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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.

Dr. Huggins named judge for ALS Association Challenge

December 5, 2016

Congratulations to Jane Huggins, Ph.D., associate research scientist in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She will serve as a judge for the ALS Association and Prize4Life's Assistive Technology Challenge. She will be judging prototypes during the final round of judging at the International Symposium of ALS/MND in Dublin, Ireland this week. To learn more about the competition, please visit:

Connie Cole, RD Retires from PFANS

December 2, 2016

Connie Cole, RD will be retiring in December after more than 30 years of dedicated service to Patient Food and Nutrition Services. A retirement party for Connie will be held on Friday, December 9th from 1:45-3:30 pm in the UH Food Auditorium Lobby. Remarks will begin at 2pm.

Kathi Standish Retirement

December 1, 2016

A farewell celebration for Kathi Standish will be held in Dining Rooms A & B on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 2p.m.- 4:30 p.m. As Accreditation Coordinator, Kathi has spent the last 9 years providing assistance with survey readiness preparation to various inpatient units and hospital outpatient departments. Please stop by & wish Kathi well in her new endeavors!

Anita Liberman-Lampear Retiring After 46 years

December 1, 2016

Please join us in honoring Anita Liberman-Lampear, Administrative Director of the PM&R Orthotics & Prosthetics Center, for her 46 years of outstanding and dedicated service to the UM Health System! Anita has been in PM&R for 24 years and worked in Pathology for 18 years. While being the Director of O&P she has also been a national leader in Orthotics and Prosthetics as the President of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and helped sustain an excellence and vision for O&P that is a model across the country. Many of you know Anita from her work in information systems…

IHPI recognizes faculty for healthcare policy and practice impact

November 29, 2016

At its annual Member Forum on November 18, the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) honored three distinguished faculty members for their commitment to making an impact on healthcare practice and policy through their work. IHPI’s annual Impact Accelerator Awards recognize IHPI members for their high-quality research and engagement with policymakers to address and enhance the health and well-being of local, national, and global populations. The senior faculty awards were presented to: Brant Fries, Ph.D., U-M professor of health management and policy: Achieving a common language: Assessment and decision-making for vulnerable populations Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H., U-M professor of…

Lainey Fioravanti, Retiring after 44 years of service

November 28, 2016

Elaine \"Lainey\" Fioravanti, BSN, RN - Nursing Information Services Lainey has positively impacted many staff and leaders, serving the University in a variety of roles as staff nurse, nurse manager, educator, and nursing informatics consulting. She has been the unit liaison coordinator in NIS since 2005 where she supported administrators, nursing directors, managers, supervisors, RN schedulers, staff and administrative assistants with business processes through formal education programs for One-Staff, benchmarking programs, data analytics, quality assurance and engagement in hospital wide committees. Lainey’s dedication, commitment and deep support of Nursing for over four decades have been an enormous gift. We will…