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UM Clinical Simulation Center achieves re-accreditation

December 22, 2016

The American College of Surgeons just awarded the UM Clinical Simulation Center (UMCSC) full three-year re-accreditation as a Comprehensive Education Institute. In addition to rigorous external evaluation, the accreditation process provided an opportunity to review the advancements being made in the use of simulation for improved individual and team performance and patient outcomes at University of Michigan Health System. The UMCSC was recognized for its broad participation, interdepartmental and inter-school collaborations, robust traveling simulation programs, a collaborative funding model for the center and for the core faculty program, and the strong academic mission of the center. Learn more about the…

In hee Won is Retiring!

December 21, 2016

After 36 years of devoted service to patients/families and colleagues at UMHS, and a loved member of 6East/6B/5B1, In Hee Won is retiring. On behalf of 5B1 Staff we wish In Hee many years of happiness and enjoyment in her retirement.

JDRF One Walk Team Top Fundraiser

December 20, 2016

The Michigan Medicine Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk Team was recently awarded the honor of being the top 2016 corporate fundraising team for our area’s JDRF One Walk held this…

Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative Highlighted

December 16, 2016

Since 2007, the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine, through its Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative, has been helping train emergency medicine physicians and improve emergency care in Ghana. The Collaborative was featured in an article in the fall 2016 issue of the U-M LSA African Studies Center's "Alliances" newsletter. Read the article and learn more about the program and its work: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/emergency-medicine/news/archive/201612/ghana-emergency-medicine-collaborative-shaping-emergency-care-delivery-training

Greene & Taylor Retire From PM&R

December 13, 2016

On behalf of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation O&P admin team, we would like to congratulate Chuck Greene and Mark Taylor on their upcoming retirements. Chuck was the first Certified Pedorthist hired by the UMOPC. He began his career in O&P on December 4th, 1995. In addition to seeing thousands of patients, Chuck was instrumental in the installation of AMFIT into the department. Chuck also completed research on the efficacy of AMFIT custom foot orthoses in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, which played a role in the health system’s decision to cover foot orthoses for staff who need them. Chuck…

Dr. Bashshur, father of telemedicine, to retire 12/31

December 12, 2016

Rashid L. Bashshur, Ph.D., is retiring from U-M after 54 years of distinguished service, innovation, and leadership in the field of telemedicine. Dr. Bashshur has been leading UMHS telemedicine efforts for the past 18 years. He joined the U-M School of Public Health in 1963 as a professor of medical sociology and health policy. He conducted some of the earliest research on HMOs. In 1998, he joined the UMHS and has held a joint appointment since then. Starting early in his career, Dr. Bashshur made it his mission to establish telemedicine as both a legitimate academic field and a transformational…

Mary Anne Ryan Retirement Party 12/8/16

December 8, 2016

Mary Anne Ryan is retiring. Please come and celebrate her 26th years with the University of Michigan on December 8th from 2pm -3:30pm at 700 KMS Place, 3621 S State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Conference Rm 5

Innovative Learning Health System projects awarded grant funding

December 8, 2016

The Medical School’s Department of Learning Health Sciences and the University of Michigan Office of Research are pleased to announce grant awards for projects to advance the development of Learning Health Systems (LHS). Scaling a Regional Learning Health System: The Development of a Collaborative Quality Improvement Consolidation Center – (CQIC2) at the University of Michigan Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative: Darrell A. Campbell, Jr., MD Michael J. Englesbe, MD Greta Krapohl, PhD, RN Elizabeth Seese, MS, CCRC In collaboration with Gretchen Spreitzer, PhD, Ross School of Business and Center for Positive Organizations Building on the Collaborative Quality Improvement Learning Health System…

Dr. Mahajan selected for Diagnostic Accuracy Committee

December 5, 2016

Congratulations to Prashant Mahajan, M.D., professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics, vice chair of the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine and section chief of the U-M Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He has been selected to represent emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine on the Diagnostic Accuracy Committee at the National Quality Forum. His focus will be on diagnostic errors in emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine.