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Hyperion IR (Brio) to be retired and replaced by Toad Data Point

December 12, 2018

Please be advised that Hyperion IR (Brio) query officially retires on Dec. 21. Toad Data Point Professional is the recommended replacement tool. Toad Data Point Professional allows you to connect to a wide range of data sources, including SQL based and NoSQL databases, ODBC, Business Intelligence sources and Microsoft Excel or Access. You can also use a single tool for basic querying and reporting needs and get consistent results; create Database Diagrams as templates for queries to build reports; and to get insight into understanding database relationships between tables. This tool also allows users to create a query without writing…

Spark trainings to help improve patient-centered care for LGBTQ+ adolescent patients

December 11, 2018

Thanks to funding from the U-M Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative, the Adolescent Health Initiative was able to develop a new series of four Spark trainings to help health centers provide patient-centered care to LGBTQ+ adolescent patients. Spark topics include an intro on common terms and concepts, affirming care for transgender youth, inclusive language, and welcoming environments: forms, fields, and physical spaces. The 15-minute, ready-to-use presentations can be done as stand-alone workshops for staff and provider meetings, or can be completed all together in one 45-60 minute session. Download the free trainings today by clicking here! Website: http://www.umhs-adolescenthealth.org/improving-care/spark-trainings/

Medical School Office of Research offers upcoming learning opportunities

December 11, 2018

The U-M Medical School Office of Research offers a number of upcoming learning opportunities at Michigan Medicine! The offerings include: Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award Ceremony & Lecture When: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 Where: Biomedical Science Research Building, Kahn Auditorium Reception to follow the lecture Thomas W. Glover, Ph.D. will be honored as the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research. Glover will present on "Chromosome Fragile Sites: Windows to Novel Mechanisms of Genome Rearrangements and DNA Repair." Registration is not required. All are welcome! Orientation for Clinical Investigators When: 8 a.m. – 11:30…

You’re invited: MLK Health Sciences Lecture

December 11, 2018

Join the U-M health science schools, colleges and units for a lecture dedicated to understanding and improving health equity for all. The U-M central campus theme for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium events is "Unravel.” It embodies what health professionals do each day, investigating the individual pieces that contribute to a person's or community's mental and physical health. As part of the symposium, the MLK Health Sciences Lecture will be presented by Jacquelyn Taylor, Ph.D., R.N., PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN, Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York…

Upcoming Taubman Technology Talk to focus on single-cell analysis

December 11, 2018

Organs and tumors are composed of many different cells, which makes it challenging to understand the biology of these tissues at the cellular level. All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to a Taubman Technology Talk on Dec. 13 at Forum Hall in Palmer Commons to learn about recent advances in measuring the genes in individual cells, and in analyzing the complicated datasets generated from these studies. These new methods have revealed extra insights into the biology of healthy and diseased tissues. U-M’s Jun Li, Ph.D. and Evan Keller, Ph.D. will present “Breaking the law of averages: The power of…

Protecting medical devices from cybersecurity threats

December 10, 2018

Medical devices capable of transmitting health information and connecting to Michigan Medicine’s networks offer improvements to the effective delivery of patient care, but they also may introduce privacy and security concerns.…

OHS to close early on Tuesday, Dec. 11

December 10, 2018

Please be advised that Occupational Health Services will be closing early on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The office will be closed beginning at 1 p.m. OHS will resume normal business operations on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

When to refer a patient to a financial counselor

December 10, 2018

Any time a patient wants to pay 100 percent in full for an item or service and asks not to submit a bill to his or her insurance, immediately refer the patient to a Patient Financial Counselor (PFC). Email: PFC-counselors@med.umich.edu Phone: 734-232-2621 (local) or 877-326-9155 (toll free) Due to an expanded patient right under HIPAA, health care providers are required to restrict disclosure to a patient’s health plan if the patient asks that the provider not bill insurance for an item or service and the patient agrees to and does pay 100 percent in full for that item or service. A patient…

Deadline extended: Faculty invited to apply for U-M interprofessional leadership fellows

December 10, 2018

Faculty interested in the U-M Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program across the health sciences can apply by Wednesday, Dec. 12 for the fourth cohort! Click here to find all the information you need about the IPL Fellows program, its benefits and expectations, and the application process. The Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program is designed to develop the leadership capacity of health sciences faculty members in the area of interprofessional education (IPE). Fellows will learn from and work with academic and practice leaders across the university. This includes engagement in a monthly learning community, participation in a specialized training program, and the development and execution of…