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Submit a nomination: 2021 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award

January 18, 2021

The Adolescent Health Initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award. This award recognizes individuals or teams doing excellent work in the field of adolescent health. Winners of this award will have demonstrated the Adolescent Health Initiative's core values of collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion, expertise, innovation, quality, and responsiveness through their work. Examples of exceptional work could be a quality improvement project focused on adolescent health outcomes, an effective health center program, innovative research related to adolescent health, or a project to connect youth to community resources. You may submit multiple nominations, and self-nominations are…

University selects Dell as a strategic supplier of computer hardware

January 18, 2021

Michigan Medicine recently joined partners from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses to sign a multi-year contract with Dell Technologies — which as of today, Jan. 18, will become a strategic supplier of computer hardware to the university.  Dell’s selection followed an extensive evaluation process conducted by a team from units that collectively represent nearly 90 percent of the U-M’s computer hardware purchases, and which was focused on meeting the institution’s diverse education, research and patient-care needs. In addition to significant annual cost savings, the new contract is expected to provide a wider selection and enhanced service. New Dell…

HRO Tool of the Month: SBAR (video)

January 18, 2021

At Michigan Medicine, we are committed to a culture of safety and reliability. As part of this commitment, we understand that clear, concise communication is essential. In highly reliable organizations, good communication is the best way to maintain situational awareness among team members and between units/departments. Communicating clearly can help reduce errors and build more trusting relationships. Take a look at this Tool of the Month. SBAR Refresh SBARs are already being used by several departments across the organization. The tool has had a positive impact on communication and increased understanding on a variety of situations. It’s a way to…

Week in Review: Week of Jan. 11, 2021

January 15, 2021

There was a bucketful of important stories this week in Headlines! And they were aimed at giving readers a look ahead to a brighter future. One of the highlights, of course, was faculty and staff sharing what they are including in their “chuck-it buckets” — items, feelings or habits that they plan to leave in the past. On top of that, readers learned how a fetal medicine team is working to prevent preterm births; Community Health Services detailed how they give those in the community access to the things they need to thrive; and employees were provided with tools to…

Give blood at Jan. 19 drive at NCRC

January 15, 2021

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the North Campus Research Complex from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The drive is part of the Winter University Challenge against Michigan State. It will be held in Building 18, Room G064. Appointments to donate blood are highly recommended and can be made on the Red Cross website. Please note, Individuals who have already received the COVID-19 vaccine are NOT required to defer blood donations. Volunteers are also needed for the drive — sign up on the Wolverines for Life website.

Coming soon: 2021 Annual Conference on Adolescent Health

January 15, 2021

Registration for the 2021 Conference on Adolescent Health opens in less than one month! Join a multidisciplinary audience of more than 400 health professionals from across the country for two days of engaging content around adolescent health. The virtual event will be held on May 13-14 and registration opens on Feb. 15. Learn more here. Website: https://www.umhs-adolescenthealth.org/conference/

Registration now open for Mitten Minds Dementia Education Series

January 15, 2021

Registration is now open for the next session of the Mitten Minds Dementia Education Series. This program is a free virtual dementia education series specifically for those with a recent diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or in the early stages of a dementia.  The program will take place weekly from March 9 – April 13 from 10 a.m. until noon.Registration is required.   Registration and additional information can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the program facilitator, Ashley Miller, M.P.H., at acmil@med.umich.edu.

Thinking outside the ‘bot’: New feature helps patients find COVID-19 answers

January 15, 2021

Visitors to the main Michigan Medicine website will notice something new that will help them find the answers to some of their most pressing questions — a chat bot. The bot…

Not sure about the COVID-19 vaccine? Get the facts, then decide

January 14, 2021

Maybe you saw it on social media. Heard it from a friend or relative. Got it in an email. Or have just been wondering silently to yourself. No matter where you heard that claim about the COVID-19 vaccines, it might be making you wary of getting vaccinated when it’s your turn. Or maybe you’re pretty sure the scary claim is false, but you need a plain-English explanation of why. The Michigan Health Lab collected some of the most widespread rumors, claims, myths and worries about the COVID-19 vaccines, and checked them out with help from Michigan Medicine experts. The site also links…