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20th Annual Holiday Project for Chemotherapy Patients

October 26, 2018

The Michigan Mittens for Chemotherapy Patients Annual Project is back again and celebrating 20 years! The Michigan Mitten is our way of honoring our patients receiving chemotherapy treatment during the holiday season.  To date, volunteers have made, filled & distributed over 8,500 holiday stockings & mittens!  Patient response has been overwhelming.   Receiving one of our mittens filled with goodies is a bright spot in an otherwise tedious and worrisome day. Mittens are filled with comfort and care items: hand sanitizer, lip balm, tissues, puzzle books, pencil, highlighter, coloring book & colored pencils, Jelly Belly packets, note pads, hand lotions, playing cards,…

Patient Experience Learning Forum: Cultivating Connections

October 25, 2018

The November Patient Experience Learning Forum will feature exercise physiologists Diane Perry and Carolyn Palka, and patient advisor Sandy Schick. The speakers will offer their perspectives on how the Cardiac Rehabilitation program has engaged patient perspectives – and former patients! – to improve the care and experience for new patients, and build meaningful connections between their patients. We hope you’ll attend to gather ideas for how you can implement these practices in your own work! Social Work and Nursing CEs available. No registration is required.

8th Annual Thomas D. Gelehrter, MD Lecture in Medical Genetics

October 25, 2018

Harry (Hal) C. Dietz, M.D. This annual lectureship honors Dr. Thomas D. Gelehrter, a leader within the human genetics community and internationally recognized as an expert in human genetics. Former Chair of the department of Human Genetics, he is currently an active Professor Emeritus in the department. Harry (Hal) C. Dietz, MD is the Victor A. McKusick Professor of Genetics in the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the William S. Smilow Center for Marfan Syndrome Research. He is also an HHMI investigator and former President…

Geisinger’s Marc Williams, MD, to discuss Patient-Centered Precision Health in a Learning Health Care System

October 25, 2018

The LHS Collaboratory and U-M Precision Health present Marc Williams, MD, MD, FAAP, FACMG, FACMI, the Director of Geisinger’s Genomic Medicine Institute. Patient-Centered Precision Health In A Learning Health Care System: Geisinger’s Genomic Medicine Experience Medicine in the 21st century is being increasingly influenced by two concepts: Precision Medicine and the Learning Healthcare System. To broadly realize the promise of precision medicine (and health), it is necessary to use frameworks of implementation science grounded in the philosophy of the learning healthcare system to achieve robust implementation and value. This presentation will describe the implementation of a precision health program in an…

HBCS Seminar, November 8, 2018

October 23, 2018

Kresge Hearing Research Institute welcomes John V. Brigande, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, and Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He will present his talk, “Fetal Gene Therapy to Treat Congenital Deafness and Vestibular Dysfunction,” in the Taubman Health Sciences Library on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Dr. Brigande’s lab studies the development of the mammalian inner ear using mouse as a model system. The lab’s approach involves experimental embryology, a palette of surgical, micromanipulation, and gene transfer techniques that enables interrogation of developmental processes in vivo. Their…

HBCS Seminar, November 1, 2018

October 23, 2018

The Kresge Hearing Research Institute welcomes Benjamin L. Allen, Ph.D., on November 1, 2018, as he presents the Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Seminar. His talk is titled "Hedgehog Signaling in Chemosensory Organ Maintenance, Renewal and Repair." Please join us in the Taubman Health Sciences Library, Room 2901 at 11:45 AM.  Dr. Gabriel Corfas will host the event, and refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Dr. Allen is Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and director of the Microscopy and Image Analysis Laboratory at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Allen’s lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms…

Faculty Mixer for IP-X Interprofessional Team Funding Info

October 23, 2018

U-M faculty teams across the health sciences are invited to this mixer and info session about the 8 IP-X interprofessional education and practice grants currently offered (up to $60,000 per team!). Hear progress reports from Year 1 IP-X grantees, ask questions about the Year 2 Mcubed Diamond format for the IP-X pilot grant program, and find interprofessional partners for collaboration on team-based funding proposals. Learn more about IP-X grants and RSVP for the mixer soon.  

The Woll Family Speaker Series on Health, Spirituality and Religion

October 23, 2018

Speaker: Jonathan Crane, M.D. Title: "Disclosing Demise: Judaic Perspectives on Telling Dying Patients the Truth" RSVP by Friday, Nov. 23 to Renee Hafner at to reserve a lunch.

Employee Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, Oct 30, 11:45 am-1:00 pm

October 23, 2018

Come join us at the Employee Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony on Tues, Oct 30, hosted by Shon Dwyer, BSN, RN, MBA, Executive Director, University Hospital & Frankel Cardiovascular Center. All Michigan Medicine employees, families, students and volunteers are cordially invited, and refreshments will be served. The juror for this annual Gifts of Art exhibition is Elizabeth Barrett Sullivan, Curator of Exhibits of the Arab American National Museum. Ribbons and prizes will be given for Best in Category and Best in Show. The People's Choice award, determined by votes of visitors to the exhibit, will also be given at the Artist…