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Reminder: U-M leaders to host virtual Town Hall this afternoon

August 12, 2020

U-M President Mark Schlissel, Chief Financial Officer Kevin Hegarty and other university leaders will host a virtual town hall discussion for all U-M faculty and staff. The meeting will take place this afternoon, Aug. 12, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. The leaders will share information and answer questions from the staff community about COVID-19 plans for the fall semester and beyond for the Ann Arbor campus. Participants: Mark S. Schlissel, presidentKevin Hegarty, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Town Hall moderatorRob Ernst, associate vice president for student life, executive director of University Health Service, and director of…

U-M’s interim policy on sexual and gender-based misconduct

August 11, 2020

A message from U-M President Mark S. Schlissel: Dear Student and Colleagues: Following several months of work and review within our community, the University of Michigan’s Interim Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct will go into effect Aug. 14, 2020. It applies to all students, faculty, staff and third parties across the university community on our three campuses and Michigan Medicine. Improving how we prevent and address sexual and gender-based misconduct in our community must always remain a foremost priority at U-M. We strive to do better, always, and creating an umbrella policy that covers all members of the U-M…

U-M leaders to host virtual Town Hall

August 10, 2020

U-M President Mark Schlissel, Chief Financial Officer Kevin Hegarty and other university leaders will host a virtual town hall discussion for all U-M faculty and staff. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. The leaders will share information and answer questions from the staff community about COVID-19 plans for the fall semester and beyond for the Ann Arbor campus Participants: Mark S. Schlissel, presidentKevin Hegarty, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Town Hall moderatorRob Ernst, associate vice president for student life, executive director of University Health Service, and director of…

Follow-up to recent virtual Town Hall

August 6, 2020

As a follow-up to the July 17 Virtual Town Hall, here are responses to a number of questions that were submitted online: Q. Now that we know the financial situation is not as dire as originally presented, and the rationale for stopping our retirement benefits is no longer valid, will it be reinstated? $400 million deficit is not the same as $3 million. A. It is correct that Michigan Medicine lost $3 million in Fiscal Year 20.  However, this isn’t the full picture. The below slide shows that the University of Michigan Health System was projecting to make $175 million in…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the ‘ripple effect’ of COVID-19

August 3, 2020

In his latest blog post on “A Minute with Marschall,” Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., writes about how COVID-19 has influenced all areas of the organization. “Our thoughtful urgent response to a crisis actually became additional building blocks that will help strengthen the foundation of our organization and also illuminate the challenges in implementing change at breakneck speed,” said Runge, who is executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the U-M Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine. He goes on to lay out a few examples of the COVID-19 response and how it is influencing the organization’s future: from…

Diversity Means More: Today’s issues are result of 400-year-old generational trauma

August 3, 2020

“When my mom was 10, my grandmother had to explain racism, the civil rights movement and the killings of Emmitt Till and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I was 10,…

Big data, bigger impact: Rogel Cancer Registry makes work available for future research, patient care

July 27, 2020

The Cancer Registry team. Michigan Medicine is constantly producing data. The number of patients seen and discharged, the types of diagnoses, a breakdown of referrals, detailed information on enrollment in clinical…

Video: Virtual Town Hall from Friday, July 17

July 20, 2020

https://youtu.be/dHtXsmHq0QI On Friday, July 17, the Michigan Medicine leadership team held a virtual Town Hall meeting for faculty, staff and learners. The conversation touched on a number of topics, including the ongoing Economic Recovery Plan, academic and research ramp-ups and questions regarding masks and face coverings on campus. There was also a breakdown of what the organization is doing to prepare for a potential surge of COVID-19 patients. In case you missed it, check out a full video of the town hall above.

Inpatient service at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor reopens

July 20, 2020

Michigan Medicine’s inpatient service at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor reopened last week, allowing the organization to further improve access to “the right care at the right time” for patients. Led by Medical Director Ruby Marr, M.D., and Assistant Medical Director Paul Caseley, M.D., patient care on the unit is managed by board-certified hospital medicine and geriatric physicians from Michigan Medicine in coordination with St. Joe Ann Arbor nurses, techs and support staff. The service provides inpatient general medical care and specialized geriatric care, and has addiction medicine services readily available for Michigan Medicine patients. Inpatient collaborations at St. Joe…