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Kirk J. Brower, M.D., appointed chief wellness officer

March 8, 2019

Kirk J. Brower, M.D., has been appointed as faculty director of the new Michigan Medicine Wellness Office and chief wellness officer for the U-M Medical School, effective March 1. In this capacity, Brower will lead the new Wellness Office toward its mission to improve the health and well-being of faculty, staff and learners. Brower is a professor of psychiatry in the Medical School. He was most recently the medical director for the Faculty and Physician Health Initiative for Michigan Medicine, psychiatric consultant to the Office of Clinical Affairs at the U-M Health System, and certified medical review officer for Michigan…

Introducing the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office

March 6, 2019

Last year, members of the Michigan Medicine community came together to study ways in which the organization could improve wellness for faculty, staff and learners. The Wellness and Civility Task Force surveyed employees and studied trends nationwide in order to come up with a set of recommendations, one of which was the establishment of an on-site Wellness Office. The new Michigan Medicine Wellness Office, which is now open, will provide centralized coordination, development and implementation of programs and initiatives designed to improve and support wellness on campus. This will involve working with offices and resources already in place, including MHealthy,…

Thank you, Michigan Medicine

March 1, 2019

To the Michigan Medicine community, Every day, I see talented people do incredible things to care for our patients and make their…

In honor of Black History Month, influential leaders celebrate diversity, keys to their success

February 28, 2019

Today concludes Black History Month, which has served as a valuable opportunity to reflect on the importance of diversity — both within the organization and across the U.S. To celebrate the…

Apply now for diversity, equity and inclusion mini-grants

February 27, 2019

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is seeking applications for its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Mini-Grant Program. The program provides an opportunity to acknowledge, inform, reinvigorate and refocus departmental and unit efforts on activities that promote respect for and learning about others. The grant program is funded by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Dean of the Medical School. Grant submissions should align with the strategic priorities of Michigan Medicine to enhance inclusion, increase diversity and promote equity across the institution for our patients, faculty and staff. All Michigan Medicine faculty,…

Ganesh S. Palapattu, M.D., named chair of urology; Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D., new assistant dean for research faculty

February 25, 2019

The board of regents recently approved the appointment of Ganesh S. Palapattu, M.D., as chair of…

Recording of High Reliability town halls available online

February 25, 2019

If you were unable to attend the High Reliability town halls hosted by The Office of Patient Safety, you can now access all of the information online. A recording of the…

Nurses: Attend upcoming town hall discussion

February 20, 2019

All members of the Michigan Medicine nursing team are invited to participate in an upcoming town hall discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The town hall will be hosted by Nancy May, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., NEA-BC, chief nursing officer for the U-M Medical Group. It will be held in the Brighton Center for Specialty Care MI Maize and Blue Conference Room 2264AB from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. During this discussion, May will provide an update about ongoing projects, initiatives and accomplishments. It will also serve as a chance for nurses to get to know one another — as well as their…

A more convenient option: E-visits launched for primary care pediatric patients

February 20, 2019

In February 2018, Michigan Medicine launched E-visits for adult primary care patients. E-visits are written consults designed to diagnose and treat minor illnesses or conditions initiated through the MyUofMHealth patient portal.…