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Week in Review: America’s Thanksgiving Parade, patient survives after her heart stops more than 25 times – and more!

December 2, 2022

https://youtu.be/GQ4eg79jhq4 Thanksgiving may be over, but giving thanks was still the theme at Headlines in recent days. For instance, readers got a closer look at the float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade that recognized the incredible teams that make Mott the No. 1 children’s hospital in Michigan. A patient also thanked the faculty and staff who helped save her life after her heart stopped more than 25 times, and two teams shared how they thank their colleagues and enhance employee engagement.   For all that and more, here’s the Week in Review: Did you see the Mott float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade?…

Michigan Medicine to host hiring event on Dec. 8

December 2, 2022

Michigan Medicine is continuing to host monthly hiring events to fill critical staffing shortages.  This month, the organization will host an event at Michigan Works in Ypsilanti on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Representatives from Environmental Services and Patient Food and Nutrition Services (PFANS) will be hosting open interviews for custodians, cooks and food service workers.  Michigan Works is located at 304 Harriet Street in Ypsilanti.  Please share this information with members of your network!

Parents and Caregivers on the Frontlines: Podcast provides tips, life hacks for early-career parents at Michigan Medicine

December 2, 2022

https://youtu.be/GQ4eg79jhq4 The next installment of the podcast series, “Parents and Caregivers on the Frontlines,” is here!  The latest episode focuses on the challenges of parenting for those who are early in their careers at Michigan Medicine. Learn best practices and life hacks from a faculty member who has been through the rigors – and find out how you can find the support you need. Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below!

Faculty workshop: Making the most of your presentation

December 2, 2022

Strong presentation skills are a key to success for researchers and other professionals alike, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they usually are in their work, they go at it intuitively or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom with an effective outcome. This lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation; it covers structure, slides and delivery, as well as stage fright. Facilitator: Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D. An articulate, entertaining and thought-provoking speaker, he successfully reaches a wide range of audiences worldwide, as a trainer or an invited speaker…

Faculty workshop: Networking for researchers

December 2, 2022

A success factor for any career, networking can be daunting for shyer people, who then envy the “people-oriented” ones. In fact, both the introverted and the extroverted can benefit from a more systematic approach to professional networking.  This lecture reviews the types of network worth considering and the approaches to effective networking, both face to face and online, each time offering concrete, readily applicable tips. Facilitator: Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D. An articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking speaker, he successfully reaches a wide range of audiences worldwide, as a trainer or an invited speaker at companies, top-ranked universities,  research laboratories, and major conferences.…

Buying new tech this holiday season? Wipe those old devices and data

December 2, 2022

Approximately a 2-minute read Key takeaways: If you're getting new technology this holiday season, be careful how you dispose of your old hardware! HITS can help you remove sensitive information, including…

Remember gifting guidelines during the holiday season

December 1, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, you may find yourself in a position where you are unsure whether you can accept or give a gift this holiday season. The Compliance team is here to help and answer all your questions. If you find yourself faced with a grateful patient or eager vendor, please remember: Michigan Medicine faculty or staff members cannot accept a gift from a patient unless it is low-cost, perishable, and may be shared with all staff on the unit or in the clinic. Michigan Medicine faculty or staff members cannot accept any gift from a vendor, including food…

BioArtography offers the perfect holiday gifts!

December 1, 2022

Looking for that perfect science-themed present this holiday season?  Now through Dec. 15, the U-M BioArtography Project is discounting its fascinating collection of scientific art!  Prints, matted and framed pieces, frameless glass, canvas gallery wraps, scarves, note cards and newly-added coasters are all 25% off at bioartography.com (the discount will be automatically added in your shopping cart at checkout). Be sure to order early! Help support scientific outreach and get a unique image for yourself or to give to someone special! Proceeds from the sale of this work help support the training of the next generation of researchers.  If you…

Reminder: Monthly radiation dosimeters due for exchange today

December 1, 2022

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange today, Dec. 1. Please work with your departmental Dosimetry Contact and plan ahead to avoid late exchange. The wear period is indicated on the front of your dosimeter. On behalf of Michigan Medicine Safety Management Services and the U-M Radiation Safety Service, thank you for exchanging your dosimetry on time. Congratulations to the following wear groups for prioritizing employee safety and dosimetry compliance with an on-time dosimetry exchange/return rate of 90% or better for September and 3Q 2022: September (monthly)Anesthesiology – Back & Pain Faculty/StaffCard. Surgery PAsRadiology – PET Techs.Anesthesiology – Back…