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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…

Two new art exhibitions on display at NCRC

October 20, 2021

Faculty and staff can check out two new art exhibitions now on display at the North Campus Research Complex: ‘Rhythmic Patterns’ by Stephanie Sarris Sarris has exhibited her work extensively throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area, and is included in the permanent collections of Neiman Marcus, Somerset Collection/Troy, Michigan; Tysons II/ McClean, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada, Ameritech, Detroit, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Lansing, Galleria Offices, Southfield, Steelcase Corporation, Grand Rapids, CompuWare, Farmington Hills and Detroit, and Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.  Her paintings are acrylic and mixed media on paper and canvas. The theme of the…

Feeling like a ‘Zoom Zombie?’ Snap out of it with these five tips

October 20, 2021

“Some days I feel like a Zoom Zombie,” said Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the U-M Medical School, executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of Michigan Medicine. “Back-to-back…

It’s Ergonomics Month! Ergo does your body good

October 19, 2021

Whether working on-site, remote or a hybrid of both, it’s important that your workspace fits your needs. That’s where ergonomics can help. October is National Ergonomics Month, a good time to…

Reminder: Campus bus service changes coming Oct. 24

October 19, 2021

Logistics, Transportation & Parking recently announced changes to campus bus service starting 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 NCRC…

Plan ahead: P4 parking structure project

October 18, 2021

Please be advised that beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 and extending until late Sunday, Oct. 24, the ground-level sidewalk from the P4 parking structure's north (staff) elevator/stair tower is scheduled to be closed in order to receive traffic coating. While this work occurs, the north (staff) elevator/stair tower will remain available for use but will be closed (for outlet or entry) at the structure's ground level.   Signage will assist in directing parkers to the east (patient/visitor) elevator/stair tower. All other stair towers within the structure will remain open. Staff crossing E. Hospital Drive will be able to access the structure's northeast…