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Nominate program or individual for Excellence in Adolescent Health Award

January 16, 2019

Know a program or individual going above and beyond in the field of adolescent health care? Nominations for the 2019 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award are now open.  This award will recognize one individual and one team/program doing exceptional work in the field of adolescent health. Winners will have demonstrated the Adolescent Health Initiative's core values of collaboration, diversity and inclusion, expertise, innovation, quality, and responsiveness to the community through their work. Examples of exceptional work could be a quality improvement project focused on adolescent health outcomes, an effective health center program, innovative research related to adolescent health or a…

Grosse Ile Quintet to perform free MLK concert at University Hospital

January 16, 2019

In celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the Grosse Ile Quintet will present a program in honor of his life and legacy. With nearly 200 years of combined solo, teaching and orchestral experience, the quintet is comprised of Carole Scott, flute; Nancy Gruits, oboe; Lisa Dills, clarinet; Dianne Newberry, French horn; and Heather Hartwick-Gladden, bassoon. Since its founding in 2016, the quintet is constantly coming up with new and interactive ways to present their arrangements of music from a variety of genres:…

Recently published something? Let Medicine at Michigan know!

January 16, 2019

Medicine at Michigan seeks news of publications — books, articles, chapters, etc. — written or edited by faculty for its winter issue. It is also interested in health apps developed by faculty and/or students. Please only send work completed in the past year. For publications: Please send the title of the piece, a list of all U-M-affiliated co-authors/editors and their professional titles, publisher/journal name and publication date. Examples can be found here. For mobile apps: Please send a short description of the purpose (including intended audience of the app), a list of all U-M faculty and students involved, badge graphics, and links…

Trauma Burn Center offers free ‘Straight Talk’ program for youth and families

January 15, 2019

Do you know or have you treated a child or teen who has played with, experimented with, or misused fire in some way (e.g., lighters, matches, fireworks, bottle bombs, Works bombs, accelerants, aerosol sprays, etc.)? What about a youth who has observed others playing with fire and is at risk for peer-pressure experimentation? Research shows that without specialized educational intervention, these risky behaviors are very likely to continue. The Michigan Medicine Trauma Burn Center offers the nationally acclaimed “Straight Talk” program for free. Straight Talk is a supportive, non-punitive educational program for youth and their families that promotes good decision-making to keep families…

Deadline extended: Submit proposals for innovations grants for continuing medical education

January 15, 2019

The Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning is inviting project proposals for grants to support innovations in Continuing Medical Education (CME). Successful project proposals will receive up to $25,000. Proposals can promote innovation in all aspects of physician learning or training, including content, process, outcomes or assessment. Here’s what you need to know: Proposals are to be submitted via this online form with the opportunity to add additional supporting documentation. The deadline for submission is Friday, Jan. 18. Awards will be announced and funds will be available by Feb. 15. Scope of the proposals Project proposals should be…

Plan ahead: AAATA winter service schedule to be implemented Jan. 27

January 15, 2019

Please be advised that the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) will be implementing its winter service schedule beginning Jan. 27. Six routes will have new schedules that go into effect that day to improve service to the community. The routes with new schedules beginning Jan. 27 are: Route 4: Washtenaw Increase Sunday service frequency to every 30 minutes The first Sunday morning “To Blake Transit Center” trip to begin at the Ypsilanti Transit Center Route 60: U-M – Dexter Morning and afternoon schedules adjusted Route 63: U-M – Pontiac Afternoon schedules adjusted Starting point of the first afternoon trip…

Apply now for research grant writing retreat

January 14, 2019

The U-M Older Americans Independence Center, in collaboration with the Michigan Alzheimer Disease Core Center, will be hosting its annual research retreat on the topic of “Aging and Disease: The Biogerontology Interface,” in Ann Arbor on May 30-31. The goal of the research retreat is to assist talented junior faculty members to learn more about current problems and progress in this area, and to provide these scientists with candid feedback about their own research ideas. Based on the needs and interests of the junior faculty participants, external reviewers and speakers will be invited to complement local U-M experts. The retreat…

There’s still time to register for PreventT2

January 14, 2019

The Diabetes Prevention Program, PreventT2, starts next Monday, Jan. 21. PreventT2 is part of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. If you have prediabetes, this evidence-based approach can help cut your risk for diabetes in half. Throughout this year-long program, you will receive nutrition guidance, increase your physical activity and work toward moderate weight loss. The group is led by a registered dietitian nutritionist and diabetes educator. With the support of the dietitian and your peers, you will develop new, healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Through these lifestyle changes, not only might you reverse prediabetes, but you might also benefit…

Art quilts now on display at Taubman Center

January 14, 2019

Most members of the Paradigm art quilt group are professional artists based in southeast Michigan who create, work, teach and lecture. Although most of their artwork is textile based, members use many different techniques. The theme of an ongoing exhibit at Michigan Medicine is Inspired, and the art quilts on display incorporate elements of assemblage, collage and painting. The exhibit showcases the round-robin approach that guided the creation of the work: the first artist made something which inspired the work of the second artist, which inspired the work of the…