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It’s National Psychometrists Day!

May 20, 2022

Today is National Psychometrists Day! The first question most people ask is, “What on Earth is a psychometrist?” It’s the great job you’ve never heard of! A psychometrist (also psychometrician) is a clinician who is responsible for the administration and scoring of psychological and neuropsychological tests in partnership with a clinical psychologist or clinical neuropsychologist. They play a critical role in ensuring that patients who have neurological, developmental and/or psychiatric conditions are carefully assessed using complex cognitive and behavioral measures. Here's the answer to some more questions about psychometrists: What exactly do psychometrists do? Psychometrists earn a bachelor’s and, often,…

Faculty members receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards

May 19, 2022

Seven faculty members have received 2022 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards, and another was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, for their contributions to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse U-M community. Established in 1996, the annual award is given by the Office of the Provost in honor of Harold Johnson, dean emeritus of the School of Social Work. This year’s recipients are: Jonathan Ford Finks, Medical School.Gary Freed, Medical School.Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, College of Engineering.Ramaswami Mahalingam, LSA.Damani James Partridge, LSA.Charles Ransom, University Library.Sara Soderstrom, LSA, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, School for Environment and Sustainability.…

24 units added to hand hygiene compliance honor roll

May 18, 2022

Congratulations to 24 units across U-M Health, which were recently added to the Infection Prevention & Epidemiology Honor Roll for hand hygiene compliance for their efforts in April. The units are: 8B, 5B, 8A, UH OR, Transport/Life, 5C, 4A, 7C, SSS, 11W, CVC 5, PFANS, MSSU Maize, 6A, 7A, 4B, 8E, CICU, 4C, 5A, 7B, 6C, Lab/Phlebotomy, Rad Prep/Recovery. Please be reminded that excellent hand hygiene is one of the best ways to protect yourself and patients from infections. Please encourage each other to wash hands and use “Clean-Remind-Thank”: Clean in and clean out of patient care areasRemind someone if…

Last call: What do you love about living in Michigan?

May 17, 2022

Do you love running up and down the sands of Sleeping Bear Dunes? Or chowing down on a fried chicken dinner in Frankenmuth? What about watching the tulips grow in Holland or eating fresh cherries in Traverse City? As the weather warms up, it’s almost road trip season in Michigan. And Headlines wants to know what you love about our great state. Send your favorite spots to visit in Michigan — and why you love them — to headlines@med.umich.edu by Wednesday, May 18. Your entries could be featured in an upcoming edition of Headlines!  

Show your heart: Big Hearts for Seniors invites you to annual fundraiser

May 13, 2022

Do you love storytelling, entertainment and giving back to the community? If so, an upcoming event at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is perfect for you! “Big Hearted Stories: Journeys” is a…

Employee Health and Fitness Day is May 18

May 12, 2022

There's no better day to take time for yourself than May 18, Employee Health and Fitness Day. Nationally recognized on the third Wednesday in May, it celebrates the benefits of health and well-being in the workplace. At your fingertips are a variety of university programs and resources to support your body, mind and mood. Here are five simple ways you can care for yourself on May 18 and beyond: Connect with someone Make a point to reach out to a colleague, friend or loved one. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month and being there for someone can be a…

Michigan Medicine Youth Summit at the Big House open to children of employees and learners

May 12, 2022

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion’s inaugural Michigan Medicine Youth Summit at the Big House regional outreach event on Saturday, May 21 is now open to Michigan Medicine and U-M faculty, staff and learners! OHEI…

‘We Are Health Care’ — Thank you for your contribution to our mission

May 11, 2022

This week marks Hospital Week and its theme, “We are Health Care,” reminds us that together all of us contribute to the organization’s mission to advance health to serve Michigan and…

Recharge Rooms redefining relaxation and rejuvenation

May 9, 2022

According to research, a chance to rest shows a decrease in stress. And one year after first opening, Michigan Medicine’s Recharge Rooms have redefined the ways staff can relax and rejuvenate…