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HITS upgrades support for telephone-related services; asks customers to ‘click,’ not call

August 5, 2021

Michigan Medicine customers who have phone-related issues or requests should visit michmed.org/voice, and no longer call AT&T. What’s happening? HITS is improving the way it handles phone-related issues and requests by partnering with a new vendor (Optanix) that will be helping with service requests, and by offering a new, online resource — michmed.org/voice — that provides a more convenient way to access help with nearly any phone-related need, including corded and cordless telephones, voicemail, Jabber (softphone), analog and fax lines, and more. In conjunction, Michigan Medicine staff can also expect to see Optanix team members visiting their work areas to…

Submit a proposal: 2022 Conference on Adolescent Health

August 5, 2021

The Call for Proposals for the 2022 Conference on Adolescent Health is now open! The 8th annual conference is scheduled for May 12 and 13, 2022. Share your program, practices or research to a growing audience of leading adolescent health professionals. The fully virtual event in 2021 brought together 875 attendees. Submit a proposal today. Website: http://bit.ly/AHIConfer

Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program application deadline coming Aug. 11

August 5, 2021

The growing field of precision health seeks to tailor health care for individuals via a multidisciplinary, data-driven approach. The new U-M Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program has arrived to educate current and future practitioners and researchers in this emerging field so they can become better equipped to customize patient care. Only 12 credits of graduate coursework requiredGreat opportunity for graduate students to design their own planNetwork with other precision health students and faculty at seminars and professional development workshopsMentoring with facultyThe certificate is open to all graduate students enrolled at U-M. Apply now! Application deadline is Aug. 11. Website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/lhs/education/precision-health-graduate-certificate-program

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road work around Ann Arbor

August 5, 2021

Please be advised of ongoing and upcoming road work that is scheduled to take place around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Southbound traffic on North Fifth Avenue between Catherine Street and Kingsley Street is currently detoured south on North Fourth Avenue, east on Catherine and south on North Fifth Avenue.Traffic on Detroit Street, between Catherine and Kingsley, is restricted.Work is expected to be completed by 6 p.m. this afternoon, Aug. 5.Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, South Maple Road…

How to submit a COVID-19 vaccine exemption request

August 4, 2021

Faculty, staff and learners seeking a medical or religious exemption to the U-M COVID-19 vaccine requirement may submit a request through Wolverine Access by Aug. 30. The university is providing limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons. An online request form asks, among other questions, that respondents attest that the information they are providing is true and accurate. U-M community members can also apply for a temporary postponement (formerly known as a deferral) if they are unable to obtain a vaccine recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization in their hometown or country of…

Healthy Eating Tip of the Month, Part 2: Food allergies

August 4, 2021

Do you or someone you know have a food allergy? Food allergies can be harmful to our health if steps are not taken to effectively manage them. If you are interested in learning more about what a food allergy is, some common symptoms, prevention methods, treatment options and more, make sure to view August’s Healthy Eating Tip of the Month! Living with a food allergy can be manageable, but first you must learn the basics. Check out the information online by clicking here.

Gifts of Art offers livestreams of jazz concert series

August 4, 2021

Photograph of Lafayette Harris, Jr., and Cecilia Smith by Michelle Etwaroo. Gifts of Art is offering free livestream concerts for all faculty, staff, patients and visitors. The first in the series features vibraphonist Cecilia Smith and pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr., who will play arrangements that made vibes popular from the swing big band era of the 1930s through bebop and jazz fusion in the 1970s. Smith is a leading vibraphonist as well as a composer, arranger and teaching artist, and has performed throughout the world. She has received numerous commissions, A Joyce Award for teaching people with disabilities in hospitals,…

Healthy Eating Tip of the Month: Take advantage of a farmers market near you!

August 3, 2021

Are you craving the season’s freshest produce? Are you looking for ways to stay healthy while also supporting your local economy? A farmers market may be just the place for you! Since the first week of August is National Farmers Market Week, August’s healthy eating tip of the month features all things related to farmers markets! To learn more about what produce is in season and where you can get it near you, check out the information online.

M Farmers Market returns to University Hospital Courtyard

August 2, 2021

Locally grown fresh produce returns to the University Hospital Courtyard this summer! MHealthy is bringing two M Farmers Markets to the U-M community: Dates: Aug. 19 and Sept. 16 Time: 11…