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Making a Difference: August 2019 highlights

September 12, 2019

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference and inspire colleagues through their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to the organization helps the team to become…

Eight units earn hand hygiene compliance honors

September 10, 2019

Congratulations to the following eight units, which achieved the highest hand hygiene compliance scores at Michigan Medicine in August: adult dialysis, pediatric dialysis, 8E, UH PACU, Environmental Services, lab/phlebotomy, portable imaging and RC! Those units will be added to the Infection Prevention & Epidemiology Honor Roll, along with the following high-performing areas: MSSU Maize, 12E, 8A, Mott PACU, CPU prep/recovery, PFANS, CICU, 7W, radiology prep/recovery, CVC 5, 8DNS, neuro ICU, PICU, adult ED, 7E, CV-ICU, MPU prep/recovery, Brandon NICU, TBICU, VV PACU, Mott OR, SICU, CCMU, SSS, PCTU, 4A, 12W, MSSU Blue, 8B, 6A, 8C, 6B, UH OR, 5A, 7C,…

Nineteen for ’19: Medical School faculty and staff honored with Dean’s Awards

September 5, 2019

The Dean’s Awards Program recognizes U-M Medical School faculty and staff who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care, community service, innovation and administration. Nineteen recipients have been selected for 2019. They will be honored Nov. 13 at the annual Dean’s Awards Dinner. Congratulations to the following honorees! 2019 Dean’s Awards for Faculty Basic Science Research Award Kathleen R. Cho, M.D., Peter A. Ward Professor of Pathology; professor of internal medicine and pathology Kathleen L. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and microbiology and immunology Clinical and Health Services Research Award Devin L. Brown, M.D.,…

Star search: Nominate the MVPs from your unit or department!

September 3, 2019

Last weekend, the U-M football team kicked off its season by defeating Middle Tennessee State in the Big House. But the gridiron isn’t the only place where the university can find…

Happy Labor Day, Michigan Medicine!

September 2, 2019

Thank you, faculty and staff, for your commitment to advancing health to serve Michigan and the world. Your hard work is appreciated by patients, families and colleagues at Michigan Medicine. Happy…

Life Sciences Orchestra seeks musicians for its 20th season

August 29, 2019

Members of the U-M health and science community who play orchestral instruments are invited to audition for the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra, as it begins its 20th season of blending science and music. The LSO includes faculty, staff, graduate students, alumni and retirees from across Michigan Medicine and the health and science disciplines on all three U-M campuses. Auditions will be held on Sept. 11, 12 and 15 at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance building on North Campus. The LSO, under the baton of music director Tal Benatar, will perform two concerts at Hill Auditorium in 2020, on…

Better Together: Preventing pressure injuries in the PICU

August 29, 2019

Members of the team who have helped alleviate pressure injuries in the PICU. Last year, faculty and staff in the pediatric intensive care unit were noticing a concerning trend: Many of…

All about YOU: Employees celebrated at annual appreciation event

August 26, 2019

Thousands of Michigan Medicine employees took time out of their day on Thursday, Aug. 15 to grab a cool treat, collect some fun goodies, and —…

Celebrate champions of diversity at U-M

August 20, 2019

Do you know a member of the staff or an entire work team that demonstrates extraordinary dedication to diversity at U-M? Celebrate their good work with a nomination for the 11th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award. The awards recognize staff members who champion diversity at U-M. Nominations are due by Oct. 4 and award recipients will be announced in December. Up to 10 awards for individuals and five awards for teams will be presented. Recipients will receive written recognition and funds to use for professional development. Individual recipients will receive $1,000 and teams will receive $2,500 to share. This award…