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Video: Virtual Town Hall from Sept. 18

September 22, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6CTI9xy-7c&feature=youtu.be Last Friday, Michigan Medicine leaders hosted a virtual Town Hall to provide updates on COVID-19 clinical trials and operational preparedness for the fall.  If you missed it, you can view the video above. Additional questions from the meeting can be found below. Q. Does the UMHS Board have decision making authority in finances or are they advisory? Who makes the decisions?    A. The board is advisory to the U-M Board of Regents. Q. I know the president and regents will need to approve any proposals, but what proposals for financial relief are your priorities (e.g., retirement funds; CME)? A.…

It’s Employee Appreciation Week! Why prioritizing recognition is even more critical in uncertain times

September 21, 2020

This week, Michigan Medicine hosts its first virtual Employee Appreciation Week. The week will be filled with activities for faculty, staff and learners focused on health and well-being, personal and professional…

Reminder: Leaders to host virtual Town Hall this afternoon

September 18, 2020

Don't forget, a virtual Town Hall will be hosted by Michigan Medicine leaders on this afternoon, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m.  Topics of discussion will include vaccine clinical trials, COVID-19 surveillance testing, flu shots and staffing issues. To join the town hall: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 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

Brian J. Zink, M.D., appointed interim executive vice dean for academic affairs

September 18, 2020

Brian J. Zink, M.D., has been appointed interim executive vice dean for academic affairs (EVDAA) in the U-M Medical School, effective Sept. 8. His appointment, which also includes service as interim chief academic officer (CAO) for Michigan Medicine, was approved by the board of regents Thursday.  Zink is a professor of emergency medicine, and since September 2019, he has served as senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development. He will continue in this role while working with senior leadership in administering the medical school’s academic mission, which includes oversight and guidance for medical and graduate students, and residents. He…

Gorav Ailawadi, M.D., M.B.A., named chair for the Department of Cardiac Surgery

September 18, 2020

The board of regents Thursday approved the appointments of Gorav Ailawadi, M.D., M.B.A., as chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery and the Helen F. and Marvin M. Kirsh Professor of Cardiac Surgery in the U-M Medical School, effective Sept. 1. He also will hold an appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Ailawadi, a former surgery resident at Michigan Medicine, returns to U-M after serving as a professor of surgery and chief of cardiac and thoracic surgery at the University of Virginia. He held a joint appointment in biomedical engineering, and was director of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, surgical…

Editorial from Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D.: Masking proves critical to safe return to college campuses

September 16, 2020

Widely publicized efforts to control the rate of COVID-19 infection among returning higher ed students have met with variable success. In some cases, colleges and universities have cancelled or postponed on-campus activities; in other instances, the rate of infection has been modest and on-campus classes continue. Across the spectrum, these varied results have led to many conversations, some quite heated, about the pros and cons of on-campus learning. Unfortunately, as in so many circumstances, there is uncertainty which can lead to strongly held beliefs, passionate debate and in some cases real polarization. But the main point is getting lost. We…

Michigan Medicine leaders to host virtual Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 18

September 15, 2020

A virtual Town Hall will be hosted by Michigan Medicine leaders on Friday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m.  Topics of discussion will include vaccine clinical trials, COVID-19 surveillance testing, flu shots and staffing issues. To join the town hall: https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09 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

Live conversation with President Schlissel and Provost Collins

September 15, 2020

All members of the U-M community, including those at Michigan Medicine, are invited to a live conversation between President Mark S. Schlissel and Provost Susan M. Collins later this afternoon, Sept. 15. The two will converse with Professor Scott E. Page, who is a faculty member in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The conversation will take place from 1:45 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. and the live stream will be available at umich.edu/watch. A recording will also be posted after the event.  Professor Page has agreed to pose questions and concerns…

Organization increases inpatient rehab capacity through partnership at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

September 15, 2020

Michigan Medicine is expanding the reach of its Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) expertise through the organization’s joint venture with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC). Today, Sept. 15, SJMC opened the…