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Eleven teams receive RISE COVID-19 Education Innovation Awards

May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic provided the Michigan Medicine community with numerous opportunities to explore its effects on the education, research and patient care mission. Michigan Medicine RISE (Research. Innovation. Scholarship. Education.) recently honored 11 teams with RISE COVID-19 Education Innovation Awards in recognition of their proposals that answered the call to challenge existing education structures and develop meaningful alternatives to traditional health sciences education. RISE received 31 COVID-19 education innovation proposals from faculty, staff and learners across Michigan Medicine, the School of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy and the Center for Inter-Professional Education. Proposed ideas addressed education gaps created by…

Volunteer efforts bring comfort to grieving families

May 27, 2020

Members of the Bereavement Outreach team. “The sadness in her voice was palpable,” said Lisbeth Harcourt, M.S.W., LMSW, recalling a bereavement phone call she had with the wife of a 48-year-old…

Making a Difference: April 2020 highlights

May 21, 2020

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…

ResearcHERS campaign brings attention to women cancer researchers

May 20, 2020

When Megan Haymart, M.D., was asked to chair the American Cancer Society’s ResearcHERS campaign, it was a slam dunk. “It overlaps with a lot of my interests. I’m involved in research, which is very much driven by my patients. I’ve been a long-time advocate of women as researchers and women as leaders. I’m inspired by many of the women I work with as physicians and researchers. To do something to support them motivated me,” said Haymart, Nancy Wigginton Endocrinology Research Professor of Thyroid Cancer and associate professor of internal medicine. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck. The world’s focus changed. Researchers…

Nominate a non-union staff member for the U-M Police Panel

May 18, 2020

Nominations are now open for a non-bargained-for staff representative to serve on the U-M Police Department Oversight Committee. The committee considers grievances against any police officer or the department and reports its findings and recommendations to the executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security. The six-member committee includes two faculty members, one Senate, one non-Senate; two staff members, one union and one non-union; and two students. Committee members are nominated and elected by their peers through separate processes and serve two-year terms. Non-bargained-for staff members may nominate themselves or another non-union staff member by completing the nomination…

Faculty meeting to be held May 29

May 18, 2020

The first Executive Faculty Meeting of 2020 will be held on Friday, May 29. The meeting will take place virtually from noon to 1 p.m. at this Zoom link: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/97490729255. The password is 486866. There is a lot going on right now in the medical school as the organization continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while making thoughtful plans to ramp up its education, research and patient care missions. At the faculty meeting, leaders will discuss the state of academic medicine during these challenging times, provide updates on faculty life and promotions, and also share keys for faculty success at…

Rise up: Music therapists offer tribute to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff

May 18, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T640EJFy8D8&feature=youtu.be Over the past few months, both work and personal life has been upended in every way. From new places to work (either at home or on different units at the…

National Hospital Week: Thank you to all our health care heroes

May 14, 2020

This week, Michigan Medicine is recognizing and celebrating all of its health care heroes as part of National Hospital Week 2020. The annual event, celebrated May 10-16 and sponsored by the American Hospital Association, highlights the hospitals, health systems and all of the people contributing to keeping patients and the community healthy. Now more than ever, this important week gives an opportunity to celebrate Michigan Medicine teams and the innovative ways they are supporting the health care needs of the community members during this pandemic. “We both witness your contributions on a daily basis — as we round our hospitals,…

Paving the road to recovery: Care Management team helping COVID-19 patients find success

May 14, 2020

L-R: Dan Alverson, Caitlyn Sultana, Brian Nickerson and Emily Fagre For the past two months, teams across Michigan Medicine have been working toward one goal — caring for patients with COVID-19…