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Week in Review: Week of April 15, 2019

April 19, 2019

It’s the end of a high-quality week at Headlines! That’s because the week began with a call for posters to be displayed at the annual Quality Month celebration in October. Also…

New license verification system coming to Michigan Medicine

April 19, 2019

Michigan Medicine is preparing to adopt a new electronic License Verification System (LVS), which will automate the process of monitoring clinical licenses and certifications which are required by the primary source verification (PSV) matrix. This system will improve efficiency and processes when it comes to ensuring that team members remain licensed in their field of practice. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming changes: Who it affects: If you are licensed to practice as a non-privileged provider in the State of Michigan, you will become part of the new system. This accounts for more than 11,000 employees at…

Spend some quality time by listening to the latest episode of The Wrap!

April 19, 2019

Spend some quality time by listening to the latest episode of the Michigan Medicine employee podcast! This week, a member of the Quality Month committee stopped by to discuss how faculty and staff can showcase their continuous improvement work. In addition, hear one of the award-winning limericks recently submitted by Michigan Medicine employees, learn about an exclusive discount at an area music academy and participate in the weekly trivia contest. Take a listen below!  

Celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week at Michigan Medicine

April 19, 2019

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) originated in 1975 in an effort to raise public understanding and appreciation of the impact of the laboratory as it relates to a patient’s diagnosis and care. It is also critical for the public to understand the quality and professional accountability the lab has as it relates to the patient. Laboratorians play a vital role as a member of the health care team. MLPW will be held from April 21-27 and in celebration, the Department of Pathology has planned a week of engaging activities to recognize and educate everyone on the excellent patient care the laboratories…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Detroit Street construction project

April 19, 2019

Please be advised that a construction project along Detroit Street is scheduled to begin Monday, April 22. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning Monday, Detroit Street between Catherine and North Fifth Avenue is expected to be closed to for repaving and brick work. Access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained. Work is anticipated to be completed by Friday, April 26.

‘Under the Bodhi Tree’ mixed media exhibit now on display at Taubman Center

April 18, 2019

Roshan Houshmand is an Iranian/American artist who exhibits both nationally and internationally and lives in the Catskills of New York. She teaches drawing, painting and art history at State University of New York and Southern New Hampshire University. Houshmand has a body of work currently on display at Michigan Medicine, which fuses eastern and western art traditions and techniques, reflecting her multicultural background. Each art piece has a leaf from the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya, India, where Buddha is said to have sat and achieved enlightenment. Houshmand…

Register now for CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture in Bioethics

April 18, 2019

Registration is now open for the May 22 CBSSM Research Colloquium & Bishop Lecture in Bioethics. This event is free and open to all members of the Michigan Medicine community and the public. The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) Research Colloquium features presentations focusing on bioethics and social sciences in medicine across multiple disciplines. The keynote address is the Bishop Lecture in Bioethics, an endowed lectureship made possible by a gift from the estate of Ronald C. and Nancy V. Bishop. Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D., will present the Bishop Lecture with a talk entitled: “Black Afterlives Matter: Reimagining Bioethics for an Ailing Body Politic."…

Diversity Matters: Passover

April 18, 2019

This Friday and Saturday evening, many members of the Michigan Medicine community will ask a simple question: “Why is this night different from all other nights?” The question is often asked…

Registration open for Mindfulness-based Dementia Care course

April 17, 2019

Join the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center's Wellness Initiative for the next session of the Mindfulness-based Dementia Care course. The course is designed for family caregivers of those living with memory loss. Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care. Classes meet every Monday beginning on April 22 and weekly attendance is required for course participation. Some practice between classes is also expected. Registration is required and can be completed by clicking here or by calling 734-936-8803. Website: https://alzheimers.med.umich.edu/wellness-initiative/#ert_pane1-2