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Faculty workshop: Managing your online research identity

July 23, 2021

There is a lot to consider when crafting an online identity as a researcher. In this session hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, the different types of online scholarly engagement and review best practices will be discussed. The presenter will go over some of the specific platforms that scholars use, such as ORCID, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, Scopus Author ID, Research Gate/Academia.edu and Twitter. Presented by: Sara M. Samuel, informationist for hematology, oncology, radiation oncology, Rogel Cancer Center and Taubman Medical Research Institute Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6 Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Zoom - the link will be sent…

Week in Review: Remote work policy; patient recounts cancer journey — and more!

July 23, 2021

Happy Friday! Before you turn your attention to the first few days of the Summer Olympics, be sure to dive into this week’s featured Headlines stories. For instance, the newsletter put…

Fall MiChart System Upgrade coming Oct. 17

July 22, 2021

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, Oct. 17. This will be the final planned upgrade for 2021 with a goal to introduce new features, limit impact to the organization and maintain regulatory requirements.  The Fall upgrade will include updates, system maintenance and new features to the MiChart application. The newest upgrade will enable some key changes and enhancements, including:  New Image Exchange feature in Care Everywhere allows viewing of scanned documents from outside organizations Secure chat improvements: Availability statuses with no end time will no longer expire and the ability to update message auto-forwarding for others Health Maintenance Modifiers’ intervals can be changed from an InBasket result message Radiology technologists will be able to use the Rover mobile…

Plan ahead: P3 parking structure critical construction repairs project

July 22, 2021

Please be advised that beginning Monday, July 26, the critical repairs project at the P3 parking structure will address the full replacement of two ceiling beams, located at the base of the ramp leading from Level 2.5 to Level 3.  Due to the nature of these repairs, the following safety and other measures will be in place: The bases of the ramps starting at Levels 2.5 and at 3 will be closed to vehicles (no thru traffic). Along both of these ramps, parking spaces in the area of the impacted beams will be closed.  On the ramps below (starting at Levels…

Reminder: HITS pausing new non-urgent phone-related requests until Aug. 1 to enable service upgrades

July 21, 2021

This summer, HITS is working to improve how it handles many phone-related issues and requests. This includes partnering with a new vendor — Optanix — along with other changes that will make it easier for customers to report problems and request help.  Timeline/customer impact:  To enable this upgrade, HITS is asking customers to pause new, non-urgent phone-related requests until midnight Sunday, Aug. 1.   During the pause:  Customers should NOT call AT&T (800-498-4858) to report any issues or make any service requests.  Customers who have new non-urgent needs are asked to wait to submit their requests until HITS resumes accepting routine requests again on Monday, Aug. 2. Customers who have urgent needs (i.e., if a device is broken,…

You’re invited: Michigan Communities Conquering COVID-19 Town Hall

July 21, 2021

Join Michigan CEAL for its monthly Michigan Communities Conquering COVID-19 Town Hall! This statewide town hall will feature community leaders and medical experts discussing COVID-19 Q&A and youth-centered perspectives and experiences with COVID-19. The meeting will feature Sandro Cinti, M.D., the co-chair of the COVID Vaccine & Therapeutics Task Force at Michigan Medicine, and moderator Susan Woolford, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics. More panelists will be announced soon! The event will take place via Zoom from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27. Live Spanish interpretation will be available. Join on Zoom at https://umich.zoom.us/j/96537938149 or on Facebook Live at…

Plan ahead: Intermittent lane closures around Ann Arbor

July 21, 2021

Please be advised that the City of Ann Arbor is planning intermittent lane closures in the days ahead as part of a preventative maintenance project. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Work is scheduled to start today, July 21, on Pontiac Street.Once Pontiac is completed, work will progress, in order, to East Madison Street, Hill Street, South Forest Avenue, Beakes Street, Newport Road, East Liberty Street and West Liberty Street.Work is expected to occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.The project is set to be completed by…

Security bulletin: Recent assaults in downtown Ann Arbor

July 20, 2021

Please be advised that the Ann Arbor Police Department is investigating three assaults against women that occurred in downtown Ann Arbor between Friday, July 16 and Sunday, July 18. Police believe these assaults may have been committed by the same individual. In response to the incidents, Ann Arbor Police and the U-M Police Department have increased patrols during the night while Ann Arbor police detectives continue their investigation. Michigan Medicine also has additional officers patrolling on bikes and in vehicles as another layer of security. Residents and visitors in Ann Arbor are advised to be extra vigilant and aware of…

Plan ahead: P1 (Rogel Cancer Center) parking structure construction repairs

July 20, 2021

Please be advised that beginning on Monday, July 26 and extending through September, Logistics, Transportation & Parking plans to initiate repairs at P1 to address damage caused by a vehicle fire in February.  Project work includes floor, beam and tee stem repairs; joint sealant replacement; fencing replacement; cleaning and painting of interior concrete; and, cleaning exterior concrete and masonry.Within the structure, work will be focused on Levels 5 and 6 (roof level). Up to 30 Blue permit spaces will be impacted for approximately 2-4 weeks.  Please note that additional options for Blue permit parkers include Glen Structure, M71 (south side of…