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Recycle eyeglasses, hearing aids to help those in need

April 27, 2017

The Taubman Health Sciences Library, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Lions Club, is collecting and recycling eyeglasses and hearing aids to help those in need. The items will be cleaned, adjusted and then distributed to individuals in other countries who do not have access to their own much-needed devices. If you have any glasses or hearing aids that you’d like to donate, you can drop them off at the information desk of the Taubman Health Sciences Library. Or they can be sent via campus mail to: Schnitzer c/o Taubman Health Sciences Library, 48109-2038 If you have any questions or…

Plan ahead: Mott (P4) parking structure project

April 27, 2017

Please be advised that a maintenance project in the Mott/Simpson (P4) parking structure will cause some stairwell closures in the coming months. Plan ahead if you will be parking in the area.Here's what you need to know:Between May 1 and June 19, the northwest and southeast stairwells are scheduled to be closed in the structure. The northeast and southwest stairwells will remain open.Between June 20 and Aug. 25, the northeast and southwest stairwells are scheduled to be closed, while the northwest and southeast will remain open. Thank you for your patience and cooperation! Website: http://pts.umich.edu/

Reminder: P2 parking structure project begins Monday

April 26, 2017

Please be advised that a construction project is scheduled to begin Monday, May 1 in the P2 (patient/visitor) parking structure on the main medical campus.The repairs are vital to the safety of patients and their families and to the longevity of the structure. The project is expected to cause changes to available parking spaces in both the P2 and P3 structures.Plan ahead and alert patients if they will be parking in the area.Here’s what you need to know:The project is expected to close 75 parking spaces in P2 at any one time during the project.To assist patients in getting to their…

Life science researchers to pitch ideas at Biomedical Innovation Cup

April 26, 2017

What if you could possibly help prevent another stroke in a patient? Or what if you could increase the chances of preventing blindness in someone with diabetes? Innovations like these could…

Patient Education ForUM to focus on health literacy

April 26, 2017

All Michigan Medicine clinicians and staff are invited to attend the next Patient Education ForUM on Wednesday May 10 from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. The event features Christopher Trudeau, J.D., law professor from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Trudeau will discuss the laws and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems. Heidi McCoy, project manager at Clinical Design and Innovation and Sangeeta Vijayagopalan, administrative fellow, will also present their work leading the development of comprehensive guidebooks for patients undergoing joint replacement therapy.The ForUM will be held at the Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium at 4250 Plymouth…

Seminar highlights valuing education at Michigan Medicine

April 25, 2017

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the Academy of Medical Educators' monthly seminar on Wednesday, April 26.This month's topic is "Valuing Education — the 2017-18 plans for implementing an ‘Education Value Unit’ (EVU) system for faculty at Michigan Medicine."While metrics for the clinical and research performance of faculty have been more developed within the organization, Joseph C. Kolars, M.D., senior associate dean for education ?and global initiatives, has been chairing a task-force on methodology to measure the teaching activity of medical school faculty members. Implementation of the new approach is expected to begin in July.Come to the seminar…

Wireless access changes coming Thursday

April 25, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, Health Information Technology & Services — or HITS — is implementing security changes to the Michigan Medicine internal wireless (UMHS-8021X) network. These changes are part of the Network Admission Control initiative to make the IT environment as secure as possible for all patients, faculty, and staff. Please be advised that the changes may impact your ability to access a number of internal resources including: MiChart Internal websites and SharePoint sites Network shared files and folders Accounts and systems requiring Level-2 credentials After April 27, only “privileged” devices — those properly configured with required security protocols — will be able…

Computer Showcase sale celebrates Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

April 25, 2017

All U-M faculty and staff are invited to the annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Computer Showcase on Wednesday, May 17. This special sale features the year’s best discounts on…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Area maintenance projects

April 24, 2017

Please be advised that two city maintenance projects are expected to cause road closures in the area. This evening, the city is expected to continue a project along E. Medical Center Dr. near the University Hospital main entrance beginning at approximately 8 p.m.  The work is only scheduled to last between 15 and 30 minutes. Access to and from UH’s main circle drive will be maintained throughout the process. Valet services and other parking areas near the main entrance will not be impacted and access to and from Nichols Dr. will also be maintained during the scheduled work. In addition,…