Briefs

Flu clinics will be held this week
Flu clinics will be held this week at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown and Community campuses. The schedule is as follows:
—Jacobsen Hall clinics will be held Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the sixth-floor conference room of Jacobsen Hall
—UHCC clinic will be held Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 5118
—Sarah Loguen clinic will be held Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
—The Galleries clinic will be held Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For a full listing of flu clinics, visit: http://www.upstate.edu/webcal/main.php?calendar=fluclinics&view=month

Community Giving Campaign issues mid-campaign report
The Upstate Community Giving Campaign reached its mid-campaign point. To see the list of superheroes, please visit: http://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/. There is still time to contribute to local human service agencies and Upstate Foundation initiatives. To ePledge visit: https://selfserve.upstate.edu/ais/applications/marketing/sefa/epledge/.

Your Cause applications accepted until Nov. 30
Team Upstate will accept applications for Your Cause until Nov. 30. Upstate employees and students are asked to nominate a local non-profit organization whose mission is in line with the mission of Upstate. The selected organization will be Team Upstate’s featured Your Cause organization in 2019 and will receive support for events, outreach, hands-on work, and education. To nominate an organization, visit www.upstate.edu/teamupstate/your-cause/index.php.

New Faculty Reception is Nov. 8
Faculty Affairs and Development will host the New Faculty Reception Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in the ninth floor cafeteria at Weiskotten Hall. The Upstate community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Rolla B. Hill and John Bernard Henry Annual Lecture in Pathology is Nov. 8
Patrick D. Walker, MD, director of Arkana Laboratories, will present Glomerular Diseases with Monoclonal Deposits: And You Thought They Were All Multiple Myeloma Thursday, Nov. 8 at noon in 1076 ABC, Upstate Cancer Center. Continuing education credits are available. The Rolla B. Hill and John Bernard Henry Annual Lecture in Pathology is endowd by Mary Elizabeth and Donald King, MD, Class of 1949 and The Robert V. P. Hutter, MD ’54 Endowed Lectureship is endowed by Ruth and Dr. Robert V. P. Hutter.

Bioethics and Humanities Journal Club is Nov. 9
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities Journal Club meeting will be held Nov. 9 from noon to 1 p.m., 3509 Setnor Academic Building. L Saffran’s article “Only Connect: The Case for Public Humanities,” published in Medical Humanities, will be discussed. The Upstate community is welcome.

2018 Holiday Challenge starts Nov. 12
Join Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness team in a free nationwide Holiday Challenge to eat smart, move more, and maintain weight through the holiday season Nov. 12 to Dec. 31. To register, visit https://esmmweighless.com/sign/.  For more information or support, email holidaychallenge@esmmweighless.com.

Monday Mile walking events are Nov. 12, 19, 26

Monday Mile will be held Nov. 12, 19, and 26 at noon in the main entrance of Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. The Nov. 12 walk will include the Academic Building.

Easy for You is Nov. 13
Easy for You will be held Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the small cafeteria on the second floor of Downtown Campus. Anyone with an Upstate ID is welcome to free nicotine replacement therapy, and expert advice on quitting tobacco, chew or vape.

Thanksgiving Snack Distribution is Nov. 14, 15 and 16
Upstate’s traditional Thanksgiving holiday snack offerings will be available across Downtown and Community campuses to thank employees who contribute to Upstate’s mission of teaching, research and patient care. The schedule is as follows:
Nov. 14 through 16, off-site locations will receive snack deliveries
Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., snack carts visit units at both campuses
Nov. 16 at 5 a.m., snack carts visit units at both campuses
Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building

Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15
The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15. Great American Smokeout events will offer free smoking cessation counseling for employees, patients, and families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at Upstate Cancer Center; from 11:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Community Campus; from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby at Downtown Campus. Information about electronic cigarettes and use among young people will be offered and tobacco treatment specialists will offer guidance to help you stay smoke free for life. For assistance during off-shifts, call Theresa Hankin at 464-3519.

Lung Cancer Vigil is Nov. 15
Upstate’s annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer vigil will be held Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. at Upstate Cancer Center. Luminary bags will be available to decorate. Patients and families will offer a few words of inspiration, and help create a ribbon of light. Music and light refreshments will be offered. The community is welcome. Questions? Call Matthew Capogreco at 464-3605 or email capogrem@upstate.edu.

Advocates Holiday Pencil Sale underway; on-site sale is Nov. 15
The annual Advocates Holiday Pencil Sale is accepting orders through Nov. 18. An on-site sale will be held Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the small cafeteria at Downtown Campus. Personalized sets of #2 lead pencils are also available to order through Jonathan Adler at adlerj@upstate.edu.

Upstate Gala is Nov. 16
The Upstate Gala, Upstate Foundation’s 29th annual black-tie event, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter. Festivities begin at 8 p.m., with the pre-Gala patron and sponsor party starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit child and adolescent psychiatric services at Upstate University Hospital and support the creation of a new eight-bed pediatric psychiatric unit at the hospital. Sponsorship opportunities and reservations are available online at https://www.upstatefoundation.org/galaevent or call the Upstate Foundation at 315-464-4416.

Upstate Gives Thanks service is Nov. 20
Spiritual Care will hold an interfaith service Nov. 20 in the Interfaith Chapel, first floor of Downtown Campus. The service will include an opportunity to express gratitude through sharing stories, songs, and readings. A wall of thanks will be available from Nov. 19 to 25. All are welcome to write a leaf of thanks to post on a tree banner outside the hospital. For more information, call Spiritual Care at 464-4687.

‘Sock Out Cancer’ socks now available
Colorful, striped “Sock Out Cancer” socks are now at Lori’s Gifts, the main lobby gift shop of Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. The multi-colored socks symbolize the fight against all forms of cancer and sell for $10 a pair, including tax. Net proceeds from sock sales will benefit the Sock Out Cancer Fund at the Upstate Foundation to support unmet needs of pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families at the Upstate Cancer Center. Socks are available for a limited time through December. For more information, contact Terry Toscano Shenfeld, 315-464-4284, or shenfels@upstate.edu.