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Free Americana concert coming to University Hospital

November 14, 2018

Sam Corbin is an Ypsilanti-based performing songwriter and member of the Earthwork Music Collective. With influences ranging from the thought-provoking troubadours of Greenwich Village, New York, to the soul singers of Detroit, Corbin writes honest and meaningful songs drawn from day-to-day life. His third album, entitled "Let the Fire Burn Strong," was released in early winter 2016 and was named by John Bommarito of Ann Arbor's 107.1 FM as his No. 1 album of that year. Ypsilanti-based musician Jason Dennie will join Corbin on mandolin for an upcoming…

Nominate your colleagues for President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education

November 14, 2018

The Office of the President is seeking nominations for the President's Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, an award program recognizing and celebrating faculty and staff members whose extraordinary efforts advance international education for U-M students. Award recipients receive $1,000 in recognition of their accomplishments. Nominees should demonstrate some or all of the following: Sustained commitment and dedication to international education for U-M students (e.g. education abroad, international student support, global learning programs on campus, institutional partnerships, intensive language programs, etc.). Specific accomplishments in the field of international education (e.g. successful program development, significant impact on U-M student participation, relevant…

Now’s the time to submit proposals for Innovation Grants for Continuing Medical Education

November 14, 2018

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, Dec. 22. Awards will be announced and funds will be available by Feb. 15, 2019. Scope of the proposals Project proposals should…

Service Spotlight: Interpreter Services

November 14, 2018

Improved communication between patients and providers not only increases patient satisfaction, it also improves the quality of care. This is even more important for the diverse patient populations that seek care…

Donors sought for annual Blood Battle with Ohio State

November 13, 2018

The 37th annual Blood Battle against Ohio State has a little more than a week remaining! All potential donors, from those who have never donated blood before to those who donate every year, are asked to join the fight to save lives across the state and country. In the annual contest, which runs until Nov. 21, just before U-M’s annual football game against Ohio State, both schools compete to see which one can collect more donated blood. Appointments to donate can be made on the American Red Cross website using the sponsor code “goblue.” All presenting donors will receive a Blood Battle…

New mental health campaign aims for compassion, hope and community

November 13, 2018

It’s important to talk about mental health. About one in five adults in the U.S. — more than 43 million people — experiences a mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. That’s why three U-M counseling offices have joined together to develop a new campaign supporting awareness and access for faculty, staff and students. Counseling and Psychological Services, the Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office and Michigan Medicine’s Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience provide no-charge, confidential counseling and consultation to support mental and emotional well-being. They also offer educational and other programs to support…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road work on north campus

November 12, 2018

Please be advised that ongoing road work on north campus is scheduled to last for the next couple of weeks. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: An ongoing project is causing the closure of Hayward Street between Hubbard Rd. and Beal Ave. to through traffic for water main work. The project is expected to last through Sunday, Nov. 25. The detour route will be west on Hubbard to Murfin Ave., south on Murfin to Hayward and east on Hayward to Beal. Access to and…

Don’t forget, get your flu shot at upcoming free flu clinics

November 12, 2018

Now is the time for employees to show some love to their family, colleagues, neighbors and friends. By getting the annual influenza vaccination, faculty and staff help prevent the spread of…

Workshop: Halfway there: A retirement checkup

November 9, 2018

Please note, this workshop is open to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. Don’t let retirement sneak up on you. Be ready for it. This workshop will provide information to help you assess where you are on the path to reaching your financial goals and how to help get back on track if you’re behind. Discover: The amount of savings you may need to reach your retirement income goals Different investment options and how they can work together to help you pursue retirement goals What’s competing for retirement savings today — and how to reallocate to pursue the life you envision tomorrow…