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Gifts of Art presents two free Zoom concerts for Employee Appreciation Week

September 18, 2020

On Tuesday and Thursday of Employee Appreciation Week, Gifts of Art will present free 30-minute Zoom concerts. From Chopin to Today by pianist Lucy Yao When: 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22  A pianist, teacher, composer and interdisciplinary artist, Lucy Yao allows music to go anywhere possible that is unexplored. She draws from a rich repertoire ranging from 17th century solo piano works to interdisciplinary projects and music with electronics. Beginning her music studies at the age of 4, and with degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Western Michigan University, Yao is based in New York City…

Flu shot availability for patients

September 18, 2020

Flu vaccines are an essential part of protecting patients and our communities. This year, flu shots may be even more important, with community spread of COVID-19 still active in southeast Michigan. Michigan Medicine is actively encouraging flu immunization for all patients 6 months of age and older. Communications to patients about the availability of flu shots this year focuses on a number of convenient ways to get a flu vaccine: Visit your health department or a retail pharmacy in your community.Use VaccineFinder.org to find flu vaccine locations near you. Look for a community flu shot clinic.Community-based flu clinics, including several offered by Michigan…

Food and toiletry drive for Food Gatherers continues

September 18, 2020

Molly Dwyer-White, M.P.H., Janet Martinez and Ella Kazerooni, M.D., M.S., volunteer at the food drive. More than a ton of food and toiletries, and funds totaling more than $24,000 have flowed to Food Gatherers in the past two weeks, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of U-M faculty, staff and learners, and local residents. The donation drive launched earlier this month to help support the food security of neighbors in need will continue this weekend and throughout next week. If you haven’t yet given, please consider shopping for some of the most-needed items listed here and bringing them to the…

2nd annual Medical Education Symposium for faculty to be held Oct. 13-16

September 18, 2020

The Medical Education Symposium is a week for faculty to focus on techniques and strategies that can improve student and trainee engagement, as well as their effectiveness as teachers. The complexity, instability, and uncertainty of our academic and clinical environments present challenges to clinicians, and educators who are entrusted to understand and respond to these challenges. It requires science-using, evidence-based clinicians, and educators who are also rigorous creative thinkers and skilled in problem-solving and problem finding. This virtual symposium, entitled "Innovation, Creativity, and Adaptability in Medical Education," will take place during the week of Oct. 13 - 16, and will include…

Week in Review: Week of Sept. 14, 2020

September 18, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LASFOFr5tNE&feature=youtu.be This week, Headlines celebrated much of what is new at Michigan Medicine! For instance, on Monday, there was a breakdown of the organization’s new Mission, Vision and Values. The next…

U-M students offer free tutoring to school-age kids of Michigan Medicine employees

September 17, 2020

 U-M undergraduate students who are part of a program called Opportunities to Educate Children (OEC) are offering free tutoring sessions for children of Michigan Medicine employees. The virtual tutoring would take place over Zoom and can last up to three hours every week. “This school year will present learning challenges of varying types, as most schools are being held remotely,” said Zach Pickell, a student in OEC who helps lead the program. “So we’re very excited to support the Michigan Medicine community and offer school-age children access to free virtual tutoring.” Tutors are available for kindergarten through college and in most subject…

Join MHealthy’s virtual well-being extravaganza on Oct. 1

September 17, 2020

As everyone works to juggle work and life – sometimes in the same space – taking care of yourself is more important than ever. That’s why MHealthy is hosting its all-virtual…

You’re invited! Join the Quality Month 2020 virtual celebration

September 17, 2020

While the social distancing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 prevent the organization from hosting an in-person Quality Month celebration this year, virtual events have been planned throughout October to highlight some of the important quality and safety improvement (QI) work happening across Michigan Medicine. This year, the plenary sessions highlight the overall theme of social determinants of health and racial inequities in health care. If you are interested in receiving updates on all Quality Month events, including links to recorded sessions once available, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/yFZhbmHD5n6gvbnd9. A keynote address, “People, Communities, Quality: Social Determinants of…

Calling all Little Victors!

September 17, 2020

Nominations for the 2021 C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital calendar are now open! Believe it or not, 2021 is almost here! That means it’s time to nominate your Little Victor to be featured in Mott’s 2021 calendar! What does each child receive? All nominated children will be featured in some way in the 2021 calendar.Each child also will be featured at some point during the course of 2021 as a “Little Victor” of the day on social media channels.Each family will receive two complimentary copies of the 2021 calendar. Additional calendars will be available for purchase. What do you need to do?…