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‘Dynamic’ Approach to Consumer Cost-sharing for Prescription Drugs

September 19, 2016

Access to prescription drugs is a hot-button health care issue. Committing to policies that encourage lower cost, while ensuring access to clinically appropriate therapies, necessitates a "dynamic" approach to consumer cost-sharing. college essay…

Program aims to reduce metabolic syndrome symptoms

September 19, 2016

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that greatly increases one’s risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The safest and most effective way to improve metabolic fitness is with nutrition, exercise and weight loss. The UMHS Metabolic Fitness Program is a structured group that encourages behavioral changes by combining education, coaching strategies and clinically-supervised group exercise.The 90-minute sessions, held on Tuesday evenings, include 45 minutes of lecture and 45 minutes of clinically-supervised exercise. There are two class times to choose from: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. New participants must be referred to the program by a…

Plan ahead: Parking structure projects set for weekend

September 16, 2016

Please be advised that two parking structure projects are scheduled for this weekend. Plan ahead if you will be in the area and pay attention to barricades and signs as they will keep you updated as to where cars may be parked.Here's what you need to know:Cancer Center (P1) Parking Structure: The structure is expected to undergo maintenence from 7 a.m on Saturday until 7 a.m. on Monday. The gold permit entrance will be closed for the replacement of expansion joints. Gold parkers will need to enter via the blue permit entrance on W. Medical Center Dr., then cross over…

Workshop: Writing research grant proposals

September 16, 2016

This workshop covers writing grant proposals for all types of grants, including grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and others. It is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and is presented by Jill Jividen, Ph.D.During the last 30 minutes of the presentation, a panel of successful researchers will discuss navigating the competitive grant landscape and the review process. Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:Develop a persuasive grant proposal that is responsive to the sponsor’s priorities.Learn ways to prepare for a critical review.Examine elements of a focused research plan, including hypotheses or research questions, objectives and…

Workshop: Communicating science to non-scientists

September 16, 2016

Faculty often have to describe their research to non-scientists such as donors or the media. This can often prove difficult when you’re immersed in the science. Back by popular demand, Jean-luc Doumont will come to the university for a new session on communication and will offer advice that works well for addressing both scientists and non-scientists alike. Doumont is an articulate, entertaining and thought-provoking speaker who successfully reaches a wide range of audiences worldwide, as a trainer or an invited speaker at companies, top-ranked universities, research laboratories and major conferences. He is an engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and holds…

Massey Regional TBI Conference extends call for abstracts

September 16, 2016

The Massey Regional TBI Conference is extending its deadline for investigators to submit abstracts for posters and presentations. Submissions for the conference, which will explore the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of traumatic…

Town halls to prep users for MiChart upgrades

September 15, 2016

A MiChart upgrade, along with new radiology, DVU, and home health modules, is planned to take effect on Saturday, Oct. 8. The upgrade will affect all MiChart users and is intended to enhance overall look and feel, customizability and usability of the Electronic Health Record. For more information on these changes, all MiChart users are invited to attend two upcoming town hall presentations. Where: Ford Auditorium at University Hospital When: Monday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mentoring forum to put focus on diversity

September 15, 2016

Members of the U-M community who are involved in or interested in mentoring are invited to an Oct. 14 forum featuring David J. Brown, M.D.. Dr. Brown, who is associate vice president and associate dean for health equity and inclusion in the Medical School and associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, will focus his presentation on the topic of mentoring for diversity and inclusion. Following the discussion, seven faculty members who contribute enormously to the research environment at U-M will be honored with a 2016 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. The awards will be presented by George Mashour, M.D.,…

Class aims to help clinicians access educational materials at UMHS

September 14, 2016

Do you have difficulty accessing patient instructions or educational materials? If so, there is a perfect class for you. "Keep calm! You don't need Sherlock to find standardized patient-education materials at UMHS" is a two-hour hands-on class on utilizing standardized and approved patient instructions and educational materials at UMHS. Participants will learn how to access materials from different access points, including through MIChart, the patient education clearinghouse and through the clinical and internal homepages. Participants will also learn how to refer their patients to access UMHS-approved materials from home. Instruction methods will include a combination of presentation, demonstration and hands-on…