Briefs

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 11th floor 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.

Participate in 2018 Holiday Challenge now through Dec. 31
Join Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness team in a free nationwide Holiday Challenge to eat smart, move more, and maintain weight through the holiday season now through Dec. 31. To register, visit https://esmmweighless.com/sign/.  For more information or support, email holidaychallenge@esmmweighless.com.

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

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.

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.

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 the Downtown Campus and the Community Café at the Community Campus. To prepare for the Holiday Happening, Cafe 750 will close at 1:30 p.m. and re-open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.

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.

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.

‘Sock Out Cancer’ socks now available
Colorful, striped “Sock Out Cancer” socks are now at Lori’s Gifts, the main lobby gift shop of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. The multi-colored socks symbolize the fight against all forms of cancer and sell for $10 a pair, including tax. Net proceeds from sock sales will benefit the Sock Out Cancer Fund at the Upstate Foundation to support unmet needs of pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families at the Upstate Cancer Center. Socks are available for a limited time through December. For more information, contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld, 315-464-4284 or shenfels@upstate.edu.

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 Nov. 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.