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Faculty workshop: Telling a story that sticks and sells

November 22, 2019

Human beings have been telling stories since they could grunt, gesture and scribble pictures on the walls of caves. It’s in our nature (and in the way brains are structured) to put experiences into words and use those stories to entertain, instruct and persuade others. In a world glutted with products and services, stories are the way to contextualize and differentiate what you’re selling. Not only that, people remember a story that has moved and engaged them long after they remember a fact or figure. In this interactive session, Eleni Kelakos, chief transformational officer for The Eleni Group, demonstrates both…

Faculty workshop: Productive Conflict

November 22, 2019

Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps participants improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict provides participants with techniques to curb destructive behaviors and effectively respond to conflict situations. The program features an exploration of DiSC® in a conflict context, provides an opportunity for participants to explore their destructive conflict responses and offers them a method for making more productive choices in their response to conflict. Participant takeaways Appreciate how their style of handling conflict affects the people around themLearn how to “catch” themselves when going down a destructive conflict…

Module discusses addressing adolescent marijuana use in brief clinical encounters

November 22, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Connection Session on Navigating Michigan's Legalization of Recreational Marijuana with Adolescent Patients! As an outcome of the session, the Adolescent Health Initiative created its second Timely Topics module, "Addressing Adolescent Marijuana Use in Brief Clinical Encounters." This module invites participants to examine their values around adolescent marijuana use, hear the latest from youth about how they use, why they use and how they want to be communicated with. Subject matter expert Joanna Quigley, M.D., shares highlights from the latest research, along with recommendations about screening, brief intervention, treatment options and confidentiality with…

Week in Review: Week of Nov. 18, 2019

November 22, 2019

From visions to video visits, cancer therapy to thankfulness, there was a lot to digest at Headlines this week! For instance, readers were given a look back at Leadership Day, where…

Raise your IT IQ by listening to the latest episode of The Wrap!

November 22, 2019

This week’s episode of The Wrap gives you all you need to know about ongoing — and upcoming — information technology projects at Michigan Medicine. Take a listen to find out how Health Information Technology & Services is working to keep you and your information safe and secure. Of course, you’ll also find a parking tip, employee perk and the weekly trivia contest. Check it out below!

Learn about internal programs and resources at upcoming fair

November 21, 2019

Michigan Medicine has many ambulatory and specialty care programs and resources available to patients, and it can be difficult to know about them all! These programs are doing great work for patients and families every day. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, nearly 50 different programs will be available to share information with faculty and staff about their unique services and resources. They will come together as part of the inaugural Internal Program and Resource Fair at Michigan Medicine. The event has been organized by the Care Team Coordination Group, which is made up of representatives from both ambulatory and inpatient staff…

Giving thanks beyond Thanksgiving

November 21, 2019

Around this time every year, people across the country are reminded of reasons to express appreciation and gratitude in celebration of Thanksgiving. But 30 days during the month of November is…

Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center announces 2020 Pilot Project Program Competition

November 21, 2019

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is pleased to announce the launch of its 2020 Pilot Project Program competition. The competition makes available “kickstarter” research pilot project funds ($35,000 in direct costs) to investigators at (U-M), Michigan State University (MSU), Wayne State University (WSU), and Veteran Affairs Ann Arbor Health System (VAAAHS), to test new ideas about the causes and treatment of dementing disorders. The MADC invites members of the scientific community from these partner institutions to submit applications for pilot project funding. The proposed research must be relevant to Alzheimer's disease and/or non-?-amyloid related dementias.  The application deadline is 5 p.m.…

Save the date: 2020 World NCD Congress coming to U-M

November 21, 2019

Attention noncommunicable disease (NCD) experts, epidemiologists, students, community health workers, public health practitioners, clinicians, urban planners, policymakers, patient educators, and implementation science specialists: The World NCD Congress is coming to Ann Arbor from Aug. 1-6, 2020! The congress will assemble stakeholders from around the world and across diverse sectors to address the critical, growing impact of NCDs on the wellbeing and economies of all nations. Two days of pre-conference workshops (Aug. 1-2, 2020) will focus on comprehensive disease surveillance strategies, big data and predictive analytics, learning health systems, and individual-level and community-based approaches to disease prevention. Each of the four…