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U-M United Way campaign announces fundraising goal

October 15, 2020

The U-M United Way campaign that kicked off Oct. 12 has announced its fundraising goal of $1 million. U-M faculty, staff and retirees are asked to pledge to the campaign to support this goal and the important work of the United Way of Washtenaw County. This year’s campaign co-chairs T. Anthony Denton, senior vice president and COO at the U-M Health System and Michigan Medicine, and Cynthia H. Wilbanks, vice president for government relations, encourage colleagues to make a pledge by Dec. 31. “Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the yearly campaign is critically important to the underserved…

Leaders to host virtual Town Hall on Friday

October 13, 2020

Leaders will be hosting a virtual Town Hall on Friday, Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Topics discussed will include updates on COVID-19 resurgence planning, Family Care Committee recommendations, September financials, and Anti-Racism Oversight Committee work. To join the Town Hall, click here: Password: 657670 To join via iPhone one-tap:     US: +13017158592,,92478265278#  To join via telephone:     Dial: +1 301 715 8592      Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278

A focus on caring: Send us your stories

October 12, 2020

Over the next several months you will be hearing stories about how faculty, staff and learners embrace Michigan Medicine’s five core values. This month, the focus is on CARING. In his…

Diversity Means More: Valuing individuality, promoting inclusivity

October 12, 2020

Another submission from an anonymous Michigan Medicine employee. “[Diversity, equity and inclusion means] bringing together people with different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, etc. and all learning from each other. We are stronger…

Give respect. Expect respect.

October 12, 2020

Banners are going on display across the health system. Civility and respect are the hallmarks of the core values at Michigan Medicine. Our staff follow this code of conduct every day. To ensure that all who enter the health system are aware of these values and the expectations of all who visit, you will start to see posters and large banners promoting mutual respect at visible locations in facilities across Michigan Medicine. In these turbulent times, the values and message to give and expect respect serve as an important reminder to our patients, families, visitors and Michigan Medicine community to…

Reminder: Virtual DEI Summit to be held Oct. 26

October 9, 2020

U-M Provost Susan M. Collins and Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Robert M. Sellers invite all members of the Michigan Medicine community to the annual DEI Summit. This year’s summit will take place virtually from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26 and has adopted the theme of “Arts+Social Change: Building an Anti-Racist World through the Arts.” It will provide an opportunity for the university to highlight the progress made regarding diversity, equity and inclusion over the previous year, the changes taking place across campus, and the chances for continued engagement with the community. Click here for more…

A celebration unlike any other: Quality Month kicks off at Michigan Medicine

October 1, 2020 As Michigan Medicine kicks off Quality Month, this year's celebration will be unlike any other — a testament to the incredible work carried out by faculty and staff over the…

U-M leaders to launch weekly COVID-19 video briefing

September 30, 2020

U-M President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan M. Collins are launching a weekly COVID-19 briefing to keep members of the university community up-to-date on news and information related to the pandemic. Starting Oct. 2, the briefings will be scheduled every Friday at 1 p.m. on the video conferencing platform Zoom. Schlissel, Collins and other university leaders will provide updates about campus conditions and take questions.  Participation will be limited to 20,000 U-M students, faculty and staff. All participants will be required to install and log in to Zoom using their university credentials. The briefings will be recorded for people who…

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., reflects on the power of recognition

September 28, 2020

In his latest blog post on “A Minute with Marschall,” Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., looked back at virtual Employee Appreciation Week and reflected on the importance of recognition. According to Runge, showing appreciation for the caring and committed team members at Michigan Medicine is even more vital during COVID-19, as many are working from home or taking shifts in unfamiliar or anxiety-filled situations. As Runge said: “In the highly complex and stressful time of COVID-19, it’s even more important that our colleagues know their work, wherever it is in the organization, is valued and appreciated. It will take all…