Holiday closings
• Shuttle lots LC, I and R and the Parking Offices at Upstate’s Downtown and Community campuses will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Downtown shuttle service, shuttle service to and from Community Campus, and the valet service, will not be available this day. Downtown Campus shuttle paid parkers and those coming from Community Campus may park in Garage West on this day. Call 464-4801 with questions regarding Downtown Campus parking. Call 492-5017 with questions regarding Community Campus parking.
• The Health Sciences Library hours of operation for Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 18, are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• C.A.B. recreational facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 18. (Note: The recreational facilities will be open the weekend preceding the holiday).
• Dining areas: Deb’s Grill in the C.A.B., Betty’s Bistro in Weiskotten Hall, and the kiosk at 550 Harrison St. will be closed on Jan. 18. Cafe 750 at the Downtown Campus will remain open and the cafeteria at Community Campus will operate under weekend service (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) on this day.
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Pathway to Wellness announcements
• Thursday, Jan. 21. Morrison will offer RD Live—Taste and Try citrus!  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Café 750, Downtown Campus.
• Friday, Jan. 22. Meet at EspressOasis at the Downtown Campus at noon,  bring in a bag of clothes or items to donate, and walk to to 3 Fifteen, a Rescue Mission store in Marshall Square. Receive a coupon for a hot beverage at Café Kubal ($2 value).
• Monday, January 25. Noon  Souper Monday Mile. Take a walk then enjoy some soup. Receive a discount coupon for soup after the walk at all Morrison facilities to use the same day.  Downtown Campus: Outside walkers: meet at the .25 mile Monday Mile Marker in front of Jacobsen Hall/CAB.  Inside walkers: meet at the second floor gold elevator lobby. Community Campus: meet at the Gift Shop.
• Thursday, Jan. 28. Meet at noon at EspressOasis and walk up to the Health Science Library. Recipe books, therapy dogs and artwork all featured at the Upstate Health Sciences Library.
View a listing of Upstate’s indoor and outdoor trails at trails.
• January NYS well everyday behavior challenge: Conduct an internet search of a health or wellness topic each day.   Join the challenge online at wellness.
• Watch for the Weekend Warrior Challenge coming soon.
• Eat Right, Move, Lose. A free eight-week weight management program that includes classes and access to a Facebook group. Meetings will begin in late January. For more information, call Suzanne Brisk at 464-4565.
• Weight Watchers open house is Jan. 26. Noon to 12:45 p.m. 115A, East Lounge, Campus Activities Building at Downtown Campus. The new Weight Watchers session will begin Feb. 16. Meetings will be held each Tuesday at noon at the C.A.B. and the session will run for 17 weeks. The cost to join is $186 per person. The price includes free registration, saving $20 per employee, and 19 weeks of Weight Watchers online, a savings of $19.95 per month. Employees can pay in one of two ways: three split payments with check (three equal checks $62 each due at registration) to be deposited on weeks 1, 5 and 9; or one lump sum payment with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, check or cash. To join by Feb. 16, contact Ginny Russell at or 464-4042.  For more Pathway to Wellness announcements, visit Pathway to Wellness.
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Applications for Friend in Deed funding due Jan. 15
The Upstate Foundation is accepting applications for Friend in Deed funding for projects that improve the patient experience and care at Upstate University Hospital, both Downtown and Community campuses. Friend in Deed is the annual fund for the hospitals and is largely supported through the generous donations of grateful patients and their families, as well as members of our own Upstate family and the community. Any Upstate employee may apply. Guidelines and applications are available at Friend in Deed or by calling 464-4416 and require the approval of a department head. The deadline to submit applications to the Foundation Office (CAB 326) is Friday, Jan. 15.
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Nursing Grand Rounds, Jan. 19
Lisa, Brackett, RN, BSN, MSHA, associate director of Nursing Support Services will present “Setting the foundation: staffing for value, not just numbers” on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.  in the Kinney Foundation Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.  The presentation will be streamed live to Community Campus, Community Room. The presentation is targeted to all nursing staff, with the purpose to enhance nursing knowledge about nurse staffing methodologies utilized at Upstate. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at or 464-9443.
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Library to hold open forums on ‘triggering’ Jan. 25, 26 and 28
Join moderator and library director Cristina Pope to discuss the meaning of ‘triggering’ and what process should be followed to determine an appropriate response to reports of triggering words, phrases or objects at a series of forums to be held Jan. 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 3509/3510 Setnor Academic Building, Jan. 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 12405 A and B of Upstate University Hospital’s East Tower and Jan. 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Classroom A and B at Community Campus. R.S.V.P. is not required. For more information, contact Cristina Pope,, 464-7086.
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Yoga at Upstate is Jan. 26
Yoga at Upstate will be held Jan. 26 from 11:30 to 11:55 a.m. and from noon to 12:55 p.m. in the Solarium of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Questions? Call Deborah DeLaney Finger at 464-7206.
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Healthy Pet Project is Jan. 27
The Healthy Pet Project will host The Basics Wednesday, Jan. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. in 3508 Setnor Academic Building. The top 10 things that go wrong with humans are the same top 10 things that go wrong with the health of many pets. Instructors will review the most common health concerns, household poisons, nutrition, handling your pet and a brief review of pet first aid with mannequins Fluffy Feline and Jerry K9. Participants will receive a pet first aid kit. There is no fee. Participation is limited. To reserve your spot, email Christina Pope at
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C.A.B. Recreational Facilities offers incentive to join
New member annual memberships to the C.A.B. purchased in January will receive a 14-month membership for the price of an annual membership. Individual memberships are $130 and family memberships are $165. Family Memberships include a spouse (or domestic partner who meets state guidelines for domestic partner benefits) and dependent children 19 years of age and younger. C.A.B. members also receive additional benefits including free group fitness classes and discounts on ticket and travel programs. This offer is only available to membership sign ups through Sunday, Jan. 31 and only for those who have not been members of the C.A.B. in the past two years. To sign up for a membership, visit the C.A.B. Information Center. An Upstate ID and a form of payment are needed as membership dues are due at the time of sign up.  For additional information, contact the C.A.B. Information Center at 464-8860.
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Exhibition on citizen action in health care reform ends Jan. 30
Upstate’s Health Sciences Library’s Historical Collections will host “For all the people: a century of citizen action in health care reform” until Jan. 30 in the main lobby of the library. The exhibit explores citizen action in health care reform in the United States from the beginning of the 20th century through today. The exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
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Faculty Medical Education Journal Club to meet Feb. 1
Tom Poole, PhD, and Ann Botash, MD, will lead a discussion on the article by Martin V. Pusic, MD, PhD, et al titled “Learning curves in health professions education” at the Faculty Medical Education Journal Club meeting Monday, Feb. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. in 9299 Weiskotten Hall. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Michele Henderson, or 464-1681. The Faculty Medical Education Journal Club is part of Upstate’s Faculty Development Seminar series.
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Applications for Advocates grant funding accepted in February
The Advocates for Upstate Medical University grant funding applications for 2016-17 will be accepted Feb. 1 through noon, Feb, 26.  Applications for grants of up to $10,000 will be accepted with the majority of the grants awarded falling between $100 and $3,000. All departments and programs affiliated with Upstate are eligible to apply. Applications are available at The Advocates or by contacting Susan York, 464-5610,
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Celebration of the Faculty nominations due Feb. 5
The ninth annual Celebration of the Faculty will be held March 16. Faculty members who have shown a passion for and excellence in research, clinical service and/or teaching will be honored with the Gold Standard Awards. To nominate a colleague, submit a one- to two-page letter about your nominee, including a summary of their history and current role at Upstate and why you think he or she represents the gold standard of teaching, research and/or clinical service. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 5. Submit nominations to Paula Trief, PhD, through interoffice mail (Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1254 Weiskotten Hall, or by email at (cc: Michele Henderson,
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