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MHealthy Loyalty Punch Card continues into 2017

December 19, 2016

Due to its success, the MHealthy Loyalty Punch Card program has been extended into 2017 and will continue indefinitely! If you haven’t already, make sure to pick up your card at select…

Brrrring it on!

December 19, 2016

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the coldest time of the year. And as the weather remains bitterly frigid as we close in on…

Week in Review: Week of Dec. 12, 2016

December 16, 2016

The word of the week at Health System Headlines is “new!” We’ve welcomed a new affiliate to the health system, highlighted a new life-saving invention created by one of our med…

Reminder: Electrical shutdown notification

December 16, 2016

Please be advised that an upcoming electrical shutdown of all regular power is needed for the repair of a DTE power feed to the medical campus.During the repair, power at University Hospital, the Cancer Center, Taubman Center and UH South will be provided by an alternate source from the Campus Power Plant and hospital generators. While there will be a REGULAR power outage at the beginning and the end of the shutdown, critical power for red outlets will be provided during the entire duration of the event.Here are times when alternate power sources will be utilized:Start of shutdown: Saturday, Dec. 17…

Workshop: Part-time research for the busy clinician

December 16, 2016

Many clinicians are interested in doing research but not necessarily as their primary career aspiration. It is often difficult for faculty on the clinical track to get dedicated time for research, especially in the absence of grants, which are becoming increasingly harder to get.Join us for this workshop where we will explore strategies and ideas for doing research that can closely align with your clinical field without the necessity of becoming a bench researcher.The workshop is facilitated by Peter Farrehi, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine and Lisa Jackson, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine.Objectives of the workshop include:Outlining novel ideas…

Plan ahead: Temporary shutdown of P1 parking structure elevator

December 15, 2016

Please be advised that an electrical shutdown scheduled for this weekend will briefly affect the elevator service in the Cancer Center (P1) parking structure. Plan ahead and build in extra time if parking in the area. Here is what you need to know: The electrical shutdown is scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 The elevator is expected to be out of service for approximately one hour at the start of the shutdown (around 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17), and for one hour at the end…

Application deadline extended for MADC pilot project program

December 15, 2016

As the health care community seeks to understand and cure Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, the U-M Alzheimer's Disease Center, also known as MADC, considers it among its highest priorities to…

Update: Basic Life Support class offered two ways

December 15, 2016

Beginning Jan, 1, 2017, the HeartCode Basic Life Support course will be offered two ways. One way is Blended Activity, which includes mandatory successful completion on the American Heart Association online module and successful completion of the competency assessment/demo class.The course is also offered as Instructor Led, which includes testing and competency assessments all done in a classroom setting. Please note that the Instructor Led class must be chosen if this is your first BLS class.MLearning can be used to register for either type of class.Those with expired BLS cards may now choose either option. Online access key/codes will be made…

Submissions sought for Kaiser Permanente Awards

December 15, 2016

The Office of Medical Student Education in the Medical School is soliciting nominations by faculty and students for the Kaiser Permanente Awards.The Kaiser Award is the most prestigious teaching award given by the Medical School. Made possible by a grant from the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, it consists of an honorarium of $5,000 and a certificate which is presented to each awardee at the Graduation Luncheon.Two awards are given each year — one for preclinical and one for clinical teaching. Faculty and students are asked to consider nominating those outstanding teachers who have demonstrated superior teaching ability, accessibility or willingness to help…