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Student Loan Forgiveness Program application deadline is Oct. 7

October 4, 2022

As a U-M employee, you could be eligible for the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) program if you have federal student loan debt. The program has been expanded through Oct. 31 to give borrowers credit for payments that previously didn’t qualify. Although the program deadline is Oct. 31, your portion of the application process must be completed by Friday, Oct. 7, to ensure it can be processed by the Shared Services Contact Center (SSC) and sent to PSLF officials by Oct. 31. The SSC does not determine eligibility for student loan forgiveness. Contact your loan servicer if you…

You’re invited: Walk to Remember and Tree Dedication

October 3, 2022

Each October — in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month — Michigan Medicine holds the Walk to Remember and Tree Dedication event for families who have experienced the loss of an infant or pregnancy. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor. To learn more about the event, visit the Walk to Remember webpage. If you have additional questions about the event, please email walktoremember@med.umich.edu. In addition to this event, Michigan Medicine also offers resources for those who have lost an infant or a pregnancy,…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road work around Ann Arbor

October 3, 2022

Please be advised of upcoming and ongoing road work 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 until 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, South University Avenue between Church Street and East University Avenue, and East University Avenue between South University Avenue and Willard Street Street are scheduled to be closed. Westbound South University Avenue traffic will be detoured south on Church Street to Hill Street and then north on Tappan Street back to South University.Eastbound South University traffic will be detoured…

Classical guitar concert coming to Michigan Medicine

October 3, 2022

Michael Casher is a physician and a classical guitarist who has performed solo, with vocalists and with flute.  He has performed in numerous master classes including those of Pepe Romero and Sharon Isbin, and was accepted into the annual Maui master class of Benjamin Verdery.  “I recently heard Michael perform at the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes. His playing was refined, with a warm tone and expressive musicianship,”  said Stephen Robinson, professor of music, emeritus at Stetson University.  He will perform a live concert at University Hospital on Thursday. Look for a livestream of this concert on Gifts of…

Week in Review: Exciting progress at The Pavilion; how faculty and staff can enhance pain care — and more!

September 30, 2022

https://youtu.be/wvmNl0rs8jw Headlines was looking to the future this week as it outlined the progress being made on the organization’s newest facility, The Pavilion at U-M Health.  In addition, team members shared how faculty and staff can improve pain care and treatment; a new resource was introduced that will make helping patients with outside needs even easier; and there was a preview of Quality Month, which will be celebrated throughout October.  In case you missed anything, here’s the latest: Exciting progress on The Pavilion at U-M Health Over the past few years, teams have been working hard planning for the new…

You’re invited: 16th annual Prechter Lecture featuring former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw

September 30, 2022

The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program presents the 16th Annual Prechter Lecture. This year's lecture will feature keynote speaker Chamique Holdsclaw, former WNBA star and mental health advocate. Holdsclaw will give a talk about "Mind/Game: The lifelong pursuit of order after a bipolar disorder diagnosis." It will take place on OCt. 26 at 6 p.m. at Kahn Auditorium at BSRB. Holdsclaw will touch on her mental health struggles throughout her life and how she has become committed to help others accept and seek help for their mental health and well being. She will also speak about the stigma around…

September is National Preparedness Month: Teach youth about preparedness

September 30, 2022

Today is the last day of National Preparedness Month!   Emergency Management Operations has published resources to assist you in being prepared.   Please visit the team’s website to review weekly steps you can take to prepare your family. Week 4's theme is "Teach youth about preparedness"   Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

Reminder: Monthly and quarterly radiation dosimeters due for exchange

September 30, 2022

Monthly and quarterly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange on or before Oct. 1. Please work with your departmental Dosimetry Contact and plan ahead to avoid late exchange. The wear period is indicated on the front of your dosimeter. On behalf of Michigan Medicine Safety Management Services and the U-M Radiation Safety Service, thank you for exchanging your dosimetry on time. Congratulations to the following wear groups for prioritizing employee safety and dosimetry compliance with an on-time dosimetry exchange/return rate of 90% or better for July 2022: July (monthly)Anesthesiology – Back & Pain Faculty/StaffRadiology – NM RadiopharmacyRadiology – Neuro…

Workshop: An introduction to Stress First Aid for health care workers

September 30, 2022

This workshop is open to faculty and staff. Stress First Aid (SFA) is a self-care and peer support model developed for those in high-stress professions.  It is a framework to improve recovery from stress reactions by teaching emotional support strategies that help to address early signs of stress in an ongoing way (not just after "critical incidents" or acute stressors), as well as to identify work-level and organizational factors that impact well-being.  SFA is based on a set of five evidence-based elements that have been linked to resilience and recovery after stress.  Goals of SFA include helping connect people to…