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Attend upcoming lecture in medical genetics

September 26, 2017

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the 7th annual Thomas D. Gelehrter, M.D., Lecture in Medical Genetics.The lecture takes place on Thursday, Oct. 5 and will be given by James P. Evans, M.D., Ph.D., the Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine at the University of North Carolina. Evans is clinically active in medical genetics and general internal medicine and serves as the editor-in-chief of Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Genetics and Genomics.Evans’ research focuses primarily on clinical applications of emerging genomic analytic technologies and how genetic information is used and…

New resources aim to simplify retirement planning for faculty and staff

September 26, 2017

The decision to retire is highly personal and can often be complex. Health care coverage, income and staying connected are some of the questions people face when it comes to retirement. By 2021, almost 10,000 university faculty and staff will be eligible to retire. New tools and resources offered by University Human Resources aim to make retirement planning easier at any career stage. Faculty and staff can access a timeline for retirement planning, videos on retirement topics, information about upcoming programs and events, and more by visiting a central online hub for retirement planning resources. The hub can be found…

Coming soon: Adaptive basketball clinic for children

September 26, 2017

All residents of Ann Arbor and the surrounding community are invited to attend C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s first-ever adaptive basketball clinic! The event will take place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 and will include demonstrations, drills and other basketball-related activities. There will also be sports wheelchairs for children to try out and a program for siblings who attend. The clinic is open to any child between the ages of 5-18 who needs modification to play basketball due to a physical disability. “Kids will meet with current and former wheelchair basketball players while also learning valuable…

National Preparedness Month: Get involved!

September 25, 2017

In honor of National Preparedness Month, Michigan Medicine Emergency Management Operations is offering tips and suggestions to faculty and staff each week to help keep them safe in case of an emergency. The final installment focuses on getting involved in your community: Get your campus, business, faith-based organization and community organization prepared for an emergency Join Weather Ready Nation Sign up for Ready Business Workshop Become a member of a local Community Emergency Response Team (find a local team)   Review your department's critical incident plan and know the location of your safe rooms Review the Active Attacker Video For…

Plan ahead and expect delays: South University road closure

September 25, 2017

Please be advised that an ongoing construction project is expected to cause a portion of South University to be closed to vehicle traffic.Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area.Here’s what you need to know:South University between Church St. and East University is scheduled to be closed to traffic until Friday, Sept. 29 for storm drain and sewer work.Eastbound traffic on South University will be detoured south on East University, east on Willard St., north on Church St. and back to South University.Westbound traffic will be detoured south on Church St., west…

When to refer patients to a financial counselor

September 25, 2017

Any time a patient wants to pay 100% 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.eduPhone: 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% in full for that item or service. A patient may make this request…

UH South Wellness Center open houses postponed

September 22, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand during the first open house event, MHealthy is working on an alternative way to register Michigan Medicine faculty and staff for a UH South Wellness Center membership. Therefore, all previously scheduled open house events have been canceled, until the details of a new plan are finalized. Please look for further communications in the coming days.MHealthy staff are working on the details of implementing a lottery process to distribute memberships, given the level of interest in the UH South Wellness Center. More information will be posted on the UH South Wellness Center website when available and communicated…

Recently published something? Let Medicine at Michigan know!

September 22, 2017

Medicine at Michigan seeks news of publications — books, articles, chapters, etc. — written or edited by faculty, as well as health apps developed by faculty and/or students. For publications: please send the title, a list of all U-M-affiliated co-authors/editors, publisher/journal name and publication date. For mobile apps: please send a short description of the purpose (including intended audience of the app), a list of all U-M faculty and students involved, badge graphics, and links to iTunes and/or Google Play listings. Content is due to Lauren Crawford (lmcrawfo@med.umich.edu) by Monday, Oct. 2, for inclusion on the Medicine at Michigan website. Publications…

Keynote speakers announced for 2017 Faculty Development Symposium

September 22, 2017

Please join the Office of Faculty Development to hear from keynote speakers and take part in discussions invaluable to faculty development at its 2017 symposium. Discover how LSA’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) is helping to enhance diversity in higher education and society from Dr. Tabbye Chavous, director of NCID and a professor of education and professor of psychology.  Hear how the Mayo Clinic is tackling physician burnout from Dr. Lotte Dyrbye, associate director of the Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-Being at the Mayo Clinic.Learn how leadership communication can transform your workplace from Dr. Wolfgang Stehr, division chief of pediatric surgery at…