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Gynecologic surgeon receives prestigious honor

October 3, 2016

John DeLancey, M.D. – known as one of the world’s foremost surgeons and researchers studying pelvic floor disorders – was recently inducted Ad Eundem into the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal…

Staff nominations sought for Candace J. Johnson Award

September 29, 2016

The Office of the Provost wishes to recognize exemplary staff at the Ann Arbor and U-M Health System campuses with the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence.Established in 2004, the award is a memorial to a dedicated staff member, Candy Johnson. Candy's special blend of professionalism and personality was a positive influence in the workplace.Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate any regular staff member who they feel combines enthusiasm with excellence to truly make a difference at Michigan.A $500 cash award and certificate will be presented in January by the Office of the Provost. Oct. 31 is the…

Two Mott team members featured in Thursday chat

September 28, 2016

Two C.S. Mott Children's Hospital team members will be featured in U-M's first Facebook Live #UmichChat this Thursday at noon. Dr. Elizabeth Lawler is a pediatric cancer researcher who has received Stand Up to Cancer funding as well as more recent awards from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the National Cancer Institute. Lawler’s research is focused on achieving a better understanding of how normal cell development is hijacked to give rise to Ewing sarcoma, a malignant cancer that starts in bones and the surrounding tissue. The other team member, Kaitlyn DeGrace, is a U-M student and cancer survivor. She was…

A hands-on approach to hand hygiene

September 27, 2016

Cathy Overholt takes a hands-on approach to her job. Literally. Overholt, a patient care technician in the pre-op PACU at University Hospital and Mott Children’s Hospital, loves…

‘Nurse’ your career: Attend October recruiting fair

September 26, 2016

Don’t forget, the UMHS fall Nurse Recruiting Fair takes place on Sunday, Oct. 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet hiring managers from many hospital departments, learn about available positions…

UMHS faculty members to receive 2016 AHA Heart Ball awards

September 26, 2016

On Friday, Oct. 28, the American Heart Association will honor three U-M physicians as recipients of 2016 Washtenaw County Heart Ball awards. The Heart Ball celebrates and recognizes the incredible advances in medical science and the lifesaving work of the AHA and is chaired by UMHS physicians Dr. Gabe Owens and Dr. Sonal Owens. The Coeur D’Or (Heart of Gold) Award Richard Prager, MD: The FCVC Director and Richard and Norma Sarns Research Professor of Cardiac Surgery will be presented with the esteemed Coeur D’Or (Heart of Gold) Award for Excellence. Dr. Prager joined the Department of Cardiac Surgery in 1999 as…

Call for staff to join biggest U-M staff photo shoot ever

September 26, 2016

Celebrate 200 years of Michigan employees by showing your bicentennial year spirit. Be part of a photo session at the Big House on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. As many staff as possible are needed to help spell out a huge “200” on the football field. Wear your maize and blue and enter via the east side entrance of the stadium promptly at 8:30 a.m. Parking in the vicinity of the Big House is limited. Staff members are encouraged to take the bus or carpool and plan to leave early. Limited parking is available in a yellow lot…

Dr. Kathleen Stringer receives two federal grants

September 26, 2016

Kathleen A. Stringer, PharmD ’85, professor of clinical and translational pharmacy, director of the NMR Metabolomics Laboratory and associate director of the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, has been awarded two federal grants totaling nearly $3.3 million to carry out two important studies. The Stringer Laboratory is focused on investigating the metabolic consequences of critical illnesses like sepsis, plastic bronchitis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. In addition, the group’s interest in inflammatory lung diseases extends to identifying and testing novel therapeutics and furthering understanding of inflammatory processes in the lungs. To date, there are no therapeutic options for…

Making a difference: August 2016 highlights

September 22, 2016

Employees across UMHS continue to make a difference though their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to UMHS helps our team to become more motivated, drives better teamwork,…