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Week in Review: Avoid becoming a ‘Zoom Zombie’; Open Enrollment underway — and more!

October 22, 2021

https://youtu.be/mQVh-cFZcjg Don’t let the week zoom by without checking in on this week’s featured stories at Headlines! Over the past few days, tips and solutions were offered to help you avoid becoming a “Zoom Zombie” at work; employees learned how to make benefits changes during Open Enrollment; there was a look back at new security training aimed at keeping those who work in patient homes as safe as possible; and the newsletter celebrated International Infection Prevention Week. In case you missed anything, here’s the latest! Feeling like a ‘Zoom Zombie?’ Snap out of it with these five tips Turning off…

Don’t forget, campus bus service changes coming Sunday, Oct. 24

October 22, 2021

Logistics, Transportation & Parking recently announced changes to campus bus service starting Sunday, Oct. 24. Pre-pandemic routes are being restored and some currently operating routes will be discontinued.   With these changes come additional transportation options for Michigan Medicine commuters, and a few changes to existing service.   Here are some quick highlights: Newly added travel options include: Commuter North and South, North-East Shuttle, Diag-to-Diag Express, and Northwood Express Other operating routes include: Med Express, Wall Street-NIB/Express, Crisler Express (PM service), Glazier Express, Bursley-Baits, Northwood, and Oxford Shuttle Med ExpressMed Express will be quicker and more direct, still serving NCRC at Hayward/Hubbard, but without the loop through the NCRC parking lot.  The North-East Shuttle route will now serve both the north and south sides of the…

Get risky leftover medications out of your house this Saturday, Oct. 23

October 22, 2021

On Saturday, Oct 23, Michigan residents in 16 counties have a chance to get opioids and other unused and expired prescription medications out of their medicine cabinets through 36 simultaneous events held around the state. The events will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with many locations offering drive-up options where participants can safely dispose of medications without having to leave their vehicles. The statewide effort is made possible by local partnerships with Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) and health care organizations, law enforcement and community organizations. “Our events are community-based, providing a safe and convenient way to dispose…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Ann Arbor road closures

October 22, 2021

Please be advised of ongoing and upcoming road closures 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: From today through 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, Manchester Road is scheduled to be closed to through traffic between Washtenaw Avenue and Medford Road.Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.During this closure, traffic will be detoured via Medford Road, Saint Francis Drive and Washtenaw Avenue.Pedestrian traffic will be maintained.From 3 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, the following streets…

ResponsiBLUE app to be updated

October 22, 2021

To support Michigan Medicine’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy, the ResponsiBLUE app is being updated in order to reflect policy compliance in addition to symptom checking. Employees and visitors who show a Red X, beginning on Nov. 1, will not be allowed to enter any Michigan Medicine facility.   To prepare for this transition, there will be a soft launch of this new app on Oct. 25. During this week, you should plan to use ResponsiBLUE prior to coming to work to ensure you receive a Green check. A Red X would result if: You have not documented your full vaccination on…

Faculty workshop: A gentle introduction to data analyses

October 22, 2021

Have you forgotten most of your stats training? Never understood it in the first place? Do you skip over the statistics sections when reading a journal article? Do you wish you could converse more effectively about statistics with your team?   This seminar is designed for faculty who desire a reintroduction to basic statistical concepts for clinically-focused research. Presented in plain English with many illustrations, this session will cover foundational statistical concepts, including p-value, effect size, confidence intervals, sample size and power, and some common statistical tests. Whatever your background, this gentle reintroduction will increase your comfort and confidence when it comes…

Colorful California dinnerware now on display at Taubman Center

October 21, 2021

Nothing quite sets off something thoughtfully prepared like exuberant dinnerware! In 2020, the International Museum of Dinnerware Design (IMoDD) received a donation of more than 350 pieces from the Bill Stern estate, who founded the Museum of California Design in Los Angeles. Designers include Rockwell Kent, Dorothy Thorpe and LaGarda Tackett, among others. A partial list of the manufacturers of these designs include Vernon Kilns, Schmid Porcelain International, Wallace China, Vadna of California, Bauer and Pacific Pottery. The forms are innovative, the decorative patterns are spell-binding, and the glazes are frequently bright, bright, bright. And now, they’re on display at…

Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive to help those in need

October 21, 2021

U-M Health is participating again this year in the annual Michigan Harvest Gathering, a food and fund drive sponsored by the Michigan Hospitals and Health Association. The drive is underway now and will run through Nov. 12. Many Michiganders are suffering from hunger amid the pandemic, and many are seeking food assistance for the very first time.    40% of food panty visitors in 2020 had never used a pantry before, according to Food Gatherers. Since the pandemic began, Food Gatherers has distributed between 700,000 and one million pounds of food each month.  Heading into the fall and winter months, food banks are expecting a heavy increase in families needing assistance.  According to…

You’re invited: Bioethics Grand Rounds

October 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought scarce resource allocation and crisis standards of care to the forefront of national consciousness, in which “the goal is to ‘gracefully degrade’ services to the minimum degree needed to meet the demands, maintaining the maximum patient and provider safety.” In this session, a panel of speakers who care for children and pregnant patients will push the boundaries of our contemporary understanding of crisis standards of care by exploring the concept outside of the adult care setting. Moderator:Naomi Laventhal, M.D., M.A., a newborn intensive care physician in the division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and a…