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HRO Tool of the Month: Ask, Request, Concern, Chain of Command (ARCC)

May 16, 2021

  The HRO Tool of the Month comes from the Reliability Skill: Speak Up For Safety. This month, we will explore ARCC: Ask, Request, Concern, Chain of Command.  As you know, the Michigan Medicine Safety Promise is:  Our promise to patients, families and employees: Your Safety is our most important priority.  We are open and transparent about errors, and will stand up for those who speak up. We are accountable for our actions. We learn from our errors without blame. We do not tolerate reckless or disrespectful behavior. So, if anyone observes a situation that is believed to compromise the…

Week in Review: Gymnast doctors, DAISY Award winners — and more!

May 14, 2021

https://youtu.be/kqgf2P9Iijk It’s Friday — before you “flip” the switch and enjoy the beautiful weekend, be sure to flip through the featured stories this week at Headlines! Among them? There was a feature on three physicians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michigan Medicine who got their start flipping through college as part of their school’s gymnastics programs. Learn how they are applying what they learned in the gym to their work in the clinic. On top of that, there was a rundown of nurses who received recognition for going above and beyond in their roles, and a closer…

Learn how to identify and manage burnout on latest episode of The Wrap

May 14, 2021

https://youtu.be/kqgf2P9Iijk Do you dread getting up in the morning? Are you exhausted or disenchanted by work? If so, you may be dealing with burnout. Learn how to identify burnout and get resources to treat it on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast. Chief Wellness Officer Kirk Brower, M.D., stopped by give you the tools you may need to improve your mental health and well-being. Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a…

New workshop: Facilitating conversations for an anti-racist workplace

May 14, 2021

This workshop is open to faculty and staff who are managers and supervisors. In this session, managers and supervisors will learn and practice an approach to use a guiding template for facilitating 15-minute anti-racism discussions with their team. We will also share a plan on how to begin conversations on sensitive topics and view a conversation in action. You will learn to: Strengthen facilitation skills for short discussionAdvance self-confidence as a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) discussion facilitatorLeverage existing content and templates to promote robust discussions You will benefit by: Improving facilitation skills that support brief discussions on sensitive topicsLearning…

Reflections on COVID-19: Free one-on-one sessions available to record your story

May 13, 2021

Having just passed the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gifts of Art is offering free Story Studio recording opportunities for Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners in the month of May. To give you a taste of the process, consider your ideal audience. Who might you like to share your story with? Imagining an ideal listener (spouse, family member, close friend) or a supportive group can help you to find your way into a meaningful story.  Here are a couple of examples of possible prompts: Consider the person you are today and the person you were just before the pandemic started.…

AHA Washtenaw County Heart Walk to be held May 22

May 13, 2021

This year, the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual Washtenaw County Heart Walk will be held as a virtual event on Saturday, May 22. The Heart Walk is AHA's premier event aimed at raising funds to save lives from the country's number 1 and number 5 killers — heart disease and stroke. Why support the Heart Walk? You can help fund lifesaving science. In the past 50 years, the AHA has funded 746 research grants at Michigan Medicine totaling more than $69 million. Current funding of more than $11 million is supporting 46 active projects and, since the start of the…

Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center announces openings in early career investigator mentoring program

May 13, 2021

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC), funded by the NIH/National Institute on Aging, is pleased to announce openings in its early career investigator mentoring program in the Center’s Research Education Component (REC). This program has two aims. One, providing early career investigators entering the field of dementia research with a broad education about contemporary dementia research. Two, providing early career investigators with mentoring by experienced investigators in developing competitive grant applications. Early career investigators from underrepresented group in STEM are encouraged to apply. Please include in your application: A concise statement of research interests and career goals, including identification…

Stay safe by using marked crosswalks

May 12, 2021

The safety of faculty, staff and patients is a top priority. That’s why all employees are asked to be diligent in following pedestrian and traffic rules across the medical campus, including…

You’re invited: ‘Big Hearted Stories: Generations’ virtual event

May 12, 2021

On Thursday, May 27, Big Hearts for Seniors will present Big Hearted Stories: Generations, a free (donations welcome) virtual event. This engaging program will provide a platform for talented local storytellers to share their heart-warming, true-life experiences. These compelling stories will bring laughter, inspiration and maybe even a few tears. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Special guests include emcee Vic Strecher, Ph.D. M.P.H., professor of health behavior and health education in the U-M School of Public Health, and former U-M men’s basketball head coach John Beilein. BHS is comprised of five community-supported programs of Michigan Medicine that serve…