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Week in Review: Recharge Room anniversary; celebrating Hospital Week — and more!

May 13, 2022

https://youtu.be/-zjEYSGeyXA TGIF! This week in Headlines, readers celebrated Nurses Week (with a look at the latest upgrades to the organization’s Recharge Rooms) and Hospital Week (by learning about upcoming festivities). On top of that, there was a feature on the importance of rounding at Michigan Medicine and UMMG introduced its interim executive director, Paul Lee, M.D., J.D. Find all that and more as part of the Week in Review! Recharge Rooms redefining relaxation and rejuvenation One year after opening, it’s become clear that Michigan Medicine’s Recharge Rooms have become a source of self-care and are improving the employee experience. Now,…

Teens, young adults helping shape the future of health care

May 13, 2022

https://youtu.be/-zjEYSGeyXA The Adolescent Champion Teen Advisory Council (TAC TAC) is a diverse group of youth ages 15-22 in the Washtenaw County area who serve as an advisory council to Michigan Medicine’s Adolescent Health Initiative. In the spirit of “Nothing about us, without us,” AHI relies on TAC TAC youth to inform its programs, help plan and execute the annual Conference on Adolescent Health and develop new programs and projects that integrate the youth voice into adolescent health care. Recently, several members of the council sat down with The Wrap employee podcasts to discuss their important work and how it feels…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road, utility work around Ann Arbor

May 13, 2022

Please be advised of road and utility work scheduled to take place around the area in the days and weeks to come. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Over the course of the next month, a number of intermittent lane closures are expected to be in effect in the following areas for a utility project. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers:Catherine Street between North Ingalls and Zina Pitcher PlaceEast Washington Street between South Thayer and FletcherFletcher Street between Huron and East…

Faculty workshop: Kick A$$ Scientific Presentations

May 13, 2022

As physicians and scientists, you are often given the opportunity to present your work or speak at scientific meetings, but there are very few resources on how to give a great scientific talk. Scientists often overwhelm their audience with data-heavy cluttered slides that detract from the message rather than enhancing your work. Audiences remember information better if the speaker is engaging and can make them care about the data, a task that has become more difficult with the sudden "new normal" of virtual presentations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Objective: This 90-minute interactive seminar will discuss and explore the reasons…

Workshop: Behavioral interviewing: How to reduce bias in interviewing through consistent hiring processes

May 13, 2022

This workshop is open to faculty and staff. Training your interviewers is an important and often overlooked piece of a fair and effective hiring process. Well-trained interviewers protect your department from unintentional discrimination and ensure a process that results in better hires for your team.   All are welcome, whether you are new to interviewing, want a refresher or just want insight into the interviewing process.    This training will cover the following topics: Behavioral Based Interviewing vs Traditional Interviewing Evaluating/Assessing Candidate AnswersProper Interview Note Taking Techniques Utilizing Rubrics Unconscious BiasLegal & Illegal Interview Questions Date: Thursday, July 14 Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Location: Zoom…

Four tips for protecting your skin

May 12, 2022

Finally, the days are longer and warmer. As many of us are heading outside – either to work or play – it’s important to remember to practice skin safety. More skin cancers are diagnosed in the U.S. each year than all other cancers combined. May is recognized as Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which encourages you to protect your skin and check for early signs of skin cancer. Four tips for checking your skin Do a skin check: Examine your skin using full-length and hand-held mirrors. Skin cancer can develop even in areas not normally exposed to the sun. Be sure to…

Controlled burns to take place on U-M campus

May 12, 2022

Please be advised that U-M Grounds Services is planning to conduct controlled burns in the coming days. The areas targeted for Friday, May 13 are: School of Music Woodlot and Prairie  (Woodlot and Prairie east of School of Music, scheduled for 11:30 a.m.)Space Research Woodlot and Prairie  (Woodlot north of Space Research, scheduled for 1:30 p.m.) The burns will be performed by Plantwise, a local prescribed burn contractor who specializes in ecological burns and native plant restoration.The burns will be conducted during conditions that will minimize the direct effect and persistence of smoke. Plantwise is very conscious of smoke traveling beyond the prescribed…

Nourish Your Whole Self with intuitive eating

May 11, 2022

Based on the concept of intuitive eating, “Nourish Your Whole Self” is a free program designed to help you tune into your body and mind and reconnect with the sensations that arise…

Health insurance changes are coming — don’t get caught without coverage

May 11, 2022

When COVID-19 arrived on the scene in spring 2020, it caused a lot of changes — including changes in the health insurance safety net for adults and children with low incomes. So many people lost their jobs, or had their work hours cut, during 2020 that an emergency order went into place. Under this special order, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and other health insurance programs for low-income people temporarily stopped requiring people to prove every year that they still had low incomes. In Michigan, that includes the Healthy Michigan Plan and the MiChild program. This helped people keep their insurance coverage…