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Healthy Eating Tip of the Month focuses on diabetes

November 1, 2016

Today marks the start of National Diabetes Month! In celebration, this month's UH Cafe Healthy Eating Tip of the Month discusses diabetes-related neuropathy and how to prevent the development and progression of…

Monthly radiation dosimeters due

October 31, 2016

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Please return your October dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your November dosimetry. The wear period is…

Register for Lipids in Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease Symposium

October 28, 2016

Register now for the Lipids in Inflammation & Cardiovascular Disease Symposium. The event will feature keynote speeches by Jilly Evans, Ph.D., a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and Garret FitzGerald, M.D., F.R.S., professor of medicine and systems pharmacology and translational therapeutics and associate dean for translational research at  the University of Pennsylvania. Evans will offer her expertise on "Autotaxin Inhibitors in the Battle against Fibrosis," while FitzGerald will focus on "Prostaglandins and their Inhibitors."Registration is free and advanced registration is preferred. When: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4Where: Kahn Auditorium, BSRBClick here to register by Nov. 2.Website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacology/2016-lipids-inflammation-cardiovascular-disease-symposium

Diversity, equity and inclusion courses now available

October 28, 2016

Training and educational resources, including courses for individuals, teams and departments, are available as part of the university's diversity, equity and inclusion plan announced on Oct. 6.In partnership with UHR Learning & Professional Development, Student Life, the UMHS Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, UHR Office for Institutional Equity, and the Program on Intergroup Relations, the following courses are now available to UMHS employees for no cost:Business Case for DiversityUnconscious Bias in Everyday LifeIt IS All About You: Learning About Diversity Doesn’t Have to be HardFacilitating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Discussions: The Basic SkillsChange It Up!Disability Awareness and EtiquetteIntercultural AwarenessAdditional…

Workshop: Developing a narrative medicine curriculum

October 28, 2016

What clinician doesn't benefit from remembering that behind every disease is a patient with a story? We know that connecting to a patient's story (and ultimately to that person's humanity) helps both the patient and the health care provider. One of the hallmarks of burnout is depersonalization of the patient. Fortunately, narrative medicine can help protect clinicians against this.Narrative medicine has been defined as "a wholesome medical approach that recognizes the value of people's narratives in clinical practice, research and education as a way to promote healing." It "aims to address the relational and psychological dimensions that occur in tandem…

Don’t miss translational research town hall on Nov. 11

October 27, 2016

On Friday, Nov, 11, George Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., will lead a town hall discussion on the topic of translational research at U-M and the many resources available to research teams across…

Schedulon software set to be upgraded

October 27, 2016

Schedulon is the room and resource scheduling service used throughout UMHS to reserve conference rooms, shared space, event space and more. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Health Information Technology & Services is planning to upgrade Schedulon to the newest version of the software. After the upgrade, using Schedulon will be a more intuitive experience, similar to using a shopping cart at Amazon. Individual access to rooms will not be affected and all current features will remain available. Please be advised that in order to upgrade the system, Schedulon will not be available on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.…

Be a Hero this Sunday at Michigan Stadium

October 26, 2016

https://youtu.be/yxklBn0hJUE This Sunday is your chance to be a hero. That’s when the U-M Transplant Center is set to host its largest blood and organ donation drive of the year at Michigan Stadium. “Be…

UMHS logo generator discontinued

October 26, 2016

UMHS is currently undergoing a review of internal and external branding and brand standards. As a result, the UMHS logo generator has been disabled, effective immediately. Thank you for your patience during this process. More information to follow.