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Schwartz Rounds: “Honoring lives lost and strategies to heal”

April 22, 2019

Come join us for this month's Schwartz Center Rounds for Compassionate Care, partnered with Grief Month, entitled "Honoring lives lost and strategies to heal." Panelists will discuss personal experiences, followed by a lively discussion. This session is eligible for CME, Nurse CE, and Social Work CEU. Lunch is available.

University Hospital Memorial Service

April 19, 2019

All faculty, staff, and students are invited and encouraged to attend the annual University Hospital Memorial Service, remembering Michigan Medicine adult patients who have passed away during the previous 18 months. Each year, families are invited to attend the memorial to honor their loved ones. The service also provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to remember those they have lost, and also enables them to interact with family members. This year’s service will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor. Parking is free on Sundays and available at several…

Registration open for Mindfulness-based dementia care program

April 2, 2019

Join the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center's Wellness Initiative for an 8-week program designed for family caregivers of adults living with memory loss. Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care. Stress can be mentally draining, physically damaging, and emotionally overwhelming. Mindfulness offers invaluable resources and coping practices that can improve the wellbeing and quality of life of both you and the person in your care. This eight-week course is a program of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center Wellness Initiative and is led by Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW. Laura holds advanced professional…

Run for the Red 5K

March 29, 2019

Support The American Red Cross Club by participating in the 7th Annual Run for the Red 5k in the Nichols Arboretum on April 13 at 10am! This event is sponsored by Michigan Medicine. Proceeds will support the Red Cross Mission and help the Red Cross Club host blood drives, continue to provide emergency preparedness education, and purchase materials for community service events. Run by yourself or as a group or team, and receive a complimentary event t-shirt, eat food provided by local Ann Arbor businesses, and be chosen to receive one of many prizes! REGISTER ON LOCAL RACES AT:

Photography Exhibit To Depict Healing Journeys of Washtenaw County Undergraduate Survivors of Unwanted Sexual Experiences

March 28, 2019

A unique opportunity will be presented to the public on Thursday, April 11th, as 24 current and past female undergraduate students from Washtenaw County will exhibit their works of photography and stories of struggle and healing. While an exhibit of this type in itself is not uncommon, the bond between these artists is certainly non-traditional. Each has been a victim of unwanted sexual experiences on a college campus. These individuals were all participants in a year-long doctoral dissertation study called “Finding The Strength to Heal,” conducted by Dr. Laura Sinko. The native of Kinnelon, New Jersey, spent eight years at…

Patient Experience Learning Forum: Cultural Humility in LGBTQ+ Healthcare

March 27, 2019

Join us for an engaging presentation and panel about LGBTQ+ patient and family experiences in healthcare, and discuss opportunities to improve care, communication, and experience for all. Patients and families who identify as LGBTQ+ often face challenges in their healthcare. In this learning forum, Pedro Coracides from the Office of Patient Experience will share concepts and terminology applicable to people who identify as LGBTQ+, as well as concrete strategies to effectively engage with patients and families who identify as LGBTQ+. A facilitated panel of patient/family advisors and providers will share their experiences and discuss opportunities to create a welcoming and…

Army-Navy Wheelchair Hoops Clash at Crisler March 30

March 13, 2019

There’s another major hoops matchup this March, and it’s happening right here at the Crisler Center. On March 30, the University of Michigan Army vs. Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game returns, celebrating its 14th year! The game is open to the public at no charge with free parking and tickets are not required. The Crisler Center doors open at 2 p.m. to music by DJ Ell,  tip-off is 3 p.m. "We do this to emphasize the ABILITY within 'disability,' to honor veterans and active-duty military, especially student veterans, and to raise awareness of and appreciation for the spirit of inclusion. We also just want…

101st Galens Smoker: Les Misdiagnoses

March 4, 2019

The Galens Smoker, an annual medical school tradition roasting the faculty of Michigan Medicine, takes on Les Miserables as its theme for the 2019 show--featuring characters such as Helen Morgan, Paul Fine, Steve Gay, Hari Conjeevaram, and Sam Kempner, along with many others that faculty and staff will recognize from around the hospital and medical school. We'd love to see everyone there to enjoy the production that the medical students have spent the last year putting together. The show is March 8 and 9 (this Friday and Saturday) at 7pm at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Tickets available from $15 at…

Patient Experience Learning Forum: Mental Health Stigma – Understanding the Impact on Patients and Families

February 27, 2019

Patients and families with mental health diagnoses often experience stigma in their journey through the healthcare system. We hope you’ll join us for an engaging discussion with providers, patients, and families about the experience of that stigma, and ultimately opportunities to combat that stigma and improve the experience for all patients and families. Dr. Victor Hong and Paula Kramer will share the initial overview and background of this stigma, including origins of stigma and populations impacted, and will facilitate a patient and family panel to learn more about their experiences. Ultimately, the presentation, panel, and audience will aim to discuss opportunities…