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Organization announces changes to scrub uniform program

October 28, 2019

Michigan Medicine will soon implement changes to its scrub uniform program regarding the “Scrub Ex” dispensing machines in response to feedback received during annual employee surveys. Here’s what you need to know: In the coming months, “Scrub Ex” dispensing machines will be phased out and no longer used at Michigan Medicine. Instead, employees will be able to grab their scrub uniforms from accessible, open-rack shelves without the need for credits or tracking. “As a part of Michigan Medicine’s journey of continuous improvement and high reliability, we asked ourselves: ‘Is there not a better option when it comes to obtaining or…

Last call: Today is final day to take 2019 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pulse Survey!

October 25, 2019

Don’t forget, today is the final day for you to take the 2019 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Pulse Survey. This important survey gives you a chance to help shape the future and employee culture at Michigan Medicine. It touches on topics such as communication, respect and teamwork. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your voice is heard: When can I take the survey? The survey is available through the of day today, Oct. 25. How do I access the survey? You can access the online survey by clicking the generic link sent to your work email address…

U-M launches 2019 United Way fundraising campaign

October 21, 2019

U-M faculty, staff and retirees are being challenged to make a difference in the lives of community members in need by making a pledge to the 2019 U-M United Way Campaign. This year’s campaign co-chairs Cynthia H. Wilbanks, vice president for government relations, and T. Anthony Denton, senior vice president and COO at the U-M Health System, are encouraging colleagues to help raise $1.25 million by Dec. 31. “We urge every person in the university community to make a pledge, no matter the amount,” Wilbanks said. “When U-M staff, faculty and retirees join together, we accomplish great things.” Agencies supported…

Inside Michigan Medicine: Introducing ‘A Minute with Marschall’

October 21, 2019

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., To help employees better understand Michigan Medicine’s future direction as a premier academic medical center, Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., is launching a new resource: "A…

Photo gallery: #shelookslikeacardiologist event aims to inspire young women

October 17, 2019

The percentage of women entering most first year medical school classes across the nation is about 50 percent. The ratio of women in most internal medicine residency programs across the nation is about 45 percent. However, the ratio of women in most cardiology fellowship programs is only around 20 percent. Across the nation, it is estimated that less than 15 percent of cardiologists are female and less than 10 percent of interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists are women. While there are likely many factors affecting this trend, one of the main difficulties in recruiting women is…

An added convenience: After-Hours Nurse Triage now offered at Michigan Medicine

October 17, 2019

Patients often experience symptoms after their doctor’s office has closed its doors for the day. This can be frustrating to a parent or caregiver whose child has…

U-M drafts umbrella sexual, gender-based misconduct policy for all campuses

October 16, 2019

U-M has released its draft umbrella policy for addressing sexual and gender-based misconduct that would apply to students, faculty, staff and third parties on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The U-M Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct includes common definitions for prohibited conduct and responsible employees, separate procedures for addressing student misconduct allegations and those of employees and third parties, and further clarifies available confidential resources and ways to report misconduct. “The actions we have taken to prevent and address sexual misconduct at U-M, including the new draft policy, further our goal of ensuring a safe and respectful…

Bridging across difference: OHEI hosts sixth DEI symposium

October 16, 2019

At the root of diversity is difference. It isn’t the acceptance of those differences that make diversity and inclusion efforts sustainable, rather the embracing of those…

2019 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Pulse Survey launches today!

October 14, 2019

With just a few mouse clicks, you can help shape the future and employee culture at Michigan Medicine. Many Voices, the organization’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Pulse Survey, launches today,…