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Week in Review: Week of Nov. 30, 2020

December 4, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMGyQlvHw6g&feature=emb_title We’ve reached the final month of 2020! With just a few weeks left in the year, take just a few minutes to take a look back at some of the recent featured stories at Headlines. On Monday, readers learned how to set an example and have a safe holiday season during the pandemic. A couple days later, Michigan Medicine experts provided tips and resources that will help you protect your mental health and build up your inner strength. Also this week, there was an inside look at a number of innovative projects recently carried out by faculty and staff;…

In case you missed it: Learn tips to protect your mental health during the holidays on The Wrap

December 4, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMGyQlvHw6g&feature=emb_title The winter holidays are coming, and they are certain to look different this year. For many, breaking with traditions will have a negative effect on their mental, emotional and physical health. To help combat that, Kelcey Stratton of the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience stopped by The Wrap employee podcast to discuss potential coping strategies. Be sure to check out what she had to say via the YouTube video above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open in a new browser or find The Wrap on your personal…

BioArtography holiday sale going on now through Dec. 18

December 4, 2020

Now through Dec. 18, the U-M BioArtography Project will be discounting its fascinating collection of scientific art!  Prints, matted and framed pieces, frameless glass, canvas gallery wraps and note cards are all 20% off with free U.S. shipping at bioartography.com (the discount will be automatically added in your shopping cart at checkout). Be sure to order early! Help support scientific outreach and get a unique image to put on your wall or give to someone special! Proceeds from the sale of this work help support the training of our next generation of researchers.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for,…

Faculty workshop: How to integrate virtual and augmented reality into your education and training

December 4, 2020

This seminar will introduce you to the many options that are available in the areas of virtual and augmented reality and how they are being used in health care training and education. The seminar will cover the basics you need to know to get started, commercial options available, and how you can partner with others to design and build a program to meet your needs. If you are a beginner or experienced in the use of these immersive technologies, you will find helpful information you can use. Facilitated by: Michelle Aebersold, Ph.D., R.N., clinical professor of nursing and clinical associate…

Michigan Medicine Severe Weather Preparedness

December 3, 2020

Michigan has officially seen its first snowfall, and with it comes a reminder to plan ahead during the winter months. This winter, all staff are reminded to review the organization’s Severe Weather Plan. The plan helps to ensure the safety of all patients, staff and visitors by preparing ahead of time. Here’s how you can help: Follow weather reports and alerts.Speak with your supervisor ahead of time to review if you have department-specific policies in place.Plan extra time to get to work on snowy or icy days.Consider alternatives for child care in the case of daycare/school closures. Because of the organization’s…

You’re invited: Albert J. Silverman Research Conference

December 3, 2020

The Department of Psychiatry is hosting the 31st Albert J. Silverman Research Conference on Dec. 16. The conference, entitled “Research Updates in Psychiatry,” is the department’s annual signature event — and will be held virtually this year. All sessions, including four featured speakers and lightning talks, are open to all members of the Michigan Medicine community. The speakers — who all hail from the Department of Psychiatry — include: Erin E. Bonar, Ph.D., associate professor; Gregory L. Hanna, M.D., professor; Brian Hicks, Ph.D., associate professor; and Rebecca Sripada, Ph.D., assistant professor. Click here for a full schedule and to find…

2021 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award makes call for nominations

December 3, 2020

The call for nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award is now open! The Adolescent Health Initiative is accepting nominations for individuals or teams doing excellent work in the field of adolescent health. Winners of this award will have demonstrated the Adolescent Health Initiative's core values of collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion, expertise, innovation, quality and responsiveness through their work. Examples of exceptional work could be a quality improvement project focused on adolescent health outcomes, an effective health center program, innovative research related to adolescent health, or a project to connect youth to community resources. You may submit multiple…

‘Observe How They Serve: Evaluating Youth-led Assessment Tools’ webinar open to faculty, staff

December 3, 2020

Join the Adolescent Health Initiative and the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH) for an interactive webinar, Observe How They Serve: Evaluating Youth-Led Assessment Tools, on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at noon. Youth-driven health center assessments are a powerful approach to generate meaningful learning and feedback for health centers serving adolescents. AHI and MOASH each developed a youth-informed tool to assess the youth-friendliness of medical clinics. An analysis of the reliability and validity of these tools will be discussed. This engaging professional development opportunity will help attendees understand the importance of youth-led health center assessments, examine youth processes in evaluating…

Free webinar on new national asthma guidelines

December 2, 2020

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, is releasing updates to the national guidelines for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of asthma. Alan Baptist, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Comprehensive Asthma Management Program at Michigan Medicine, is a member of the NIH working group who helped author the guidelines. Anyone who is interested is invited to join a free webinar on Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to noon to learn about the 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines that will be published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology…