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Upstate Announcements for December 16, 2021

Pets of Upstate calendar orders due Dec. 17 

The 2022 Pets of Upstate calendar fundraiser features pets from the Upstate family. Two sizes are available for purchase: standard 8.5 x 11 calendar is $18.25 (plus shipping) and XL wall calendar 11 x 14 is $23.25 (plus shipping). Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Upstate Nursing Recognition Fund. To receive calendar by Dec. 24, orders must be received by Dec. 17. The calendar features healthcare related celebrations throughout. To view and purchase a calendar, visit: https://www.createphotocalendars.com/Store/Pets+of+Upstate+2022+Calendar-6064222259



Food trucks will be on campus throughout December

Food trucks will offer lunch for purchase in four Upstate locations in December. The updated schedule is as follows: 


Upstate University Hospital traffic circle

Dec. 16 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 20 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 24 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 27 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 29 Elbita’s Cocina from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 31 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


550 Harrison Street

Dec. 22 Elbita’s Cocina from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 23 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 29 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Dec. 17 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 21 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 28 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Dec. 17 Elbita’s Cocina from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Dec. 22 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 30 Ali Baba from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For an online calendar, visit: https://www.upstate.edu/nutrition/food-trucks.php. To pre-order meals through the Street Food Finder App, visit: https://streetfoodfinder.com/apps



Support the Advocates for Upstate year-end campaign 

There is still time to donate to Advocates for Upstate's year-end campaign to benefit the Nellie Hurley Scholarship Program. This pandemic has spotlighted the growing demand for health professionals. The Nellie Hurley program provides scholarships to qualifying Upstate Medical University employees and adult volunteers who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the health professions. 

Donate before Dec. 31 to be entered in drawings to win one of two gift baskets each valued at $150. The drawings will be held the week of Jan. 3. Donors must live within 20 miles of downtown Syracuse to be eligible for the drawings. Winners will be notified by email or by telephone by Monday, January 10. Donate online to the Year-End Campaign.



Holiday closures and Campus Purchasing instructions

Human Resources, Employee/Student Health, Hospital Purchasing, Campus Purchasing, Contracts, Accounts Payable, and the Ainsley Drive Surplus Warehouse will be closed Dec. 24 and 31.

For time-sensitive orders through Campus Purchasing, submit requisitions in Self-Serve no later than Dec. 22 at noon for Christmas Day and Dec. 29 at noon for New Year’s Day.

The Volunteer Office will be closed Dec. 24. 



Stroke Team T-shirt sale is open

The Stroke Team has T-shirts available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Stroke Foundation Fund. To place an order, email ZhovklaR@Upstate.edu. Shirts are $15 each.



Team captains sought for Heart Walk 2022 

Team captains are sought for the 2022 Heart Walk, to be held April 24. For more information and to sign up, visit: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6658496/Upstate-Heart-Walk-Team-2022



Quitting Cafe is Jan 7

The Quitting Cafe will be held Thursday, Jan. 7 from 10 am to noon in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center. Advice on quitting tobacco and light refreshments will be available to Upstate employees, students, volunteers, and patients. For more information on Pathway to Wellness programs, visit www.upstate.edu/wellness.



Input sought for Covid vaccine survey by Jan. 10

The pediatric Covid vaccine is safe and effective. However, vaccination rates for kids under 18 remain low. A team of vaccination and public health experts at Upstate developed a brief, five-minute survey to better understand preferences for vaccinating children against Covid. The information will help the team better understand barriers to vaccine uptake and improve access. 

The anonymous survey is open to everyone at Upstate and is available here: https://redcap.upstate.edu/surveys/?s=LE3PF7A87EEL8RN3. 

The survey link is also available on computer desktops throughout campus as an icon named, “Children COVID Vaccines.” The survey closes Jan. 10. Questions? Email Alyssa Indelicato at IndelicA@Upstate.edu. 



Easy for You is Jan 11

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Jan 11 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in 7335B of the west wing at Upstate University Hospital's Downtown Campus. Those with an Upstate ID are welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available. For more information contact Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519 or walczykc@upstate.edu.



Friend in Deed funding applications sought by Jan. 14

The Upstate Foundation seeks applications from Upstate employees for Friend in Deed funding for projects that enhance the patient experience at Upstate University Hospital. Friend in Deed is the annual fund for the hospital and is largely supported through donations from grateful patients and their families, as well as members of the Upstate family and the community. Guidelines and applications are available on the Upstate Foundation website at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/friendindeed or by calling 315-464-4416. Applications require the approval of a department head. The deadline to submit applications to the Upstate Foundation office (CAB 326) is Friday, Jan. 14 at noon. 



Global Health seeks study volunteers 

The Institute for Global Health and Translational Science seeks healthy volunteers ages 18 and over to participate in a mosquito research study lasting about three months, with about 20 total visits. Participants will be compensated for your time and travel. For more information, call 315-464-9869 or email trials@upstate.edu