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COVID-19 funding opportunity: MDiabetes COVID-19 and Metabolic Disease Grant Program

April 9, 2020

Diabetes, along with its spectrum of related and comorbid diseases, represents one of the most prevalent and devastating health problems in Michigan, across the U.S., and worldwide. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses an enormous number of challenges, many of them disproportionately affecting those with such conditions. To understand and begin to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on those with diabetes and related disorders, MDiabetes and its partner centers — the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC), the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR), and the Michigan Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (MNORC) — request applications to address the impact of…

Webinar opportunity: Managing stress and anxiety through this pandemic

April 9, 2020

Michigan Medicine experts on anxiety, stress and trauma will present information and tools to help you care for your own emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also provide a panel for discussion of your concerns and challenges. In a time of great change and uncertainty, attending to your emotional and cognitive health can help you cope, enhancing your own calmness, connectivity and compassion. The webinar is scheduled from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10. Presenters and panelists: James Abelson, M.D., Ph.D., professor, director, Anxiety Disorders Program Anthony King, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatryAdam Horwitz, Ph.D., clinical…

Health benefits expand for COVID-19 care

April 9, 2020

U-M has revised its health benefits in a continuing effort to ensure its communities have the comprehensive care needed during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Medical benefits The university has added and expanded its benefits to cover the medical and mental-health out-of-pocket costs of telehealth services through June 30 for all U-M health plans.  • Virtual (telemedicine) medical appointments• Virtual (telemedicine) mental-health appointments for individual psychiatric and psychotherapy visits. However, copays will apply to group psychotherapy services and autism services that can be appropriately delivered through telemedicine. In addition, member cost-share for inpatient and outpatient testing and treatment related to COVID-19 is waived through June 30,…

Learn ways to cope during uncertain times

April 9, 2020

Everyone at U-M is working in different ways right now. In times of crisis and transition such as these, it is helpful to learn new ways to cope with the inevitable stress. Sheltering in Love is a new webinar series from U-M Human Resources focused on self-care and change management relevant to what is going on right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Each session covers a different topic and additional sessions are being added regularly. You can also view more information about the complete series. Register for an upcoming session: Transition and Change: Thursday, April 9, 1-2:30 p.m. Grief and Loss:…

April 7: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

April 8, 2020

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic: DAILY STATSHAIL TO THE FRONTLINESPACU ACTIVATIONTHANK YOU PARADEQ&A FROM TOWN HALL: HRVISITOR RESTRICTIONSCANCER CENTER STAFF ENTRANCE CHANGESPARKING AND TRANSPORTATION UPDATE DAILY STATS Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:  Discharges: 138 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 16 in the last 24 hours. HAIL TO THE FRONT LINES The entire organization is inspired, grateful and so very thankful for all of the efforts throughout the Michigan Medicine community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we weather this storm together,…

Join Michigan Organ Donor Registry during Donate Life Month!

April 8, 2020

April is Donate Life Month. Help celebrate by joining the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. Each donor has the ability to save up to eight lives and improve the lives of up to 75 others through tissue and cornea donation. Click here to learn more about how you can help save a life!

Update: Rogel Cancer Center staff entrance

April 8, 2020

Please be advised that effective immediately, staff that currently access the Rogel Cancer Center through the main entrance Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. will now be screened and enter at the staff entrance to the east of the main entrance. From Monday through Friday between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and on weekends, staff will still enter through the Cancer Center main entrance. This does not impact the other limited access points on the medical campus, which still remain available for staff to enter 24/7. 

Poverty Solutions releases Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide

April 8, 2020

A new Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide provides information on how to access various resources aimed at supporting Michiganders through the coronavirus pandemic and related economic slowdown.  While everyone is affected by the restrictions on public gatherings, business closures, and public health concerns, it is low-wage hourly workers, people with little savings or disposable income, and people who are living in poverty who will have the most difficult time weathering the economic disruption accompanying the COVID-19 crisis.  Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan — a presidential initiative aimed at preventing and alleviating poverty — compiled the Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic…

Wellness tips and resources available to all faculty, staff and learners

April 8, 2020

Sidewalk chalk art supports Michigan Medicine team members on the main medical campus. To all doctors, nurses, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, Environmental Services staff, security personnel, administrators and hundreds of others…