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Deadline tomorrow: Join Voices of the Staff!

April 29, 2022

If you are a Michigan Medicine staff member looking for a way to continue sharing your input throughout the year, consider joining Voices of the Staff. What is Voices?  Voices of the Staff is the long-standing U-M employee engagement program for staff from Michigan Medicine and every academic campus. Each year it brings together 130 staff members to help drive workplace improvement for all.  Voices of the Staff has six network teams, each with a specific area of focus. Advance Diversity, Equity and InclusionEnhance the Employee ExperienceEmbrace Change Promoting Career GrowthFacilitate Flexible WorkStrive for Well-being Apply to Voices now!  In 2022, The…

LIFE wins U-M Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize

April 29, 2022

The U-M interprofessional education offering LIFE (Longitudinal Interprofessional Family-based Experience), now in its second year, is one of five campus projects whose faculty have been awarded the prestigious Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize (TIP). “We are so proud of the team that put together this fantastic innovation,” said Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D., director of the U-M Center for Interprofessional Education. “It reflects the kind of collaboration we are striving for at the center: multiple schools, multiple campuses, and a partnership with patients at Michigan Medicine. We have much to learn from our patients and community on the kind of teams they…

Meet Michigan Medicine: U-M Health Transplant Center

April 28, 2022

The kidney transplan t team. Photo taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.The lung transplant team. Photo taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.Peer mentors in a photo taken prior to the pandemic. Last year,…

David Bradley, M.D., receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Rwanda for development of pediatric cardiology training and clinical programs

April 28, 2022

David Bradley, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the U-M Medical School, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to the Republic of Rwanda. Bradley, a pediatric cardiologist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, will be a lecturer and clinical teacher at the University of Rwanda starting in summer 2022 as part of a project to develop cardiovascular education programs in the country. “I am honored by this opportunity to assist with cardiology training in a region of Africa where cardiac disease is prevalent and yet heart centers are severely limited,” Bradley said. He said he hopes this role helps open doors for…

Surgeon organizes medical supply drive for Ukrainian hospitals

April 28, 2022

On Feb. 25, the day after the Russia-Ukraine war began, the New York Times shared a video clip of newborn babies who’d been moved to a bomb shelter amid fears that the eastern Ukrainian hospital they’d been in would be hit by missiles. It was sobering footage for anyone to watch — but for David Brown, M.D., it was also personal. The U-M Health plastic surgeon had traveled to that very hospital just last fall as part of a group of physicians from multiple health centers that performs burn reconstruction surgeries for Ukrainian children on an annual basis. He and his colleagues had spent years not…

It’s Administrative Professionals’ Day!

April 27, 2022

As the organization continues to carry out its mission of advancing health to serve Michigan and the world, the work performed daily behind the scenes by administrative professionals remains essential. From managing schedules to directing phone calls, responding to emails, managing projects and countless other things they do every day, administrative professionals are the backbone of Michigan Medicine. This has become even more true as a large part of the organization has adopted a hybrid work model. In honor of Administrative Professionals’ Day, thank these vital team members in your area or department. From all of us at Headlines, thank…

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

April 27, 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 faculty, staff and learners! OHEI has…

Wednesday is Delirium Awareness Day at U-M Health

April 26, 2022

Nurses at U-M Health have banded together to declare Wednesday, April 27, to be the University of Michigan’s first Delirium Awareness Day. The goal is to share patient stories and educational materials along with several other tools to identify and assist patients experiencing delirium. The day was borne out of the Delirium Committee, an interdisciplinary group of adult and pediatric health care providers who are part of the Gateway Committee. The purpose is to facilitate clinical delivery of evidence-based guidelines for prevention, detection, and management of adult and pediatric patients with delirium or at high risk for developing delirium. The…

Four faculty, two staff earn awards for excellence in graduate medical education

April 26, 2022

Faculty and staff members from the departments of anesthesiology, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and urology, as well as the Child Neurology Residency Program, are recipients of awards from the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) for 2022. They are:  Program Director Excellence Award Kate H. Kraft, M.D., an associate professor and residency program director in the Department of Urology, is recipient of the Program Director Excellence Award, which recognizes a residency or fellowship program director who has had a significant impact by optimizing the quality of education in a training program, enhancing the residency/fellowship experience for…