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Delivering smiles: Faculty and staff brighten holidays for hospital patients

January 7, 2021

Adult hospital patients received a special surprise the week of Christmas, thanks to the wonderful generosity of Michigan Medicine employees. Faculty and staff donated more than…

U-M physician leads viral campaign to fight hunger worldwide

January 5, 2021

What started as a friendly tweet on Dec. 14, challenging health care workers to fight hunger by giving to their local food banks, ended up raising more than $350,000 in just over a week. Angela Weyand, M.D., a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital who tweets under the name “Shematologist” (@acweyand) got the idea to challenge her colleagues to give in the spirit of the holidays. She encouraged them to form teams based on their specialty or profession, starting with #hemetwitter for her fellow hematologists. She posted proof of her gift to the Ann Arbor-based Food Gatherers, and sat…

Moving on from 2020: What’s in your ‘Chuck-it Bucket’?

January 4, 2021

Happy New Year, Michigan Medicine! 2021 is here — and it promises to be a year filled with hope as more and more faculty, staff and learners receive a vaccine against…

Michigan Medicine engages the community’s giving spirit during holiday season

December 24, 2020

It has truly been the season of giving at Michigan Medicine. The Michigan Medicine team — and the surrounding community — came together over the past…

Perioperative teams collecting toys for pediatric patients

December 23, 2020

Raven Click, R.N., B.S., CCLS and her team in the University Hospital operating room heard that the Michigan Medicine Child Life team was a little low on the toy donations this season. So they decided to start a competition between the three main ORs at Michigan Medicine: University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. These perioperative teams have collected more than 500 toys for the pediatric patients at Mott! There are less than two weeks left of the competition and the goal is to collaboratively raise 1,000 toys for Child Life. If you can, please consider…

The Cozy Fireside Scene You Need This Holiday Season

December 21, 2020

If you don’t have the luxury of a warm, cozy fireplace in your home, you may be familiar with the fireside videos depicting the cozy ambiance of a fire, without the worry of a chimney fire. DPSS is excited to share the DPSS Holiday Hearthside video to give you that fireside ambiance with some safety tips and special guests: Leo, Nike, and Tank from the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security. Leo is a German shepherd, Nike and Tank are Belgian malinoises. On their off days, the K9s enjoy relaxing naps by a warm fire. Add some holiday spirit…

U-M Medical School to host virtual faculty meeting on Jan. 22

December 17, 2020

U-M Medical School leadership will host the first executive faculty meeting of 2021 on Jan. 22, 2021. All UMMS faculty are invited to participate in the meeting, which will be held virtually from noon-1 p.m. at this Zoom link: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/95116345291?pwd=Nm1hL042eUZ3S0NjZ2JFU2FaWExzdz09; passcode: 696555. The title of the meeting is: “Moving Forward: Enhancing Faculty Success in the New Year.” As the Medical School continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership feels that it is important that the school moves forward with the important aspects of faculty life at Michigan, including advancement and promotion. Leadership also will discuss family care and wellness resources that…

Award winners help organization find hope and joy amid challenging year

December 16, 2020

Last week, the Office of Patient Experience (OPE) presented the 11th annual HOPE and JOY awards. To celebrate safely, the award ceremony was hosted virtually with…

Introducing Blue Queue: The only way to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine

December 16, 2020

As many of you know, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived on Monday, Dec. 14 at Michigan Medicine in the first step of a massive effort to vaccinate all U-M and Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, students and patients. The organization will eventually vaccinate everyone who wants to be vaccinated. Currently, vaccine supplies are limited so the COVID-19 Vaccine & Therapeutics Taskforce (CVTT), a multidisciplinary team of experts, has developed a prioritization for distribution based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Council on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. To facilitate…