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Upstate Announcements for December 4, 2018


Reception to be held for President and CEO Laraque-Arena today

A reception honoring the service and dedication of Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, president and CEO of Upstate Medical University, will be held today 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. 



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. 



Dazzle Gifts on the Hill sale is Dec. 5 to 7

Dazzle Gifts on the Hill at Community Campus will hold a sale Dec. 5 to 7 with marked items 20 percent off and a free gift with purchases while supplies last. Dazzle is located in the main lobby. 



Dog Visits are Dec. 6

Dog Therapy Thursday will be held Dec. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Health Sciences Library at Weiskotten Hall. 



Cooking and Quitting is Dec. 6

Cooking and Quitting will be held Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center. 



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.



Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are Dec. 7 and 14

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds will be held Dec. 7 and 14 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. The schedule is as follows. 

Dec. 7—Maureen Mancuso, PT, DPT, and Annina Dougherty, PT, DPT, AIB-VR, Screening of Balance and Mobility in Aging Adults

Dec. 14—Ravi Adhikary, MD, Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines



Monday Mile is Dec. 10 and 17

Monday Mile will be held Dec. 10 and 17 at noon beginning in the main lobby of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. 



Easy for You is Dec. 11

Easy for You will be held Dec. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the small cafeteria on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Those with an Upstate ID are eligible for smoking cessation assistance and supplies, including nicotine replacement therapy. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/hospital/health/healthlink/smokefree.php.



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 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. 



Nursing Grand Rounds is Dec. 18

Cathy Narcavage-Bradley, MSN, RN, nurse educator, will present Toolbox for Self-Care: Prevention of Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center. 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 and professionals who wish to increase their knowledge regarding vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout as well as self-care techniques to assist in their prevention. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Barbara LaCasse at lacasseb@upstate.edu.



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. 



December Monthly Challenge runs through Dec. 31

The New York State Everyday Monthly Challenge for December is to choose to eat healthy and engage in physical activity. To register online and track your progress, visit https://wellnys.goer.ny.gov/



Healthy Holiday Challenge ends Dec. 31

Join the Healthy Holiday Challenge now through Dec. 31 at www.esmmweighless.com and select ‘Holiday Challenge’ or call 315-464-4565. 



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. 



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: http://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; events are Jan. 7 and 28

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 due Jan. 9

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 Perry at perryse@upstate.edu. For more on the International Network on Diabetes and Depression, visit http://www.in2d.net

Applications are available at the following links: 





Applications for Friend in Deed due Jan. 11

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; event is March 6

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 July 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.



Recycle for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

To raise funds for the children’s hospital, place used printer cartridges or ink jet cartridges in their original box, place in interoffice mail, and address to ‘Recycle.’ Do not affix the UPS label on the box. 



HealthLink on Air 

Recent guests on HealthLink on Air include: from Upstate, viral immunologist Christine King, PhD; chief of bariatric surgery Flavia Soto, MD; plastic and reconstructive surgeon Patrick Basile, MD, an Upstate Medical School alumnus; and Kelsey Wagner from the emergency management department. Other guests include visiting lecturer Kellan Baker from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Director of Advance Practice Nursing Ginnie Cronin, PhD, from Le Moyne College; and social worker Loren Cunningham from Vera House. 

HealthLink on Air is a radio show and podcast produced by Marketing and University Communications and is available on iTunes and WRVO Public Media Sundays at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Complete shows and individual interviews are available at www.healthlinkonair.org