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Learn best strategies to educate high-risk patients at next Patient Education and Health Literacy ForUM

May 22, 2019

The next Patient Education ForUM on Wednesday, May 29, will feature Gina Dahlem, Ph.D. from the U-M School of Nursing. Dahlem will discuss the most effective methods for educating opioid-using patients about overdose prevention and use of naloxone. Karla Stoermer Grossman, M.S.A., B.S.N., R.N. from the Children’s Asthma Wellness Program will discuss teaching complicated medication schedules and self-management to high risk pediatric asthma patients and their caregivers. All Michigan Medicine clinicians and staff are invited to attend. The event will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Research Auditorium at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) building 10 (enter via…

Department of Psychiatry recruiting families for autism study

May 22, 2019

The Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry is recruiting families with a child or children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for a long-term national study. The study hopes to speed up research and insight into the disorder. Their project, known as SPARK (the acronym stands for Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge), is looking at 50,000 families across 27 clinical sites nationwide over several years. Costanza Colombi, Ph.D., research assistant professor of psychiatry, is leading the study in Michigan. “We are looking at DNA from people with autism and from their family members who may or may not have autism,” Colombi said. “This DNA will help…

Gifts of Art offers free journal workshop with guitar music

May 22, 2019

For this workshop, Gifts of Art bedside artists Elaine Reed and Jessica Butts will guide participants in the creation of a handmade accordion journal book. Using materials that are all free of charge, participants will enjoy a hands-on experience to live musical accompaniment and leave with the materials necessary to complete their personal journal. Guitar virtuoso Jake Reichbart has garnered numerous awards for his performances and recordings. He plays fingerstyle instrumental guitar from various genres and also takes requests. If you have a large group and hope to…

Plan ahead: NC91, NC 100 parking lot maintenance projects

May 22, 2019

Please be advised that parking lot NC91 (near NCRC) is scheduled for reconstruction this summer. Work is anticipated to start on Tuesday, May 28 and will take roughly two months to complete. The lot will be closed during this time. Signage will be posted notifying parkers of the lot closure. Additionally, a project to relight and repaint NC100 is planned to begin on Tuesday, May 28, with substantial completion anticipated by Aug. 30. There are expected to be rolling space closures of up to 60 spaces at a time for approximately 60 days (note the roof level will not be impacted by…

Plan ahead: M71 grass mowing project to affect parking

May 21, 2019

Please be advised that an upcoming grass mowing project in M71 is scheduled to close some parking spaces in the lot. Plan ahead if you will be parking in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning at midnight on Thursday, May 23, parking spaces along the perimeter and island areas of M71 are expected to be barricaded. City crews will be mowing grass areas between approximately 4 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Friday, May 24. The parking space barricades will be lifted as sections of mowing are completed.

Purchase your new parking permit by July 1

May 21, 2019

If you currently possess an annual parking windshield (static cling or hang-tag) permit, you must purchase a new permit before July 1. If you haven’t already done so, click here to make your purchase online.  Please purchase online by Saturday, June 15 so your permit arrives in time for the new permit year. Please note permit sales start in the office on Monday, June 17. AVI parking permits are automatically renewed each year, so these permit-holders do not need to take any action to be ready for July 1. For more information, visiting the Parking Customer Services website or call 734-764-8291.

Expect delays: Upcoming road work in Ann Arbor

May 20, 2019

Please be advised that upcoming road work is scheduled around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: From today until Wednesday, May 22, North Fifth Avenue between Detroit Street and East Ann Street, and Catherine Street between North Fourth Avenue and North Division Street, are scheduled to be closed to traffic. Traffic will be detoured around the closure using North Division Street, Beakes Street, North Fourth Avenue and East Ann Street. From Tuesday, May 21 until Friday, June 14, the intersection of Scio…

Plan ahead: Memorial Day parking update

May 20, 2019

Please be advised that enforcement in campus parking lots and structures will be suspended on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) with the exception of the P1, P3, P4, P5 and the Arbor Heights (M95) parking lots. However, yellow permit parkers will have what is usually considered weekend access to the P3, P4 and P5 structures. Please note, University Transit Services does not operate on Memorial Day. On Tuesday, May 28, parkers must exit P4 and P5 by 8 a.m. and exit P3 by 9 a.m. Also on Memorial Day, the East Ann Arbor Employee Parking Shuttle will not operate. Service…

Last chance to register: Team Science Workshop with faculty panel

May 17, 2019

Research faculty interested in pursuing collaborative or large-scale funding opportunities are encouraged to attend the all-new Team Science Workshop next Thursday, May 23. This workshop will provide foundational information about team science, a demonstration of the Michigan Research Experts database, an overview of U-M Medical School and MICHR resources available for team science initiatives, and a discussion with an expert panel of faculty members who have successfully garnered collaborative or large-scale funding. The faculty panel participants for this workshop include: Howard Crawford, Ph.D., professor, departments of molecular and integrative physiology & internal medicine James Douglas Engel, Ph.D., Elizabeth C. Crosby Professor, Department…