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Solving complex problems: Q&A with Stan Kent, R.Ph., M.S., chief pharmacy officer

March 30, 2020

Recently, readers learned all about the Department of Pharmacy — a team of more than 500 employees who impact nearly every patient treated at Michigan Medicine. It’s also a group that…

Leaders to hold virtual town hall this afternoon

March 27, 2020

At 2 p.m. today, March 27, Michigan Medicine leaders will host another virtual town hall event to keep employees apprised of COVID-19-related activities across the organization. The discussion will include an update on the current operations, development of contingency plans to care for future patients, employee safety and benefits, and workforce planning due to operational ramp downs. If you would like to submit questions in advance, send them to coronavirus-info@med.umich.edu with Subject: TOWN HALL QUESTION. To access the town hall, follow these instructions: To join on your computer, click here. To join via a mobile device: Open this link: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/eevfgfjxDownload the app if you…

Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D., appointed chair of Department of Dermatology

March 27, 2020

Bichakjian On Thursday, March 26, the board of regents approved the appointment of Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D., as chair of the Department of Dermatology, effective April 1. He has served as interim chair since November 2018. A professor of dermatology in the U-M Medical School (UMMS), Bichakjian is chief of the Division of Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology, director of the Multidisciplinary Melanoma Program in the Rogel Cancer Center, and medical director of the Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology Mohs Ambulatory Care Unit. He is a foremost expert in the field of cutaneous surgery and oncology, with a special interest in Merkel cell…

Leaders to hold virtual town hall on Friday, March 27

March 26, 2020

On Friday, March 27, Michigan Medicine leaders will host another virtual town hall event to keep employees apprised of COVID-19-related activities across the organization. The discussion will include an update on the current operations, development of contingency plans to care for future patients, employee safety and benefits, and workforce planning due to operational ramp downs. If you would like to submit questions in advance, send them to coronavirus-info@med.umich.edu with Subject: TOWN HALL QUESTION. The event will take place Friday from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. To access the town hall, follow these instructions: To join on your computer, click here.…

M-LINE helps create ‘seamless system of care’

March 25, 2020

The M-LINE team visits Metro Health last fall. In 2016, Michigan Medicine and Metro Health joined forces under an affiliation agreement. This partnership was a critical part of Michigan Medicine’s strategic priority…

Michigan Medicine physician on the pandemic: ‘This is a marathon, not a sprint.’

March 24, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2RAYXCbgok&feature=youtu.be David Miller, M.D. is part of the team of Michigan Medicine doctors who have been working daily to plan for the hospital’s response to COVID-19. “This is a marathon and not a sprint,” said Miller, a urologist and leader with Michigan Medicine's emergency response team. “Here at Michigan Medicine, we’re doing all we can to plan for patients and you can help us by following this advice. Together we’ll get through this.” Following Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “stay home, stay safe” executive order Monday, Miller shared his top three messages with the community. Take the executive order seriously“One of…

Video: Virtual Town Hall hosted by Michigan Medicine leaders

March 23, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u-AzdnEkrI&feature=youtu.be On Friday, members of the Michigan Medicine leadership team hosted a videoconference and provided COVID-19 related updates on current status, projections for the future, preparedness plans, PPE protocols and new work teams. If you missed it, video of the event can be seen above. And slides from the presentation can be viewed by clicking here.

How to virtually celebrate Match Day

March 20, 2020

Today is Match Day, an exciting milestone for graduating medical students when they find out where they have been accepted for residency training and will begin the next phase in their medical education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at noon, each student received online notification from the National Resident Matching Program (instead of the traditional envelopes in the spirit of social distancing) containing the name of the medical center where they will embark on specialized training to shape their medical careers. To celebrate, the U-M Medical School is hosting a “virtual Match Day” so that students and their families, and…

Virtual Town Hall to be held this afternoon

March 20, 2020

To keep employees apprised of COVID-19-related activities across the organization, a virtual Town Hall will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, March 20. Leaders from various areas will discuss the current status, projections for the future, preparedness plans, PPE protocols and new work teams. To join the call, select from the following options: Web browser: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/zpzxupvfMobile device: Open this link : https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/zpzxupvf Download the app if you don't have it already.Enter event ID : zpzxupvfPhone: Dial one of the following numbers, enter the participant PIN followed by # to confirm:+1 (415) 466-7000 (US) PIN 1134539 #+1 (800) 520-9950 (US Toll…