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Community Conversation With the U-M Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

May 13, 2022

In October 2021, the university shared its Year Five annual report from the initial Diversity Equity and Inclusion Five-Year Strategic Plan, which we now refer to as DEI 1.0. At that time, we also marked the beginning of a year-long evaluation process in which central and unit-level content and actions from DEI 1.0 are being assessed to determine what action and initiatives worked well, what actions and initiatives did not work well, and what new DEI issues warrant greater attention in the future. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) has planned to host a series of Community Conversations for students, faculty…

Lunch and Learn: Navigating the Paradox of Inclusion

May 11, 2022

As we continue to learn and grow together in our DEI journey, we still sometimes experience challenges in advancing full inclusion in our diverse and complex organization. In some cases, attempts to foster inclusion may be experienced by colleagues as polarizing, and conversations can bring up intense emotions and tensions. In this session, HR Organizational Effectiveness Consultant Denise Williams, Ph.D., M.S., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, will explore the concept of paradox as a framework and "paradox navigation" as a tool to understand and navigate the inherent tensions that arise as we seek true inclusion. This session is open to all, but please register…

38th annual Internal Medicine Update

May 10, 2022

The 38th annual Internal Medicine Update course will take place Friday - Sunday, July 29-31 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily This is a clinically-focused program designed for primary care health providers interested in the diagnosis and management of clinical problems encountered in primary care. This would include family physicians, general practitioners, internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in primary care. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, Human Trafficking 101, Living to 100: Clinical Insights From the National Poll on Healthy Aging, and COVID-19: Primary…

Research Impact for Early Career Investigators

May 9, 2022

This session will cover the most prominent citation metrics that junior faculty should be aware of, including H-Index, Journal Impact Factor, and alternative metrics. It will introduce tools available at U-M for accessing metrics and creating simple visualizations to support your impact statements, such as Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, Scopus, and Web of Science. Additional topics will include common misconceptions about metrics, best practices when using metrics, and techniques for enhancing impact. Register here This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an…

Behavioral Interviewing: How to Reduce Bias in Interviewing through Consistent Hiring Processes

May 9, 2022

This workshop is open to faculty and staff. Training your interviewers is an important and often overlooked piece of a fair and effective hiring process. Well-trained interviewers protect your department from unintentional discrimination and ensure a process that results in better hires for your team.   All are welcome, whether you are new to interviewing, want a refresher, or just want insight into the interviewing process.  This training will cover the following topics: Behavioral Based Interviewing vs Traditional Interviewing Evaluating/Assessing Candidate AnswersProper Interview Note Taking Techniques Utilizing Rubrics Unconscious BiasLegal & Illegal Interview Questions Register here This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development…

MEDSPORT Symposium:  Exercise is Medicine

May 9, 2022

For physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers and other Allied health professionals. Join local, regional and nationally recognized speakers as we discuss current and timely concerns for the sports medicine and orthopedic patient. This course is designed to address the variety of health concerns for athletes of all levels and ages, paired with injury prevention education, clinic and outreach assessment and progressions, utilizing the latest research guidelines and evidence-based practice. This one-day, lecture based educational event targets physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapy assistants, nurses, and other allied health professionals. 7.25 PDR/CEU approval through BOC and…

Grand Rounds: When It Is Darkest: Understanding Suicide Risk by Rory O’Connor, Ph.D.

May 9, 2022

Virtual presentation open to all. Professor Rory O'Connor completed his Ph.D. at Queen's University Belfast in 1997 and then moved to Scotland where he has been ever since. He joined the University of Glasgow in July 2013 where he is professor of health psychology, director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory and head of the Mental Health and Wellbeing group there. He is a registered health psychologist who is broadly interested in self-regulation processes and health outcomes.  He is a president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and past president of the International Academy for Suicide Research and a member of the American Assocation…

Roland ‘Red’ Hiss Lecture and Medical Education Scholars Program Research Symposium

May 6, 2022

Please join us on June 7, 2022, from 2:30-5:00pm for the Department of Learning Health Sciences’ Annual Roland “Red” Hiss Event. This event honors the life and work of Dr. Red Hiss and celebrates the accomplishments of Scholars in the Medical Education Scholars Program. 2:30-3:30: MESP Research Symposium 3:30-5:00: Hiss Lecture 5:00-6:30: Reception and Recognition of MESP Graduates The 2022 Roland “Red” Hiss Lecture will be given by Louito Edje, MD, MHPE, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Edje is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, where she was…

May DEI Film Discussion: ‘Searching for Justice: Life after Lockup’

May 4, 2022

This 2022 PBS NewsHour documentary focuses on the many challenges individuals face after incarceration -- from reconnecting with family, to finding work and housing, to staying out of prison or jail. A crucial look at the impact of mass incarceration in the country. It is FREE to stream on YouTube ( This conversation is open to all, but please register here to receive the Zoom link beforehand.