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Upstate Announcements for December 19, 2022

Compliance, Privacy and Ethics gifts and gratuities notice

With the holiday season upon us, The Institutional Compliance, Privacy and Ethics Department would like to send out a reminder of the Gifts and Gratuities Policy MM P-29.

Upstate Medical University, including the main campus and all affiliated locations, does not allow employees to accept gifts, regardless of the value and form. For more information on this policy, call the Compliance Department at 315-464-6600.

For information on the collection or distribution of charitable contributions, review policies UW C-03, and UW D-02. For more information on charitable funds, call the Upstate Foundation.



Nursing Grand Rounds is Dec. 20 

Jessica Dow and Cheryl Waldron will present Pressure Injury: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m. via WebEx. The presentation will be recorded for later viewing via Brightspace. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by ICNE. Meeting number: 2306 584 2126 Password: Jsbjusgc523 https://upstate.webex.com/upstate/j.php?MTID=m6d3c4dfe60c0ce669a3631084b033214. For more information, email Holly Briere at BriereH@Upstate.edu



Department of Spiritual Care plans caroling Dec. 20 and 23

Spiritual care chaplains, staff and volunteers will be caroling throughout Upstate University Hospital Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. and at Community Friday, Dec. 23 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. To arrange caroling for a special patient or department, call 315-464-4687. 



Radiology shirt sales are Dec. 21 and 22

Radiology will sell shirts Dec. 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 3509 Upstate University Hospital (3W Pediatric Radiology waiting room). Cash or checks will be accepted. Shirts are $20 each or two for $35. A shirt sale will also be held Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby area at Community. To make arrangements to pay and pickup outside of the event, call Deb Dill at 315-492-5185. 



Record Storage closed Dec. 23 and 30

Record Storage will be closed Dec. 23 and 30.



Easy for You is Jan. 10

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 7335B Upstate University Hospital. 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.



10 minutes at 10 a.m. is Jan. 10

Paul Corsi, sustainability manager, will discuss the Bee Campus USA designation Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. for 10 minutes. To join, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/meet/brisks.



Team captains sought for Heart Walk 2023

Team captains are sought for the 2023 Heart Walk, to be held April 16. Upstate has been a Top Team for the past 25 years. For more information and to sign up, visit: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7110174/Heart-Walk-2023



The Informed Patient podcast 

The Informed Patient features interviews on tick-borne diseases, vascular surgery and a medical mission to Ukraine.

—Otolaryngologist Sherard Tatum, MD, talks about his medical mission trip to Ukraine as part of a surgical team.

Palma Shaw, MD, explains her specialty, vascular surgery, and the conditions it treats; she also talks about a podcast she is co-hosts that focuses on women in surgery.

—Researcher Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, discusses how ticks can carry more than one disease at a time and the problems that poses for humans.

The Informed Patient podcast and HealthLink on Air radio show are produced by Upstate Marketing and University Communications. The Informed Patient interviews are available through various podcast platforms, and HealthLink on Air is broadcast on WRVO Public Media at 6 a.m. Sundays. Audio and transcripts of the podcasts and the radio shows are also available at www.upstate.edu/informed.