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Plan ahead: P1- P4 fall prevention fencing installation

February 18, 2019

Please be advised that a project to install fall prevention fencing within medical campus parking structures P1-P4 is scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 25. Plan ahead if you will be parking in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Installation work is expected to commence in P1, followed by P2, P3 and then P4. Approximately 2-3 weeks of work is anticipated at each structure. In addition, ornamental fencing will be installed on the plaza opposite the P1 structure (south side) after completion of work at P4. The project's first week of work in P1 is anticipated to occur during…

Faculty workshop: Navigating the new Michigan Research Experts platform

February 15, 2019

Michigan Research Experts, a searchable database of nearly 5,000 faculty members across disciplines at U-M, has upgraded to the Dimensions platform. Michigan Research Experts is an ideal tool for showcasing researcher expertise, discovering researchers for collaboration or mentoring, identifying potential reviewers and exploring publication networks across the preeminent U-M research enterprise. Join a workshop designed to help faculty learn to navigate the database to manage your own profile, find research experts by topics and explore funded research around the world. The database can be searched by individual name, concept or “free text” excerpt. Each participating faculty member has an individualized profile…

Faculty workshop: Emeritus readiness reception

February 15, 2019

Whether you are near retirement, considering it in the future or are simply curious about what retirement could look like for you as a faculty member, please join a discussion and reception to learn more from Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs, and panelists: Margaret Gyetko, M.D., senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development, professor, Department of Internal Medicine, who will provide an overview of the process for becoming emeritus faculty. Michelle Riba, M.D., clinical professor and program director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship; associate director of The University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center; and director of the PsychOncology Program at…

‘Heartbeat songs’ featured on latest episode of The Wrap

February 15, 2019

This week's episode of The Wrap will certainly warm your heart. That's because listeners hear from music therapist Meredith Schlabig, who produces "heartbeat songs" for heart transplant patients at Mott. Learn more about this program and take a listen to one of these meaningful, personal songs in the podcast below. Of course, there’s the employee perk of the week and trivia contest, as well. Check it out today!

Week in Review: Week of Feb. 11, 2019

February 15, 2019

This Valentine’s Week was filled with a number of sweet stories at Headlines! For instance, readers took a look at dozens of couples who have committed their careers to the organization’s…

Biosciences Initiative, U-M Medical School partner to launch new Michigan Research Cores website

February 14, 2019

The Biosciences Initiative and U-M Medical School Office of Research have partnered to create a powerful, searchable database with information on research cores across campus. U-M is full of rich core…

New DEI video resources available to faculty and staff

February 13, 2019

Organizational Learning has released a new series of online videos to help celebrate the diversity of the…

My Funny Valentine concert coming to University Hospital

February 13, 2019

CutTime Simfonica (a classical string quintet+drums) will present a lively, humorous and flirtatious Valentine's…

Reminder: Expert in African-ancestry pharmacogenomics research to speak at Precision Health seminar

February 12, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, Precision Health at U-M is pleased to welcome Minoli Perera, Pharm.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of pharmacology at Northwestern University. Perera will be a featured speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at p.m. Her talk will cover “African Ancestry Pharmacogenomics Omics.” Initially interested in researching the clinical translation of pharmacogenetic findings, Perera realized that African Americans are often excluded from these studies. The predictive genomic biomarkers used to guide drug therapy are based on studies of populations of European descent, so the findings are uninformative for other populations.…