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Organization to launch new chaperone policy

June 13, 2019

As part of the organization's efforts to ensure a safe environment and culture of respect, Michigan Medicine will be launching a new chaperone policy in all patient care areas. This policy will ensure that very specific precautions will be taken to help pediatric, adolescent and adult patients feel safe and comfortable during sensitive procedures and tests. A copy of the policy and additional resources can be found here. Training to support implementation of the chaperone policy will be administered through MLearning, and considered mandatory for all clinical and non-clinical employees working in patient care areas. All faculty, staff and learners…

Learn about newly-renovated research space at NCRC

June 5, 2019

Michigan Medicine is now accepting submissions for research programs to take advantage of 75,000 square feet of newly-renovated space at the North Campus Research Complex. Final applications are due Sept. 9. Steven Kunkel, Medical School interim chief scientific officer and senior associate dean for research, recently announced a request for proposals for populating Buildings 20E and 25 at the North Campus Research Complex. Interested faculty are invited to join Kunkel for a Q&A session about the space and the RFP process: When: Noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, June…

Women inspired to be bold, brave at annual leadership summit

May 30, 2019

Be bold. Brave. Fierce. Courageous. Those are words attendees heard several times throughout the day at the fifth annual Leadership Summit on Women in Academic Medicine…

Cultivating a culture of respect at Michigan Medicine

May 21, 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 environment free from sexual harassment and misconduct. One way you can participate in this effort is by completing the new online module, “Cultivating a Culture of Respect: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Awareness.” Participation in this online program is mandatory for all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff, including student, temporary, bargained-for and graduate student employees. Learn more about our efforts to enhance Michigan Medicine’s culture of respect by clicking here. For…

Dimick named chair of Department of Surgery

May 17, 2019

A national leader in helping surgical teams achieve the best results for their patients will soon lead the Department of Surgery. The board of regents Thursday approved Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H., as the next chair of the department, effective June 1. In that role, he will oversee a team of more than 135 faculty and hundreds of staff in a department that dates back to 1849. Together, they perform more than 16,000 surgical cases each year at Michigan Medicine’s hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities, train future surgeons in more than 20 specialties, and advance care through a wide range…

Caird appointed interim chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

May 17, 2019

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Michelle S. Caird, M.D., has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery by the board of regents, effective May 1. Caird is the Larry S. Matthews, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics. She takes over leadership of the department from James E. Carpenter, M.D., who served as chair since 2003. Under Carpenter’s leadership, the department has grown to nearly 50 faculty and 400 staff who collaborate with several disciplines at Michigan Medicine and across the state to treat patients with injuries and congenital, developmental or degenerative…

Mulholland appointed senior associate dean of clinical affairs

May 17, 2019

Michael W. Mulholland, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed senior associate dean of clinical affairs in the U-M Medical School by the board of regents, effective June 1. He has served as executive director of the U-M Medical Group (UMMG) since January. In his dean role, Mulholland will be responsible for executive leadership and oversight of UMMG, the organization’s multi-disciplinary faculty practice, as well as ambulatory care operations, eHealth initiatives, physician workforce planning and more. He will work closely with all relevant entities to develop, deploy and integrate clinical care with the research and educational missions of the medical school. Mulholland…

New security trainings designed to save lives

May 16, 2019

For more than 30 minutes last Tuesday, nurses from 7C and 7D sat through an important security training session in a classroom within the Clinical Simulation…

Save the date: DEI Staff Community Conversations

May 9, 2019

As U-M reaches the midway point of its five-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, faculty and staff have helped to cultivate a university community where all are welcome, and are provided with opportunities to thrive and excel. While acknowledging successes throughout this process, there is still much work to be done in becoming the university everyone in the community aspires for U-M to be. In support of shaping the future of the university, all members of the Michigan Medicine community are invited to save the date for one of the upcoming Staff Community Conversation events: Thursday, June 20: 9…