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35th annual U-M Center for Gastrointestinal Research Retreat coming March 14

February 17, 2020

The U-M Center for Gastrointestinal Research invites you to its 35th annual retreat at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. The retreat will be held at the Biomedical Science Research Building inside the atrium and Kahn Auditorium. This year’s honored Yamada Lectureship speaker is Gary D. Wu, M.D., Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology, director of the Penn Center for Nutritional Science & Medicine and co-director of the PennCHOP Microbiome Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.   His presentation title is “Lessons Learned from Interventional Studies on Diet and the Human Gut Microbiome.” There will also be presentations…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming construction projects

February 17, 2020

Please be advised that two upcoming construction projects are expected to take place across the city. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Beginning today, eastbound traffic on East Huron Street near Glen Avenue could experience intermittent traffic delays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.The delays are expected to be minimal and the project will last approximately three weeks. On Friday, Feb. 21, Brown Street is scheduled to be closed between East Hoover Avenue and East Davis Street.Northbound traffic will be detoured…

You’re invited: Fourth annual DEI Symposium

February 17, 2020

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend the upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Sympsium, hosted by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion. The fourth annual symposium will be held from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at the North Campus Research Complex Building 18 Dining Hall. The theme is “Transforming Culture” and will feature a keynote address by Dereca Blackmon, the assistant vice provost and executive director of the Diversity and First Generation Office at Stanford University. Click here to RSVP for this important event! If you have any questions, email Sue Schreck…

Seven tips to keep you feeling heart healthy

February 17, 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and having high blood pressure (also called hypertension) has been shown to increase the risk for heart disease and stroke.…

Faculty workshop: Productive Conflict

February 14, 2020

Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps participants improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict provides participants with techniques to curb destructive behaviors and effectively respond to conflict situations. The program features an exploration of DiSC® in a conflict context, provides an opportunity for participants to explore their destructive conflict responses and offers them a method for making more productive choices in their response to conflict. Participant takeaways Appreciate how their style of handling conflict affects the people around themLearn how to “catch” themselves when going down a destructive conflict…

Faculty workshop: Presentation Skills: Think Like an Actor

February 14, 2020

It’s conference season and you’ve once again been asked to share your expertise by giving a breakout session at a regional, national or international conference. The thought makes you both smile and shiver. The pressure to deliver a presentation to a group of professional colleagues that is clear, confident and memorable is undeniable. As you prepare, you start to wonder: "How do I make my presentation more interesting? How do I convey numbers, facts and data in a way that everyone can understand? How can I manage the fear and performance anxiety that can make me stumble?" This interactive, two-hour…

Update: Pyxis/Anesthesia Workstations

February 14, 2020

Please be advised that reports have declined that Pyxis and Anesthesia Workstations (AWS) are freezing. The Pyxis vendor tested a fix on multiple Pyxis machines Thursday evening, but needs more time to ensure the repair is effective. For more than a week, Pyxis cabinets have been freezing in the middle of medication removal, requiring reboots across many units/areas. On Thursday, incidents escalated. Once a cabinet freezes it cannot be used until the system is rebooted. The vendor will continue to monitor the problem and report regularly to Michigan Medicine leadership. Once a repair proves to be effective, it will be…

Week in Review: Week of Feb. 10, 2020

February 14, 2020

It’s Valentine’s Day! And that’s quite appropriate, as this week Headlines focused on the heart, with a closer look at the daily life of cardiac sonographer Amanda Bielec, and a look…

Clinicians invited to attend ‘Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials’

February 13, 2020

All health system clinicians are invited to participate in the class “Beyond Readability Formulas: Writing Clear and Effective Patient-Centered Educational Materials.” The class will take place on Tuesday, March 10, from…