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January issue of Frontline available online
The January issue of the Employee Assistance Program’s newsletter, Frontline, includes articles about keeping New Years resolutions, benefits of group therapy, cultural communication barriers and getting along with co-workers. Visit Frontline to view the newsletter.
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Blood Drive, Jan. 19, 20
Upstate’s Blood Drive will be held Thursday, Jan.19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 20 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Café 750. For an appointment, contact Linda Underwood, 464-6755, underwol@upstate.edu. All donors will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
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Register online for MASH Camp
Registration is open for MASH Camp, to be held Feb. 23 and 24 at Community Campus. This hands-on experience is open to eighth and ninth graders. Space is limited. Visit MASH Camp for more information and to apply.
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New Health and Wellness Center drawings and renderings will be on display Jan. 19, 20, 24 and 25
The following outpatient locations will feature floor-by-floor drawings and renderings of the upcoming 280,000 sq. ft. Upstate Health and Wellness Center, to be located on the open lot on E. Adams Street across from Upstate Cancer Center.
• Thursday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 20 in the conference room at Upstate Joslin Diabetes Center. Joslin team members are invited to a Q and A Jan. 19 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 24 and Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Geriatric Department conference room at Harrison Specialty Center.
Visit Health and Wellness to learn more.
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Retirement reception for John McCabe, MD, is Jan. 31
A retirement reception will be held for Upstate University Hospital Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer John McCabe, MD, Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lobby of Upstate Cancer Center. The Upstate community is welcome to attend.
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Feb. 3 is nomination deadline for Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service, created by The State University of New York, recognizes classified employees represented by CSEA, PEF and PBA of NYS for excellence and superior service. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 3 to: Megan Chase, Human Resources-OTD, 417 Jacobsen Hall or via email at chasem@upstate.edu. For guidelines and additional information visit Chancellor’s Awards.
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Applications for Advocates grant funding accepted in February
The Advocates for Upstate Medical University grant funding applications for 2017-18 will be accepted Feb. 1 through noon Feb. 24. 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 by visiting Advocates or by contacting Susan York, 464-5610, yorks@upstate.edu.
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Faculty Medical Education Journal Club to meet Feb. 6
Tom Poole, PhD, and Ann Botash, MD, will lead a discussion on the article by David A. Cohen, et, al, titled  “Twelve tips on writing a discussion case that facilitates teaching and engages learners” at the Faculty Medical Education Journal Club meeting Monday, Feb. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in 9299 Weiskotten Hall. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. by Jan. 30 to Michele Henderson, hendermi@upstate.edu, 464-1681. The Faculty Medical Education Journal Club is part of Upstate’s Faculty Development Seminar series presented by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development.
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Entries accepted for 31st Annual Bruce Dearing Writing Award competition
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities presents its 31st annual writing award competition, open to all Upstate matriculated students, residents, employees, and faculty. Submissions of quality fiction, essay, poetry, and memoir are accepted through March 10. The subject matter is open. Submit two copies: one with the writer’s name, address, telephone number, and category on it; students should indicate their college and class year. The other copy should include only the title and category with the work. One entry per writer (maximum of 2,500 words double-spaced for essays) will be accepted. Send to Dr. Deirdre Neilen, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, 618 Irving Avenue or email your submission to barbutoj@upstate.edu. Winners will be announced and awards given April 19th. Student winners will receive a monetary award; faculty/employee winners will receive gift certificates. All submissions receive consideration in CBH’s annual journal, The Healing Muse.
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Father/Daughter Valentine Ball is Feb. 7
The Upstate Foundation’s 15th annual Father/Daughter Valentine Ball (girls aged three and up) will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Art and Home Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The event includes dancing, entertainment, magicians, gift bag, cookies and soft drinks (no dinner will be served) along with a silent auction offering many unique gifts. Advanced registration is required. The cost is $50 per couple. Advanced registration is required with the price increasing after Jan. 27. R.S.V.P. by Jan. 29. Register online at Valentine’s Ball or call 464-4416 for more information.
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Student Learning Outcomes panel discussion, Feb. 10
The Student Learning Outcomes Committee will present “Grading vs. assessment: A student’s perspective”, Friday, Feb. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in 4414A New Academic Building. This will be an interactive discussion with a student panel comprised of a student representative from each college here at Upstate; Susan Graham, MS, MT (ASCP), SH, will moderate the discussion. Lunch will be provided. To R.S.V.P., email Colleen Dillenbeck at dillenco@upstate.edu by 2/3/17.
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Gold Standard Award nominations due Feb. 10
The 10th annual Celebration of the Faculty will be held Tuesday, March 14 when 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, send a 1-2 page letter that offers a brief summary of the individual’s history and current role at Upstate, why you think your colleague represents the gold standard of teaching, research and/or clinical service, someone whom we all should emulate and admire. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 10. While there is no specific criterion for length of service to Upstate, the committee will consider it in the selection process. Submit nominations to Paula Trief, PhD, through interoffice mail (Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1254 Weiskotten Hall, or by email at triefp@upstate.edu (cc: Michele Henderson, hendermi@upstate.edu.)
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New classes on childbirth, newborn care and breastfeeding
Upstate will host Best Beginnings Childbirth and New Family Classes on childbirth, newborn care and breastfeeding Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at University Health Care Center. Breastfeeding: Back to Work class will be held the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. at Community Campus. For more information on all Best Beginnings classes and to register online, visit Best Beginnings. Questions? Email childbirthed@upstate.edu.
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