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George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., named chair of Department of Anesthesiology

December 6, 2019

George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and the Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology, effective Dec. 1. The board of regents approved both appointments Thursday.   Mashour, formerly the Bert N. La Du Professor of Anesthesiology Research, has served the U-M Medical School as associate dean for clinical and translational research and director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) since 2015. Additional leadership positions include: associate chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology since 2014, director of the Center for Consciousness Science since 2014, and executive director of…

Michigan Medicine to lead Cancer Network of West Michigan

December 6, 2019

A new initiative to integrate cancer care services in west Michigan will soon give patients broader access to state-of-the-art, comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and support across leading health care institutions. The Cancer Network of West Michigan, a joint venture between Mercy Health and Metro Health-University of Michigan Health, leverages the combined resources and capabilities of the two west Michigan health systems and Michigan Medicine. The boards of Metro Health and Trinity Health-Michigan had approved the entities entering into an agreement. The U-M Board of Regents gave approval to execute the agreement at its regular meeting Thursday. The parties are working to finalize the agreement…

Sexual misconduct training deadline approaches

December 5, 2019

Michigan Medicine is committed to the university’s effort to prevent sexual harassment and misconduct. That entails calling on faculty and staff to maintain a respectful, inclusive and equitable working and learning…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., reflects on ‘why we do what we do’

December 4, 2019

Oftentimes, stories can be an extremely powerful way of reconnecting with the organization’s mission and an example of why faculty and staff come to work at Michigan Medicine every day. In this week’s edition of “A Minute with Marschall,” Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., reflects on his feelings after hearing a recent patient story, which “reminded me of why I chose health care, and why I chose to come to Michigan Medicine.” Check it out today!

Introducing a novel structured program for professional development of postdoctoral fellows

December 2, 2019

In the Summer of 2018, a team of four postdoctoral fellows were invited to a series of brainstorming sessions. The goal was to ideate strategies to better address professional development needs of their peers, i.e., to identify significant training gaps in professional development not filled currently in research environments and to fill these gaps. These sessions resulted in the creation and implementation of the You3 program, a structured Leadership and Management Program for Postdocs designed by postdocs for postdocs.  The You3 program uses statistical tools to analyze a combination of needs-assessment survey data to arrive at eight core modules of leadership and management…

President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality releases first progress report

December 2, 2019

The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending approaches and solutions for reducing U-M carbon emissions, has released its first interim progress report. Since its formation in February, the commission has defined the many dimensions of the challenge, developed a structure and work plan, and secured the necessary expertise to carry out robust analyses across multiple geographies and subject areas: all essential steps for recommending paths to reaching carbon neutrality campus-wide.  Among the topics covered in the report are the following: The commission’s work is considering "Scope 3" emissions, which are indirect emissions associated with university-related activities. To the…

Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive: A message from Tony Denton, chief operating officer

November 25, 2019

Dear Michigan Medicine Team, Every day, you do something “amazing,” which is part of our legacy. It is not just the care, service, teaching and discovery you carry out in our clinics, hospitals, classrooms or laboratories. You also do amazing work for the community that makes us all just a little bit better, with simple acts of kindness. ... Recently, our organization once again participated in the annual Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive, sponsored by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. Our collective efforts across Michigan Medicine raised nearly $1,700 and collected donations of 3,588 pounds of non-perishable food items…

Creating inclusivity, celebrating differences

November 25, 2019

Diversity, equity and inclusion champions across Michigan Medicine work diligently to not only celebrate initiatives, but to elevate the diversity and uniqueness that shines among employees.…

Cultivating culture: Leaders share ideas on organization’s values, vision for the future

November 20, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 15, leaders from across Michigan Medicine — as well as partners Metro Health and MidMichigan — came together to share ideas and feedback…