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Michigan Medicine takes steps to bolster security on CoreImage devices

August 11, 2022

The Michigan Medicine community depends on user computing devices for all aspects of research, education, clinical and administrative services. HITS strives to continuously improve its fleet of devices to support innovation and teamwork. Yet, in the face of increasing cybersecurity threats, HITS must also take steps to keep the enterprise safe while using these devices.   Starting Aug. 15, the Michigan Medicine Endpoint Privilege Manager (EPM) service will be activated in waves across the Michigan Medicine CoreImage Windows environment. This work is part of a wider strategy to improve managed devices while responding to cybersecurity threats.  The Endpoint Privilege Manager service…

Plan ahead: Bonisteel Boulevard lane closure

August 11, 2022

Please be advised that on Saturday, Aug. 20, westbound Bonisteel Boulevard is scheduled to be closed between Beal Avenue and Murfin Avenue for asphalt patching work. Eastbound Bonisteel will not be impacted.   Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Westbound vehicular traffic will be detoured either north on Beal, west on Hayward and south on Murfin or south on Beal, west on Fuller and north on Bonisteel. All parallel parking spaces along this westbound section of Bonisteel will also be closed. A temporary signed pedestrian detour will be in place on…

Prescribed burn to take place on U-M campus this afternoon

August 10, 2022

Please note that weather conditions are appropriate for a prescribed burn later today, Aug. 10 at 1:30 p.m. The two-acre site will occur in Dow Field.  The burns will be conducted during conditions that will minimize the direct effect and persistence of smoke.  However, if smoke smell is noticed on the main medical campus, it is likely due to the controlled burn. Fire is an important land management tool and a critical regenerative process for several local ecosystems. Many areas treated with fire have significantly more blooming wildflowers in the following years. In addition to improved aesthetics, these small, controlled fires are…

It’s not just moving your house, it’s moving your life

August 10, 2022

Don't miss out on receiving your W-2, 1099 form and medical ID card after a move. Keeping your personal information up to date with the university is essential. It only takes a few minutes. Have you changed your address with the university yet? Follow these steps on Wolverine Access and update your mailing address today: Open “Employee Self-Service”Choose “Campus Personal Information”Click “Addresses” on the sidebarChange your address in the “Current Local” field You will need to update your address with your retirement savings plan provider separately. Contact TIAA and Fidelity Investments to switch your personal information in their system. This story first appeared in UHR News. Click here…

Roe v. Wade Teach-Out to address questions about abortion access

August 10, 2022

As several lawsuits attempt to challenge or codify abortion access in Michigan and other states, U-M has created an online “Roe v. Wade Teach-Out” to help people understand the history of abortion rights, legal challenges and what comes after the Supreme Court’s ruling that there is no constitutional right to abortion. Part of that teach-out includes a live online Q&A, to be livestreamed on YouTube from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, featuring experts from the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health. The teach-out, available on Coursera, includes experts from the Law…

Researchpalooza is back! All faculty and staff welcome to attend tomorrow, Aug. 10

August 9, 2022

Join the U-M Medical School Office of Research for the return of Researchpalooza on Wednesday, Aug. 10! This exciting event — which will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. — hosts dozens of exhibitors from labs and offices of the medical school and across campus. Researchpalooza is the perfect opportunity for colleagues and friends to have a great time and meet, mingle and learn more about many of the organizations that offer their stellar services to faculty, students and staff, all at one convenient time and location. And that location is new this year! It will be held…

Citrix Workspace (used to access MiChart) upgrade begins Aug. 10 

August 9, 2022

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 10 through Thursday, Aug. 25, Citrix Workspace (used to access MiChart) will be upgraded to a new version. Citrix Workspace is used to access Michigan Medicine-hosted applications, such as MiChart, on CoreImage computers/devices.    Impact:  Computers will be divided into deployment groups and the installation will occur during the maintenance window on a different day for each group.The deployment will prompt users before installation, as it will require Citrix — and by extension, MiChart connections — to be closed.Users will be able to defer the upgrade two times before the system will force the workstation to upgrade. The core…

Work continues on MLearning retirement/replacement, coming in November

August 8, 2022

Michigan Medicine Human Resources, Organizational Learning and Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) are continuing their collaboration to design and deliver a new online Talent Management platform to serve all of Michigan Medicine. As announced earlier this year, the team’s first priority is replacing (and substantially upgrading) the technology Michigan Medicine uses to support training activities. As such, MLearning will be retired and replaced by Cornerstone Learning in November. Cornerstone Learning will bring many improvements, including: A more modern, user-friendly interface that makes it easier for individuals to search for relevant learning content and to see and manage their progress…

GME Innovations Grants Program makes new call for proposals

August 8, 2022

The GME Innovations Grants Program is excited to announce a new round of funding for proposals. The team is asking that proposals for this funding cycle link to the ongoing ACGME self-study initiative with a specific focus on institutionally-identified goals to: Leverage U-M’s unique position as a preeminent public institution situated near communities of diverse individuals to foster and develop pipelines into health professions to create diversity in providers reflective of the communities we serve.Curate, create and centralize resident and fellow learner specific content in critical areas such as leadership development, educator skills, wellness and in understanding practice models in…