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Faculty workshop: Productive Conflict

February 14, 2020

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…

Faculty workshop: Presentation Skills: Think Like an Actor

February 14, 2020

It’s conference season and you’ve once again been asked to share your expertise by giving a breakout session at a regional, national or international conference. The thought makes you both smile and shiver. The pressure to deliver a presentation to a group of professional colleagues that is clear, confident and memorable is undeniable. As you prepare, you start to wonder: "How do I make my presentation more interesting? How do I convey numbers, facts and data in a way that everyone can understand? How can I manage the fear and performance anxiety that can make me stumble?" This interactive, two-hour…

Update: Pyxis/Anesthesia Workstations

February 14, 2020

Please be advised that reports have declined that Pyxis and Anesthesia Workstations (AWS) are freezing. The Pyxis vendor tested a fix on multiple Pyxis machines Thursday evening, but needs more time to ensure the repair is effective. For more than a week, Pyxis cabinets have been freezing in the middle of medication removal, requiring reboots across many units/areas. On Thursday, incidents escalated. Once a cabinet freezes it cannot be used until the system is rebooted. The vendor will continue to monitor the problem and report regularly to Michigan Medicine leadership. Once a repair proves to be effective, it will be…

Week in Review: Week of Feb. 10, 2020

February 14, 2020

It’s Valentine’s Day! And that’s quite appropriate, as this week Headlines focused on the heart, with a closer look at the daily life of cardiac sonographer Amanda Bielec, and a look…

Clinicians invited to attend ‘Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials’

February 13, 2020

All health system clinicians are invited to participate in the class “Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials.” The class will take place on Tuesday, March 10, from…

DEA warns health care professionals of phone scams

February 13, 2020

The DEA is reminding health care professionals that TMB [Medical Boards] would never call and make such requests for sensitive information over the phone or send demand letters for money to reinstate licenses or threaten the arrest of licensees. The TMB does not suspend licenses at the direction of the DEA, FBI or other federal entity. Additionally, the TMB has no authority to issue, cancel or influence arrest warrants, as some scams have indicated. The DEA has issued notices to registrants and has provided the following advisory information: “The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is aware that registrants are…

GME Innovations Grants Program announces new round of funding

February 13, 2020

The GME Innovations Grants Program is excited to announce a new round of funding for proposals that help create a new model of GME education and training through innovative educational initiatives and outcomes research. Funding is available for small (<$50,000), medium ($50,000-$100,000), and large (>$100,000) initiatives. Applications are accepted from all GME faculty, GME administration and staff, and Michigan Medicine staff with a connection and/or interested in GME education. House officers are welcomed to submit proposals with support from their program. Detailed information about the funding level application requirements and the application process can be found on the GME Innovations…

Coming soon: UH Café to get a new look!

February 13, 2020

A look at the "refreshed" seating area. Beginning in the next few months, the University Hospital Café will be getting a new look! With refreshed flooring, ceilings, seating areas and more,…

In honor of Heart Month, learn about cardiovascular disease, risk factors on The Wrap

February 13, 2020

This week, there's a heartwarming episode of the employee podcast! In honor of Heart Month, learn about cardiovascular disease, risk factors and steps you can take to protect your health from Megan Joseph, M.D., a fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at U-M. There's also the Employee Perk of the Week, parking tip and trivia contest. Check it out below!