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Michelle S. Caird, M.D., appointed chair of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

May 21, 2021

The board of regents approved the appointment of Michelle S. Caird, M.D., to chair of the Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, effective May 1. Caird served as interim department chair since May 2019. A member of the faculty since 2004, Caird is now the Harold W. and Helen L. Gehring Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. She operates in the division of pediatric orthopaedics and, from 2012-15, served as the department’s assistant residency director for research. In 2015, Caird was appointed program director of the Orthopaedic Residency Program and associate chair for education in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Caird is…

Leaning on integrity: Research scientists unblind participants in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

May 20, 2021

Although the small team of Michigan Medicine research scientists in charge of the COVID-19 clinical trials were just as elated as everyone else when the first Pfizer vaccine became available in…

Diversity Means More: Team shares tools to build solidarity and a psychologically-safe culture

May 18, 2021

After several months of gathering feedback from faculty, staff and learners, the Speak Up and Show Solidarity subgroup of the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC) has developed a set of tools that…

Hitinder Gurm, M.D., named next chief clinical officer for UH/CVC

May 14, 2021

Hitinder Gurm, M.D. will serve as the new chief clinical officer for the University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center (UH/CVC) segment of Michigan Medicine, effective June 1.  The announcement yesterday from…

Phoning it in: New devices improve patient safety, care at Michigan Medicine

May 13, 2021

Most clinicians have been there before: They page a colleague and then wait, wait and wait some more for the person on the other end to get back to them. Now,…

Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., encourages you to make a difference for the community

May 11, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, the community has looked to Michigan Medicine for guidance on how to survive through these challenging times. According to Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., our advice, based on strong data and scientific knowledge, is still critical to address growing vaccine hesitancy. In his Minute with Marschall blog, he shares how all of us can use Michigan Medicine resources to help members of the community get answers to their questions about vaccines. Check it out today!

Video: May 7 leadership Town Hall

May 11, 2021

In case you missed last Friday’s virtual Town Hall with Michigan Medicine leadership, you can view the video here. The following timestamps will allow you to find the segment of the discussion that are most interested in: 0:15: Welcome and opening remarks2:26: Operations update5:26: Vaccine update11:07: Nursing update17:12: Research update22:54: HR update28:31: Q&A The next town hall will be held on Friday, June 11, at 2 p.m. More information about the meeting will be forthcoming at a later date.

Reminder: Leaders to host virtual Town Hall this afternoon

May 7, 2021

Don't forget, Michigan Medicine leaders will host a virtual Town Hall meeting this afternoon, May 7. The event will take place from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. and include: COVID-19 and vaccine updates; information on Nurses Week and nursing; research updates; HR information and a Q&A session. To join the event: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09

Leaders to host virtual Town Hall on Friday, May 7

May 5, 2021

This Friday, May 7, Michigan Medicine leaders will host a virtual Town Hall meeting. The event will take place from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. and include: COVID-19 and vaccine updates; information on Nurses Week and nursing; research updates; HR information and a Q&A session. To join the event: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 Password: 657670