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You’re invited: CVC Innovation Challenge Selection Event

October 25, 2017

Michigan Medicine employees are invited to attend the CVC Clinical Innovation Challenge Selection Event, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 in Danto Auditorium. This “Shark Tank”-style…

Photo gallery: Flu vaccine exemption deadline coming Nov. 1

October 25, 2017

As part of Michigan Medicine’s influenza vaccination policy, faculty, staff, students and volunteers must receive their annual vaccine by Dec. 1, 2017 or receive an approved exemption. Those with an approved exemption or declination will be required to wear a mask in patient care areas. If you have a religious belief or medical condition that prevents you from receiving the flu vaccine, you must submit an exemption form to Occupational Health Services for review by Wednesday, Nov. 1. AFSCME and MNA/UMPNC bargaining unit members should refer to their union contracts and memoranda of understanding pertaining to flu vaccinations…

Attend 22nd annual Department of Psychiatry Waggoner Lecture

October 25, 2017

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend the U-M Department of Psychiatry's 22nd annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine! This year's talk will be given by Bridgette Ann Carr, J.D., B.A. Carr will focus on human trafficking victims and the advancement of comprehensive domestic and international anti-trafficking policies. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. at Ford Auditorium in University Hospital. No registration is necessary. The Department of Psychiatry looks forward to seeing you there! Website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/news/archive/201706/bridgette-ann-carr-jd-give-22nd-annual-u-m-department-psychiatry-waggoner-lecture-ethics-values

Plan ahead and expect delays: North Maple Rd. project

October 25, 2017

Please be advised that upcoming road work is expected to cause intermittent road closures on North Maple Road beginnnig next week. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here's what you need to know: Drivers should expect to see intermittent single-lane closures in each direction of North Maple between Dexter and M-14 from Monday, Oct. 30 until Tuesday, Nov. 7. Work is scheduled to take place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily. Pedestrian traffic, emergency access and access to side streets and driveways will be maintained through the project.

You’re invited: Lecture on intellectual diversity

October 24, 2017

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend the Nancy Cantor Lecture on Intellectual Diversity on Friday, Oct. 27.The lecture will be given by Thomas A. Laveist, Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health.LaVeist’s specific areas of expertise include U.S. health and social policy, the role of race in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and the utilization of health services.His presentation — entitled “My Journey to Understand Why Health Disparities Exist” — is presented…

Training dates announced for Electronic Research Notebook

October 23, 2017

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) and the Michigan Medicine Office of Research are pleased to offer free training for the Electronic Research Notebook. The ERN will be available at no cost to all Michigan Medicine faculty, students, and staff beginning Nov. 1.The ERN offers researchers the benefits, efficiencies, security and long-term cost savings of centralized, paperless data storage. Users can manage their labs efficiently, protect intellectual property, secure collaboration and easily track samples.There will be two training sessions that are free and open to anyone at Michigan Medicine and no registration is required. These classes will introduce LabArchives, including…

Open enrollment for 2018 benefits going on now!

October 23, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdiGRmcSvEE Michigan Medicine faculty and staff may change their benefits for 2018 during open enrollment, which begins today and runs through 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Eligible individuals may change…

Bicentennial celebration continues with fall festival

October 23, 2017

The UMich200 Fall Festival, which also coincides with the third and final President's Bicentennial Colloquium, will run Thursday through Saturday.Here’s a rundown of activities, which are open to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff:A Welcome Center with bicentennial materials and information will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday in the Michigan Union’s Pond Room. Light refreshments will be available.A red oak sapling commemorating the bicentennial will be added to North Campus during a brief ceremony at 12:45 p.m. Thursday on the newly designed Eda U. Gerstacker Grove. The tree complements a sapling planted on the Diag during the UMich200…

U-M alumnus’ paper collage artwork on display at UH

October 23, 2017

Laura Cavanagh is a Michigan native who graduated summa cum laude from U-M in…