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Kendra Huiskens Receives 2016 Gerald O’Connor Award

February 8, 2017

Congratulations to Kendra Huiskens, physical therapist clinical specialist at University of Michigan MedSport, for receiving the 2016 Gerald O'Connor Award! The award is given annually to a colleague who demonstrates excellence in patient care or customer service, teamwork, selfless effort, dedication to the profession and a never-ending desire to improve themselves. The award was created to honor Gerald O’Connor, M.D., and his exemplary legacy for the MedSport Sports Medicine Program. Kendra's colleagues said: “Kendra Huiskens is a PT Clinical Specialist at MedSport @ The Ice Cube and has been with U-M for just over 8 years. Kendra demonstrates and exceeds…

MedSport Staff Recognized for Service Excellence

February 8, 2017

Congratulations to MedSport staff members who were recently recognized for their continuous demonstration of the MedSport Vision for Service Excellence! Congratulations to: - Christy Lemke from MedSport at Brighton Health Center - Tom Flanagan from MedSport at Northville Health Center - Phil Herzog from MedSport at The Ann Arbor Ice Cube - Susan Brimacombe from MedSport at Domino’s Farms - Tyler Bolley from MedSport at Domino’s Farms - Aries Haeflinger from MedSport at Domino’s Farms

Dr. Wojtys Named 2017 Knee Surgeons to Know

January 20, 2017

Congratulations to Edward Wojtys, M.D., professor of orthopaedic surgery. He has been named one of “106 knee surgeons to know in 2017” by Becker’s ASC Review. The list contains leading knee surgeons from across the country. To see the full list, please visit:

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:

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…