Briefs

Friend in Deed funding applications due Jan. 11
The Upstate Foundation is accepting applications from Upstate employees for Friend in Deed funding for projects that enhance the patient experience at Upstate University Hospital’s Community and Downtown campuses. Friend in Deed is the annual fund for the hospitals 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 at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/friendindeed or 315-464-4416. Applications require the approval of a department head. The deadline to submit applications to the Upstate Foundation, 326 Campus Activities Building, is Friday, Jan. 11.

Administrative Professions Forum is Jan. 16
An Administrative Professions Forum will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. Nancy Daoust will present the keynote address—What to Know About the Community Campus. The forum is designed as a resource for administrative assistants who support hospital and campus staff, such as clinical chairs, deans and administrators. It will offer information, tips, helpful resources, professional development and training, and opportunities to promote good health. Supervisors are encouraged to allow employees to use work-release time to attend this work-related enrichment series. R.S.V.P. to AdminPro@upstate.edu.

Child Abuse Medical Provider Program (CHAMP) is Jan. 16
Karen Teelin, MD, MSEd, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics at Upstate, will present Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Dysphoria Wednesday, Jan. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. during the CHAMP educational webcast. For more information, email racej@upstate.edu.

Downtown Campus Blood Drive is Jan. 17 and 18
A campus blood drive will be held Thursday, Jan. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 18 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. To schedule an appointment, contact Linda Underwood underwol@upstate.edu or 315-464-6755.

Stop the Bleed session is Jan. 18
A Stop the Bleed drop-in skills session will be held Friday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 12405A Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Blackboard course UH34834 is a prerequisite. Approximately 10 minutes will be needed.

Health Justice at Upstate one-day workshop is Jan. 21
Health Justice at Upstate: Shifting the Power, one day of interactive workshops for health equity and racial justice, will be held Monday, Jan. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Academic Building. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/hjau-info and register at http://bit.ly/hjau2019.

2019 health insurance rates for state employees announced
The 2019 health insurance rates for New York state employees have been announced. The deadline to make option transfer changes through Upstate’s Human Resources-Benefits Office for 2019 is Jan. 18. For detailed information, rates and deadlines, visit: http://www.upstate.edu/hr/document/2018_option_transfer_announcement.pdf