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Faculty workshop: Communicating the value of your research to a broad audience

December 6, 2019

Finding the right researcher, clinician or industry partner is the first step for a successful research collaboration, but it’s only half the challenge. Most failed connections are a result of a disconnect when trying to communicate the value in a partnership. This workshop will address this challenge by teaching the importance of value propositions and communicating research in a way that makes it compelling for every audience. Often referred to as the “elevator pitch,” you will have the opportunity to create one for your research that can be used at any social gathering, departmental meeting or professional conference. This workshop…

Faculty workshop: Easing the task of finding funding

December 6, 2019

This workshop will help investigators at all levels use tools for identifying federal, state and foundation funding. Topics covered will include efficient searching of funding databases and setting up alerts to track opportunities. This workshop will be interactive and participants will be expected to bring their own device (laptop, tablet, etc.) and follow along. Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Breakfast provided) Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms, first floor Register online CME CreditsThe University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.…

Week in Review: Week of Dec. 2, 2019

December 6, 2019

As the calendar turned to December, Headlines spent the week getting you into the holiday spirit! For instance, the newsletter highlighted Tinkered Toy Box, a program that helps children with disabilities…

Cyber Safety – Review in 2: A gift of knowledge

December 6, 2019

It’s been a successful first 12 months of cyber safety topics, from tax fraud, encryption, traveling with technology, to phishing and password safety. Health Information Technology & Services has given a breakfast basket from Great Harvest Bread Company to 11 quiz winners this year and more than 50 swag boxes during October’s Cyber Awareness Month. During the busy holiday season, it’s easy to rush through online activities such as online shopping and browsing emails. Finish this year out strong with these cybersafety tips and reminders. View and print out this month’s “Cyber Safety - Review in 2” poster. Phishing Unsolicited email:…

Dementia lecture to discuss ‘Non-pharmacological approaches to memory loss’

December 5, 2019

Please join the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center for the next in its monthly dementia lecture series. On Jan. 30, 2020, Benjamin Hempstead, Ph.D., will present “Non-pharmacological approaches to memory loss.” Hempstead is an associate professor in the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry. His talk will take place at 10 a.m. at the U-M Detroit Center, Ann Arbor Room, located at 3663 Woodward Ave., in Detroit. Registration is free but required to Erin Fox at eefox@med.umich.edu or 734-232-2459.

Excellence in Adolescent Health Award seeks nominations

December 5, 2019

The call for nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Adolescent Health Award is now open! The Adolescent Health Initiative is accepting nominations for individuals or teams doing excellent work in the field of adolescent health. Winners of this award will have demonstrated the Adolescent Health Initiative's core values of collaboration, diversity and inclusion, expertise, innovation, quality and responsiveness through their work. Examples of exceptional work could be a quality improvement project focused on adolescent health outcomes, an effective health center program, innovative research related to adolescent health or a project to connect youth to community resources. You may submit multiple…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Road closures around Ann Arbor

December 5, 2019

Please be advised that upcoming special events and utility projects are expected to cause road closures 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 6 a.m. until midnight on Friday, Dec. 6, Fourth Avenue from Ann to Catherine is scheduled to be closed for the Kerrytown Kindlefest event. From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, Ann Street between North Main Street and North Fourth Avenue is expected to be closed to perform crane work.Eastbound Ann Street traffic will be…

You’re Invited: Evan Newport HOPE & JOY Awards on Dec. 11

December 5, 2019

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are warmly invited to the 2019 Evan Newport HOPE & JOY Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 2-3 p.m. in Ford Auditorium. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the HOPE Awards. Beginning at 1:15 p.m., you are welcome to stop by Ford Auditorium to enjoy light refreshments and a celebration. The annual ceremony will follow, and will honor the finalists and winners of the Evan Newport HOPE and JOY Awards, celebrating the ongoing and innovative practices and initiatives that are improving the patient and family experience at Michigan Medicine. These awards were…

Holiday Harmonies concert coming to Michigan Medicine

December 4, 2019

Photo of Counterpoint by Keith Williams. Come enjoy some of your holiday favorites with the local band Counterpoint. Their blended vocal harmonies and refreshing arrangements of seasonal music are a Michigan Medicine tradition. With Debbie Colesa, Deborah McKenzie and Laurie Williams on vocals, Jenna Devare on violin, Peter Tchoryk on trumpet and vocals, guitarist Dave Karl, and bass player Daniel McConnell, their full-bodied, yet easy listening sound is enlivening. Guest performers often make appearances, and the band brings song lyrics, extra percussion instruments and bells for audience members to join in on the fun. They will perform Thursday at University…