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Chemotherapy presentation Jan. 24

All employees are invited to “Chemotherapy 101,” Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Grand Rounds for the Non-Clinician, noon - 12:55 pm Wednesday, Jan. 24, 55 Park St. auditorium. Presenters are Randa Adib Chaar, PharmD, and Vanna Dest, APRN. Lunch is provided. The event is free, but registration is required. RSVP to [email protected].

School of Nurse Anesthesia open house Jan. 25

YNHH’s School of Nurse Anesthesia invites those interested in becoming a certified registered nurse anesthetist to an open house, 9:30 am - 5 pm Thursday, January 25, at the Saint Raphael Campus, Orchard Medical Building (MOB), Suite 216. Live informational sessions will be held at 9:30 am, noon and 3 pm. For information, email [email protected], or visit the website.

Nursing research conference registration is open

Nurses throughout Yale New Haven Health System are invited to register for the 10th Janet Parkosewich Nursing Research Conference, March 29, Yale University, West Campus. Keynote speaker Cynda Rushton, RN, PhD, of Johns Hopkins will present “Harnessing Moral Resilience to Address Ethical Challenges in Healthcare.” Registration is available at nursingresearch.ynhh.org. Nurses are also invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation; the deadline is Feb. 10. For information, contact Anne Marie McGrory, RN, [email protected].

YNHH offers free income tax preparation

YNHH and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are again offering free federal and state income tax preparation services to YNHH employees whose total household income was under $54,000 in 2017. VITA tax preparers will see employees in the consultation room in the YNHH Fitness Center, 48 York St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb 1 - April 5. Employees must call the Benefits Office, 203-688-8339, to make an appointment with a tax preparer, which takes 30 - 45 minutes. Employees must bring all W-2 and 1099 forms for the 2017 tax year; a copy of 2016’s tax return; a copy of a photo ID (driver’s license, passport or YNHH employee ID badge); original Social Security cards or the individual taxpayer identification number of each person being claimed; and bank account information for direct deposit of any IRS refund. More information about the VITA program – including other sites for VITA tax preparation in Greater New Haven – is available on the Employee Self Service dashboard.

Play to include panel discussion with YNHH clinicians

Yale New Haven is co-sponsoring local performances of the “Office Hour,” a play about a troubled college student and the professor who tries to reach out to him. A panel discussion will follow the Sunday, Feb. 4 performance at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. Panelists are Frank Fortunati, MD, JD, medical director, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital; Matthew N. Goldenberg, MD, section chief, Psychiatric Emergency Services, YNHH; Camille Lizarríbar, PhD, JD, dean of Student Affairs, Yale University; and Madelon Baranoski, PhD, professor of psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine. YNHHS employees receive a 20 percent discount on tickets for the play, which runs from Jan. 17 - Feb. 11. For tickets and additional information, visit www.longwharf.org.