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Partners in Pediatric Care

May 3, 2021

Join us virtually for our annual conference focusing on the integration of primary and subspecialty care for children with acute or chronic disease. This half-day program will focus on caring for pediatric patients in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mental and physical health concerns. To be alerted once registration opens, email mottchildren@umich.edu and request to be added to our notification list. If you have questions, email Robert Simsick, Physician Liaison, at rsimsick@med.umich.edu or call M-LINE at 800-962-3555.

DR. YASMINA LAOUAR PRESENTS IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH SHORT COURSE SEMINAR (UNCONVENTIONAL IMMUNE CELLS)

April 23, 2021

The Graduate Program in Immunology welcomes Yasmina Laouar, PhD Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology  who will present “The colliding universes of innate and memory cells”   Short Course Planning Committee Graduate Student Host: Alex Ethridge (Lukacs/Huffnagle Lab) Contact Zarinah Aquil (zaquil@umich.edu) for further information (i.e. Zoom link, passcode).

Culture as a Lens into Grief (An Office of Patient Experience & Interpreter Services collaboration)

April 21, 2021

Participants will view a film of interviews with family members of Michigan Medicine Limited English Proficiency(LEP) and American Sign Language(ASL) deceased patients followed by a panel discussion of interpreters. They will describe ethical dilemmas within different cultures, how to navigate patient/family experience during end of life events and considerations of culturally conscious care. After  completing the course, the attendees will be able to explore cultural differences related to end of life events and grief/loss situations, examine the basics of medical interpretation and discuss how to contact and interact with Michigan Medicine interpreters and LEP/ASL patients. The target audience is all…

GRIEF CONFERENCE – Discovering Compassion in Loss: Building Sustainability for All

April 21, 2021

This half-day day conference is a way to recognize professional grief, which is frequently experienced but often hidden, while also building knowledge and skills in grief and loss related to death and non-death loss. By embracing healthy coping behaviors and a supportive work culture, we hope to decrease compassion fatigue, mitigate occupational stress and burnout, and increase the joy and fulfillment in this type of work. This event is being offered through the Honoring Life and Loss: Grief Awareness for Faculty and Staff Initiative. Our 2021 lineup includes the following presentations: Delivering Bad News: The Art of Compassionate Communication—Aimee Vantine &…

GRIEF CONFERENCE – Discovering Compassion in Loss: Building Sustainability for All

April 20, 2021

This ½ day conference is a way to recognize professional grief, which is frequently experienced but often hidden, while also building knowledge and skills in grief and loss related to death and non-death loss. By embracing healthy coping behaviors and a supportive work culture, we hope to decrease compassion fatigue, mitigate occupational stress and burnout, and increase the joy and fulfillment in this type of work. Our 2021 lineup includes the following presentations: Delivering Bad news: The Art of Compassionate Communication—Aimee Vantine &Lisbeth Harcourt Coping and Self-Care: In the Midst of Life and Loss—Susan Burgess and Lisa Evans Unit Based…

From Medical Image to Icon: How Art Can Heal a Broken Body

April 19, 2021

Devan Stahl is an Assistant Professor of Bioethics in the Department of Religion at Baylor University. Her research interests include disability ethics, medicine and the visual arts, and theological bioethics. Dr. Stahl’s last book, Imaging and Imagining Illness: Becoming Whole in a Broken Body is an edited volume examining the power of medical images on the experience of chronic illness and disability. Abstract: Many people will first learn they have an illness through a medical image such as an MRI, but these images often deny the messiness, ambiguities, and the identity of the patient who is represented in them. In this presentation, Devan Stahl explores…

Daniel Tyrrell, PhD (Goldstein Lab) & Hannah Dobson (Li Lab) present VIRTUAL (Zoom) Immunology Research Talks

April 18, 2021

If interested in virtually attending, please contact Zarinah Aquil (zaquil) for Zoom details. The Graduate Program in Immunology welcomes  Daniel Tyrrell, PhD (Goldstein Lab) who will present "Understanding the role of CD8+ T cells in Atherosclerosis during Aging"  and Hannah Dobson, PhD (Li Lab)  who will present "Anti-HER2 efficacy and host immunity conferred by HER2-targeted antibody drug conjugate against HER2+ALDHhigh cancer stem cells."

Dr. Natasha Del Cid (Tentarix Biotherapeutics, Inc) presents Immunology Distinguished Alumni Career Seminar

April 9, 2021

The Graduate Program in Immunology and The Research Training in Experimental Immunology Training Grant welcome Natasha Del Cid, PhD Principal Scientist at Tentarix Biotherapeutics, Inc. Distinguished Alumna, Graduate Program in Immunology University of Michigan who will present "Early drug discovery process for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies" Host: Malini Raghavan, PhD Contact Zarinah Aquil (zaquil@umich.edu) for further information (i.e. Zoom link, passcode).

Essential Skills for Successful Leadership

April 9, 2021

This 1-day workshop is designed to assist faculty in developing the essential leadership and management skills necessary to run a lab, start a program, or manage a center or division. This workshop will highlight topics such as: Leadership Management Diversity Communication Conflict resolution Managing performance Register on the Faculty Development website (open to faculty and staff) CME Credits The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1…