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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…

Faculty workshop: Communicating the value of your research to a broad audience

November 9, 2018

Finding the right researcher, clinician or industry partner is the first step for a successful research collaboration, but it’s only half the challenge. Most failed connections are a result of a disconnect when trying to communicate the value in a partnership. This workshop will address this challenge by teaching the importance of value propositions and communicating research in a way that makes it compelling for every audience. Often referred to as the “elevator pitch,” you will have the opportunity to create one for your research that can be used at any social gathering, departmental meeting or professional conference. The workshop…

MEND Clinic to host information table in honor of World Diabetes Day

November 9, 2018

In honor of World Diabetes Day, the MEND Clinic will be hosting an information table next week at Domino’s Farms, Lobby C. At this week-long event, certified diabetes educators will be available to answer questions about: Diabetes prevention Diabetes management Diabetes technology Nutrition, meal planning, recipes Risk reduction Coping and support Physical activity Research opportunities Diabetes education programs and resources Dates and times:  Monday-Thursday, Nov. 12-15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to noon Location: Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes/Podiatry Clinic Domino’s Farms, Lobby C 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Ann Arbor This event is free and open…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Wall Street maintenance project

November 9, 2018

Please be advised that a maintenance project on Wall Street is scheduled to take place next week. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning Monday, Nov. 12 a portion of Wall Street’s northernmost lane, west of Nielsen Court, is expected to be closed to replace a transformer. Traffic will be shifted and two-way traffic will be maintained. In relation to the work, it is possible that some of the metered parking will not be available. The project is expected to be completed by Wednesday,…

Check out a Veterans Week-edition of The Wrap!

November 9, 2018

The latest episode of The Wrap is now available to Michigan Medicine employees! This week’s podcast took a deeper dive into M-SPAN, or the Military Support Programs & Networks within the Michigan Medicine Depression Center. Alyssa Wealty of M-SPAN stopped by for a wide-ranging discussion about M-SPAN programs and how faculty and staff can get involved. Of course, there was also the typical fun stuff, including the employee perk of the week and weekly trivia question. Anyone who answers the question correctly can be entered into a quarterly raffle to win an Amazon Echo! So check out The Wrap below!