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Employees are the ‘key to our success’: Everyone has a role to play on journey to high reliability

August 20, 2019

As Michigan Medicine embarks on its journey to high reliability, faculty and staff at all levels will be the keys to its success. No matter your role — as administrator, clinician or…

Deploying technology, enhancing care: Q&A with Carleen Penoza, MHSA, B.S.N., R.N.

August 14, 2019

Carleen Penoza, MHSA, B.S.N., R.N., became Michigan Medicine’s chief nursing informatics officer in April. As CNIO, she leads the strategic planning and deployment of technology for nursing. She previously served as…

Leadership statement regarding recent mass shootings

August 7, 2019

Nine killed while enjoying a summer night out in Dayton, Ohio. Twenty-two killed while shopping in El Paso, Texas. Three killed while attending a local festival in Gilroy, California. More than two dozen people gunned down while enjoying the everyday tasks of the weekend — shopping, spending an evening with friends, supporting the local community. This senseless targeting of innocent people finds us, once again, offering our sympathies to all of those affected — directly and indirectly — on our campuses in Michigan and across our nation. I speak on behalf of the board of regents and our entire leadership…

#DocsWithDisabilities monthly podcast addresses issues, experiences of doctors with disabilities

August 2, 2019

Living up to its name, #DocsWithDisabilities is a new monthly podcast exploring the real-life stories and experiences of doctors with disabilities. A creation of MDisability, a family medicine disabilities program through Michigan Medicine, the podcast will be hosted by Lisa Meeks, Ph.D., M.A. A deeper understanding of issues, challenges and the stories of medical professionals with disabilities will be discovered through critical conversations with the doctors, researchers, administrators, faculty and policy makers that work to ensure medicine remains an equal opportunity profession. MDisability is a collaborative program focused on improving the inclusion of people with disabilities in healthcare research, education,…

‘It’s about us needing us’: How Michigan Medicine is improving access to education

August 1, 2019

https://vimeo.com/321099874 “At this med school, the perfect student strikes a balance that includes superior intellect, an orientation toward team and a great deal of heart. Some of these perfect students have…

Merit Program announcement

July 31, 2019

This summer has provided an opportunity to reflect on the great work the entire organization accomplished in Fiscal Year 2019, including national and state rankings and the day-to-day accomplishments that you may not have heard about.  As the organization completes its performance appraisals and prepares for the annual merit program, this year’s program will provide greater opportunities for leaders to recognize top performers using the pay-for-performance guidelines.   Based on a staff member’s performance, leaders will have the flexibility to distribute their merit budget based on the suggested range of merit program. This year, the merit budget is 3 percent, and…

‘Ensuring optimal patient outcomes’: Q&A with David Miller, M.D., M.P.H.

July 23, 2019

It’s been nearly a year since David Miller, M.D., M.P.H., took over as chief clinical officer for UH/CVC. In this role, Miller partners with Executive Director Shon Dwyer and Chief Nursing…

Moore appointed interim chair of Department of Microbiology and Immunology

July 19, 2019

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Bethany B. Moore, Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, effective July 1. The board of regents approved her appointment Thursday. Moore also is the Galen B. Toews, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and a professor of internal medicine in the U-M Medical School. She assumes leadership of the department from Harry L. T. Mobley, Ph.D., who served as chair since 2004. During Mobley’s tenure, the department has more than doubled in size, adding 17 faculty members for a total of 28 primary faculty. In…

Antonellis named chair of Department of Human Genetics

July 19, 2019

Professor of Human Genetics Anthony Antonellis, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Human Genetics and the James V. Neel Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics, effective Aug. 1. The board of regents approved both appointments Thursday. In addition to his Human Genetics appointment, Antonellis is a professor of neurology in the U-M Medical School, and serves as associate chair for education in the Department of Human Genetics and associate director of the Genetics Training Program. He joined the U-M faculty in 2008 as an assistant professor of human genetics and neurology, and earned promotion to associate professor in…