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You’re invited: Lecture on clinical trial Data Monitoring Committees

August 23, 2019

The Applied Biostatistical Sciences (ABS) Network is hosting a lecture on Sept. 12 in Danto Auditorium in the Cardiovascular Center from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Susan Ellenberg, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will talk about "Clinical Trial Data Monitoring Committees:  The Basics and Some Controversies." Ellenberg will discuss the role of Data Monitoring Committees, also called Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs) in the clinical trial oversight process. She will address the various controversies of DMC (DSMB) operations and the issues of which trials actually need the oversight of…

Faculty workshop: Planning for retirement benefits

August 23, 2019

Do you need help planning for your retirement? Alanna Troup, benefits administrator intermediate from the U-M Human Resources Benefits Office, will present on topics for faculty such as retirement eligibility, benefits in retirement, retiree contributions to health care, phased retirement and retirement furloughs, and additional U-M benefits in retirement. A Q&A session will follow. A team from TIAA and Fidelity will also be present to answer any questions about your U-M retirement plan and can be available for 1:1 discussions on site. Date: Thursday, Sept. 26 Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch provided) Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms, first floor Register online This workshop is hosted by…

Faculty workshop: Telling a story that sticks and sells

August 23, 2019

Human beings have been telling stories since they could grunt, gesture and scribble pictures on the walls of caves. It’s in our nature (and in the way brains are structured) to put experiences into words and use those stories to entertain, instruct and persuade others.  In a world glutted with products and services, stories are the way to contextualize and differentiate what you’re selling. Not only that, people remember a story that has moved and engaged them long after they remember a fact or figure. In this interactive session, Eleni Kelakos, chief transformational officer for The Eleni Group, demonstrates both…

Plan ahead: Repaving project to impact NC51 (Glazier Way), NC52 parking lots

August 23, 2019

Please be advised that parking lot NC52 (adjacent to the child care center) is scheduled to be repaved from Monday, Aug. 26 until Friday, Aug. 30. Drop-offs for the child care center will be accommodated in NC51 (Glazier Way parking lot) on Monday and Tuesday, when the center is in operation. Spaces that will be reserved in NC51 (Glazier Way) for the project include: Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27: 27 spaces (18 drop-off spaces for families + 9 spaces for contractor staging)Wednesday, Aug. 28 through Friday, Aug. 30: 9 spaces (for contractor staging)

The Wrap takes listeners on quite the journey!

August 23, 2019

This week, The Wrap provides listeners with a plethora of information about the organization's journey to high reliability — and the role you can play on that journey. Of course, there's also the employee perk of the week and trivia contest. Check it out below!

Week in Review: Week of Aug. 19, 2019

August 23, 2019

School is almost back in session, and this week readers were “schooled” on all that’s going on at Michigan Medicine! For instance, employees learned how they can help area children through…

You’re invited: Group discussion on Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs) for statisticians

August 22, 2019

On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Applied Biostatistical Sciences (ABS) Network is hosting Susan Ellenberg, Ph.D., as its visiting professor. Ellenberg is professor of biostatistics, medical ethics, and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. You are invited to attend an informal, group discussion with Ellenberg from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 in the NCRC Building 10 South Atrium. During this session, Ellenberg will address questions related to the expectations of being a statistician member of Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs) of clinical trials, best practices for statisticians who report to DSMBs,…

Fall bus service resumes Sunday

August 22, 2019

Please be advised that University Transit Services and the AAATA will resume fall service on Sunday, Aug. 25.  See Logistics, Transportation and Parking’s bus routes and schedules for more about U-M shuttles. The latest information on TheRide’s routes, schedules and detours is available in the Ride Guide, at 734-996-0400 and on TheRide.org. 

Expect delays: Road work around Ann Arbor

August 22, 2019

Please be advised that a number of construction projects are expected to take place over the next few days. 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 Saturday, Aug. 24, the intersection of Fifth Avenue and William is scheduled to be closed to through traffic.For Fifth Avenue, southbound traffic will be detoured westbound on Liberty Street, southbound on Fourth Avenue, eastbound on Madison Street to Fifth.For William Street, eastbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Fourth Avenue, eastbound on Packard Street, northbound on…