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Flu update: ‘Masks On’ policy to take effect Wednesday

December 18, 2018

Please be advised that flu is increasing in the community, including more cases in the hospital. Therefore, the start of flu season at Michigan Medicine is being declared by the Department of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology. On Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the beginning of day shift, a “masks on” requirement will officially go into effect for all employees who have not received their flu vaccine. Masks must be worn where employees have face-to-face interactions with patients during the delivery of direct patient care, including the patient's home. Wearing a mask if you are not vaccinated protects the vulnerable patient population and…

Register now for Flint Research Symposium

December 18, 2018

Join the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center on March 15 for the second Healthy Flint Research Symposium at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. Research topics to be highlighted during the event include injury prevention, nutrition, mental health and other important public health categories. Take part in a day of networking that can help give visibility to your projects and meet individuals with similar interests. Submit an abstract for oral and poster presentation consideration by clicking here. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 5 p.m. Register or learn more here. Website: https://the2019hfrccresearchsymposium.splashthat.com/

Headlines to take a hiatus

December 18, 2018

Michigan Medicine Headlines will soon be on a hiatus. Following Friday’s edition — a special issue featuring the 2018 Year in Review — no newsletters will be published until Monday, Jan. 7. You may still submit items via the online submitting tool, but please be advised that those submissions will not be included in a newsletter until at least Jan. 7. You may access past stories at any time during the break by visiting the Headlines website. Happy holidays and see you in the new year!

Apply for M.S. in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis

December 18, 2018

The Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis (CRDSA) On Job/On Campus master of science program is designed for health care professionals who are involved in clinical research. The program is hosted by the Department of Biostatistics within the U-M School of Public Health and helps students develop expertise in research design and statistical analysis — while continuing their professional employment. The School of Public Health pioneered this non-residential format in 1972, and approximately 800 students have successfully completed the CRDSA program since its inception. Participants meet in Ann Arbor for a four-day weekend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) once every…

Diversity Matters: Kwanzaa

December 18, 2018

Next Wednesday, many members of the Michigan Medicine community will begin celebrating Kwanzaa, a weeklong festival designed to honor African culture and traditions. “Kwanzaa acknowledges the struggles that African Americans have…

‘Help Me Now’ hours for 2018-19 holiday season

December 17, 2018

All three Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) "Help Me Now" walk-in centers — at the Towsley Center, Taubman Health Sciences Library and NCRC — will have altered service hours during the 2018-19 holiday season. The hours are: Towsley Center (Towsley Center G2413) Monday, Dec. 24: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed (Christmas) Wednesday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed (New Year’s Day) Wednesday, Jan. 2: Resume normal schedule (open…

In case you missed it: The Wrap highlights team behind Rewrite the Script

December 17, 2018

The latest episode of The Wrap is now available — and it highlights the team behind Rewrite the Script. Paul Hilliard, M.D., Eric Scott, Ph.D., Katie Barwig, M.S., B.S.N., R.N., and Fiona Linn stopped by to discuss the event and the next steps the organization will be taking to enhance pain management and reduce opioid-related harm. Of course, employees were also given information on another exclusive discount and the weekly trivia challenge allowed listeners a chance to win a cool prize. Check it out below!

Register for Active U by Jan. 7

December 17, 2018

Now in its 14th year, Active U has become a university tradition for starting off the New Year moving more. Registration for MHealthy’s 12-week physical activity challenge is now open through Jan. 7. Tracking exercise minutes starts Jan. 8. Last year, more than 12,000 participated in the program, accumulating more than 21 million total exercise minutes over the 12 weeks. Marc Spaulding said he likes Active U because it helps to keep him in check and be more accountable. “On days when I’m feeling down and out, I look at how many steps I have and think, ‘Boy, I need…

Faculty workshop: Developing your Educator’s Portfolio for promotion

December 14, 2018

Preparing the documents needed for promotion takes time and attention to detail. One of the critical items needed in the presentation of one’s materials is the Educator’s Portfolio. Despite the importance of this document, many faculty still find it difficult to pull together a successful package. This workshop is designed for late-stage junior faculty and early mid-career faculty who are interested in the promotional trajectory from the assistant to associate and to the full professor designation. Those who participate will enjoy the opportunity to learn some of the best approaches to putting together a teaching portfolio and discuss the promotion…