Quality Assurance Lunchtime Lecture entitled “Exercise As A Tool — A New Novel Approach For Your Molecular Mechanism.” The event will be Wednesday, Aug. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. at Junker Auditorium in Hershey Medical Center. Food will be provided to people who RSVP by Friday, Aug. 16. Zoom link
  •  Register for the Four Diamonds Conquer Run 5K by Saturday, Aug. 31 using the promo code WISDOM and receive $5 off the registration fee. The 5K run and fun walk is on Sunday, Oct. 20 and benefits Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Each participant will also receive one ticket to Hersheypark in the Dark.

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