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Meet the new Wellness Office faculty associates

July 13, 2021

The Michigan Medicine Wellness Office received an impressive, diverse cohort of applicants for the 2021-2022 Faculty Associate program. The office is pleased to announce that six faculty associates have been selected to participate in scholarly work addressing drivers of workplace well-being for faculty staff, and learners over the next 12 months. Their effort will be supported by the Wellness Office and they will identify solutions to inform decision-making at the organizational level. The associates are listed below, including their priority areas of focus: Anita Amin, M.D., will be exploring solutions to address administrative burden, particularly focused on organizational email usage…

Hospital unit first in state to receive PRISM Award

July 12, 2021

Unit 8C in University Hospital recently became the first unit in the state of Michigan to receive the distinguished PRISM Award for its dedication to creating…

COVID-19 vaccine reporting policy

July 12, 2021

Similar to main campus, Michigan Medicine employees will be asked to self-report their vaccine status through this brief survey.  Those who do not self-report their status will be considered unvaccinated.  Occupational Health Services (OHS) will collect the data, and employees and managers will be able to view vaccine status through the OHS immunization platform. Those who remain unvaccinated will be required to maintain masking per the U-M Health Universal Mask Guidance and FAQs, and those who have been vaccinated may follow Updated Masking Guidelines for unmasking in select areas. Please note that Research will continue to follow the guidance provided…

Sebastian Zöllner, Ph.D., named Precision Health co-director

July 9, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, Sebastian Zöllner became co-director of Precision Health at the University of Michigan. Zöllner, a professor of biostatistics at the U-M School of Public Health and of psychiatry at Michigan Medicine, previously served as associate director for Precision Health’s Data Analytics & IT Workgroup. He succeeds Michael Boehnke, Ph.D., as Precision Health co-director. Boehnke is the Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics at the U-M School Public Health.  An expert in genetics and biostatistics, Zöllner conducts research that seeks to alleviate disease burden and improve prevention and treatment methods to create healthier lives. Most recently, his work has included understanding how diagnostic…

Last call: Submit your work for virtual art fair!

July 9, 2021

Michigan Medicine is full of creative and talented faculty and staff! Next week, in honor of the Ann Arbor Art Fair, Headlines is planning to publish its second annual Michigan Medicine Virtual Art Fair, highlighting the work of employees and their family members. So what are your creative outlets? Do you paint, draw or practice photography? Maybe you do woodworking in your garage or shed. Or maybe you play an instrument, sing or write poems or short stories. Email photos of your existing artwork, recordings of your music, poems or short stories to headlines@med.umich.edu and you could be featured in an upcoming…

Michigan Medicine Intern Spotlight

July 8, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwIPAYimgvc Summer is here, and that means Michigan Medicine has welcomed in some new faces around the organization. Interns, this is your chance to be featured for all of the work you do at Michigan Medicine! Whether you are working remotely, in-person or hybrid this summer, Headlines wants to know about the type of work you do on a daily basis, as well as your future goals and aspirations. If you are interested in being interviewed and featured in a bi-weekly “Michigan Medicine Intern Spotlight,” please send your name and department to headlines@med.umich.edu. And be sure to take a listen…

Meet Michigan Medicine: U-M Health Facilities Department

July 6, 2021

At Michigan Medicine, faculty and staff advance health to serve Michigan and the world — and the University of Michigan Health Facilities Department is tasked with…

Are you an artist? Participate in second annual Headlines Virtual Art Fair!

June 29, 2021

This year’s Ann Arbor Art Fairs are back on the schedule, but that doesn’t mean Headlines can’t continue to celebrate all the incredible artists at Michigan Medicine. Last year, the employee newsletter published its first-ever virtual art fair, highlighting the work of dozens of faculty and staff in a number of different categories. So what are your creative outlets? Do you paint, draw or practice photography? Maybe you do woodworking in your garage or shed. Or maybe you play an instrument, sing or write poems or short stories. Email photos of your existing artwork, recordings of your music, poems or short…

A closer look at Community Health Services: Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels

June 29, 2021

Since 1974, Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels (AAMOW), a program of Community Health Services, has worked to reduce hunger and food insecurity in a culturally responsive manner for…