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Flu shots available to Upstate community
Upstate’s flu shot clinics are open to anyone with an Upstate ID. Visit Flu Clinics for up–to-date information on flu and for the clinic schedule.
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Deadline for Gold Standard Award nominations is Feb. 9
The deadline for nominations for Gold Standard Awards is Feb. 9. The awards honor faculty who are dedicated and enthusiastic about their work and who live the values of Upstate by exemplifying innovation, respect, service, integrity and embracing diversity. The awards will be presented March 20 at the annual Celebration of the Faculty. For more information on submitting a nomination, contact Michele Henderson at hendermi@upstate.edu
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Upstate Best Beginnings classes are Feb. 13 and Thursdays in March
Upstate’s free Breastfeeding: Back to Work class will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at Community Campus. Baby and Me, the three-week class series for parents and caregivers—and infants up to six months—will be held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon beginning March 1. To register and for more information, visit www.upstate.edu/bestbegin, call 464-2765 or email childbirthed@upstate.edu.
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CenterState CEO discussion on economics of Upstate is Feb. 14
Robert Corona, DO, professor and chair of Pathology, chief innovation officer and associate dean for Academic and Industry Affairs at Upstate, will present “SUNY Upstate: Why We Matter to the Economic Development of Central and Northern New York” Feb. 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St. Registration details are here: http://www.centerstateceo.com/news-events/ceo-presents-dr-robert-corona. For more information, contact Lisa Metot at 315-470-1870 or lmetot@centerstateceo.com.
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MedTech Member MeetUp is Feb. 15
The MedTech Member MeetUp will be held Thursday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Neuroscience and Physiology Building in the Upstate campus. Presenters include Mark Polhemus, Barry Knox, Brian Rieger, and Quadrant Biosciences CEO Richard Uhlig. Registration is required and this program is open to MedTech Members only. Upstate is a member of MedTech. Registration is $35 per person. Register online by Feb. 12 at https://www.medtech.org/events/show/member-meetup-at-suny-upstate-medical-university-439.
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Stop the Bleed Blackboard skills session is Feb. 16
A skills session for employees who have completed the Stop the Bleed Blackboard course UH34834 will be held Friday, Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Small Cafeteria at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Bring Blackboard completion certificate, demonstrate direct pressure, wound packing and tourniquet application to receive a course completion certificate. The skills demonstration will take 10 to 15 minutes per person. For more information, email Jerome Morrison at morrisje@upstate.edu.
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College of Graduate Studies Distinguished Alumni Lecture is Feb. 16
The College of Graduate Studies will host the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Friday, Feb. 16 at noon in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Sami Noujaim, PhD, University of South Florida, will present “From Potassium Channel Structure to the Human Heart: How an Antimalarial Became and Antiarrhythmic.” Noujaim earned his PhD at Upstate, with thesis sponsor Jose Jalife. For more information, call Terri Brown at 464-4541.
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MASH Camp is Feb. 22 and 23
The Medical Academy of Science and Health (MASH) Camp will be held Feb. 22 and 23 at Upstate University Hospital Community Campus. The camp offers high school students an opportunity to explore a variety of health professions. Space is limited. For more information, visit https://cnyahec.com/2018-m-a-s-h-camp-kickoff-at-upstate-community-hospital/, call Claire at 607-756-1090 or the Volunteer Office at 315-492-5060.
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Screening of “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” is Feb. 28
A free screening of the film “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” will take place Feb. 28 in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Pre-registration required to attend screening. To pre-register, call Upstate Connect  at 315-464-8668. Film starts at 5:30 p.m.; question and answer session to follow. Sponsored by Upstate’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the Onondaga County Department of Health. Continuing ed credits are available. Questions about the film? Call Onondaga County Immunization Program at 315-435-2000.
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Applications for Advocates grant funding accepted through Feb. 28
The Advocates for Upstate Medical University grant funding applications for 2018-19 will be accepted through noon Feb. 28.  Applications for grants of up to $10,000 will be accepted. The majority of the grants awarded are between $100 and $3,000.  All departments and programs affiliated with Upstate are eligible to apply.  Applications are available at www.upstate.edu/advocates or by contacting Susan York, 315-464-5610, yorks@upstate.edu.
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Dearing Writing Award Competition submissions due March 9
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities 32nd annual Dearing Writing Award Competition is open to all SUNY Upstate matriculated students, residents, employees, and faculty. Submissions in any subject matter are due March 9. Entries are welcome in fiction, essay, poetry, and memoir. Two copies are required. Included in the first copy should be: writer’s name, address, telephone number, and category. Students should indicate their college and class year. The second copy should include only the title and category with the work. One entry is allowed per writer. Essays should be no more than 2,500 words double-spaced. Email submissions to Jessica DeJohn Barbuto at barbutoj@upstate.edu. Awards will be presented April 25. Student winners will receive a monetary award; faculty/employee winners will receive gift certificates. All submissions receive consideration for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities annual journal, The Healing Muse. For more on the publication, visit www.thehealingmuse.org.
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Recipes sought for cookbook project to benefit Upstate Nursing
Upstate’s Nursing Professional Development Systems Council seeks recipes for the third edition of One Cup of Patience, a cookbook project that benefits Upstate Nursing celebrations. Recipes from all Upstate staff, students and volunteers will be considered. If you use a recipe created by someone other than yourself, credit the original author or change the recipe to make it your own. Submit your recipes in a Microsoft Word document to Lisa Mitchell at mitchell@upstate.edu. The cookbook will be available for purchase Spring 2018.
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New York State and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training Spring 2018 Skills for Success courses announced
The New York State and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training has announced Spring 2018 Skills for Success courses aimed at providing CSEA-represented employees with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to meet personal and professional development goals. Details are available online at https://www.nyscseapartnership.org/NYS-CSEA-Employees/Courses.cfm. Over 100 classes in 53 topic areas are scheduled statewide from January through May 2018. To increase participation in courses while limiting time away from the office and eliminating travel expenses, the partnership is offering 13 classes via webinar. Employees may enroll through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) or by completing the course application form located on page 31 of the catalog. Information on how Upstate employees can register through the SLMS system are available online at www.upstate.edu/hr/intra/training/online_training.php. Select the link to GOER Online Learning (SLMS). For more information, call the New York State and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training at 518-486-7814 or email learning@nyscseapartnership.org. For areas outside the Capital Region call (800) 253-4332.
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Student Counseling Service seeks feedback
Upstate’s Student Counseling Service seeks feedback to improve its individual clinical services, outreach and prevention programs. All students are encouraged to complete a brief survey, even those who have never used the services. Responses are confidential and individually-identifying information will not be collected. The survey is available at: https://goo.gl/forms/cQR4f9PUOi7ptI1s2. Questions? Call Holly Vanderhoff at 315-464-3112.

Upstate joins the American Public Health One Billion Step Challenge
The Upstate community-and your friends and family members-are welcome to join the Central New York Wanderers Team as part of the American Public Health One Billion Step Challenge. Steps can be entered manually or automatically with a synced device. To create a profile and join the team, visit https://stridekick.com/tc/apha18. The challenge runs through April 8 and is part of Upstate’s National Public Health Week. Questions? Email Cindy Paikin at paikinc@upstate.edu.
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February Monthly Challenge
The Well NYS Everyday Challenge for February is to participate in the Olympic Experience from Feb. 9 to 25. Challenge yourself, your family, your coworkers to think and act like an Olympic athlete. Participants who register and track their progress are eligible to win Gold for 16 days, Silver for 12 days and Bronze for 10 days. Online registration and more information is available at www.worklife.ny.gov/wellnyseveryday. For more information, email Suzanne Brisk at brisks@upstate.edu.
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HealthLink on Air features Upstate experts
Recent guests on HealthLink on Air include, from the Upstate Cancer Center, Leslie Kohman, MD, associate director for community outreach; and from the Upstate New York Poison Center, administrative director Michele Caliva and pubic education coordinator Lee Livermore. 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.
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