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DataDirect 101: Live Online Training

January 28, 2019

Members of a clinical research team who are new users of DataDirect or users looking for more information on features and functionality of the tool are invited to attend this live online training. Access link and instructions will be sent directly to participants who RSVP. RSVP: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b9NVV6C6YhvL65v

Dispelling Myths about Smoking, Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders and Recovery

January 27, 2019

People with mental health and/or substance use disorder can quit tobacco use.  Health educator Rosemary Bak Lowery, MS, CHES®, CNP, ACSM-CPT, U/M Wellness and Risk Reduction Services, will shed light on the relationship between tobacco use, mental health and substance use disorders; the extent of this public health problem, and resources for help in quitting tobacco. Contacts: For additional information please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series or contact 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org. Location: Presented at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197.

Dispelling Myths about Smoking, Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders and Recovery

January 27, 2019

People with mental health and/or substance use disorder can quit tobacco use.  Health educator Rosemary Bak Lowery, MS, CHES®, CNP, ACSM-CPT, U/M Wellness and Risk Reduction Services, will shed light on the relationship between tobacco use, mental health and substance use disorders; the extent of this public health problem, and resources for help in quitting tobacco.

Nancy Kass, ScD, presents Ethics for a Learning Health Care System

January 25, 2019

There is increased interest among health care institutions to transitioning to become learning health systems. In this process, however, there are increased practical and moral challenges from using the traditional definitions of “research” vs “practice” to determine which activities within such systems require IRB review and other ethics oversight, and which do not. As health systems more deliberately integrate care delivery with ongoing data collection, a set of ethics commitments for this integrated approach must be articulated. This presentation will provide an example of an ethics framework for learning health care and underscore how also being guided by commitments to…

Sam Kerk (Lyssiotis Lab) Present Cancer Biology Journal Club

January 25, 2019

The next Cancer Biology Research Seminar will be next Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 4PM in 2903 THSL. It will be a journal club presented by Sam Kerk (Lyssiotis Lab) who will present a journal club to help us prepare for Dr. David DeNardo’s visit on February 6th. Dr. DeNardo's paper is titled “Targeting focal adhesion kinase renders pancreatic cancers responsive to checkpoint immunotherapy”. If curious about upcoming seminars, please click here.

DIPG Research Focus Group – Epigenetic hijacking of prenatal pontine ID1 expression promotes tumor invasion and proliferation in pediatric DIPG

January 24, 2019

There is tremendous momentum for DIPG related research at our university with the establishment of the Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center. We have launched a DIPG focus group to bring together anyone who is interested in DIPG research at the U of M. Our goals are to collaborate, exchange ideas, present and critique data and bring together diverse fields to advance DIPG research to put U of M at the leading edge of DIPG research. Koschmann Lab Presenters: Micah Harris, BS and Vivek Yadav, PhD. Refreshments will be served.

Jacki Roehm Retirement Party

January 24, 2019

Retirement Party in Honor of Jacki Roehm! Jacki is retiring after 17 very dedicated years! Please join us on Monday, February 4th, 2019 from 2pm-4pm in C&W, Room 12-745D to wish Jacki the very best on her well-deserved retirement.

Schwartz Rounds for Compassionate Care – Coming together: debriefing and giving staff time to grieve

January 23, 2019

Come join us for this month's Schwartz Center Rounds for Compassionate Care, entitled "Coming together: debriefing and giving staff time to grieve." Three panelists will discuss personal experiences, followed by a lively discussion. This session is eligible for CME, nursing CE, and social work CEU credits. Lunch will be available.