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Reminder: Wall Street West parking structure elevator project

February 24, 2021

Please be reminded that the Wall Street West structure elevators are scheduled to be temporarily out of service from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 in order to replace a glass panel within the tower.  The construction team will work to reopen the elevators as quickly as possible. Please note that accessible parking is located on Levels 2 and 3 of the structure. Parkers requiring the elevators should plan to arrive/depart outside of these hours or park in an alternative location on this date. Signage will be posted providing advance notice to facility users.

Remote working extended through June 2021

February 23, 2021

Please be advised that Michigan Medicine will extend remote working guidelines for all those employees capable of working from home through the end of June 2021. Minimizing traffic to our campus and facilities will help keep patients, visitors and team members safe and decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Spring MiChart system upgrade coming April 18; practice environment available now

February 23, 2021

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, April 18. This will be the first planned upgrade for 2021 with a goal to reduce downtime duration and impact to the organization. A practice environment featuring the changes coming in the Spring MiChart upgrade is now available to all MiChart users through Virtual Places (https://vplaces.med.umich.edu). This will provide users a chance to experience the upgrade changes prior to the go live on April 18. Select the Epic MiChart Upgrade Practice Environment icon to log in. Detailed instructions for accessing the practice environment, including login and patient information, can be found on…

Predoctoral and postdoctoral Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses Training Grant makes call for fellowship applications

February 23, 2021

The T32 Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses (HBCS) Training Program has fellowship slots open for competitive applications. The deadline to apply is April 15.  Training slots are available for both predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees who are interested in becoming leading research scientists in the fields of hearing, balance and the chemical senses. The program aims to train these scientists to obtain academic positions, compete for research funding and effectively manage research laboratories. Available slots are available with start dates before and after June 1, 2021.  For more information and to find the application guidelines, visit the HBCS website.

Plan ahead: Wall Street West parking structure elevator project

February 22, 2021

Please be advised that the Wall Street West structure elevators are scheduled to be temporarily out of service from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 in order to replace a glass panel within the tower.  The construction team will work to reopen the elevators as quickly as possible. Please note that accessible parking is located on Levels 2 and 3 of the structure. Parkers requiring the elevators should plan to arrive/depart outside of these hours or park in an alternative location on this date. Signage will be posted providing advance notice to facility users.

The Wrap employee podcast celebrates its 100th episode!

February 19, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdJr1i4S5lw&t The Wrap hit a milestone this week — 100 episodes! To celebrate, three former members of the employee podcast team stopped by to reflect on their favorite shows and memories from the last two and a half years. There was also a look ahead to what listeners can expect to see from The Wrap moving forward. Of course, no episode would be complete without the weekly trivia contest. Check it out today via the YouTube link above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open in a new browser or…

Week in Review: Week of Feb. 15, 2021

February 19, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdJr1i4S5lw&feature=youtu.be Still digging out from the snowstorm earlier this week? Don’t worry, Headlines is here with a flurry of feel-good stories! On Monday, readers learned about 13-year-old Maren Robinson, who underwent…

Further updates being made to ResponsiBLUE app

February 19, 2021

The ResponsiBLUE app is once again being updated and will soon include a quarantine and isolation indicator for students, an additional question in the daily symptom tracking questionnaire and a number of usability improvements based on feedback from the community. The changes are scheduled to take effect at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. “As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to make updates and improvements to the ResponsiBLUE app that best support the health and safety of the campus community,” said Jim Behm, executive director for enterprise application services in Information and Technology Services. To reduce…

Free savings webinars offered Feb. 23, 25

February 18, 2021

In recognition of America Saves Week (Feb. 22-26), Fidelity Investments will host two live financial webinars exclusively for U-M faculty and staff: Tuesday, Feb. 23: noon-1 p.m.Make the Most of Your U-M Retirement Savings Plans Learn how to maximize retirement savings and review investment choices. Register for this free webinar. Thursday, Feb. 25: 2-3 p.m.Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt, and Start Saving for the Future You Learn about tools, tips and strategies to balance paying down debt with saving for future goals. Register for this free webinar. Both events will be available on-demand through Fidelity’s resource library, as well.…