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Weekly Quick Hits — Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

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Clebak Named Program Director of Family and Community Medicine Program

Dr. Karl Clebak has assumed the role of program director for the Penn State Health Family and Community Medicine Program based at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, effective Sept. 4. Clebak is a Penn State College of Medicine graduate and joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine as faculty in 2016. He has served as a core faculty member for the Residency Program and as medical director for Penn State Health Medical Group – Nyes Road Family Practice. Read the full story.

Camp Amazon

Amazon hosted Camp Amazon at Penn State Children’s Hospital on Sept. 10, in observation of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, The event featured hands-on educational activities for patients and their families. Children built robotic cars and took part in other science, technology, engineering and math activities. Amazon representatives also announced a $30,000 donation to Four Diamonds at the Children’s Hospital.

Traffic Advice

The end of summer is in sight, and the change of seasons could accompany changing traffic patterns. Here are a few links employees can use to keep track of potential delays:


Heart Walk

Penn State Health’s Heart Walk team invites employees to lace up their sneakers for the American Heart Association’s 2019 Capital Region Heart Walk Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. on City Island in Harrisburg. You can sign up to walk or make a donation on the Penn State Health Heart Walk website.

Blades to Bunkers Golf Tournament

Interested in playing a game of golf while supporting a lifesaving program? The Blades to Bunkers golf tournament at noon on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Country Club of Harrisburg will benefit Life Lion Critical Care Transport Medical Services. Contact Cathy Daugherty to sign up.

United Way Food Truck Festival

Don’t miss the United Way Food Truck Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Hershey Medical Center campus. Each participating food truck vendor will donate 20% of their profits to the 2019 United Way campaign. Click here for a full listing of food trucks on the special events section of the United Way Infonet page.

State of the Cancer Institute

Dr. Raymond Hohl, director of Penn State Cancer Institute, will give a presentation entitled “State of the Cancer Institute” on Tuesday, Sept. 17, noon to 1 p.m. at Hershey Medical Center, Junker Auditorium. Lunch will provided at 11:30 a.m., courtesy of the Cancer Institute.

Hot Yoga Class

Sarah Hartman will host a brand-new yoga class this fall at the University Fitness Center in Hershey. This Vinyasa Yoga class will be taught in a heated room. Classes are on Tuesdays, Sept. 17 to Nov. 5, 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The fee is $75 in advance or $80 when classes begin. Call 717-531-7075 to register.

Cooking Demonstration

Compass Sous Chef Marisa Katkocin and Angela Schlegel, Penn State PRO Wellness registered dietician, will host a cooking demonstration on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Hershey Medical Center, C7619. The event teaches participants how to eat local, eat healthy and save money. Register here.

Nursing Career Development Fair

Both current nurses interested in opportunities for advancement and students who are ready to launch their nursing careers are invited to the Nursing Career Development Fair. The event is Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4 to 9 p.m. at Penn State Children’s Hospital’s Treehouse Café. Contact April Adley, vice president of nursing, for more information.

“What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center obstetricians, midwives and other providers will discuss “What to Expect When You’re Expecting at Hershey Medical Center” Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Medical Center, HG316. The event is open to pregnant women of any stage and their families. Register at or by calling 717-531-3503.

Leadership Development Program Nominations Due

Nominations for the Fiscal Year 2020 Human Resources Center for Learning and Leadership Development Program are due Friday, Sept. 20. Nominations must be made by each applicant’s supervisor and approved by their executive management team. The program addresses the professional development needs of employees throughout Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine. Click here for details and to nominate someone.

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Symposium

Learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health Care at a symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. This symposium will focus on clinical applications, challenges and opportunities of AI in health care at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health. It will promote collaboration between campuses in the areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence and the study of biological structure. Register here.

Cancer Institute Symposium

The 25th Annual Cancer Institute Symposium: Cancer Health Disparities will be Thursday, Oct. 24 at the College of Medicine, Junker Auditorium. Registration and the program agenda are here.

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