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Hawley to oversee Rogel Cancer Center education, training programs

March 2, 2021

Hawley The Rogel Cancer Center has named Sarah Hawley, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for training, education and career development. She will lead the center’s efforts to coordinate and enhance robust resources that support faculty, trainees and students interested in cancer research. In addition, two new assistant director positions were created to provide additional support to these efforts and bring varied perspectives representing the continuum of cancer researchers, including basic science, clinical research and population sciences. Goutham Narla, M.D. Ph.D., and N. Lynn Henry, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as assistant directors. “The Rogel Cancer Center has been a huge source of…

Transition out of the Economic Recovery Plan

March 1, 2021

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff continue to be the reason that the organization provides world class health care, education and research innovations as it progresses through 2021 and sees more communities receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With that in mind, the organization has made it a priority to reactivate salary and benefits that were paused during the pandemic. On Friday, Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president of medical affairs, dean of the medical school and CEO of Michigan Medicine, announced that the organization is reinvesting in the workforce and returning benefits, as it did in December 2020 with the…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., blogs about our cultural crossroads toward a more inclusive workplace environment

February 25, 2021

In his latest Minute with Marschall blog, Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D. shared four common themes which will help make us successful in building a more diverse and inclusive workplace environment: A value-driven mission, established infrastructure, planned accountability and a shared commitment. Read about why he feels we are at a cultural crossroads in our DEI journey and how we have many of the resources to get us there.  

Highlighting Black patient voices

February 24, 2021

As we celebrate Black history through the experiences of our Black employees and learners at Michigan Medicine, it is also important to highlight the voices of Black patients and families. This summer, the Office of Patient Experience collected stories from Black patients and families about their experience in health care, both at Michigan Medicine and other hospitals. Their individual stories are now available on the OPE Patient Story Library. The library is easily searchable using the drop down category, Black Lives, to find these stories.  Headlines has highlighted a few below for easy access: Chris M.: As a patient who had…

Creating a lasting (virtual) impression: U-M welcomes doctoral applicants during pandemic

February 24, 2021

The U-M Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) invites students to explore their passion for science through its interdisciplinary gateway program, which coordinates admissions and first-year graduate studies for 13 doctoral disciplines.…

Anti-Racism Oversight Committee presents overview and action plans

February 23, 2021

At the Town Hall on Feb. 5, the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC) co-chairs David Miller, M.D., M.P.H., and Phyllis Blackman, shared an overview of the committee’s charge, and plans to eliminate racism and inequities that may exist at Michigan Medicine. The AROC leadership and subcommittees have spent the last few months working diligently to identify an approach that achieves an anti-racist culture and utilizes the diversity, equity and inclusion dashboard to track the progress and outcomes. AROC is nearing completion of the developed and recommended action plan, and has entered phase four of the process — implementation of the approved…

Video: Town Hall from Friday, Feb. 19

February 22, 2021

In case you missed the Town Hall from last Friday, Feb. 19, you can view the video of the meeting. Topics discussed included: COVID-19 updates: 1:56Vaccine updates: 7:40Research updates: 18:25Anti-Racism Oversight Committee overview: 25:23Speak Up/Show Solidarity subgroup: 28:34Community Work subgroup 32:50Advocacy and Professional Development subgroup: 35:42Q&A: 41:10 The next town hall will be on Friday, March 5, at 2 p.m.

Reminder: Leaders to host virtual Town Hall this afternoon

February 19, 2021

Don't forget, Michigan Medicine leaders will host a virtual Town Hall meeting this afternoon, Feb. 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. Among the topics to be discussed include COVID-19 vaccine updates, recommendations from the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee subgroups and a Q&A session. To join the webinar: Passcode: 657670 Or iPhone one-tap:     US: +13017158592,,92478265278#  or +13126266799,,92478265278# Or Telephone:         US: +1 301 715 8592, Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278

Santiago Schnell, D.Phil., appointed chair of Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

February 19, 2021

On Thursday, the board of regents approved the appointment of Santiago Schnell, D.Phil., as chair of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in the U-M Medical School, effective March 1. He had served as interim chair of the department since August 2017. Schnell earned his undergraduate degree from Universidad Simon Bolivar, and his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2002, and completed a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship at that institution. He was appointed as an assistant professor at Indiana University in 2004, and joined the faculty at U-M in 2008 as an associate professor in the Department of Molecular…