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Upstate Announcements for October 4, 2018

 

Flu clinics available on both campuses

— Downtown Campus clinics will be held Oct. 4 and 5 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the second floor cafeteria 

— Community Campus clinic will be held Oct. 4 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Employee Health Office on the first floor of Community Campus 

— Jacobsen Hall clinics will be held Oct. 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the sixth floor conference room of Jacobsen Hall

— 550 Harrison clinics will be held Oct. 10 and 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. (locations forthcoming)

— UHCC clinic will be held Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 5118

— Sarah Loguen clinic will be held Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— The Galleries clinic will be held Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For a full listing of flu clinics, visit: http://www.upstate.edu/webcal/main.php?calendar=fluclinics&view=month

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The Advocates for Upstate seek beneficiary for premier fundraising event, Mystery, Malt and Merlot 

The Advocates seek a worthy Upstate program or project to be the beneficiary of monies raised at its annual fundraising event, the 21stannual Mystery, Malt and Merlot, set for April 12, 2019. The recipient of the funds must be affiliated with Upstate Medical University—Downtown or Community campuses. To nominate a program or project for funding, individuals must complete an application available online at: http://www.upstate.edu/advocates/. Applications can also be requested by contacting the Advocates’s Administrative Coordinator Jonathan Adler at adlerj@upstate.edu  or by calling 315-464-5610. 

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Kids with Cancer Fund seeks teams for curling event 

The second annual Curling Charity Invitational seeks co-ed teams of four for the Nov. 10 fundraiser benefiting Upstate Cancer Center’s Kids with Cancer Fund. Participants who join a team will be provided with equipment, instructions, ice rental, snacks, and prizes. The Upstate community is welcome to join a team, as are family and friends. The event will be held at the Utica Curling Club, 8300 Clark Mills Road, Whitesboro, N.Y. For more information and to register, contact Doug Rosenthal at rosenthd@upstate.edu or 464-8881.

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Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds is Oct. 5

Ryan D’Amico, DPM, will present Diabetic Foot Friday, Oct. 5 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B at Community Campus. CME credits are available and registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at sellersb@upstate.edu.  

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Suicide Prevention Walk is Oct. 6 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Long Branch Park in Liverpool, NY.  Register online to join the Upstate team at www.AFSP.org/Syracuse search team name: Upstate Medical University. Check in starts at 10:30 a.m.; team photo is at 11:30 a.m. Questions? Contact Katie Stuenzi at Psych@upstate.edu

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Turn 4 A Cure Breast Cancer Walk is Oct. 7

The fourth annual Turn 4 A Cure Breast Cancer Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 7 at Dickman Farms, 13 Archie St., Auburn. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research at Upstate. Register online at www.Turn4ACureWalk.com.  Contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld at shenfels@upstate.edu  for more information. 

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Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture is Oct. 9

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture is Oct. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. John Condeelis, PhD, Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research at Albert Einstein Cancer Center, will present High-Resolution Systemic Imaging of the Mechanism of How Breast Cancer Initiates and Sustains Systemic Dissemination. Condeelis is also professor and chair of anatomy and structural biology, co-director of the Integrated Imaging Program, scientific director of the Analytical Imaging Facility, and director of the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program at Albert Einstein Cancer Center. The lecture is supported by the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY and given in loving celebration of Karen Magnarelli. To R.S.V.P. and for more information, contact Ellen Furnari at furnarie@upstate.edu  or 464-4515. 

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Making Strides Bake Sale is Oct. 9

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Pink Bake Sale will be held Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at Upstate Cancer Center. Team (Sorta) Fast and Fabulous will have a table of delicious pink baked goods for sale starting at $1 and a badge decorating station for those without a sweet tooth. Making Strides teams are welcome to host a table. For more information, email Erinn McDowell at mcdowele@upstate.edu.  

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Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is Oct. 10

Sheila Baker, Carver College of Medicine, will present Held Up at the Starting Line: Regulating the Trafficking of HCN1 Channels Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in 4709 Neuroscience Research Building. For more information, email Carol Miller at millerca@upstate.edu.

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Compassion without Fatigue is Oct. 10 and 11

Compassion without Fatigue: Mindfulness, Boundaries, and the Practice of Empathy, a trauma-informed training to build personal resiliency, aimed at protecting against secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout, will be held Oct. 10 and 11 at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Compassion without Fatigue is a three-hour interactive training course offering more than a dozen tools and practical strategies to build resilience. The program is free to all Upstate staff and students thanks to a grant from The Advocates for Upstate, with additional support from Pediatrics, Pediatric Nursing, and the Child Life Program. CE credits are available. For more information, email Clare Arezina atarezinac@upstate.edu.  To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/UpstateCWF.  The schedule of sessions is as follows. 

Wednesday, Oct. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Performance Center 

Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in 11405 A/B

Thursday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Performance Center

Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. in 8405 A/B

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Public Health Grand Rounds on medical-legal partnerships is Oct. 11

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 12:15 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Janet Goode, JD, University of Michigan Law School, and Lauren Mutrie, MD, MSc, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, will present Medical-Legal Partnerships and Public Health: An Innovative Collaboration to Improve Health Outcomes. Rounds are available via webinar. To register, visit https://upstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dJozf-eiTWmZD4Ni9m1icA.  For more information, email Laura Schad at schadla@upstate.edu.

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Public Health Grand Rounds on medical-legal partnerships is Oct. 11

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 12:15 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Janet Goode, JD, University of Michigan Law School, and Lauren Mutrie, MD, MSc, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, will present Medical-Legal Partnerships and Public Health: An Innovative Collaboration to Improve Health Outcomes. Rounds are available via webinar. To register, visit https://upstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dJozf-eiTWmZD4Ni9m1icA. For more information, email Laura Schad at schadla@upstate.edu

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Campus Blood Drive is Oct. 11 and 12

A campus blood drive will be held Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café 750 at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. To schedule an appointment, contact Linda Underwood at underwol@upstate.edu or 464-6755. 

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23rd annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update is Oct. 12

The 23rd annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update will be held Oct. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Hutchings Psychiatric Center. Recent advances in treating schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology will be addressed. Registration is available online at www.upstate.edu/cme. For more information, contact Linette Thorp at thorpl@upstate.edu  or 464-3104. Speakers include Prakash Masand, MD, cofounder, chairman and CEO for the Centers of Psychiatric Excellence and founder of Global Medical Education; and Thomas Schwartz, MD, interim chair and professor of psychiatry and senior associate dean of education in the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. 

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45th annual Regional Perinatal Symposium is Oct. 12

45th annual Regional Perinatal Symposium: Advances in Clinical Perinatal Medicine will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center, 801 University Ave. The symposium is designed for obstetrical and pediatric physicians, nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and related health care professionals, and will focus on recognizing, caring for, and working with the high-risk mother, fetus/newborn, and family. The symposium is sponsored by the Central New York Regional Perinatal Program of Crouse Health, Neonatal Associates of CNY and Upstate Medical University. For more information, including fees, contact Pam Parker at parkerp@upstate.edu.  CME credits (6.5) available.

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Mobile flu carts will circulate beginning Oct. 13

The schedule is as follows. 

Downtown Campus: 

Oct. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Oct. 14 from 7 a.m. to noon

Oct. 20 from 7 a.m. to noon

Oct. 21 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Oct. 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Nov. 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. to noon

Nov. 10 from 7 a.m. to noon

Nov. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Nov. 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight

            

Community Campus:

Oct. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Oct. 14 from 7 a.m. to noon

Oct. 20 from 7 a.m. to noon

Oct. 21 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Oct. 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Nov. 10 from 7 a.m. to noon

Nov. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Nov. 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is Oct. 14

Join Team Upstate at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. at SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Event-day registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and a Team Upstate photo will be taken at 9:15 a.m. Upstate team members who raise $35 or more ($25 for students) will receive a custom sweetshirt hoodie—a sweatshirt made from T-shirt material. Upstate students, faculty, staff, friends, and families are welcome to join Team Upstate. For more information on the event, contact Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu  or 464-3605. For registration options, visit www.upstate.edu/strides.  

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Nursing Grand Rounds is Oct. 16

Derek Empey, RPh, MSHI, and Nicholas Treinin, PharmD, will present Drug Diversion Prevention and Awareness Oct. 16 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The presentation will be streamed live to Classroom A and B at Community Campus and videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course #3490: Nursing Grand Rounds. Targeted to Upstate Nurses who wish to increase their knowledge on drug diversion status and trends, associated diversion risks, how to recognize and respond to suspected drug diversion, and nursing role in drug diversion prevention. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu.  

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CNY Disability Mentoring Day is Oct. 17

Diversity and Inclusion seeks mentors to host mentees on CNY Disability Mentoring Day Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants are welcome to a Kick-off Breakfast at Pascale’s at Drumlins at 8 a.m. where mentors will be able to meet their mentees. For more information about the event, visit https://disabilitymentoringday.org. To participate or ask a question, contact Nakeia Chambers at diversity@upstate.edu  (CNY Disability Mentoring Day in subject line) or 464-4924. 

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Global Health Day is Oct. 17

The Institute for Global Health and Translational Science and the Students for Global Health Club will celebrate Global Health Day: Human Rights and Global Health: A Rights-Based Approach in a Globalizing World Wednesday, Oct. 17 from noon to 4:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Academic Building. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-rights-global-health-a-rights-based-approach-in-a-globalizing-world-tickets-49857227309?aff=UpstateAnnouncements.

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Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp is Oct. 18, 19

Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp will be held Oct. 18, 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the third-floor theater at the Central New York Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse. Lunch and beverages will be provided. The program is sponsored in part by a grant from Empire State Development, which allows registration fees to be waived for Upstate employees and students interested in biotech-related innovation and the commercialization process. Registration is required at www.upstatefoundation.org/CNYBiotech. For a full agenda and more information, email cnybac@upstate.edu  or call 464-9290. Online agenda is available at www.cnybac.com.

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Cancer Center Grand Rounds is Oct. 19

Wafik El- Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, deputy cancer center director in the Translational Research Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, will present Molecular Therapeutics Targeting Cell Death and Tumor Suppression Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 a.m. in room C1076 A/B/C at Upstate Cancer Center. 

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Volunteers sought to distribute Halloween treats at Golisano by Oct. 22

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital seeks Upstate employees and volunteers to hand out Halloween goodies to patients Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. Volunteers must be willing to donate their own supply of goodies to hand out, will be assigned a treat stop, should arrive at their designated location by 10:25 a.m., and be able to stay for about 90 minutes. If you plan to come in costume, please do not wear masks or scary costumes. To participate, email Beth Kinsley, child life specialist, at Kinsleye@upstate.edu.  All Upstate employees and volunteers must register with Beth Kinsley by Oct. 22. Only those registered may participate in this Halloween activity.

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Retirement reception for Lori Grabowski is Oct. 23

A retirement reception for Lori Grabowski will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Grabowski retires after 33 years of service. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. For information, call Alissa Rinn at 464-7623.

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Community Campus Blood Drive is Oct. 24 and 25

Community Campus will host a blood drive Oct. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. and Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Campus cafeteria. Registration will be held Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. To schedule an appointment, email jean.pirozzi@gmail.com  or call Upstate Connect at 464-8668. 

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19th annual Critical Care Nursing Symposium is Oct. 25

Registration is open for the 19th annual Critical Care Nursing Symposium to be held Oct. 25 at the Syracuse University Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. The full-day conference focusing on trauma will offer breakfast, lunch, and 6.0 contact hours. Registration before Oct. 1 is $75; $85 after Oct. 1. Register online at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/criticalcare.

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Volunteers sought for Chadwick Residence fundraiser Oct. 26

Volunteers are sought for the Reds, Whites, and Blues event Oct. 26, benefiting the Chadwick Residence, an organization providing long-term supportive housing for homeless, single women and women with children. Volunteers are needed to help with setup for the silent auction between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and to sell raffle tickets and assist with the silent auction from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event features wine tasting and music. To volunteer, contact Kay Magnarelli at magnarek@upstate.eduor 464-7949. 

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Senior Medication Safety Fair is Oct. 30

The third annual Senior Medication Safety Fair is Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Pharmacists will be available to go over medications with participants. Physical therapists will screen for balance and mobility. Unused medications will be taken for safe disposal. Light refreshments will be offered and parking is free. Register online at https://www.upstate.edu/healthlink/register.php.  

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Upstate’s Addiction Psychiatry Conference is Nov. 2

The second annual Upstate Addiction Psychiatry Conference will be held Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Hutchings Psychiatric Center Auditorium. The conference will focus on the alcohol purchase license program, the role of trauma in addictive behaviors, policy approaches to addressing the opioid crisis and legalizing recreational cannabis. Speakers include Brian Johnson, MD, professor of psychiatry and anesthesia, director of Addiction Psychiatry and director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Upstate; Dessa Bergen-Cico, PhD, CAS, associate professor of Public Health and coordinator of Addiction Studies at Falk College at Syracuse University; and Rebecca Haffajee, JD, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Register online at www.upstate.edu/cme.  Questions? Contact Linette Thorp at thorpl@upstate.edu  or 464-3104. 

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Population Health Symposium is Nov. 2

SUNY Upstate, SUNY ESF, and Syracuse University will highlight and build interdisciplinary relationships between population health scholars on the University Hill to generate proposals for external funding at the Population Health Symposium Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 304 Schine Student Center on the SU campus. The day will consist of lightening round research talks by faculty members of all three institutions. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for specific funding proposals during breakout sessions centered around major themes, like: child and maternal health, environmental health, addiction and mental health, veterans, trauma and violence, disability, and health-related policy. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Population Health Symposium is a CUSE Grant project convened by: The Lerner Center, Aging Studies Institute, Falk College, SUNY Upstate, and SUNY ESF. For more information and registration, please visit http://lernercenter.syr.edu/population-health-symposium/.  

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12thannual Burn Run is Nov. 4

The 12thannual Burn Run will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 at the East Syracuse Fire Department. The event benefits the Burn Foundation of CNY and Upstate’s Clark Burn Center. The kids’ run begins at 8:30 a.m., the 5K begins at 9 a.m., and the 10K begins at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit www.theburnrun.com.

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Election Day designated a floating holiday Nov. 6

The Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) has advised that university units and departments will be open Nov. 6, Election Day. Eligible state and research employees who work Nov. 6 will earn a compensatory day to be used at a mutually convenient date, based on operating needs. Subject to departmental procedures for requesting time off, an eligible employee may use his/her floating holiday beginning Nov. 6, 2018, and ending Nov. 4, 2019. For more information, call Payroll Services at 464-4840.

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Pre-retirement mini workshops are Nov. 7 

TIAA will present a series of pre-retirement educational mini-workshops Nov. 7 in the East Lounge of the Campus Activities Building. Training will focus on the foundations of investing. Mini sessions will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m., and 3 to 4 p.m. To register online, visit https://www.cvent.com/events/suny-upstate-medical-money-at-work-1/registration-56bdb0d0447a4c76be096dcc48fc7256.aspx?fqp=true  or call 1-800-732-8353.  Seating is limited. Employees should seek manager’s approval to attend this educational session.

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Flexible Spending Account (FSA) open enrollment runs Oct. 9 to Nov. 9

The 2019 Flexible Spending Account program open enrollment will be held Oct. 9 through Nov. 9. Eligibility requires New York state employees to be annual salaried, work at least half-time, must be expected to be employed for the entire 2019 calendar year, and must meet criteria for enrollment in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP).

The Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) is a flex spending account program allowing state employees to set aside $100 to $2,650 annually in pre-tax salary to pay for health care expenses not reimbursed by health insurance or other benefits. Only medically necessary medical, dental, vision, hearing, and prescription drug expenses for enrollees and their eligible dependents can be reimbursed under the HCSA.

The Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAA) is a flex spending account program providing state employees with the opportunity of paying for child care, elder care, or other dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis. This program allows eligible employees to set aside up to $5,000 annually in pre-tax salary to pay for eligible child care, elder care, or disabled dependent care expenses necessary for them (and their spouses, if married) to work.

Employer Contribution in the DCAA: Employees also are eligible for a DCAA employer contribution. This is a one-time yearly employer contribution of $300 to $800 based on the employees state salary. The DCAA employer contribution will continue in 2019 for unions and affiliates that participate in the program and have ratified contracts with the state. At present, that includes M/C and employees represented by CSEA, PEF, UUP, or GSEU.  

Current participants must re-enroll in order to continue participating in 2019. State employees must enroll online at http://www.flexspend.ny.gov/  or by calling 1-800-358-7202 between Oct. 9 and Nov. 9. If you enroll online you must reach the confirmation screen to ensure that your enrollment has been accepted. Don’t delay enrollment, as there may be a longer wait to get through the last week of open enrollment.

For more information regarding the HCSA or the DCAA plans, please call the FSA Hotline at 1-800-358-7202 or visit http://www.flexspend.ny.gov/.  

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Upstate Gala set for Nov. 16 

The 29thannual Upstate Foundation Gala will be held Friday, Nov. 16 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at OnCenter. Patron and sponsor party begins at 7 p.m.; Gala begins at 8 p.m. The black-tie event benefits child and adolescent psychiatric services at Upstate and supports the creation of a new eight-bed psychiatric unit at the hospital. Sponsorship opportunities and reservations are available online at www.upstatefoundation.org/galaevent  or call the Upstate Foundation at 464-4416. 

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Community Giving Campaign is underway

Upstate's 2018 Community Giving Campaign is underway. Keep track of the campaign's progress and for additional information on pledging, go to: http://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/

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Health Sciences Library to host October exhibit recognizing women’s right to vote 

Upstate’s Health Sciences Library will host Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State, an exhibit charting the movement in New York State, featuring events from the Haudenosaunee influence to the Women’s March in 2017. The display, to be featured in October, is on loan from the Central New York Libraries Resources Council. For more information, visit https://nyheritage.org/exhibits/recognizing-womens-right-vote-new-york-state

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