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Plan ahead: Maintenance work in P5 parking structure

October 17, 2018

Please be advised that the last phase of ongoing work within the P5 (CVC) parking structure is scheduled to take place over two successive weekends, Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3. The work is dependent upon weather conditions. Here’s what you need to know: Caulk work is anticipated to cause a short-term closure of one parking space. Plaza repairs will be completed in two phases: Phase I (begins Oct. 26): Street side work that will close half the drive lane. All patient/visitor parking will be closed for this weekend phase. During this time, signs will redirect patient/visitors to P4 and signs in P4…

Help celebrate Spiritual Care Week at Michigan Medicine

October 17, 2018

Join the Michigan Medicine Spiritual Care Department as it honors Spiritual Care Week from Oct. 21-27! The department encourages all members of the organization to celebrate the individual and collective contributions by Michigan Medicine’s diverse group of professional spiritual care providers and volunteer spiritual caregivers — a team that provides care and support to patients, families and colleagues at Michigan Medicine and in the surrounding communities. As a highlight of the week, a panel discussion will be held on the medical campus, featuring Adam Marks, M.D., of palliative care, and staff chaplains Lori-Jene Brazier and Imam Kamau Ayubbi. The theme…

Ray Kamalay Trio to play hot jazz concert at University Hospital

October 17, 2018

In the early 1930s, jazz artists like Jack Teagarden, Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt and Lonnie Johnson graced the stages and ballrooms of America. Ballads, melancholy and blue, and hot tunes, laced with exciting improvisation, told stories of tragedy and joy and provided dancers with rhythm. Ray Kamalay and his Red Hot Peppers are reminiscent of this era. They have wowed audiences at some of the finer venues in North America, including Interlochen and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Ray Kamalay, on guitar and vocals, will be…

Gifts of Art presents ‘Celebrating Science & Art’ by BioArtography

October 16, 2018

The brilliantly colored images in this exhibit were taken in the course of scientific research, and are beautiful in their detail, form and symmetry. For each one, an accompanying explanation describes its significance. They were all created by BioArtography, which transforms science into works of art. The subjects of the images are cells, tissues and organs, from a wide variety of biological sources (plants, worms, fruit flies, fish, mice and yes, even the human brain). The colors are added by investigators, to allow them to see the otherwise transparent tissues. By looking…

Support Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive

October 16, 2018

Michigan Medicine is participating again this year in the annual Michigan Harvest Gathering, a food and fund drive sponsored by the Michigan Hospitals and Health Association. The drive will take place from Oct. 23 through Nov. 3 In order for the food drive to be successful, contacts need to be identified for all participating off-site locations, including the Kellogg Eye Center, KMS, Domino’s Farms, etc. All off-site locations should complete the Michigan Medicine Food Drive Form and submit via email to ritam@med.umich.edu. Please note that carts and money boxes will be strategically placed throughout the main medical campus (UH, CVC, C&W, Cancer Center).…

Upcoming symposium to focus on ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems

October 16, 2018

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the 3rd annual ELSI symposium on the ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems. The event is scheduled for Nov. 9. This year’s focus will be on cases and lessons learned from emerging learning health systems and their enabling technologies locally, in the state of Michigan, and across the U.S. to address cancer and other chronic diseases. Special emphasis will be placed on themes and issues arising in previous symposia such as trust, systems ethics and equity. Find more information and register for the event by clicking here.

In case you missed it, check out the latest episode of The Wrap!

October 15, 2018

Be sure to stay in the know, on the go by checking out the latest edition of The Wrap by Michigan Medicine Headlines! With weekly episodes available every Friday, The Wrap aims to keep busy employees informed about what’s happening across Michigan Medicine with news briefs, conversations, trivia and more. The podcast is part of Michigan Medicine’s efforts to bolster effective communications, a growth area identified on this year’s employee engagement survey. In the latest edition, Craig McCool from Global REACH stopped by to discuss a recent story about two U-M fellows performing mental health research in Ghana, along with other…

Extra! Extra! Headlines update includes ‘submit an entry’ function, improved event search

October 15, 2018

Good news, Michigan Medicine! An update to the Headlines website has brought back the “submit an entry” function — and it’s better than ever before! If you’d like to submit an item…

Week in Review: Week of Oct. 8, 2018

October 12, 2018

It was a busy week at Headlines — a week that celebrated Michigan Medicine team members carrying out the organization’s mission statement of “advancing health to serve Michigan and the world.”…