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Reliability redefined

October 3, 2018

At Michigan Medicine, patient safety is one of the most important priorities, because it is absolutely central to excellent patient care. In order to continue efforts to decrease the number of…

U-M nurses reach a tentative agreement with Michigan Medicine

October 1, 2018

Nurses represented by the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) and Michigan Medicine have reached a tentative three-year contract agreement. The bargaining teams put in long hours to achieve a deal that will fully support nurses as they provide the highest quality of care for patients. “Details of the tentative agreement will be discussed at membership meetings, and nurses will have the final say through a ratification vote,” said Katie Oppenheim, R.N., and chair of the Michigan Nurses Association. “Our bargaining team is recommending this agreement because it will allow nurses to continue to provide world-class care. We are…

Voices of the Staff film screening set for DEI Summit Week

September 28, 2018

During U-M's DEI Summit Week, the Voices of the Staff Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team is sponsoring two screenings of Me, The "Other," a documentary about a diverse group of…

Medical School launches LCME 2020 with subcommittee kickoff

September 27, 2018

The site visit from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) isn’t until 2020; however, U-M Medical School leadership has a clear vision on how best to prepare for the reaccreditation process for the school’s M.D. program. U-M is seeking an eight-year reaccreditation from LCME, which evaluates medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the U.S. and Canada. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether an institution’s program meets established standards. More than 125 subcommittee members attended a kick-off…

Medical School honors newly promoted faculty, launches mid-career program

September 26, 2018

Last week, U-M Medical School leadership honored faculty recently promoted to associate professor and associate research scientist at a reception in the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building. Director of Faculty and Leadership Development in the Medical School and Michigan Medicine, and Chief Organizational Learning Officer for U-M Sonya R. Jacobs, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Medical School Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Carol R. Bradford, M.D., and Associate Dean for Clinical and…

Diversity Matters: Changing the way the medical profession thinks about doctors

September 25, 2018

This story first appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sept. 18 Chris Connolly chats with a classmate outside the Taubman Health Sciences Library. Photo by E. Jason…

Faculty, staff, students invited to join religion and spirituality resource group

September 24, 2018

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is launching a religion and spirituality resource group for any Michigan Medicine community member. The first meeting will be held this Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 3-4:30 p.m. in room M3330 in Med Sci I. Individuals may come and go as their schedule allows and no registration is necessary. The new resource group will help provide a mechanism for feedback to Michigan Medicine leadership. The group is voluntary and will catalyze efforts to drive innovation and make the Michigan Medicine workplace culture more inclusive, engaged, productive and aligned to support strategic goals. OHEI…

Scott D. Gitlin, M.D. appointed assistant dean for graduate medical education

September 21, 2018

On Thursday, the U-M board of regents approved the appointment of Scott D. Gitlin, M.D., as the U-M Medical School’s assistant dean for graduate medical education (GME), effective Sept. 1. Working closely with associate dean for GME, J. Sybil Biermann, M.D., he will provide leadership for Michigan Medicine’s GME programs and oversee the internal review process for residencies and fellowships. Gitlin is a professor of internal medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at U-M and the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System. He serves on the GME Internal Review/Annual Program Review Committee and on the medical school’s Competency Assessment Committee. After earning…

Phyllis I. Hanson, M.D., Ph.D., named chair of Department of Biological Chemistry

September 21, 2018

The U-M board of regents has approved the appointment of Phyllis I. Hanson, M.D., Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry, effective Nov. 1. Hanson is the Gerty T. Cori Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the Washington University School of Medicine. She earned a B.A. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, and Ph.D. and M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Yale. She joined the Washington University faculty in 1997 as an assistant professor of cell biology and…