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Henry L. Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., named interim director of Michigan Neuroscience Institute; Shelly B. Flagel, Ph.D., named interim co-director

February 19, 2021

The board of regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Henry L. Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., as interim director of the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI), effective March 1. In addition, Shelly B. Flagel, Ph.D., has been named interim co-director of the institute. The MNI, which evolved from the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute in the medical school, was approved by the regents in January 2020 to engage researchers from multiple disciplines and units across U-M in the pursuit of addressing the most pressing questions in neuroscience at the fundamental, translational and clinical levels, while educating future leaders in the field. Paulson…

Videos teach inclusion and caring for transgender patients

February 18, 2021

Crissman When Halley Crissman, M.D., M.P.H. and family planning fellow, first became a medical student at U-M, she saw the school’s non-discrimination policy on gender identity as a good start to…

Leaders to host next virtual Town Hall on Friday, Feb. 19

February 16, 2021

Michigan Medicine leaders will host a virtual Town Hall meeting this Friday, 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

Research community invited to ‘Take 30’ virtual update from leadership

February 11, 2021

The entire Michigan Medicine research community is invited to "Take 30" and join Steve Kunkel, Ph.D., executive vice dean for research and Michigan Medicine’s chief scientific officer, for a brief, half-hour virtual update from research leadership. The main topic will be a review of 2020 milestones and NIH data, to be followed by a Q&A. The event will take place from 3-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. Have a question you’d like to ask in advance? Click here to submit. And click here to find the Zoom link for Friday’s event.

Enhancing effectiveness at Michigan Medicine: Q&A with Paul Sturgis, MSHROD, SPHR

February 11, 2021 A mere three months before the COVID-19 pandemic uprooted operations, in December 2019, Paul Sturgis, MSHROD, SPHR, joined Michigan Medicine as the senior director of Human Resources Strategy and Organizational…

Michigan Medicine Security’s newest DEI and de-escalation training initiative is underway!

February 9, 2021

Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) — recently implemented by Michigan Medicine Security — provides realistic, life-sized scenario training.  The learner is surrounded by screens upon which scenarios are projected.  The scenario library includes a disruptive visitor at the nurse’s station, a breakroom argument that escalates to an unsafe level, a person experiencing a mental health crisis and many others. The learner trains to be mindful of body proxemics, body language and implicit bias as they demonstrate their de-escalation skills. Meanwhile, the training administrators monitor and evaluate everything the participants say and do to support the people in the video scenarios.…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., thanks vaccine team for making history

February 8, 2021

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D. thanks the COVID-19 vaccine team, and its many volunteers, for being part of history as they continue to efficiently and safely deliver doses seven days a week to employees and patients. In his Minute with Marschall blog, he shares the many ways he believes Michigan Medicine employees  are “Making History” and also invites you to watch and share this "Confidence Begins With You" video to help promote and encourage others to get vaccinated.

Reminder: Public safety task force to host community forum

February 8, 2021

The Advancing Public Safety at the University of Michigan Task Force — one of several anti-racism initiatives the university announced last fall — will host its first community forum from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The event, which will take place virtually, will allow Ann Arbor campus faculty, staff, students, parents and Ann Arbor community members to share their experiences with campus policing and public safety, or join and listen. The 20-member task force, co-chaired by U-M professors Earl Lewis of LSA and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Daphne C. Watkins of the School of Social…

Video: Feb. 5 virtual Town Hall

February 8, 2021

If you missed the virtual Town Hall with Michigan Medicine leadership on Friday, Feb. 5, you can stay informed by watching the video. Content includes: COVID-19 vaccine update @ 2:35Anti-Racism Oversight Committee @ 16:50Q&A @ 30:50 Please note the next town hall will be Friday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Details on how to join the meeting will be forthcoming.