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Plan ahead: U-M basketball to impact south campus lots

October 30, 2017

U-M basketball season starts this week! On the following weekdays, all U-M and personal vehicles must be removed from the signed areas (that prohibit parking) within both the SC5 (Yellow) Lot & SC6 (Orange) Lot by 5 p.m.: Friday, Nov. 3: Men's exhibition vs. Grand Valley State Monday, Nov. 13: vs. Central Michigan Thursday, Nov. 16: Doubleheader, women's game vs. TBD and men's game vs. Southern Mississippi at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21: Doubleheader, women's game vs. Delaware State at 3:30 p.m. ,followed by men's game vs. Alabama A&M at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9: Men's game vs. Purdue Monday, Jan. 15:…

Workshop: How to effectively supervise and teach residents

October 27, 2017

In this session, facilitators will discuss the factors of professional entrustment, explore resident perceptions of autonomy and preferred learning environment, and strategies to enhance resident learning within this framework.The learning objectives of the workshop include: Describing the factors affecting autonomyOutlining how to navigate the barriers to entrustmentFacilitating resident autonomy and grant trainees suitable entrustment of patient care to enhance resident education.Target Audience:  Faculty who supervise traineesDate: Tuesday, Nov. 7Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch will be served)Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms, first floorRegister onlineThis workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, and is open to faculty only. Questions? Contact Jordan Wright at wjordan@umich.edu. If…

Diabetes fair to offer health screenings, treatment options

October 27, 2017

Whether you or a family member has diabetes — or if you are concerned with learning how to prevent the development of diabetes — you can get information and see the latest in prevention and treatment options at the 11th Annual U-M Diabetes Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4. The fair is open from 9 a.m. until noon and will be held at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel (3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor). The fair is free and open to the public. No preregistration is necessary. The event will offer five types of free health screenings, information tables and a presentation…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road work

October 27, 2017

Please be advised that upcoming projects and special events 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: Beginning today, eastbound South University traffic between East University and Church is scheduled to be detoured due to a building demolition. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south on East University, east on Hill St., and north on Church St. Westbound traffic will be maintained and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the south side of South University. The project is…

Week in Review: Week of Oct. 23, 2017

October 27, 2017

While you take a look at your benefit options for 2018 during open enrollment (going on now!), you can also benefit from taking a look back at the week that was…

Workshop: Clinical trial value adds for faculty

October 27, 2017

The clinical trial landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and Michigan Medicine realized that it needed to transform to continue as a research leader. The Clinical Trials Support Office is thus charged to create the new knowledge needed to improve clinical care, value and health outcomes through clinical trial research.Collectively, this initiative is called the Clinical Trial Transformation. Seminar participants will leave with an understanding of how they, their teams and their trials receive support in the harmonized processes that are now in place across the medical school.Objectives:Illustrate the value adds for faculty within the Clinical Trials Support Units…

Hepatitis A update and recommendations

October 26, 2017

The hepatitis A virus (HAV) outbreak in Southeast Michigan (Detroit City, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties) continues and now includes 431 confirmed cases (age 20-87) resulting in 17 deaths.The majority of patients in this outbreak have risk factors of homelessness, incarceration and/or substance use; men who have sex with men are also at increased risk. Nine health care workers (none from Michigan Medicine) have been infected with hepatitis A as part of this outbreak. In addition, a large number of patrons may have been exposed to hepatitis A at an Ann Arbor restaurant recently. Updated information about the ongoing outbreak…

Help U-M United Way campaign reach bicentennial-themed goal

October 26, 2017

Don't forget, the annual U-M United Way campaign is underway with a special bicentennial-themed goal of raising $1.817 million. The goal was selected to honor U-M's founding in 1817 and to inspire the U-M community to a higher level of support for the work the United Way and area agencies are doing in the community. The campaign co-chairs — Cynthia H. Wilbanks, vice president of government relations, and Tony Denton, senior vice-president and chief operating officer of the U-M Health System — are asking their U-M colleagues to lend support for the community with a pledge to the campaign by…

Michigan Medicine launches Colleague Connection

October 26, 2017

In the health care industry, reputations are often built on relationships.For faculty and staff at Michigan Medicine, those relationships can be between each other or with patients, medical school alumni and provider partners around the state and the country.In order to expand the organization’s educational mission, the organization has created and launched Colleague Connection, an online resource for provider partners — both affiliated and non-affiliated — as well as alumni and even Michigan Medicine team members.Through this tool, employees will be able to share grand rounds, CME event notifications and past presentations, published papers and commentary on topics of interest. In addition…