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Reminder: Medical school faculty meeting on Jan. 22

January 18, 2021

U-M Medical School leadership will host its first Faculty Meeting of 2021 on Friday, Jan. 22. The theme of the meeting is: “Moving Forward: Enhancing Faculty Success in the New Year.” Agenda items include: lessons and innovations from the pandemic, faculty advancement and promotion, keys to ongoing success for Michigan Medicine faculty, faculty development resources and update, and medical school faculty participation in university governance. There also will be a question-and-answer session. All UMMS faculty are invited to attend virtually from noon-1 p.m. at this Zoom link: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/95116345291?pwd=Nm1hL042eUZ3S0NjZ2JFU2FaWExzdz09; passcode: 696555. If you would like to submit a question in advance for the…

Brighter days ahead: Here’s what you’re leaving in the past

January 14, 2021

As we move ahead in 2021, the organization is filled with hope. More than 20,000 employees have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, meaning there is light at…

Perioperative teams collect more than 800 toys for Child Life

January 14, 2021

Michigan Medicine nursing and Child Life staff collaborated on a toy drive in an effort to help support patients at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The drive turned out to be a bit of a competition between the Mott, CVC and UH perioperative teams, and together, they collected more than 800 toys! The team totals were: CVC: 66 toys Mott: 260 toys UH: 487 toys Thank you to all who took part in this effort, and a special shout out to Kathy Denniss, UH’s Raven Click and Child Life’s Kathryn Sparger for their teamwork, organization and…

Meet Michigan Medicine: Community Health Services

January 13, 2021

In November, readers learned all about Michigan Medicine Lodging, a service that provides comfortable accommodations to patients and family members who travel long distances to receive…

Nominate colleagues for 2021 Social Worker of the Year awards!

January 12, 2021

Each year, excellence in social work practice is recognized for social workers at the master’s level (MSW) and bachelor’s level (BSW) — and faculty and staff are invited to nominate social workers for this year’s awards. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. The 18th annual Beverly Jean Howard Award for Excellence in Social Work This award recognizes excellence in social work practice at the MSW level and is given in the name of a beloved colleague who died in September 2002. Beverly taught us that leadership, friendship and mentorship go hand-in-hand. We celebrate her legacy with…

How curiosity inspired a new way to predict preterm births

January 12, 2021

Molly Stout, M.D., MSCI Molly Stout, M.D., MSCI, may have only arrived at Michigan Medicine six months ago, but her innovative spirit has already made a big impact. As the division…

Last call: What’s in your ‘Chuck-it Bucket’?

January 11, 2021

2021 promises to be a year filled with hope as more and more faculty, staff and learners receive a vaccine against COVID-19. Still, 2020 and its holiday season were a challenge…

Nurse Practitioner Professional Practice Ladder announces first cohort; new applications open soon

January 11, 2021

The Nurse Practitioner Professional Practice Ladder (NP-PPL) opened in October 2020 as an opportunity for nurse practitioners to be recognized and celebrated for their professional achievements. Applicants are able to apply for an advanced, expert, or master level depending on the level of accomplishments in their careers over the past five years. The first cohort of NPs who achieved a level of NP-PPL was announced in mid-December, and the next round of applications will open February 2021. Please join us in congratulating the first cohort of NP-PPL! Master Level Laura Horwood Susan Hughes Ann Marie Ramsey Susanne Quallich Louise Callow…

A thank you note from the U-M Retirees Association

January 7, 2021

To the entire Michigan Medicine family:   Thank you so much for all you have done and are doing during these pandemic times. The challenges you face are monumental. Please know that our gratitude and support for your dedication is boundless. The extensive hours required of many of you are very much appreciated. As we begin the massive worldwide vaccination process, we wish you renewed energy and strength buoyed by the very real hope that there is light ahead.   From your friends and former colleagues at the U-M Retirees Association