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Workshop: Writing, procrastination and resistance

August 5, 2016

Do you keep putting off your writing and waiting for large blocks of uninterrupted time to get it done? Do you regularly engage in procrastination and avoidance when it comes to your writing projects? Have you ever wondered why it is that you really want to write but just don’t do it until there’s a looming external deadline?If so, this workshop is for you. Participants will learn:What resistance is and why academic writers experience it in pursuit of work they want and need to complete.How to identify what's holding you back from writing and completing your grant proposal or journal article.The three…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road work

August 5, 2016

Please be advised that a weekend guardrail project on Geddes Rd. is expected to close a portion of the road on Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7. Expect some delays and pay attention to all detour signs and barriers as they will improve traffic flow and congestion. Here is what you need to know: Geddes Rd. will be closed to traffic between Huron Parkway and Earhart Rd. Traffic will be detoured using Huron Parkway, Glazier Way and Earhart Rd. The project is expected to be completed by Sunday evening, Aug. 7. If the guardrails are not ready by the…

While camping, think safety first

August 5, 2016

Summer is winding down, which means you might be packing up the car and heading to the woods for a leisurely — or adventurous — camping trip. Before you set up…

Input sought on lactation rooms at UMHS

August 4, 2016

The Work-Life Resource Center is seeking input from women to target efforts at campus and UMHS locations that are most challenging for new mothers. If interested, please fill out this survey, which will be open until Aug. 26. In the past few years, many actions have taken place to improve awareness and support for breastfeeding mothers returning to work and school. Many of these improvements have occurred during building renovations or new construction.Recent examples across campus and the health system include the new School of Nursing building, the ISR renovation, and a UH South space conversion (formerly the “Old Mott” building).…

Exhibit or sponsor: Sports & Family Medicine course

August 4, 2016

You are invited to the Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician & Fall Update in Family Medicine Continuing Medical Education course from Oct. 19-21 at the beautiful Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor. Drawing physicians, personal assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals from all over the midwest, this event offers an ideal platform to showcase your organization's work! Would your organization be interested in having a presence at this year’s event? Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities start at just $150 and are a great way to: Increase patient and community referrals Recruit new organization members and volunteers Promote upcoming events, programs…

Summer Games provide Olympic-sized motivation

August 3, 2016

Over the next 18 days, many of you will be glued to your televisions or tablets watching the world’s greatest athletes compete for the highest honors in their sport. While more…

Keep personal computing devices secure and up-to-date

August 2, 2016

Jack Kufahl, the UMHS chief information security officer, recently reminded us of the importance of regularly improving our information security procedures. This message is especially significant as we see increased use of mobile and personal devices to share personal, research, patient, and other sensitive data. To protect the UMHS network when we log in with our own devices, our IT teams are taking additional steps to improve security.Traditionally, Apple iOS devices have not been susceptible to security holes, but hackers are getting smarter, and there are weaknesses even within Apple’s iOS if a device is not upgraded with the latest version.…

New graduate course series: Scientific Methods for Health Sciences

August 2, 2016

UMHS faculty have developed and implemented a new and innovative graduate methods and analytics course series, Scientific Methods for Health Sciences (SMHS): HS851, HS852, HS853. These Rackham-approved courses will be offered in a sequence, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Fall 2017, respectively. The three courses (four credit hours each) cover modern techniques, utilize open-source software, and employ powerful case studies to demonstrate Big Data management, applied inference methods, develop skills for handling, harmonizing, aggregating, processing, analyzing and interpreting model-based (e.g., GLM) and model-free (e.g., unsupervised machine learning) methods. The courses emphasize scientific formulation, analytical modeling, computational tools, and applied statistical inference…

Monthly radiation dosimeters due

August 1, 2016

Monthly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange today, Aug. 1. Please return your July dosimetry to your departmental dosimetry contact and retrieve your August dosimetry. The wear period is printed on…