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Upstate Announcements for November 28, 2018


Diversity Lecture Series celebrates Native American Heritage Month Nov. 29

Pete Hill, an enrolled member of the Caygua Nation, Heron Clan and director of the  “All Our Relations” project at the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara counties (NACS), will speak Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Diversity Lecture Series celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The presentation will take place in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. The session will feature cultural competency training. Questions? Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@upstate.edu  or 315-464-5234.



Reception to be held for President and CEO Laraque-Arena Dec. 4

A reception honoring the service and dedication of Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, president and CEO of Upstate Medical University, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Eastwood Atrium, Setnor Academic Building. A brief program will begin at 5 p.m. The Upstate community is welcome. 



Schwartz Center Rounds is Dec. 4

Tim Creamer, MD, will present The Grateful Patient: Unusual Gifts We Cannot Refuse Dec. 4 at 7:45 a.m. in 10405 A and B, Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. Breakfast and CME credits are provided. 



Weight Watchers at Work begins Dec. 4

A new Weight Watchers at Work session begins Dec. 4. Meetings are held Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in 11405B, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. To enroll, participants must be present at the Dec. 4 meeting. Enrollment costs $132.60 and includes 12 weeks of the program. Payment options are available. Questions? Contact Kim Hare at 315-464-4891 or email harek@upstate.edu



Family Birth Center and Nursery Open House is Dec. 5

The Family Birth Center and Nursery at Community Campus will host an open house and ribbon cutting Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Nurses and unit staff will provide tours of the renovated spaces and new nursery on the second floor. A short program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and refreshments will be available. 



Doctor of Nursing Practice presentations are Dec. 5

College of Nursing project presentations for Doctor of Nursing Practice students will be held Dec. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 4414 B and C, Academic Building. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. 



Retirement reception for Carol Morath is Dec. 6

A retirement reception for Carol Morath will be held Dec. 6 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the East Lounge, Campus Activities Building. Morath retires after 33 years of service to Upstate and 20 years in Student Affairs. For more information, email Lori Ferguson at fergusol@upstate.edu



Upstate Toy Drive accepting donations until Dec. 7

Donate new toys to local children who are in need during Upstate’s Toy Drive through Dec. 7. Donations can be dropped in any of the Toy Drive collection boxes located throughout campus. Monetary donations may be sent to Linda Curry, College of Health Professions, 2221 Academic Building. Checks should be made payable to “Salvation Army”, note “Christmas Bureau.” For more information, call Linda Curry at 315-464-6903. The drive is a joint project among the United Way, the Salvation Army and many community partners. The Upstate drive is sponsored by the Colleges of Health Professions and Team Upstate. For collection box locations, visit www.upstate.edu/toydrive. All donations will be distributed at the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau Dec. 19.



Register to volunteer at Christmas Bureau by Dec. 11

To volunteer with Team Upstate at the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau Dec. 19, register by Dec. 11 at https://bit.ly/2PnZrmp



CNY Biotech Accelerator Medical Device Innovation Challenge is Dec. 11

The 2018 Medical Device Innovation Challenge will be held Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St. Participants will pitch their innovation to judges. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. A holiday gathering will immediately follow. 



CNY Biotech Accelerator holiday reception is Dec. 11 

The CNY Biotech Accelerator will host a holiday reception Dec. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., 841 E. Fayette St. The Upstate community is welcome to attend. R.S.V.P. to cnybac@upstate.edu



Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is Dec. 12

Sabine Fuhrmann, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Vanderbilt University, will present Regulation of Patterning and Morphogenesis of the Developing Eye Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. in 4709 Neuroscience Research Building. 



Volunteers sought for Chadwick Residence holiday dinner Dec. 13

Volunteers are sought to help with a holiday dinner Dec. 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Chadwick Residence, a shelter providing long-term housing for homeless women with and without children. Chadwick Residence is Upstate’s 2018 Your Cause organization. Volunteers will help prepare, set up, and serve the meal. For more information and to sign up, contact Kay Magnarelli at magnarek@upstate.edu or 315-464-7949. 



Holiday Happening is Thursday, Dec. 13

Holiday Happening will be held Thursday, Dec. 13. Breakfast will be served from 5 to 7 a.m. and an ice cream social will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Café 750 at Downtown Campus and the Community Café at Community Campus. To prepare for the Holiday Happening, Cafe 750 will close Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. and re-open at 5 p.m.



President’s Holiday Gathering is Dec. 17

President Laraque-Arena's Holiday Gathering will be held Monday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Academic Building. The Upstate community is invited to attend. 



Downtown Campus Flu Clinic is Dec. 20

A Flu Clinic will be held Dec. 20 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the small cafeteria at Downtown Campus. 



Holiday Closures announced 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Closed Dec. 25, and Jan. 1. Closing at 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31.

Record Storage: Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31; and Jan. 1. 

Human Resources and Employee/Student Health: Closed Dec. 25, and Jan. 1. The departments will close at 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31. 

Hospital Purchasing: Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1

Ainsley Warehouse (Central Stores and DISTA): Will close at 2 p.m. Dec. 24. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Contracts and Campus Purchasing will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1. 



Applications for Your Cause Charity now being accepted 

Team Upstate is currently accepting applications for the 2019 'Your Cause' charity. Upstate employees and students are encouraged to nominate a local non-profit organization whose mission is in line with the mission of Upstate. The selected organization will be Team Upstate’s featured “Your Cause” organization in 2019 and will receive support for events, outreach, hands-on work and education. Previous agencies supported include Clear Path for Veterans OnPoint for College and Chadwick Residence. Applications are available here: http://www.upstate.edu/teamupstate/pdf/YourCauseApp.pdf. Completed applications must be submitted to Nancy Prott at prottn@upstate.edu by Nov. 30.



Coffee sale to benefit Advocates for Upstate 

Proceeds from the sale of Café Kubal’s Upstate Joe coffee blend will benefit the Advocates for Upstate Medical University. Purchases can be made at Café Kubal on the 11thfloor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For an order form, visit www.upstate.edu/advocates/pdf/upstate-joe-order-form.pdf and return to the Advocates by Dec. 5. Community Campus sale will be held Dec. 12 and 13 from noon to 3 p.m.



Sock Out Cancer socks available through December

Sock Out Cancer socks are available for $10 at Lori’s Gifts, first floor of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Proceeds benefit the Sock Out Cancer Fund, held at the Upstate Foundation, to support unmet needs of pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families at Upstate Cancer Center. The multi-colored socks symbolize the fight against all forms of cancer. The sale ends Dec. 31. For more information, call Terry Toscano Shenfeld at 315-464-4284.



College of Medicine career advisory dinner registration is available online

The 2019 College of Medicine career advisory dinners will be held Jan. 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in 4414, Academic Building at Downtown Campus and Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eckelberg Towers at Binghamton Campus. To register for the Syracuse or Binghamton dinner, visit https://medalumni.upstate.edu/career2019.  Questions? Email Amy at edmondda@upstate.edu.



Applications for the International Travel Awards now available 

New opportunities for professional and educational exchange in Dresden, Germany are available. The Upstate Dean’s Office and the International Network on Diabetes and Depression will accept applications for the International Travel Awards for work related to diabetes or depression. Applications are available online and are due Jan. 9. For more information, email Seth Perty at perryse@upstate.edu. For applications, visit http://www.in2d.net/images/content/08-SUNY-Staff-2019.pdf  or http://www.in2d.net/images/content/09-SUNY-PhD-2019.pdf.  For more on the International Network on Diabetes and Depression, visit http://www.in2d.net



Applications for Friend in Deed funding now available 

Friend in Deed funding is available to Upstate employees for projects that enhance the patient experience at the Downtown and Community campuses of Upstate University Hospital. Friend in Deed is the hospital’s annual fund that is largely supported through the donations of grateful patients and their families, and members of the Upstate family and the community. For guidelines and applications, visit https://www.upstatefoundation.org/friendindeed  or call 315-464-4416. Applications require the approval of a department director. The deadline to submit applications to the Foundation Office, CAB 326, is Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. 



Beyond the Doctorate Research Day registration is open

Registration for Beyond the Doctorate Research Day is available online at http://www.upstate.edu/postdoc/postdoc_life/bdrday-form.php. The event will be held March 6 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in 4414 B/C, Academic Building. Postdocs, fellows, and residents are invited to submit a poster or an oral presentation. Molly Brewer, MD, professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, is the keynote speaker. 



Family Medicine Residency program to launch in 2019 

Upstate Medical University, in partnership with the Syracuse VA Medical Center, will launch a Family Medicine Residency program beginning July 1. The program will be housed at Community Campus, serving a diversity of patients both inpatient and outpatient. Residents will also train at the VA and Upstate’s Downtown Campus. The program will allow medical students an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to work with patients of all ages—from birth to geriatrics—and of various backgrounds in a program that values clinical, academic and research excellence. Medical students interested in taking part in the Family Medicine Residency program can learn more at http://www.upstate.edu/fmed/education/residency/index.php. NRMO number is 1516120C0.