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. Noon. 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
For more Pathway to Wellness announcements, visit Pathway.
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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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Grief Support Group for Upstate staff held at Community, Downtown campuses; next meeting is Jan. 28
A free, confidential Grief Support Group meeting for Upstate staff will be held biweekly at Upstate’s Community and Downtown campuses, beginning in January. Dave Pasinski, MA, MDIV, retired hospice chaplain, is the facilitator. The Grief Support Group is co-sponsored by EAP and the Department of Spiritual Care. The group will meet:
• Community Campus: second Wednesday of each month, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Dining Room #2.
• Downtown Campus: fourth Thursday of the month, from 6 to 7 p.m. in 1317 Upstate University Hospital. (First meeting will be held Jan. 28).
For more information, call 464-4687.
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Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser Day (Jan. 29) events
A Marrow Donor Drive and a Scholarship Award program and lecture are included in Upstate’s celebration of Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser Day, Friday, Jan. 29. The day’s events include:
• Marrow Donor Drive. 10 a.m. to noon. Atrium, Setnor Academic Building. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 44 are invited to join the Be The Match Registry and help people who are in need of a bone marrow transplant.
• Scholarship Award and lecture. Noon to 1 p.m. 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Kristi L. Griffin, MS, ED, Upstate’s Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, will discuss sickle cell disease and the work that Upstate’s medical students do through the Pediatrics Relief program. Kethia Eliezer, class of 2017, College of Medicine, will receive the Sarah Loguen Fraser Scholarship.
Contact Student Affairs Office of Multicultural Affairs, 464-8855, for more information.
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C.A.B. Recreational Facilities offers incentive to join through Jan.
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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Gold Standard Award 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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Nominations sought for 2016 President’s awards
Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 President’s Awards through April 1 in the following categories:  Advancement of Affirmative Action, Excellence in Library Science, Excellence in Professional Service, Excellence in Faculty Service, Excellence and Leadership in Research, Excellence in Basic Research by a Young Investigator, Excellence in Clinical Research by a Young Investigator, Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Voluntary Faculty.  The awards will be presented at the Fall Faculty Convocation in September. New this year, nominations for all award categories, except Voluntary Faculty and the Binghamton Teaching Awards, will be accepted electronically; hard copies will not be accepted. To nominate, visit Awards. Nominations will not be accepted after April 1. Submission for nominations for the Voluntary Faculty will be in paper form. Nomination forms for Voluntary Faculty are available through the Academic Affairs Office, 464-4520, or  Nominations for Voluntary Faculty only are to be submitted to the respective college dean by April 1.
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Nominations for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service due Feb. 5
Nominations are being accepted for the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. The award recognizes employees in classified service, who are represented by CSEA, PEF, and PBA of NYS, for excellence and superior service. Nominees must have completed at least three years of continuous, full-time, permanent service in the Classified Service position for which they are nominated. Nominations are welcome from any member of the Upstate community. Awards will be presented in September at the Fall Faculty Convocation. Forward nominations to Megan Chase, Human Resources-OTD, 417 Jacobsen Hall or via email at For guidelines and additional information visit Awards. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 5.
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Father/Daughter Valentine Ball is Feb. 9
The Upstate Foundation’s 14th annual Father/Daughter Valentine Ball (girls aged three and up) will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Art and Home Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The event includes a silent auction, door prizes, raffles, magicians, balloons, photos, special gifts, DJs, dancing and more. Advanced registration is required. The cost is $50 per couple ($15 for additional single ticket). Advanced registration is required with the price increasing after Jan. 29. Register online at Valentine’s Ball or call 464-4416 for more information.
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Entries accepted for 30th Annual Bruce Dearing Writing Award competition
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is accepting submissions for its 30th annual writing award competition through March 14. The competition is open to all SUNY Upstate matriculated students, residents, employees, and faculty. Categories include quality fiction, essay, poetry, and memoir. Subject matter is open. One entry per writer, maximum of 2,500 words double-spaced for essays. For details, contact Dr. Deirdre Neilen, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, 618 Irving Avenue or email your submission to Winners will be announced and awards given April 21. 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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