Do you have a brand new, loosely formed or well-established group who wants to surface cutting-edge research ideas, build collaborations and shared research agendas, and develop strategic action plans or grant proposals?
The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) designs engaging, productive facilitated brainstorming sessions that will immerse your group in a creative environment that fosters ideation.
These sessions are tailored to your needs and goals and are ideal for identifying wicked problems and developing strategies to address them.
Award nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award are closing soon!
Friday, Jan. 31 is the last day to nominate an individual, program or organization that is doing exceptional work in the field of adolescent health.
Winners of this award will have demonstrated the Adolescent Health Initiative core values of collaboration, diversity and inclusion, expertise, innovation, quality, and responsiveness through their work.
Welcome back to the monthly Cyber Safety – Review in 2!
The goal of these messages is to increase awareness of key cybersecurity topics by presenting important information that can be reviewed in two minutes or less.
January’s Cyber Safety — Review in 2: Wiping sensitive data from personal devices
Many employees use personally-owned mobile devices — a smartphone, tablet or laptop, etc. — for daily work at Michigan Medicine. Perhaps you got a new one over the holidays.
Before you recycle, resell or dispose of your current personal device, you need to “wipe” it and take steps to remove any personal or sensitive data, including work data, that you may have stored on the device.
Did you know?
Merely deleting files on a device does not completely remove them. Files that are moved to a trash can or recycle bin can be easily recovered using free file recovery software. Before you dispose of the device, you are expected to wipe it.
This is especially important if you have used a personal device for U-M work purposes.
Thank you for taking two minutes to learn more about wiping personal devices. Watch for the quarterly quiz in March to win a breakfast basket to be delivered to you at work
Would you like us to come and talk to your team, unit or department about cybersecurity safety tips? Contact the Michigan Medicine Information Assurance Education & Awareness team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodwill and members of the PFANS team offer food to patients 24 hours a day. While the grill is turned off late at night, sandwiches and other “cold” options are always available.
“Orders come in almost non-stop throughout the night,”
To help mitigate orders, there are three “runners” who work
overnight and take carts filled with food trays up to inpatient rooms. In the
meantime, Goodwill helps work the food line, arranging trays and making sure
the process runs smoothly.
“All trays need to be visually inspected to ensure the right
foods are going to the right patients,” Goodwill said. “With dietary
restrictions and other limitations tied to a patient’s treatment plan, this job
is very important.”
Goodwill said she loves working the night shift, as it
provides a more peaceful environment.
“There’s fewer staff in the kitchen and throughout the
hospital, which makes it easier to deliver carts and help patients as
efficiently as possible,” Goodwill said. “Teamwork also seems to be more
prevalent overnight — with fewer people, we all pitch in wherever we’re
Redding helps to triage patients when they come in to the
Emergency Department at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
“I help determine the acuity of patients and how quickly they need to be seen by our clinical team,” Redding said.
Being that first line of defense in an environment that
isn’t as chaotic as during the day is exhilarating for Redding.
“I can take time to help ease somebody’s fear or anxiety and
make them feel better about their visit or their child’s visit,” she said.
“It’s satisfying knowing the impact we can make in somebody’s life at all hours
of the day.”
Do you work overnights? And do you want to be featured in
a future Michigan Medicine After Dark story? Email email@example.com and let us
The next MiChart upgrade is planned forSunday, April 19. This will be the first planned upgrade for 2020 with a goal to reduce downtime duration and impact to the organization.
The April upgrade will include updates, system maintenance and new features to the MiChart application. The newest upgrade will enable some significant changes and enhancements, including:
Improved order search features to boost frequent searches and
account for typos
A new layout in the inpatient Care Plan to review and manage the
plan, document progress and resolve the plan, and write the care plan note
Streamlined LDA Avatar assessment and display
The LOS (level of service) activity will move
from the Wrap Up tab to the bottom right of the Orders Bar so that it will be
easily available at any time during the visit
User Experience Labs
To prepare for new features within the upgrade, MiChart users are
invited to attend User Experience Labs to test their daily workflows in a
practice environment. The labs will offer the opportunity to identify the
impact of changes and provide feedback to the MiChart Upgrade project team
analysts and trainers.
Join the Clinical Trials Support Office for our first-ever Lunch & Learn. Held quarterly, the CTSO Lunch & Learns will center around topics that provide you with the tools to better your research.
February’s Lunch and Learn Topic: Designing Strong Pilot and Feasibility Studies
A feasibility study is an analysis of a project’s relevant factors to determine if it will be successful, while a pilot study is a small scale clinical trial to evaluate its feasibility and to improve the trial design and refine endpoints before it becomes a full-scale study. Both come with their own challenges. Participants in this session will learn more about feasibility and pilot trials and apply that knowledge to a real case study in an interactive workshop.
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
Know when it is appropriate to undertake the study
Be able to articulate reasons and set criteria for success
Learn different types of research designs
Understand the pragmatic considerations when starting a study
Utilize the CONSORT criteria for pilot studies
Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR/L – Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Medical Director, Behavior, Function, & Pain CTSU?
Peter Higgins, MD, PhD – Professor of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology; Medical Director, Ambulatory & Chronic Disease CTSU
Angie Lyden, MS – Clinical Research Science Coordinator, CTSO
Lunch is provided. Space is limited. RSVP is required.
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